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Steiner Electric Reviews

Updated Jul 13, 2019

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Steiner Electric CEO Richard A. Kerman
Richard A. Kerman
32 Ratings
  1. Helpful (1)

    "Feels Like Family"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Steiner Electric full-time

    Pros

    Working at Steiner has been a tremendously positive experience that I've never found anywhere else. My manager has always been open to discuss any concerns, personal or work related. My colleagues are genuine, friendly and trustworthy. I couldn't ask for more!

    Cons

    Perhaps some new music over the house speakers.

    Advice to Management

    Thanks for providing a work environment that fits perfectly. You should add more of the family paintings throughout each branch.

    Steiner Electric2019-03-18
  2. "Great Compay to Work for"

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    Former Employee - Apprentice 

    I worked at Steiner Electric full-time

    Pros

    They treat you like you are family.

    Cons

    They dont' pay as well as they should.

    Steiner Electric2019-07-13
  3. "Counter Sales"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Steiner Electric full-time

    Pros

    Coworkers are fun to work with

    Cons

    More responsibility added wthout being compensated

    Steiner Electric2018-09-18
  4. Helpful (5)

    "Employee Treatment"

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    Current Employee - Will Call Sales 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Steiner Electric full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The employees at Steiner are all great people

    Cons

    management treats employees poorly, The company treats employees poorly, Employees overworked

    Advice to Management

    Treat all employees fairly

    Steiner Electric2018-07-10
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Hope to never leave here"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Steiner Electric full-time

    Pros

    By far the best company I have ever worked at.

    Cons

    I cannot think of one "con" of working here.

    Steiner Electric2018-03-13
  6. Helpful (14)

    "No longer a good place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Steiner Electric

    Pros

    None, I’m struggling to even come up with enough to fill the minimum number of words required by Glassdoor in this section.

    Cons

    I have never seen a company so negatively impacted by so few. This company is imploding, and at the nexus is an HR department that is completely out of touch with their employees & the business world in general. They have lost touch in the fact that company morale is at an all time low, everyone is miserable. They are forcing out anyone who refuses to genuflect to management, and/or dares to speak their mind....

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    Advice to Management

    Please take your head out of the sand & take back your company before there is nothing to take back.

    Steiner Electric2018-02-25

    Steiner Electric Response

    March 13, 2018VP HR

    We appreciate your candor and feedback. We have taken to heart what you have shared, and would like to respond to your post. Steiner is not “imploding” and 2017 was a very strong year for our company. We’ve been around 102 years – as a 4th generation family-owned business. In the ...

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  7. "I enjoyed going to work everyday at Steiner."

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    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Hobart, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Steiner Electric

    Pros

    It was a very family like atmosphere to work in.

    Cons

    Steiner takes forever to replace an employee that has left. Also when someone steps up to fill the vacant roll, they are punished and when they say they can't do it anymore, Steiner forces them anyway.

    Advice to Management

    If you are going to have 1 person doing multiple jobs, they should somehow be compensated for it. Not terminated because of poor performance, when they asked to stop months before

    Steiner Electric2018-01-26

    Steiner Electric Response

    February 5, 2018VP HR

    Thank you for the taking time to post. Thanks also for the very positive rating with your post. We strive to fill vacant positions as soon as we can. We work closely with the hiring manager to find the most qualified person for the role (new hire or promote from within). ...

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  8. Helpful (8)

    "This is the truth!!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Charles, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Steiner Electric full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Coworkers are great. Good vendors and some top tier manufacturers. Multiple locations and a large delivery area, but late delivery times and long waits on back orders.

    Cons

    Too much to write. Low salaries , high insurance premiums, micromanagement, no positive reinforcements, no female or minority executives, no annual increases, and a general sense of low morale.

    Advice to Management

    Hire qualified people or promote from within. Stop wasting money on useless marketing, counter area merchandising, and outside consultants. Why would they implement six sigma 20 years after it is irrelevant and useless?

    Steiner Electric2018-01-31

    Steiner Electric Response

    February 5, 2018VP HR

    We value and thank you for your feedback. Here are some thoughts on your post: Pros. We have found that Steiner employees consistently rate their co-workers very high. Our customers generally agree with your view that “we have very good vendors, top tier manufacturers, and a ...

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  9. Helpful (8)

    "smoke and mirrors"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Steiner Electric full-time

    Pros

    The entire team is always very excited to have you join their team. Appears to be open to change and improve process .....and then....the old college buddies get together and squash every idea brought up that wasn't their idea. In other words - there are no PROS to working at this company.

    Cons

    Expect to work a bazillion hours, expect no raises, be willing to watch Senior Management promote their favorites and dehumanize the people they don't like, expect to be talked about behind your back, don't ever think you could possibly manage your daily tasks without being 100% micromanaged and criticized for choices you make. Be ready to work with people who are actually - HORRIBLE TO WORK WITH and will cut your throat...

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    Advice to Management

    Too much to list!

    Steiner Electric2017-08-16

    Steiner Electric Response

    September 25, 2017VP HR

    We are sorry and understand that your work at Steiner has not met your expectations. We accept that perceptions of a given situation may differ based on a person’s expectations and experience. We want to make sure that others who are with us or may consider joining with us, are ...

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  10. Helpful (10)

    "STAY AWAY"

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    Current Employee - Sales in Elk Grove Village, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Steiner Electric full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    First, let me say that I had been excited to join Steiner almost 7 years ago. Family run.

    Cons

    This is one of the worst companies I have ever worked for. Don't ever expect a raise. I am aware of several fellow employees who have worked here for 10 years or more that have never received an increase. Expect to do 2 or more jobs and not get paid for one. Rarely ever replace vacant positions. Cheaper to pass it off to someone already swamped with work. People who have been with the company for decades are now...

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    Advice to Management

    Get your act together. Pay your employees and treat them right. Stock everyday materials.

    Steiner Electric2017-08-07

    Steiner Electric Response

    September 25, 2017VP HR

    Entering into its 101st year, Steiner has always taken the views and suggestions of its team members to heart. While our market remains highly competitive, we know that we are uniquely positioned to maintain our industry-leading status. Of course, these efforts require us to be forwarding ...

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