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"What is it really like at MSC after 10 years"

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Account Executive
Current Employee - Account Executive
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Company provides an excellent training program, but it is very scripted.

Cons

NO growth opportunities once hired, HR department is paranoid and schizophrenic. Open new and additional background checks, subject you to a battery of psychological and skills based testing. Internal recommendations and feedback are ignored.

Advice to Management

Less focus on pleasing Wall Street and get a grip on the reality of the competitive landscape. The answers lie within the Company. Listen to your Customers and own people (particularly at the ground level) their ideas and suggestions are free and worth more than those you are paying for. Throw away the script and can the hokey applause track used in corporate communications.

Other Employee Reviews for MSC Industrial Direct

  1. Helpful (8)

    "Associates are Getting Burnt Out"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melville, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melville, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at MSC Industrial Direct full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Coworkers are good people, it is a Corporate Environment, and the company is proactive in making Charitable Contributions across the country.

    Cons

    Associates are expected to work 7 days a week, the building needs to be renovated or at least cleaned, the Cafeteria serves subpar food, and morale is at an all-time low. Associates who have been there a long time feel this is not the same company they used to work for.

    Advice to Management

    Management should realize that they can only push their employee so far before they start to become unproductive because they are exhausted and burnt out. It's understandable that companies have to be lean in order to be competitive, but they can only go so far before it works against them.


  2. Helpful (5)

    "Overall great company but have pockets of hostile management. Seems to be no accountability for some management"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at MSC Industrial Direct full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great co-workers; good benefits; gives back to the communites they are in. In the past had a strong corporate culture, has since been slowly eroded over time.

    Cons

    Hostile work environment from one division's senior management, no understanding of the work being performed by senior management, and will retaliate against anyone who speaks up.

    Advice to Management

    Start respecting your employees, show true leadership, and ensure toxic management is either reined in or removed from management positions.


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