Outdated Corporate Culture, Lack of Work Life Balance
Sales Representative (Ancien employé) – Edmonton, AB – 15 avril 2019
Anixter is a fortune 500 company with an old-school approach to business. Hours are long, leadership often emails employees on weekends and is not respectful of employees' personal lives, and there is little flexibility within roles.
Some locations have unionized warehouse/operations, which places the business at a significant disadvantage vs. competitors, who operate faster, more efficiently, and attract higher performing staff.
There is a wide discrepancy in compensation even within the same role; do not expect to earn more as a high-performing newcomer - high pay is reserved for the 'old guard' and it feels like a bit of an old boys club.
Note that they're moving to an open office concept corporately, so that will be another negative in future (unless you enjoy feeling like an underpaid foreign worker in a call center).
This employer would be much more attractive if they had better managers and leadership - some managers are just awful, and wouldn't survive a month in a more professional environment.
Long hours, little flexibility, old-school approach