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MSC Industrial Direct Interview Questions

Updated Dec 8, 2014
Updated Dec 8, 2014
21 Interview Reviews

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    Verifyer Checker Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Fernley, NV
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Fernley, NV
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at MSC Industrial Direct in July 2014.

    Interview Details

    Takes a long time to get hired on, I'm on my 3rd week now and still not confirmed hire. It's ok though, they should do a good job on investigating potential employees.

    Interview Questions
    • Previous employment and solidifying dates with companies   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation. It is what it is.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Account Executive Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at MSC Industrial Direct.

    Interview Details

    Recruiter call, phone interview, face to face interview with Branch Manager, phone interview with Market Manager. Background and credit rating check, but no drug test. They want metal working experience when they can get it - those with it will be ranked as more valuable. New trend os to hire younger people with less experience and low ball on salary with a Ford Focus. Experience is not valued. They are now trying to be like Fastenal, not MSC.

    Negotiation Details
    Messy, they tried lowballing on salary. Ask for what you want or you won't get much.
    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview
  3.  

    Team Lead Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Melville, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Melville, NY
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at MSC Industrial Direct.

    Interview Details

    Interview process was good in the 90's They actually spoke to you and treated you like a human being not a number

    Interview Questions
    • didn't really ask a difficult question   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    OUTSIDE SALES Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Melville, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Melville, NY
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at MSC Industrial Direct.

    Interview Details

    We typically have the OSA (Outside Sales Associate) meet with Recruiting, then Recruiting and the hiring manager. Depending about the accounts and territory, perhaps a third round with interested parties.

    Interview Questions
    • Be prepared to answer how you will generate new business.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    I've been with MSC for a number of years.
    I'm a hiring manager and I do not negotiate all that much.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Driver Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Submitted by temp agency, shot interview and drug test and I got the job

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    NO
    Accepted Offer
  7.  

    Java Developer III Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at MSC Industrial Direct in October 2013.

    Interview Details

    Initial HR round, followed by technical phone screen and then a final on-site interview with 3 to 4 people.

    Interview Questions
    • Why would make method arguments final?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    They were not very willing negotiate, It was more like take it or leave it.
    They ended making a very decent offer, so I accepted.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Account Executive Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at MSC Industrial Direct.

    Interview Details

    You have 2-3 calls with hiring recruiter. Once you get past this process you have 2 in person meetings with hiring DSM. After you pass this process you have phone interview with Regional Vice President of Sales.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation needed since offer was at high end of salary range.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
  9.  

    Government Account Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Melville, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Melville, NY
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at MSC Industrial Direct.

    Interview Details

    took forever from initial recruiter interview to onboarding. Several telephone interviews, two face to face, interview with local Branch manager, two more phone interviews with various managers who you NEVER saw again, one hour interview with a shrink who asked you far too many personal questions about your home life, then you flew to NY for a day filled with further grilling. DON'T SIGN THE NON-COMPETE!!!!

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    there is no real negotiation..they throw the contract at you...you take it or leave it.
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Inside Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at MSC Industrial Direct in December 2012.

    Interview Details

    Hiring process is a nightmare. It takes a minimum of 3 months to get an acceptance or denial of employment. Although the questions are pretty scripted and easily answered, they tend not to let you know exactly what you will be doing. I had 3 face to face interviews with branch management and 1 phone interview with their "corporate headhunter."

    Interview Questions
    • No real noteworthy questions that they ask. They are all pretty basic and common interview questions.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No real negotiations. They have a set amount that they will pay and will not budge on any other type of compensations that you may ask for i.e. vacation time, etc.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    IT Ops Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Melville, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Melville, NY
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at MSC Industrial Direct in April 2012.

    Interview Details

    Efficient. Was called very shortly after submitting resume and appt set up quickly. Two interviews. Pleasant management experience. Did not interview with Dagro.Would never have taken position if I had even one minute in the same room with him.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    I didn't negotiate
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

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