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Headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri, Graybar - a Fortune 500 company builds its expertise in supply chain management services and is North America’s leading distributor of excellent quality equipment, components, and materials. The company serves the institutional, commercial, construction, industrial and utility, and government (CIG) markets. Its products and services support the latest infrastructure updates, construction, facility maintenance, repair and operations, building renovation, and original equipment manufacturing. For over 150 years, Graybar has been working to the advantage of its customers and communities. The national company has a strong presence in 288 locations across the U.S., Puerto Rico, and Canada, and 9,000+ employees, serving nearly 146,000 customers. It has been honored with numerous awards including, FORTUNE World’s Most Admired Companies list for the 18th year (2020), one of the Top Workplaces in Atlanta, the California Bay Area, Indianapolis, Knoxville, New Jersey and Oregon (2020), and more. Graybar is an employee-owned company since 1929.

Company - Private
$5B to $10B
Large
Multiple locations
Business Support Companies, Investigation / Security Companies, Appliance & Electric Manufacturers, Niche Manufacturers, Consulting Companies, Appliance & Electronics Companies, Appliances & Electronics Wholesalers
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Peter Horncastle
What departments Graybar employees work at?
DepartmentsRatio
Sales - Other31.5%
other occupation20.5%
Sales Managers & Supervisors11%
Customer Service9.4%
Business Operations6.6%
Financial Managers6.3%
Management5.1%
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Professional experience

How many years of experience do Graybar employees have before joining?
Years of experience at Graybar: Newcomers: 23%, Experiencers: 16%, Experts: 20%, Veterans: 41%. Graybar employees have 8+ years experience on average before joining.
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What industries did Graybar employees work in previously?
Industry Background: The most typical industries of Graybar: Appliances & Electronics Wholesalers, Appliance & Electric Manufacturers, Electrical & Wiring Installation Companies, Niche Retailers, Food & Beverage Retailers. Graybar employees most likely come from a Appliances & Electronics Wholesalers industry background.
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Where did Graybar employees work before joining?
Past employers' size at Graybar: Small: 37%, Medium: 14%, Large: 49%. Most Graybar employees have previously worked at large companies.
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Educational background

What did employees at Graybar study?
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Where did employees at Graybar study?
Missouri State University-West Plains
Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville
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Employee data

How long do people stay in a role at Graybar?
Time employed at Graybar: <1: 8%, 1-3: 19%, 4-8: 29%, 9-13: 13%, 14-20: 15%, 20+: 16%. Most Graybar employees stay with the company for 4-8 years which is the same as the industry average.
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How does Graybar rank for age & gender diversity?
Gender ratio at Graybar: 77.6% Male and 22.4% Female. Age ratio at Graybar: 16-20: 0%, 21-30: 38%, 31-40: 23%, 41-50: 21%, 51-60: 15%, 60+: 3%. Graybar rates - 3.6% less female than the industry average. Most Graybar employees are 21-30, which is below the industry median age range.
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Career advancement

How does Graybar rank for career advancement?
Career advancement at Graybar: high. Graybar ranks high for career advancement which is above the industry average.
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Graybar Reviews and Ratings

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Recruiter
May 21, 2023
Needs to be more flexible
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Professional growth
3
Salary & Benefits
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Work-Life balance
2
Recognition & Support
2
Culture and Values
Good company and benefits, but a bit of a good ole boys club for today's day in age. Management training is needed as Management needs to develop better softskills.

Pros and Cons
Grrat benefits and stock option
Salary is a bit low and work life balance for sekected employees only
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Manager, Customer Service
Eugene, OR - April 11, 2023
Good career company
4.4
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5
Professional growth
4
Salary & Benefits
5
Work-Life balance
4
Recognition & Support
4
Culture and Values
Forward looking company with opportunity for anyone who wants to succeed. As with any large company, personal relationships can influence advancement however, ability is generally held in high value.

Pros and Cons
National wide; advancement opportunities with willingness to relocate
None to speak of. Matter of one’s personal relatability.
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Sales Representative
Hauppauge, NY - April 5, 2022
Great Place to work
4.8
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5
Professional growth
4
Salary & Benefits
5
Work-Life balance
5
Recognition & Support
5
Culture and Values
Graybar was an enjoyable place to work and all of the people I worked with were great.Graybar taught me the fundamentals in how to establish a career.

Pros and Cons
Everybody was nice
There were no cons. I left because of an oportnuty that at the time was needed financially.
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material handler
May 29, 2021
good work place, efficient, caters well to the customer
4.2
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4
Professional growth
5
Salary & Benefits
4
Work-Life balance
4
Recognition & Support
4
Culture and Values
when i worked for graybar it was a good place to work. Like any workplace it had its ups and downs. The work was challenging and fulfilling.

Pros and Cons
great benefits, good work schedule, fulfilling work
can be stressful at times
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Collections Assistant
St Louis, MO - March 25, 2021
Good Benefits
4.0
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3
Professional growth
5
Salary & Benefits
5
Work-Life balance
2
Recognition & Support
5
Culture and Values
I started back in April 2016, I was excited because if all the good things I heard about Graybar. I worked there for almost 5 years and was let go a week ago. Lack of training sucks and if you are not a favorite you will not excel in your position. The level of favoritism is unreal.

Pros and Cons
Benefits and Paid Time off
The level of back stabbing and favoritism is horrible
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gender breakdown at Graybar?
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Benjamin Gardner3 years ago
gender ratio is 22.4% female, 77.6% male.
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What year was Graybar founded?
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Benjamin Gardner3 years ago
1869.
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What industry does Graybar operate in?
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Benjamin Gardner3 years ago
Transportation/Logistics.
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What is the headquarters of Graybar?
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Benjamin Gardner3 years ago
The headquarters of Graybar is Halifax, NS (Canada).
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What’s Graybar’s yearly revenue?
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Benjamin Gardner3 years ago
$5b to $10b
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What’s the name of Graybar’s CEO?
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Isabella Holmes3 years ago
Peter Horncastle.
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what are the chances of career advancement at Graybar?
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Liam Brown3 years ago
high.
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What’s the average length of tenure at Graybar?
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Sophie Hayes3 years ago
Typically 4-8 year(s).
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what kind of companies did Graybar employees work for?
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Liam Brown3 years ago
Large companies before Graybar.
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who are employees usually hired by after leaving Graybar?
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Sophie Hayes3 years ago
by one of these businesses: Accu-Tech, Anixter, CED - Consolidated Electrical Distributors, Inc., City Electric Supply, Eaton, Gexpro, Rexel, WESCO Distribution
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Where did employees work before joining Graybar?
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Liam Brown3 years ago
Anixter, CED - Consolidated Electrical Distributors, Inc., Crescent Electric Supply, Gexpro, Grainger, Rexel, Schneider Electric, WESCO Distribution.
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How old are Graybar’s employees in general?
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Benjamin Gardner3 years ago
around 21-30.
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Where did most of Graybar employees go to school?
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Benjamin Gardner3 years ago
Missouri State University-West Plains, Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville, Texas A&M University-Texarkana, University of Missouri-Columbia, Webster University.
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What is the mission of Graybar?
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Benjamin Gardner3 years ago
"Graybar Canada is the vital link in the supply chain, adding value with efficient and cost-effective service and solutions for our customers and suppliers.".
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