MSC Industrial Direct
2.8 of 5 72 reviews
www.MSCdirect.com Melville, NY 1000 to 5000 Employees

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Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Melville, NY

I worked at MSC Industrial Direct full-time for more than a year

ProsJob security - They didn't lay off in 2008 and pride themselves that they don't.

ConsIt's a controlled structured culture with a lack of trust. If you're the creative, think out of the box type, then it's not for you. First year, you only accrue 1/2 vacation day per month. And save them, MSC isn't generous when it comes to snow days. Company policy is opposed to work from home (unless it's overtime) and flex time. Be prepared for overtime. Management will pick a due date and expect you to do what it takes. Your personal time isn't your own. The Melville building is in need of a major renovation and there is no talk whatsoever of fixing the building. Dirty carpets, dirty walls, outdated furniture, cramped cubicles, ceilings that leak when it rains, no sunlight. Beware the interview rooms, they are beautiful. They're supposed to be co-locating with a brand new office in North Carolina. Then why not fix the Melville building? Unless of course the truth is that eventually it will be shut down?

Advice to Senior ManagementRenovate the Melville building or fess up that you intend to ultimately shut it down.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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

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I have been working at MSC Industrial Direct full-time for 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… Advice to Senior Management: Get back to basics of selling metalworking. Start caring about lower level employees or… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company… More

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Terrible company to work for

Account Executive (Former Employee)

I worked at MSC Industrial Direct full-time for 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… Cons: All the company is interested in is the bottom line. commission structure is the worst… Advice to Senior Management: Take a look at some of the exit interview comments if you already… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More

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