MSC Industrial Direct

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2 people found this helpful  

Was an ok place to work but greed at the top has taken over.

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Inside Sales
Current Employee - Inside Sales

I have been working at MSC Industrial Direct full-time (more than 10 years)

Pros

Benefits.vacation Not much else.

Cons

Very top heavy in management To many goals.Upper management has no clue what the worker bee do. Lots of high paid management that are not needed.Reactive not proactive.Lousy at MRO .Does not replace workers when they leave so double,triple work load for everybody else. Culture was preached but no longer Run by how much big wigs can make on stock options.Wants to be everything to every company but cannot come through. No advancement.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Get back to basics of selling metalworking. Start caring about lower level employees or they will have none with any experience.Stop being so greedy and start sharing the wealth.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 5 people found this helpful  

    Terrible company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Executive
    Former Employee - Account Executive

    I worked at MSC Industrial Direct full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    I honestly cannot think of any reason to possibly want to work for this company. And that is to bad because the company has good products and a good value basket, but the greed is noticeable every hour of every day.

    Cons

    All the company is interested in is the bottom line. commission structure is the worst in the sales business. Turnover is very high in management as well as sales executives.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take a look at some of the exit interview comments if you already have not, and maybe listen to a few people and make some changes.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Horrible place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at MSC Industrial Direct full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    nothing to really speak of

    Cons

    restrictive, slow to react to market trends, culture-bound, whistleblowing is actually encouraged with a Hotline. Creativity is discouraged. Multiple layers of admin makes it hard to get anything accomplished. VERY slow to move on anything, including the hiring process.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more responsive to your people. Stop encouraging tattle-taling and backstabbing.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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