MSC Industrial Direct
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MSC Industrial Direct CEO Erik Gershwind
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46 Ratings

    Lots of freedom and chances for promotion

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    Current Employee - Outside Sales Representative  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Outside Sales Representative in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at MSC Industrial Direct full-time for less than a year


    This job offers plenty of freedom in terms of hours worked. It is a growth company with plenty of opportunity for success.


    Commission structure is light, with little room for growth.

    Positive Outlook

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Updated Jul 18, 2014
Updated Jul 18, 2014

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

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed 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.

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    No negotiation. It is what it is.
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America's Top Companies, Forbes, 2009

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Headquarters Melville, NY
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1941
Type Company - Public (MSM)
Industry Business Services
Revenue $2 to $5 billion (USD) per year

Many a small thing has been made large by MSC Industrial Direct's business; the company stands as one the largest US direct suppliers of industrial products. It distributes fasteners and measuring instruments, cutting tools, and plumbing supplies to some 320,000 customers in metalworking and maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) businesses. MSC Industrial stocks approximately 600,000 units from more than 2,200 suppliers. The company sells -- mainly to small and mid-size firms -- through its master catalog (which runs to several thousand pages), promotional mailings and... More

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