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"The worst place I have ever worked"

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Former Employee - Management in Atlanta, GA
Former Employee - Management in Atlanta, GA
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

You will appreciate whatever you have once you leave here. Benefits aren't bad. Most of the people who work there are good and just as miserable as you.

Cons

No communication, conflicting direction, no respect and it is only getting worse. all the reviews on here are staff complaining about management - well guess what, it sucks just as much in management.

Advice to Management

if you are smart, get out. run as far away as you can. you will be very happy when you do.

Other Employee Reviews for McMaster-Carr

  1. "Great Company, but must have a thick skin"

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    Former Employee - Receiving in Robbinsville, NJ
    Former Employee - Receiving in Robbinsville, NJ
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    benefits, bonuses, sports tickets, quality of regular employees

    Cons

    rapidly changing management, cant miss time at all, constant changes, inexperienced supervisors most fresh out of college and never had a real job

    Advice to Management

    look at your core workers, the ones who actually run MCM for ideas...not some kids fresh out of college and very green.


  2. Helpful (6)

    "Good benefits, bad working environment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    As staff or management, you'll make more money here with less experience and qualifications than you would elsewhere. You don't pay out of pocket for retirement or health care, they'll pay for you to take any courses you want after just 3 months and with no time commitment after you finish, and making 40k a year you can easily retire with a million in your retirement account ... If you last that long

    Cons

    I have never seen so many people leave a company, in the middle of a job crisis with no other offers or jobs lined up, as I have here at McMaster Atlanta.

    Recently in management alone there have been double digit firings and resignations. Several key positions are open, those who stay often feel overworked, and the bench of qualified replacements is paper thin. As a result, people who were successful in other fields or with top mba degrees are promoted too quickly to be able to confidently set direction or command the necessary respect from staff or management subordinates. Even those successful within the company are at times moved to functions where they have little to no experience. Being able to gain experience across marketing, finance, and operations sounds great in the interview, but without a strong management team the reality is often a nightmare.

    Upper management is constantly changing priorities due to several large scale initiatives simultaneously in the works. This makes it nearly impossible for all other levels of management to effectively lead a team or understand their own expectations.

    Tenured employees in staff and management are cynical, and new hires quickly become jaded as the resulting low morale from the above issues causes staff and entry level management to be very vocal with each other about frustrations and concerns.

    Advice to Management

    Morale is broken beyond your apparent abilities to fix it. Call in help from another branch that doesn't have these issues (if possible). Otherwise, recognize that the "smart people" you hire can't solve problems if they don't stay, and hire the dreaded external consultant needed to get retention back on track.

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