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Anixter International is a company based in Glenview, Illinois, USA and founded in 1957. The company supplies communications and security products, electrical and electronic wire and cable, fasteners and other small components. Anixter is a Fortune 500 company, with more than 5,000,000 square feet (460,000 m2) of warehouse space. In 2011, the company had $6.15 billion in revenue, operating in 260 cities in 50 countries. It is headquartered in Glenview, Illinois, and operates about 300 warehouses and sales centers in more than 50 countries. It sells 450,000-plus products, including electrical and electronic wire, cable,fasteners and security system components to some 100,000 customers, including original equipment manufacturers, engineers, contractors, installers, and wholesale distributors.
The company operates with three major divisions:
(Aerospace Hardware, once considered the fourth division, was sold by Anixter in 2011 to Greenbriar Equity for $155.0 million.
Anixter's labs include the Infrastructure Solutions Lab, Aerospace Hardware Quality Lab and Fasteners Quality Labs. Anixter's Aerospace Hardware Quality Lab holds ISO9001:2000, Boeing-D14426, AS9000 and AS9100, FAA AC00-56, and NADCAP certifications. Through "Quality Labs", Anixter Fasteners provides routine inspection of customers’ products, full metallurgical evaluations and failure investigations.
In 2002 Anixter was named as a Forbes "Platinum 400" company,chosen by the magazine's editors as one of America's"best-performing" corporations by industry. In 2013, Fortune ranked Anixter 405 in the Fortune 500 list. Revenue for 2012 was at $6.2 billion.
What to Expect When Interviewing
The interview procedure at Anixter is similar to competitors. There is a basic skills assessment
which covers topics including but not limited to reading, writing, speaking, and simple math. Applicants
must bring their resume with them to the interview. Some applicants go through a phone screening before
progressing to an in person interview. Current employees have reported that it is important to show that
you are capable of handling stressful situations, working in a fast paced environment, have a flexible schedule,
and collaborating with others. Once through the interview process, all new hires are required to go through
a basic training.