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"Reliable paycheck, co-workers and middle management good to work with."

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Current Employee - Production Artist in Chicago, IL
Current Employee - Production Artist in Chicago, IL
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I have been working at Lawson Products full-time (More than 10 years)

Pros

Transitioning to e-commerce and modern data management and inventory control systems. Opportunities for people with the skills to help with the shift in business model.

Cons

Going through major transition in corporate culture as they modernize infrastructure.

Other Employee Reviews for Lawson Products

  1. Helpful (3)

    "A place where sub par talent goes to die and those whose are intelligent enough to know better run away while they can."

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    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Des Plaines, IL
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Des Plaines, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Lawson Products full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - Compensation - There is a reason they are willing to give you exactly what you or your recruiter ask for and that is because this is their biggest selling point to get you in the door... and let me tell you... there is a reason for that.

    Wish I had more to say here but honestly there are some decent people but they are so far overshadowed by those who are awful its hard to even consider that a positive

    Cons

    Mind you I am writing this as someone a year out from leaving and I left on my own accord:

    - Poor "leadership" just trickles down - its hard to achieve a vision when your fearless leaders don't even understand what that means, not to mention no one is actively measured against goals

    - Management isn't even something that I would consider an active practice by most that call themselves managers at Lawson

    - Growth / Opportunities - when I was hired in I started with 4 other people - 3 of us left in under a year - working here is taking a backseat to growth while just sitting at your desk for 10-12 hours a day doing nothing or anything to just collect a paycheck - needless to say if you would like to regress in your career this is the place to do it

    - Corporate Culture - I will say it again - people go here to die - so if you can wake up for the next 40 years in the same thankless job, with the same problems everyday, and no way of getting any traction of fixing anything this is the place to do it

    Advice to Management

    I have worked at a handful of place, some good and others not so much, but Lawson was hands down the absolute worst place I have worked in terms of people development, feedback, and overall rapport between employees. My advice would be to honestly assess the way in which your people feel and the promises that have been made upon walking into roles but beyond that look at the way in which management is assessed in their abilities, most people managing here don't even offer constructive feedback when its solicited.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Wrong time to start working at Lawson"

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    Current Employee - Inside Sales in Independence, OH
    Current Employee - Inside Sales in Independence, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Lawson Products full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    No cold calling. Small office with good hard working people.

    Cons

    In transition- switched to SAP and lost a lot of customers during the switch
    Not enough communication between Inside and Outside Sales
    Poor communication between corporate office and sales force.
    Archaic and outdated website

    Advice to Management

    Aim before you fire. Greater due diliigence before making big decisions.

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