Lawson Products Reviews

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Lawson Products President and Chief Executive Officer Michael G. DeCata
Michael G. DeCata
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  • Agent for 28 years

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    Current Employee - Sales Agent in Rockford, IL
    Current Employee - Sales Agent in Rockford, IL
    Positive Outlook
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    No micro management. They leave it up to you to suceed or fail


    We really have no decent display book anymore. Everything relies on computer presentation

    Advice to Management

    Bring back a "GOOD" display catalog

Lawson Products Interviews

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Interview Experience


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Getting an Interview


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Interview Difficulty




    Outside Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Fresno, CA
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview


    I applied online. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at Lawson Products (Fresno, CA) in July 2015.


    Didn't make it past the first phone interview because the pay was too low for what I needed. Base is approx. 30K and commission they said would take the first year to approx. 50-60K. After 9 month the base would start to decrease and after 36 months you would operate only on commission. Overall the HR lady was very nice and upfront. No hard feelings.

    Reasons for Declining

    Not enough base

Lawson Products Awards & Accolades

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Spotlight Award (Engagement) , Heart of the Community Awards, 2014
The Big 50 List , Industrial Distribution, 2014
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Headquarters Chicago, IL
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 1952
Type Company - Public (LAWS)
Industry Business Services
Revenue $100 to $500 million (USD) per year
Competitors Unknown

Founded in 1952, Lawson Products (NASDAQ: LAWS) is an industrial distributor of approximately 300,000 maintenance and repair products. Lawson Products serves the industrial, commercial, institutional and government maintenance, repair and operations (MRO) market. The Company ships products to customers in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean from five strategically located distribution centers in North America. Under its Kent Automotive brand, the Company supplies products to collision and mechanical repair shops as well as automotive OEMs.

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  • Lawson Products update
    30+ days ago

    Lawson Products was featured on the cover of the March/April issue of Industrial Supply magazine. The accompanying story details how recent re-investments in the Company are paying off and helping us grow both sales and our sales team. Here is a link to the article: