McNaughton-McKay

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  1.  

    GOOD AT TIMES

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Driver/Warehouseman in Madison Heights, MI
    Former Employee - Driver/Warehouseman in Madison Heights, MI

    I worked at McNaughton-McKay full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    the money was good at one time

    Cons

    management made changes that really hurt people that had stayed with the company for long periods of time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be honest and fair, some people that you ran off or let go were loyal hard workers!!!!!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Stable company through good times and bad

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Pricing Administrator in Madison Heights, MI
    Current Employee - Pricing Administrator in Madison Heights, MI

    I have been working at McNaughton-McKay full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The environment is pretty laid back
    Strong company morals, company is well-respected in the industry
    Transparency into company performance
    Easy opportunity for continuing education
    Solid retirement
    Strong executive management
    Generally speaking, management is very easy to talk to, even executives
    Not a public company, so firing people simply to make numbers doesn't happen here

    Cons

    Raises and bonuses are very rare/low for non-sales people or mgt, not even meeting cost of living usually. Need to get your desired salary upfront
    Hard work is rarely rewarded any more than coasting
    Advancement opportunities are lacking because of low turnover
    Being able to see sales numbers is a double-edged sword when raises and bonuses are lower than they should be

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    For those not anywhere close to retirement age, all the talk about ESOP is not nearly as important as making ends meet today. Many would trade lowered ESOP stock prices for healthier bonuses and salary increases that outpace the cost of living. The company may be doing very well now, but the "little people" are struggling. This should not be the case in a truly "employee owned" company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    A good place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Norcross, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Norcross, GA

    I have been working at McNaughton-McKay

    Pros

    Well established company that has a good overall package for employees. Continued education program, uninsured health care spending, ESOP program.

    Cons

    Hard to move across departments, communication needs to improve overall, branches need to work more like one company instead of individual branches.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Talk with employees more and review and critque managers more and make changes when possible. Continue to look at ways to grow the business.

    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Unlimited tools and resources to perform your job.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Bern, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Bern, NC

    I have been working at McNaughton-McKay

    Pros

    Leader in automation and industrial electrical supplly industry. Very low turnover. Well respected with customers and competition. Capable lof large scale turnkey electrical and automation projects.

    Cons

    If you like to give excuses for being incompetent you won't last long,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you want feedback ask the employees personally.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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    Don't be fooled

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Savannah, GA
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Savannah, GA

    I worked at McNaughton-McKay

    Pros

    If you do a half ass job and keep your head down, it's a fine place to collect a paycheck twice a month.

    Cons

    Myself and the other sales people were all lied to about the compensation. During the "good times" the GM kept us all on salary while he lined his pockets. As soon as the market turned, we were thrown on straight commission so he could continue to line is pockets. He hired a Sales Manager and raised our goals telling us he would bring $50k/mo to each branch. My customers banned him from their plants because he is so useless and just upsets them. He is almost as good at playing on his computer as his boss Doug Cooper. All management are good drinking buddies, that's why they are kept around.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you stopped talking and listened to your employees and cared for them you wouldn't be quite so horrible. And they would make you look good by doing a good job for you

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Broken Promises

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Charleston, SC
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Charleston, SC

    I have been working at McNaughton-McKay

    Pros

    Free Coffee, some smiling faces, Good Friday off

    Cons

    I transferred to MCMC as an inside sales person going into outside sales. I was told I would be making great money selling Allen-Bradley as an Account Manager. In fact, I made less. This is a theme of the poor mgt. in Charleston, they make promises and when you ask for them to make it happen(more money in exchange for hard work) they let you go and higher someone else on the same notion that they will make a ton of money. The only business I have seen with turnover of this magmitude is car sales. Unfortunately the GM is best friends with his boss so his poor performance is overlooked and rewarded. The GM is obviously paid on keeping expenses down, otherwise he would want his sales people to be happy and make everyone alot of money, and not screw them at every turn. Its tough times out there, if you need a paycheck put in an application, just know you will be working for the worst management in the industry.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your employees better than how you want to be treated

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Oppurtunity

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales in Ann Arbor, MI
    Former Employee - Sales in Ann Arbor, MI

    I worked at McNaughton-McKay

    Pros

    good people to work with, but limited with oppurtunity because of the market and economy. Good pay if have experience with sales

    Cons

    lots of favortism and treated unfair. your success is determined on how much you can kiss butt! advancing within the company is at a standstill along with raises

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    management should listen to what employees have to say and capitalize on that. Things are discussed in meetings for success and are not followed up on.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    It's setup for managers and sales people: everyone else need not apply.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IT Support Desk in Madison Heights, MI
    Former Employee - IT Support Desk in Madison Heights, MI

    I worked at McNaughton-McKay

    Pros

    If your goal is to be in sales or management, then it's a good company. If you like the status-quo, have old fashion ideas about how a company should be ran, and tend to be a conservative non-risk taker, then this is a good company for you. If you know how to keep your mouth shut, then you will go far here.

    Cons

    Although the company encourages "bright ideas," most of the great ideas are cast aside. This company does not like to take risks. They are a slow growth company. They do a few things very well, but they do not respond very well or very quickly to paradigm-shifts in the industry. Those who make money (management and sales) see to it that very little money is left over for anyone else in the company. If you don't plan on being in management or sales, don't waste away years at this company. Management keeps a watchful eye on potential Union-like activity: they do not like the unhappy half of the employee base who try to collectively improve their low-wage situation. Management says that raises are based on performance, but that's not how it really works.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop telling everyone that you're employee-owned because it implies that employees have some kind of say in how the company operates. It's misleading. Stop hurting the non-management and non-sales people in your company: these people are struggling to make ends meet. Take risks and try new things. Expand to new cities.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    ESOP

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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 McNaughton-McKay full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    The company is an ESOP company and employees own stock as part of their retirement programs. Recent increases in the stock price have been very positive.

    Cons

    Many employees do not understand how the program works, and since it is a retirement program, it does not have a day to day effect on the employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue with ESOP awareness.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Misguided Indians with unattributable management

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

    I worked at McNaughton-McKay full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    As long as times are great, you can keep your job and low pay forever. The ESOP program is great, but a lot of other companies ofter similar options. Health benefits are nice also. Most of the job environments are very laid back.

    Cons

    Do not expect to get awarded for hard work. You could spend quite a few years at Mc-Mc before you see any type of raise or bonus. There are VERY few career advancement opportunities. You will spend a lot of time doing other people's work if you are good at your job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Your business is electrical distribution. You keep the doors open by selling marked up items. You sell devices that are very powerful. As a sales manager, you should make sure your sales people understand the devices, competitive advantages and industry they are intended for. As a General Manager, you need to make sure your sales manager is able to develop a selling strategy with his team of sales people. As a sales person, you should want to understand the technologies and strive to learn everything you can about it. This is what you sell to put food on your table. As an engineer you should go the extra mile to help your sells people get an order or help / educate a customer.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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