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27 days ago

Operations Specialist

McMaster-Carr Robbinsville, NJ

This is a position for people who embrace learning. Satisfying the demands of our customers requires collaboration, skilled communication… StartWire

30+ days ago

Warehouse Operations Specialist

McMaster-Carr Robbinsville, NJ

Since our start, 114 years ago, McMaster-Carr has worked to provide its customers with reliable, convenient service. Our organization is made up of… StartWire

30+ days ago

Internal Audit

McMaster-Carr Chicago, IL

· Plan, conduct and create audit reports on a variety of business processes and financial areas · Present audit observations and recommendations…

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    Former Employee - Distribution Specialist in Santa Fe Springs, Los Angeles, CA
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    I worked at McMaster-Carr full-time (Less than a year)


    Great pay and benefits. This company really takes care of it's employees in terms of compensation. The work environment is clean and relatively safe. Expectations are extremely high and if you can meet them you'll be fine.


    But beware, when I say that expectations are extremely high I do mean EXTREMELY high. You'll work full speed non-stop while being expected to make no mistakes. Ever. Turnover is also extremely high due to the high speed, zero defects environment. In the very beginning the tempo and stress level seem manageable but the company's expectations soon telescope out in front of you like a carrot at the end of a constantly growing stick. If you do manage to master these expectations don't expect opportunities for promotion or personal growth. The company is very straight forward about this. "We expect you to grow where you are." is their mantra meaning, "Don't expect to go anywhere with this company, we hired you where we want you to stay." The high pay is there for a reason. Even with exceptional pay and benefits they have a great deal of trouble keeping new hires.

    Advice to Management

    Try to consider why so many good people leave. Think beyond blaming the employees with canned platitudes such as "They just don't want to work hard." or "Not everyone will be a good fit." Instead, really consider that your policies, procedures, and expectations could use improvement. Stop staying "If it ain't broke...". I know the bottom line has done well, but perhaps it would do even better if you kept more of the people you hired and promoted from within to keep some of that valuable experience that keeps walking out the door.

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