McMaster-Carr Reviews

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    Do good work and be rewarded!

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    Current Employee - Management Trainee in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Management Trainee in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at McMaster-Carr full-time (less than an year)


    McMaster Carr is excessively fair. No one plays around on Facebook or does anything else beside work during scheduled hours, and some people consider that culture restrictive. However, in return for putting in 8 solid hours of work per day, you get 1) unheard-of retirement benefits and excellent healthcare 2) the guarantee that your job will never make you work long hours (if you do, you're very well compensated for it--not like other companies that expect salaried employees to just suck it up) 3) a fast promotion track for management. I won't lie, people tend to love it or hate it, but if you're smart, quick to catch on, someone who thrives in a sink-or-swim environment, and someone who is excited by business problems you can sink your teeth into, McMaster Carr is one of the best companies out there to work for. It is an exceptionally ethical and well balanced work environment. I almost didn't take my job offer with them due to the negative reviews here, but my experience could not be more at odds with the experiences posted here. Take the chance--this company fast tracks you to financial security and business impact.


    It is a sink-or-swim environment. Job security is earned, not guaranteed--we don't sign contracts. And that's really scary for some people (rightfully so.) Non-management employees are held to strict measurable standards and a certain number of errors equals no more job. For management, if they don't feel that you have potential to move up or if you are not having a measurable impact, you could be let go. However, this should never be a surprise. Do good work, be proactive, and you will be successful.

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McMaster-Carr Interviews

Updated Dec 21, 2014
Updated Dec 21, 2014

Interview Experience

Interview Experience


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Getting an Interview


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    Business Operations Specialist Interview

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    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at McMaster-Carr.

    Interview Details

    I applied for the position using their website. I received an email from an HR representative to set up a phone interview within a week. Phone Interview lasted for about 15 minutes.

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Best Employers for Latinos to Work For in the West, Latinos For Hire, 2012

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Headquarters Elmhurst, IL
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 1901
Type Company - Private
Industry Business Services
Revenue $50 to $100 million (USD) per year

McMaster-Carr Supply is ready to fill your pipe, pump, and process control needs. The company distributes more than 480,000 mechanical, electrical, and utility products, including air conditioners, clamps, drills, exhaust fans, generators, light bulbs, pipes, pumps, saws, switches, and valves. Family-owned, McMaster-Carr operates through a handful of regional branches in the US that provide customer service, sales, warehousing, and management. Customers order through an online or direct mail catalog. McMaster-Carr caters to industrial and commercial facilities, and federal... More

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