Applied Industrial Technologies (Cleveland)

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Applied Industrial Technologies (Cleveland) Reviews

Updated October 8, 2014
Updated October 8, 2014
28 Reviews
2.6
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Applied Industrial Technologies (Cleveland) CEO Neil A. Schrimsher
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  1.  

    Great company to work for!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Applied Industrial Technologies (Cleveland)

    Pros

    Great benefits low turn over, Nationwide employer, upward mobility, education with different industrial products

    Cons

    Bonus based off of center performance, not individual efforts,

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Awesome company - very customer and employee focused

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Applied Industrial Technologies (Cleveland) full-time

    Pros

    Customer focused, Employee focused, Supplier focused. New ERP system a big investment and a very good choice.

    Cons

    Large company with typical red tape. New ERP system a plus but also a learning curve. Lean run and managed company.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    An entire life career... Many positions.... I am looking for a new job now!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Service in Deer Park, TX
    Current Employee - Customer Service in Deer Park, TX

    I have been working at Applied Industrial Technologies (Cleveland) full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Can get good experience if you apply yourself and learn on your own. Great products. A for "attempted" effort with new SAP system. Really good inter-company logistics.

    Cons

    No accountability, no one makes sure associates are given timely reviews and compensation for performance. Poor performers continue to adversely affect service to the customers without consequences. Too much playing. No higher management involvement. Outside sales do not sell because of lack of support from inside sales. No training available.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Really????? Not even worth the time. Thats why they get the big bucks. Its not rocket science.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great Company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Applied Industrial Technologies (Cleveland) full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    As an account manager, you are given the keys to manage your territory as you see fit. As long you are filling out sales reports and keeping your numbers up, no one will hover over your shoulder.

    Cons

    Very hard to build a territory from scratch. When competition is at your prospective customers' doorsteps, you need to add value to your product. It is very difficult to open, secure, and lock an account in if you just have price on your side. Price can always be beat by someone else.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I recommend to pay employees industry standard salaries or you will lose essential personnel keeping the company afloat.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    AIT provides a job, not a career.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Service Sales Representative
    Current Employee - Customer Service Sales Representative

    I have been working at Applied Industrial Technologies (Cleveland) full-time

    Pros

    It is a decent entry level job that exposes you to working first hand with customers and provides you with a concept of business as a whole.

    Cons

    Management rarely does what they say they will do. The company often pays less than the cost of living. They give you a plan for your future upon employment, but the plan slowly deteriorates as time goes on. There is a huge disconnect between corporate and branch levels as well as poor morale among employees, which leads to customers not being taken care of. After seeing multiple branches across the US, it is a common trend to see both veterans as well as new employees completely dissatisfied with the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Encourage your employees by letting them know when they are doing a good job and show them that they are valued (every day encouragement, incentives, etc). Management needs to work on standing behind what they say. The customers will be much better taken care of if Applied employees enjoy where they work and know they are working for a company that values their efforts.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Good Company but could be great!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - General Manager in Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - General Manager in Cleveland, OH

    I have been working at Applied Industrial Technologies (Cleveland) (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Company is in transition with new senior management and has great potentials once those 5 & 10 year plans are put in place. Great people around the country working in the field. Great product lines to compete with competitors.

    Cons

    Senior management needs to improve strategies and make changes so it can maintain current associates, loss of too many strong associates has made it difficult to develop accounts and markets.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    CEO & CCO should take a look at current senior officers and strategies, need to open their minds to new business opportunities. Look into the reason why so many strong associates are leaving to competitors. Need to come down from the glass tower and speak with field to hear and solve problems. It is very difficult to grow business when you can barely manage current business with so few staff members at the branch level.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    A job, not a career

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Facilitator
    Current Employee - Facilitator

    I have been working at Applied Industrial Technologies (Cleveland) full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Steady work with solid company. I am allowed to take care of personal issues when needed.

    Cons

    I have virtually no chance of advancement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There should be more training and value placed on what lower level employees have to say.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    Struggle to get by

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Management Associate in Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - Management Associate in Cleveland, OH

    I have been working at Applied Industrial Technologies (Cleveland) full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Very relaxed work environment, not difficult or stressful work. It varies from branch to branch, but friendly people for the most part.

    Finally switched to an ERP that works, but the average age at this company is 60 years old and no one has a clue how to use it.

    Cons

    Very few people are motivated at this company, namely inside sales. Without strong leadership, the lack of motivation from the people on the inside really hurts outside salesmen.

    They do not pay cost of living, it is a serious struggle to get by. The incentives/bonuses they tell you to expect each month are never close to what they estimate they will be. The fact is that this company pays terribly and unless you are given accounts to cover your base salary (which is extremely rare) you are going to go into subsidy for the first few years of working here... making it very difficult to get into the black. Outside salesmen who have 20-30+ years experience are still making under 75k. The pay structure is horrendous, they market the job as a salaried position, and you come to find out it's a draw after being there for 4 months.

    Terrible culture, awful relationships between employees, embarrassing in front of customers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There's a decent work-life balance, but pay employees cost of living at a minimum. I've been working here almost a year and haven't been able to put a dime into savings, and wasn't able to give my family presents for christmas. If it wasn't for some investments I made before working here, I'd be on the streets right now.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Awful company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Cleveland, OH

    I have been working at Applied Industrial Technologies (Cleveland) full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great customers. Good benefits. Very good products.

    Cons

    Very poor training for new account managers, very lazy disfunctional attitude throughout entire company. No accountability for cssr's, gm's & even rm's. Every branch seems to have it's own business model & the roleout of SAP has been a disaster in every way. There is no way to track sales, quotes & orders take 2 to 3 times longer than before, misships, wrong quantities, etc.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay your people more. Competitor's pay much better & a lot of employees are leaving-just take a look at all of the job openings.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Overview

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Out Side Sales in Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - Out Side Sales in Cleveland, OH

    I have been working at Applied Industrial Technologies (Cleveland) full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good company if branch is solid and hard working.

    Cons

    If inside staff is not motivated it hurts outside sales

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Higher base salary for sales reps.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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