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"Has been a good company to work for."

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Most associates are friendly and a pleasure to work with.

Cons

Career opportunities and promotions are limited to specific departments.

Other Employee Reviews for MSC Industrial Direct

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great Place to work."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at MSC Industrial Direct full-time

    Pros

    Good Salary, Good staff, Good Benefits.

    Cons

    little room for advancement at branch.


  2. Helpful (6)

    "Old Barnes Distribution Rep"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - OUTSIDE SALES
    Current Employee - OUTSIDE SALES
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at MSC Industrial Direct full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Used to be many as a Barnes rep, finding it harder and harder to see any pros in the MSC world. I've always done very well in new business sales but finding it harder and harder to believe in company anymore with the lack of information, low pay and terrible fill rate. Sometimes I feel customer service people are my closest allies in the company.

    Cons

    This used to be a great company to work for before MSC bought us out. We used to have flexible schedules, make your own route and schedule. See customers as you see fit. Now management decides how often you see your customers and on which days (at least in my market).
    Huge quota increases, unrealistic for smaller territory reps.
    Highly micro-managed now that we are a part of MSC.
    Have no idea where us Barnes reps stand or what we are going to be called or what will change tomorrow, if anything at all.
    They claim we are to be selling reps now vs the old way which was service reps but this is probably one of the lowest paying outside sales jobs in my experience. And we've always had to sell new accounts. The activity they are asking us to deliver requires higher base pays as the commission levels are pathetic.

    Advice to Management

    Realize good SALES reps wont stick around long with the low base salaries, low commission rates and high micro-management.

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