Office Assistant and Inventory Purchaser (Former Employee) – Mississauga, ON – 20 August 2017
I was able to have increasing responsibilities and I took part in projects for vice president's in different departments. I learned many skills and improved on my technical abilities. The workplace culture was very open and diverse, and upper management truly lived up to their open-door policy.
Inside Sales Rep. - Wire and Cable Division (Former Employee) – London, ON – 9 November 2016
Typical work day was 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM depending on how busy the day was. Productive, excellent co-workers. Hardest part of job was at times being blamed by customers when product didn't show up at their job site on time due to circumstances beyond your control ie warehouse issues, trucking companies being late or damaging product. Dealing with my customers and earning their confidence was most enjoyable.
Lack of recognition, most times, for a job well done
Great pay and opportunity, horrendous and immature managers and ethical practices
Supervising Lead (Former Employee) – Mississauga, ON – 20 July 2015
I was a supervising lead making great pay and receiving wonderful benefits at Anixter. The downfall of this company is how they preach "we are a team", yet the immature operations manager blames every missed order on individuals, rather than team efforts. I was constantly defending my own actions, even though I worked safe, efficiently and ethically. I was blamed on multiple occasions instead of given constructive criticism. Every employee below upper management is treated with disrespect, and was expected the impossible, even though that company does not employ nearly enough staff to handle the amount of orders they receive daily. They are a greedy bunch and all about their own personal commissions and bonuses. I am glad I am gone from that place. Do not recommend this place at all, especially the Mississauga location.
Decent pay, good benefits
No team work, bad management, immature environment, lack of respect, lack of investigating issues such as verbal harassment
Sales Support/New Business Development (Former Employee) – Winnipeg, Manitoba – 30 May 2014
Assisting sales team with customer inquiries, returns, lost shipments, back orders, requests for literature. Also called on customers no longer dealing with the company and was able to get them back as customers, plus attract new clients for the sales team to follow up on and develop. Co-workers were helpful, fun and became good friends. Hardest part of the job was when there was nothing to do. Most enjoyable part of the job is when I was extremely busy and productive.