Graybar has been around for over 150 years and has yet to learn how to change with the times. It seems that they have become more corporate than ever and forgot that they are an employee owned company. If they truly understood what was going on internally as well as externally, they would realize that their failure and loss of market share, in some markets is due to leadership and management. Its easier for the people at the top to fire the little guy instead of taking responsibility for their poor choices and policies. They have not learned that happy employees breed happy customers and return, repeat business and growth. They are mired in the past and without change and understanding of the current environment, I'm not sure they will last another 10 years. Just my thoughts.
Graybarr was okay back in 1980's when I hired in, but too much bad managers, upper management,
Dropped the deferred pension, which I am a part of, glad for that monthly payment.
No real benefits of employee owned, your still controlled by id--ts at corporate, if you need a paycheck, have fun, if you want long term employment, go elsewhere. (I spent 16 yrs there)