McNichols Company
2.4 of 5 23 reviews
www.mcnichols.com Tampa, FL 150 to 499 Employees

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Updated Feb 1, 2014

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Gene McNichols

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23% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    McNichols is a great family company that holds to their core values and focus on improvement.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGreat people to work with and wonderful sales training courses. The emphasis on education and training program are wonderful to ease you into the role.

    ConsThere is not a whole lot of room for growth within the company and the operating system to enter orders was arduous and ancient.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFind a way to automate and cut down the order entry system to allow more time for selling.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Unappreciated

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsOk benefits, decent healthcare, very generous paid time off, employees care about one another. Warehouse safety is critically emphasized on a daily basis.

    ConsHaven't seen a raise since 2008. The company demanded employees give 5 percent of our salary in 2009 and haven't gotten that back either. The Greed here is evident. Employees quit here often.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGive back to the employees who keep Your business going. I have a feeling the motive is to get everybody still employed there to quit so new cheaper employees can do the same work. Since there is little room for promotion or even a cost of living pay increase employees get discouraged after a while. The company would probably even do better if employees felt the respect they deserve.

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    I think McNichols Company is a great company to work for. They are a wonderful company who does the right thing.

    Sales (Former Employee)
    Tampa, FL

    ProsI think McNichols Company is a great company to work for. They are a wonderful company who does the right thing.

    ConsI think McNichols Company is a great company to work for. It can be difficult to be a large corporation and still hold on to values that the company was founded on.

    Advice to Senior ManagementI think McNichols Company is a great company to work for. They are a wonderful company who does the right thing.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    McNichols wants their employees to grow and to feel empowered to do the best job possible.

    Customer Service Specialist (Former Employee)
    Garland, TX

    ProsMcNichols values their employees. Management would like to hear your ideas and opinions. They want you to grow in product knowledge and confidence and actively seek out ways to help their employees do better in their jobs. Training is ongoing and participation and hard work ensures your success. You are given a chance to shine and there is chance for advancement.

    ConsI don't think there are any true 'cons' of working for this company. Very upbeat environment, negativity is just not fostered here! Perhaps if you do not enjoy a fast pace environment then that could be considered a 'con' - but if you like that, then you will love it!

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

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    Wolves in sheep clothing!!!!

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsThey use the title of Christianity.

    ConsLiars using religion to trick people.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTell the truth and stop using religion to hide your true colors.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Call Center Hamster on a Wheel

    CSS (Former Employee)
    Chicago, IL

    ProsDecent pay, job stys at work and you don't really 'bring it home' good training program - especially for entery level people wanting to expore sales as a potential career and struggling to find work in this job market.

    ConsWeird envrionment that is strongly rooted in Chrisianity and over the top (inappropriate) for 2013. Clear preference for men in management positions, end of story. Zero opportunity for woment to advance in any meaningful way at the branch and corporate level. Metals is a male dominated industry to begin with, but business is unabashedly secular. IE, a Christian version of Sharia Law.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop being so obtuse and leave the Bible verses off your invoices. For goodness sake, that is just beyond the pale!

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Looks good on the surface but don't be fooled.

    Buyer (Former Employee)
    Tampa, FL

    ProsI am no longer employed there.

    ConsWas a great company to work for until the kids took it over and let V.P.'s and managers who don't have a clue make important business decisions. Greed has taken over with no raises for some (unless you are really liked) and a bonus structure that dried up like an oasis in the desert.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet back to treating people with the Christian values you claim to have and stop listening to stupid people in upper management.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Don't be confused by the reputation of company. The company treat employees horrible

    CSS (Former Employee)
    Dallas, TX

    ProsThe medical insurance is pretty decent. The 401k match is a quarter per dollar which is a little low for most companies. You are vested after 2 years. Most don't make it that long so company doesn't have to pay a dime.

    ConsVery low pay for a lot of work. Phones constantly ring. You have five minutes of not ready time before General manager or sales manager walks over to your desk and ask if you need assistance. The expectation is for you to accept the cult mentality or you are not treated favorably. This is a job and not a career. They take advantage of most of us without degrees. This is a company not highly recommended to anyone unless you are in between jobs and need a steady pay check. However beware of the bonus potential!!! Company promises thousands of dollars but in reality only pays a 1/4 of that. They also add 30% upcharge on freight which is not calculated the normal way. Don't leave the company before your bonus is paid to you or you forfeit it. Read the SMALL PRINT IN YOUR OFFER LETTER. The company doesn't have to pay a bonus if you leave them before payment.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop treating employees like kids. The way they treat their employees is deplorable. The things that should be kept private amongst managers are not. Stop discussing personal things about your employees. You are a very political company. Stop basing your bonus payments on who you like versus an employee that actually performs well.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    A few years then it's time to move on...

    Inside Sales Representative (Current Employee)

    ProsFamily owned, good values, stable company.

    ConsHigh turnover among sales reps, highest priced supplier in highly competitive market

    Advice to Senior ManagementYearly reviews/raises would retain more employees, pay not competitive.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Local management great, Tampa not so much so

    Cog In the Wheel (Current Employee)
    Des Plaines, IL

    ProsWell known name in the industry and great people to work with. People on the front lines truely are performing a labor of love when it comes to taking care of the cutomer and the business in general.

    They provide a pathway for people to move up into higher paying jobs if you are willing to do the paperwork and training.

    ConsVERY subjective evaluations and bonus structure, that are not a good tool to promote change and improvement in the people.

    Corporate people use a micro management approach coupled with fox hole management, which leads to people in the field having to spend excessive time on non essential admin items as opposed to actually taking care of the customer.

    Owership and senior leadership has never worked anywhere but Mcnichols or have been with them for 20+ years, so they have a very limited view of what constitutes best practices. When an issue arises it was best to be the person making the first accusation of blame versus the person trying to solve the issue, as this is what senior leadership generally looked for.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLook at the business from a fresh perspective, what worked 10 years ago or even 5 years ago may not be the correct approach today. Do not allow employees the ability to cut their managers off at the knees and make them irrelevant just by making a phone call to corporate. If there was local HR to handle the day to day issues, maybe the people would not feel a need to call TPA everytime they need someone to wipe their noses and give them a hug.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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