MSC Industrial Direct

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MSC Industrial Direct Reviews

Updated Jul 19, 2014
MSC Industrial Direct – Maumee – “Branch/Call Center”

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2.7 88 reviews

56% Approve of the CEO

MSC Industrial Direct CEO Erik Gershwind

Erik Gershwind

(41 ratings)

40% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Sometimes I feel customer service people are my closest allies in the company(in 5 reviews)

  • Great co-workers; good benefits; gives back to the communites they are in(in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • Highly segregated feel toward upper management(in 7 reviews)

  • no room for advancement if you dont play golf with the execs(in 4 reviews)

88 Employee Reviews
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    Growing company that offers opportunities

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsVisible, active leadership and fast growth organization

    ConsFast growth and with that comes change

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Very good company to work for.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsCulture is very good. Free coffee and tea.

    ConsWork can be hard. Very demanding.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Excellent

    Sales Operations Specialist (Current Employee) Charleston, SC

    ProsPromote from within, open door policy, sales tools abound, ect.

    ConsIncremental numbers some years are hard to overcome.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCorrect the problem.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great Place to work.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGood Salary, Good staff, Good Benefits.

    Conslittle room for advancement at branch.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    So far so good...

    Account Executive (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat base salary, benefits, and company car. There truly is work-life balance at this company. Management fosters a positive work environment where you want to contribute and do your best.

    All sales channels work together to create a positive outcome. MSC has not lost sight of what's most important...the customer.

    ConsIt takes time to accrue 40 hours of vacation. Most companies give you 1-3 weeks from start date.

    Account Executives do not get company issued laptop which can be a challenge.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the good work and don't lose focus.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Excellent company to work for!

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) New York, NY

    ProsExcellent staff, a great deal of positive support, opportunities for advancement

    ConsLimited opportunities without relocating to a different city or larger facility

    Advice to Senior ManagementNone

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Very Decent place to work

    Packer (Current Employee) Elkhart, IN

    Prosstarting out money is great, get full benefits in 30 days ,get vacation time and sick time in 90 days will work with you if you do have to miss a lot of time, very good discount on items

    ConsThe only real problem i see is it is very difficult to get a "day" shift job but that is expected

    Advice to Senior ManagementNONE

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    MSC is a great company to work for and fosters a fun environment

    Financial Systems Analyst (Former Employee) Melville, NY

    Pros+Great Work Environment
    +Mostly Great People to Work With
    +Slightly Higher Than Average Pay

    Cons+In a few years I am sure we will hear about the Melville Location closing down and Charlotte will become the new corporate headquarters

    Advice to Senior ManagementDo not be too slow to move up the lower ranking people who work hard.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Works on all levels

    Inside Sales Executive (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat Pay
    Room for advancement
    Teamwork is stressed
    Great Balance between work and family
    Open door policy with management
    Exciting innovations

    ConsComplex computer order entry system.
    Multiple product catalogs
    Multiple and complex discount structures
    No stock at office location.
    Nothing else

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the good work. Employees are generally happy and feel secure in their positions.
    Continue to be innovative and forward thinking

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good place to work- Could be better

    Account Executive (Current Employee)

    ProsProduct offerings and the ability to deliver on time to customer.

    ConsTo much mid-management, compensation plan is very hard to understand, Micro management becoming a problem.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCut management team in half so that the sales team doesn't have to carry all the weight of the company. Develop pay plan for all sales to understand. Stop with all the micro management.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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