Bisco Industries is a Master Distributor of Electronic Components and Military Spec Fastening Hardware. Based in Anaheim, California, Bisco strives to be a global partner to manufacturing, fabtrication, engineering, and procurement organizations.
With 45 locations in North America and a proprietary E-Commerce system, it is our goal to provide instant world-wide supply chain services based on the concept of: "Global Presence, Local Service"
Employees Are Our Greatest Asset
Bisco Industries, a leader in electronic and fastener distribution, is growing and looking for friendly and knowledgeable people to join our team. Come work in a comfortable environment where we believe our employees are our greatest asset. We have sales offices all over the nation and expanding offices internationally to fit any need of employment. We believe in promoting from within and as a growing company, the opportunity to move up our corporate ladder is great. Imagine being the leader of your own sales group in a matter of only a few years.
bisco industries is a publicly traded company. We have a corporate open door policy extending all the way to the president of the company because we want to make sure that you know that your ideas are important and that our employees are our greatest asset.
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- Comp & Benefits
- Work/Life Balance
- Senior Management
- Culture & Values
- Career Opportunities
I have been working at Bisco Industries full-time (more than an year)Pros
Business casual culture with an emphasis on training and development. You're not expected to know or do more than should be expected from a recent college graduate, and there are plenty of metrics used daily to help you achieve your goals, and stay on schedule.
If you leave right at 5 p.m. every day, no one will look down on you. Great work/life balance.
Strong industry and you'll make connections with top companies in your area. If you can work major aerospace/defense accounts you'll really be connecting with some amazing minds and people.Cons
After a while, this position will fail to challenge you if you seek intellectual stimulation. Also, promotions are solely numbers-based, which makes sense for a sales position. It's not standard sales though, there's no one product you're pushing other than yourself which can make this feel like corporate prostitution at times. If you're a female, you'll have more than your fair share of older men who are deprived of female company during their days, and although it's just words it can get quite uncomfortable.
If you come into an established office, most likely accounts will be picked-over so you'll have a harder time breaking into accounts. If you can start as what they call an "L1" you'll have greater leniency when it comes to working towards goals and establishing relationships with clients, as an "L3" the pressure is much higher and less forgiving, whether it's your fault or not.
Bonuses are determined off a crazy algorithm that no one else in an industry uses. The reasoning behind calculations makes sense, but it's demoralizing at times and will push you away from selling what are considered Bisco's "top lines" and more towards obscure parts.
If you don't like sitting still all day, this job will be torture. Four days a week you're confined to your desk, staring at a computer or answering phones all day. If you wear contacts, definitely keep a bottle of solution at your desk since your eyes will be worn out by the end of the day.Advice to ManagementAdvice
Rework the bonus structure. Not to make it easier necessarily, but if you want us to push Southco then have that weighted in the output. Otherwise it's much better personally for us to sell random parts at high markups.
Also, the current system of promotion for the L1 puts the L3 at risk. If an L1 is consistently hitting their goals, and they realize that the only thing holding them back from a promotion is not enough room for two L3's in the budget, the L1 is susceptible to putting less effort into expedites and sourcing for the L3. Makes for an uncomfortable environment, decreases productivity, and costs you money overall.RecommendsPositive OutlookApproves of CEO
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
- Application Details
I applied online. The process took 1+ week – interviewed at Bisco Industries.Interview Details
1: Recruiter calls and interviews you over the phone. If you can't talk when they first call, more than happy to reschedule. Takes about 30 minutes.
2. Math test: this isn't really a step on it's own, it'll happen when you come in to meet with the Area Manager you'll first take a simple math test. If you get more than 2 wrong, they'll send you on your way. It's pretty simple stuff, don't worry.
3: Area manager Skype interview. He'll have you come into the office if he's not there and skype the interview. About an hour.
4: If you pass the interview with the area manager, the office manager will come in and interview you for another hour or so.
5: For a job offer, you'll receive a phone call within a week after your interview to come in for the job offer. It's a pretty confusing offer honestly, but they come in with a fair salary. A lot of the talk is to cover their basis to prevent lawsuits.Interview Questions
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Bisco Industries is a premier distributor of Electronic Components and Fasteners used for production in Aerospace, Communication, Computer, Fabrication, Industrial Equipment, Instrumentation, Marine and Military Industries. We strive to be our customers' sole supplier of electronic components and fasteners by being a local presence, providing exceptional service and offering...
Mission: To be the best global distributor of electronic components, fasteners and distribution services used in the production of equipment and products.