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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melville, NY
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melville, NY
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I worked at MSC Industrial Direct full-time (More than a year)

Pros

Job security - They didn't lay off in 2008 and pride themselves that they don't.

Cons

It's a controlled structured culture with a lack of trust. If you're the creative, think out of the box type, then it's not for you. First year, you only accrue 1/2 vacation day per month. And save them, MSC isn't generous when it comes to snow days. Company policy is opposed to work from home (unless it's overtime) and flex time. Be prepared for overtime. Management will pick a due date and expect you to do what it takes. Your personal time isn't your own. The Melville building is in need of a major renovation and there is no talk whatsoever of fixing the building. Dirty carpets, dirty walls, outdated furniture, cramped cubicles, ceilings that leak when it rains, no sunlight. Beware the interview rooms, they are beautiful. They're supposed to be co-locating with a brand new office in North Carolina. Then why not fix the Melville building? Unless of course the truth is that eventually it will be shut down?

Advice to Management

Renovate the Melville building or fess up that you intend to ultimately shut it down.

Other Employee Reviews for MSC Industrial Direct

  1. Helpful (5)

    "Was an ok place to work but greed at the top has taken over."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Inside Sales
    Current Employee - Inside Sales
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at MSC Industrial Direct full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Benefits.vacation Not much else.

    Cons

    Very top heavy in management To many goals.Upper management has no clue what the worker bee do. Lots of high paid management that are not needed.Reactive not proactive.Lousy at MRO .Does not replace workers when they leave so double,triple work load for everybody else. Culture was preached but no longer Run by how much big wigs can make on stock options.Wants to be everything to every company but cannot come through. No advancement.

    Advice to Management

    Get back to basics of selling metalworking. Start caring about lower level employees or they will have none with any experience.Stop being so greedy and start sharing the wealth.


  2. Helpful (10)

    "Terrible company to work for"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Executive
    Former Employee - Account Executive
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at MSC Industrial Direct full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I honestly cannot think of any reason to possibly want to work for this company. And that is to bad because the company has good products and a good value basket, but the greed is noticeable every hour of every day.

    Cons

    All the company is interested in is the bottom line. commission structure is the worst in the sales business. Turnover is very high in management as well as sales executives.

    Advice to Management

    Take a look at some of the exit interview comments if you already have not, and maybe listen to a few people and make some changes.

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