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McMaster-Carr Overview

Elmhurst, IL (US)
1001 to 5000 employees
1901
Company - Private
Wholesale
$100 to $500 million (AUD) per year
Amazon, W.W. Grainger, MSC Industrial Direct
McMaster-Carr operates a network of five facilities in Chicago, IL; Los Angeles, CA; Atlanta, GA; Cleveland, OH; and Princeton, NJ that serve customers all over the world. Using advanced technology, we offer businesses hundreds of thousands of items including fasteners, pumps ... Read more

McMaster-Carr Reviews

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    Former Employee - Manager in Elmhurst, IL (US)
    Former Employee - Manager in Elmhurst, IL (US)

    I worked at McMaster-Carr full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I gained so much from working at McMaster. It's a very difficult environment for someone straight out of college, and it's very sink or swim. Some people thrive in that environment like I did and others would rather have their teeth wrenched out. I learned so very much, mostly from the hands-on experience I received managing incredibly talented people and operations. I'm a better person and professional for having worked here. The benefits are out of this world.

    Cons

    A lack of transparency about what allows people to advance is frustrating. You start to feel like you're just biding your time, and not necessarily changing experiences when you're ready to or need to. I understand why that's the case, business needs must be filled, but it's costly to retaining talent.

    Advice to Management

    Promote from within more when it's warranted, not just when it's needed to fulfill a quota. Stop promoting people just because their experience level says you should, if they're not doing as well as people straight out of undergrad they don't deserve to progress and should be let go.

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McMaster-Carr Interviews

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    Application

    The process took 1 day. I interviewed at McMaster-Carr in January 2010.

    Interview

    initial phone interview. Then invited for an in- house visit. Consisted of a tour of the warehouse an 4 in person interviews.

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McMaster-Carr Awards & Accolades

  • Best Employers for Latinos to Work For in the West, Latinos For Hire, 2012

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