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Johnstone Supply Reviews

Updated February 28, 2015
Updated February 28, 2015
33 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great place to work. Teach you everything you need to know about the computer system.

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    Former Employee - Warehouse Associate in Joliet, IL
    Former Employee - Warehouse Associate in Joliet, IL

    I worked at Johnstone Supply part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Decent pay and if youre a good worker they really care.

    Cons

    Work closely with the owner so screws up could cost you your job really quick.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cut people some slack

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Counter Sales

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    Current Employee - COUNTER SALES in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - COUNTER SALES in Miami, FL

    I have been working at Johnstone Supply full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Good company to work for.

    Cons

    to many hours to put in per week.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    cut back on hours

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  3.  

    Pretty Good

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Warehouse Associate in Jacksonville, FL
    Former Employee - Warehouse Associate in Jacksonville, FL

    I worked at Johnstone Supply

    Pros

    Not tough work, or demanding

    Cons

    Bad conditions, very hot in the summer and cold in winter

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Not much they did a good job

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great Company with continual growth

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales in Oakland, CA
    Current Employee - Sales in Oakland, CA

    I have been working at Johnstone Supply full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    you can't go wrong working at Johnstone

    Cons

    A lot to learn to get up to speed quickly

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work folks

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    They churn and burn their seasonal hires while dangling the carrot of a permanent position.

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    Former Contractor - Seasonal Material Handler in North Las Vegas, NV
    Former Contractor - Seasonal Material Handler in North Las Vegas, NV

    I worked at Johnstone Supply as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    It's good legitimate basic warehouse work with good people.

    Cons

    No real opportunity for upward mobility.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be consistent and fair to all of the Staff. Blatant favoritism is most evident here.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Disorganized

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    Former Employee - OUTSIDE SALES in Annapolis, MD
    Former Employee - OUTSIDE SALES in Annapolis, MD

    I worked at Johnstone Supply full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Fellow employees were good people. The compensation package offered was fair.

    Cons

    Expectations were placed but not conveyed. Job responsibilities misrepresented. No clear financial goals outlined.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clearly outline expectations for new outside sales employees with actual sales goals.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great Part-Time Position

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    Current Employee - Counter Sales Associate in Eugene, OR
    Current Employee - Counter Sales Associate in Eugene, OR

    I have been working at Johnstone Supply part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Fantastic team of people. The industry is challenging as it is constantly evolving, but the team of people I work with really make the job much easier by constantly communicating new information. Online training courses are also becoming more prevalent within the company in order to meet the demands of the fast paced industry.

    Cons

    It's extremely hard to get any apparel with company logos. Being that I am a part time employee I don't apply for any of the benefits offered to full time employees; however, the benefits are sub-par. First, the company is not publicly traded, so there are no stock options. Second, there is only a 5% matching bonus for 401K accounts. Third, from what I hear, the other benefits aren't anything special either. The corporate level is also mostly comprised of family members who own the franchise.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Offer better benefits, and encourage employees to work hard in order to move up in the company. Create more positions within the company for different employees to flourish.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    fun and very educational

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Warehouse/Sales in Oakland, CA
    Current Employee - Warehouse/Sales in Oakland, CA

    I have been working at Johnstone Supply full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    great pay and benefits, paid time off, happy customers, team orientated, goal orientated.

    Cons

    great pay and benefits, paid time off, happy customers, team orientated, goal orientated.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    better understanding of the counter processes

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Johnstone Supply of Rochester/Syracuse NY

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    Former Employee - Branch Manager in Rochester, NY
    Former Employee - Branch Manager in Rochester, NY

    I worked at Johnstone Supply full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The fact that most employees have remained for well over 10 years speaks volumes as to the working environment. After 30 years of independent business ownership I spent my last 5 working years surrounded by, with few exceptions, dedicated hard working co-workers. Both pay and benefits were above industry standards. The owner repeatedly showed his care and concern for his employees from actions as simple as celebrating everyone's birthday with a cake to insuring the financial well being of individuals in times of need. This company places an enormous emphasis on employee training and education.

    Cons

    Because of the multifaceted aspects of this industry there is a steep learning curve in developing the skill sets necessary to become proficient in handling the day to day activities in a leadership role.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to provide key employees with the compensation and benefits commensurate with their dedication and loyalty.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    I enjoyed working here and wish I still did.

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    Former Employee - Counter Sales Associate in Waltham, MA
    Former Employee - Counter Sales Associate in Waltham, MA

    I worked at Johnstone Supply full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly place to work.
    People seem to care about their work
    Management is interested in what's going on but isn't in the way
    lots of technology

    Cons

    Tough industry to work in
    Lots of emergencies
    Not enough time to get stuff done right
    Not enough free company shirts
    too much technology

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I liked my job here, I just wished the pace was a slower and easier to manage

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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