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MSC Industrial Direct Overview

Melville, NY
5001 to 10000 employees
1941
Company - Public (MSM)
Wholesale
$2 to $5 billion (USD) per year
W.W. Grainger, Fastenal, Applied Industrial Technologies
MSC has earned a reputation for providing customers with the best products and unparalleled service. We are a broad-line, leading distributor of metalworking and maintenance, repair and operations solutions and services. We help customers achieve productivity and cost savings ... Read more

Mission: Our mission is to be the best Industrial Distributor in the world, as measured by our associates, customers, owners and suppliers.

MSC Industrial Direct Reviews

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MSC Industrial Direct CEO Erik Gershwind
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at MSC Industrial Direct full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, Paid holidays, rewards for top performers, great bonus plan, Community Relations outreach efforts are amazing. The company is holding their leadership teams and the associates accountable for their behavior and their performance - this is a refreshing change and should result in higher satisfaction/engagement for those who truly want to work here.

    Cons

    None - I am pleased with the changes and decisions the company is making.

    Advice to Management

    You are moving in the right direction. Don't let the associates who have been here forever bring you down. Encourage those who aren't happy to move on.

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MSC Industrial Direct Photos

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MSC Industrial Direct Interviews

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    OUTSIDE SALES Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Melville, NY
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    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at MSC Industrial Direct (Melville, NY).

    Interview

    We typically have the OSA (Outside Sales Associate) meet with Recruiting, then Recruiting and the hiring manager. Depending about the accounts and territory, perhaps a third round with interested parties.

    Interview Questions

    • Be prepared to answer how you will generate new business.   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    I've been with MSC for a number of years.
    I'm a hiring manager and I do not negotiate all that much.

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MSC Industrial Direct Awards & Accolades

  • America's Best Large Employers, Forbes Magazine, 2017
  • B2B E-Commerce Player of the Year, IR Magazine, 2016
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Pledges & Certifications

Veteran Hiring Commitment

Committed to helping America's military veterans find work

Pay Equality Pledge

Committed to paying equitably for equal work & experience

Diversity Commitment

Has programs that support a diverse and inclusive workforce

Tech Hiring Commitment

Helping to train, hire and promote more technology workers

Pledge to Thrive

Taking steps to prioritize employee well-being

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