MSC Industrial Direct

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Large employer with big opportunities for personal growth

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Account Executive in Chicago, IL
Current Employee - Account Executive in Chicago, IL

I have been working at MSC Industrial Direct

Pros

MSC has the buying power that goes along with being a large company. They have access to most major brands, with product lines ranging from metal working solutions, power tools, hand tools, and safety products to fasteners, filters, and motors. Potential customers to call on range from state accounts to basic industrial accounts to hospitals and clinics. There are various types of support personnel that are available to help optimize your sales time.

Cons

MSC has many rules to live by, sometimes hampering flexibility. Meetings and conference calls detract from selling time. Also, there are competitors that pay quite a bit more.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Lighten up on the meetings --- or shorten them.

Approves of CEO

112 Other Employee Reviews for MSC Industrial Direct (View Most Recent)

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  1.  

    Comfortable but Slow

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

    I have been working at MSC Industrial Direct full-time

    Pros

    People are nice with good middle management.

    Cons

    Not so confident in senior management team. The company is slower than competitors.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great company with a wonderful history that may be headed in the wrong direction.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Operations Leadership Role
    Current Employee - Operations Leadership Role

    I have been working at MSC Industrial Direct full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    People focused
    Family still very involved in the business
    Customer is the boss and drives decision making.
    Family and community focused.

    Cons

    Way behind the times in technology
    Lack of support to management from some in human resources
    Seems to be top heavy with directors
    Culture pushed to lower levels, but not lived by some very high profile corporate leaders

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Culture must be led by senior leaders
    Continuos improvement must be owned at the grass roots.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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