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Chicago, IL
1001 to 5000 employees
1952
Company - Public (LAWS)
Wholesale
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
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Working at Lawson Products

Founded in 1952, Lawson Products (NASDAQ: LAWS) is an industrial distributor of maintenance and repair products. Lawson carries a comprehensive line of products and provides inventory management services to the industrial, commercial, institutional and government maintenance ... Read more

Lawson Products Reviews

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Lawson Products President and Chief Executive Officer Michael G. DeCata
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    Former Employee - Sales Support Representative in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Sales Support Representative in Chicago, IL
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    I worked at Lawson Products full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good values, culture and People

    Cons

    None that affected me personally

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Lawson Products Photos

Lawson Products photo of: Our sales reps provide customers with the products, associated training and application expertise they need to keep their operations running smoothly.
Lawson Products photo of: Our paper football challenge was a huge hit as departments competed for championship.
Lawson Products photo of: Our employees had fun donating back packs filled with school supplies for the Communities That Care Back-to-School program.
Lawson Products photo of: Shane McCarthy, SVP, Supply Chain, hosted 40 members of Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) for a tour of our new, 300,000 square-foot facility in McCook, Ill.
Lawson Products photo of: CEO Michael DeCata presented the 2015 Excellence Award to Trista Jones who made significant contributions and lived our Company values—Integrity, Results Driven, Progressive and Team Oriented.
Lawson Products photo of: This Lean Six Sigma project team demonstrated great enthusiasm for the presentation topic.
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Lawson Products Interviews

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    Territory Sales Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3+ weeks. I interviewed at Lawson Products (Houston, TX) in July 2017.

    Interview

    Okay where do I start? Well it first started with an initial phone interview for a position in Houston. Everything went well so I was then invited to meet with the managers in an hotel. There was only one position a available but they invited about 20 others to meet with the managers....I mean, this not Google or Apple. Come on guys, this is just overkill. Any who, I completed the interview. You know that feeling you have when you finish an interview that you know you did well? Well I had that feeling after I met with these guys. Later that day, I was invited to come back for another interview. Damn near the same questions as the first. Didn't make sense. They say only 3 was invited to this 2nd formal interview. I killed it because like I said, it was the same questions. A few days later, received a call to complete a ride along. Now usually when you have a ride along, they ready to offer you the position but want to see if you will like it. Completed the ride along in 2 hours. Expressed my interest in the position during the ride along. A week later, nothing from manager or recruiter. So I began to call every couple days to the manager and of course he didn't answer any of my calls. I called on a different number and guess what guys? He answered but I just hung up. Now I'm completely turned off to the position. Recruiter called me a few days later saying they were going with someone else. I just laugh and said perfect.

    Very unprofessional experience overall.

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Lawson Products Awards & Accolades

  • Top 40 Industrial Distributors, Modern Distribution Management, 2015
  • The Big 50, Industrial Distribution, 2015
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