Applied Industrial Technologies (Cleveland)

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Good for building experience and knowledge base, but not for advancing in career.

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Former Employee - CSSR
Former Employee - CSSR

I worked at Applied Industrial Technologies (Cleveland) full-time (more than 5 years)

Pros

Learning new products, good relationship with coworkers and customers. Many opportunities for training.

Cons

Initiative and knowledge is not valued. People are protected simply becuase fo seniority. I knew more about the products in 5 years than a 20 year veteran (and there were and still are constant complaints about him) but when times got tough they reduced my hours and kept him.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Keep good employees and quit showing loyalties to those who are detrimental to your business! General managers and SCM's need to have ability to choose who they can keep when the economy dictates that they must lay someone off.

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  1. Just Another Job

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Applied Industrial Technologies (Cleveland)

    Pros

    Diversified Supplier with new acquisitions.

    Cons

    No opportunity for growth or to acheive assigned goals.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay employess their TRUE worth

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  2. 1 person found this helpful

    Fluid Power Specialist

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    Former Employee - Fluid Power Specialist
    Former Employee - Fluid Power Specialist

    I worked at Applied Industrial Technologies (Cleveland) full-time

    Pros

    Solid Company with reasonable employee benefits. Product specific training is available.
    Company car is provided, with a personal use deduction. Cell phone use is reimbursed and a company laptop provided.

    Cons

    There is a trend that is spreading among corporations to keep vital information from their own sales staff.
    In my opinion AIT appears to be implementing this strategy with the goal of preventing information leakage.

    During my tenure, Upper Management was laying the blame on the change over to SAP as their information management system globally for the reason that sales reports gave no product detail, only sales dollars by branches or by product group. No itemized product sales by account was available.

    When you're tasked with keeping and growing sales for a company you need accurate sales reports, they are your compass and sometimes the only real eyes you have on your customer.
    You need to see not only current trends, but past history as well.

    If you're calling on a customer for the first time and your sales report shows that their purchase of pumps has dropped from buying twenty a month to only 1 every four months, you'd want to know why.

    Are they experiencing a slow down?
    Did you lose sales to a competitor?
    Did you lose out on a new design and are only providing replacement parts sales business.
    (This last one is really bad, but It can happen)

    The scenario above pertains more to what you'd experience as a recent hire; which I was, but even senior employees with solid customer relationships are going to start dropping the ball at some point without detailed sales information.

    From recent interviews with current AIT Fluid Power Specialists sales reports still provide little detail to the Fluid Power Specialists.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You can't grow by keeping people in the Dark.

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