Pros: its a job. most weekends off. vacation time.
Cons: no advancement, average pay, low raises, hostile environment, poor management, poor values
Frankly and honestly this was one the worst job experiences Ive had here right here in the Charlotte NC area. Poor set up and standard operating procedures not to mention guidance/support from management.
A handful of employees don't come to work to get things done and others are expected to pick up the slack. They're are a few good workers but this – more... routine from the slackers goes unpunished and there is no resolve. Compensation is a joke and you aren't rewarded for any of the hardwork you do put in all year. The company will say thank you in word but dont expect a thank you on your check next year. Theres always some avoidance tatic or excuse in this regard once evaluations come around. No advancement, not here in this district of the company's organization, especially for minorities (don't want to pull that card but this is the south after all and at least in this district of Graybar, it's beyond obvious).
Everyone's and anyone is target for unwarranted disciplinary actions that are often unexplained and have even resulted in wrongful termination. I don't doubt Graybar may be a good company in other areas of the country...namely where the unions ensure fair treatment of low level employees but here in the Richmond district, a great deal of change is needed for anyone to be content in working there. – less