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Lawson Products Reviews

Updated January 23, 2015
Updated January 23, 2015
48 Reviews
3.8
48 Reviews
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Lawson Products President and Chief Executive Officer Michael G. DeCata
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  1.  

    Transforming culture for the better!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Manager in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Lawson Products full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Open top down communication, focus on positive and inspiring culture, promote from within, cross-training, supportive of families and work life balance.

    Cons

    Some indecision at upper management level can make for inefficiencies at the "worker" level.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Culture change takes time but you're on the right path. Make decisions and stick with them.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Territory Rep

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Russellville, AR
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Russellville, AR

    I have been working at Lawson Products full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Flexible Schedule, ability to make extra commission

    Cons

    Use of personal vehicle, no fuel reimbursement, out of pocket expenses with no help from upper management, upper management lack of knowledge and know how.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more skilled DSM and RSM. Allow for company vehicle to reps and fuel expense. You cannot expect the reps to take 100 percent of the risk.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  3.  

    Review of Lawson Products through Cyber Meadows

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Technical Consultant in Schaumburg, IL
    Former Employee - Technical Consultant in Schaumburg, IL

    I worked at Lawson Products as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Wonderful people to work with and challenging assignmentsLong hours and hard work

    Cons

    Wonderful people to work with

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more people oriented !

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good company

    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Des Plaines, IL
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Des Plaines, IL

    I worked at Lawson Products (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great benefits, promot within if qualifications match. Friendly and caring.

    Cons

    Software n computer system needs updating.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Help to coach employees to exceed and grow.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Terrible Upper Management

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

    I have been working at Lawson Products full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great local management. Plenty of freedom.

    Cons

    Poor business practices. The people in accounting have no people skills.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pull your heads out of your you know what.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Great Company!

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

    I have been working at Lawson Products

    Pros

    Lawson Products is a great company for any motivator sales person.

    Cons

    No the right company for you if you aren't motivated and a self-starter

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great company and nice people to work with !

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Technical Consultant in Schaumburg, IL
    Former Employee - Technical Consultant in Schaumburg, IL

    I worked at Lawson Products as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great company and nice people to work with !

    Cons

    Hard work and long hours

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more people oriented

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Focus on the field people

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

    I have been working at Lawson Products full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Management recognizes that everyone in the company depends on the success of the sales reps in the field. Quality products, excellent service and fill rates. New system gives reps ability to set prices locally to ensure they are competitive.

    Cons

    One separate department is used to source all special orders instead of staff who are familiar with particular product categories or vendors.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Growing Company that is a great place to work

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

    I have been working at Lawson Products

    Pros

    Over the last few years the Company has made numerous investments that have led to improved financial performance and made the Company a better place to work. The Company is dedicated to growing and educating its sales force, as well as investing in the career paths of office employees. The overall work environment continues to become a more collaborative, team oriented approach.

    Cons

    There are still some aspects of job that could be more efficient, however, the Company is focused on continuous improvement of all job functions and operations.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    The Company has turned around and they are in growth mode. The transition with SAP was difficult but

    Current Employee - Sales Representative
    Current Employee - Sales Representative

    I have been working at Lawson Products full-time

    Pros

    The company is growing which leads to future opportunities at many levels. If a sales rep stays with the structure of demonstrating products on every call they can earn commissions much higher than normal. You can place bins and cabinets at no charge which helps customers and the sales force. Organizing a shop and labeling everything makes it easy for repeat business.

    Cons

    The outside sales position is hard work, but for those willing to stay with it, they will earn a great income. Its easy to be become an order taker but if you do, your income will suffer

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    increase product education

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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