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McMaster-Carr Reviews in Los Angeles, CA

Updated June 4, 2014
Updated June 4, 2014
407 Reviews

2.6
407 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good pay and benefits (basically the Golden Handcuffs) (in 39 reviews)

  • Compensation is amazing--very conducive to work-life balance (in 29 reviews)


Cons
  • Management trainees hardly do more work, and the higher salary is not justifiable (in 22 reviews)

  • Upper management is resistant to change and lacks decision-making authority (in 17 reviews)

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13 Employee Reviews Back to all reviews

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  1.  

    Strange workplace culture but good pay and benefits

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Marketing Research Associate  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Marketing Research Associate in Los Angeles, CA

    Pros

    Pays well, good benefits, profit sharing, no overworking of employees.

    Cons

    Not particularly employee centric, so people are easily shuffled around and let go.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Empower employees more.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Good place to work, but don't expect to retire here.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Packer  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Packer in Los Angeles, CA

    Pros

    Good pay, profit sharing full tuition reimbursement, paid benefits

    Cons

    Too bad a few bad apples spoil what could be a wonderful place to work. Pays well but expectations are near perfection. If you can't keep that pace up as long as you're employed, then you will be canned no matter how many years you've worked your ass off.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find your bad apples and get rid of them. Too many good hardworking people are losing their jobs.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Place To Work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Operations Manager  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Los Angeles, CA

    Pros

    Great benefits and great co-workers. You will never find a more competent group of people to work with and for.

    Cons

    Expectations are extremely high and it can be difficult to hit those goals each and every day. You are, however, compensated appropriately for those expectations.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the employees more. They have the best ideas out of anyone in the building.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Interesting and challenging place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Supervisor  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Los Angeles, CA

    Pros

    Great people, interesting projects, data driven

    Cons

    not the most exciting industry

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think you are doing a good job!

    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Perfect for some, but make sure you understand what your job will be!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Supervisor  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Los Angeles, CA

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits. Good opportunities if you are employed with the intention of moving to management roles.
    Tuition reimbursement is a huge benefit that allows employees to gain a top-notch education while employed. I really respect the companies basic values and think it provides a respectful and professional work environment.

    Cons

    Unfortunately, I don't think they give most employees a real sense that they can advance within the company. Promotions from hourly to salaried positions are few and far between.

    Overall attitude seems to be that if employees are paid enough they will be happy. This isn't true, especially when young supervisors with little management experience are encouraged to "try new things" without always being held accountable by their own managers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure your employees know what their opportunities are for career development when they are hired.

    No opinion of CEO

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