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McMaster-Carr Overview

Elmhurst, IL (US)
1001 to 5000 employees
1901
Company - Private
Wholesale
$50 to $100 million (USD) 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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    "Dead end"

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    Former Employee - Warehouse Associate
    Former Employee - Warehouse Associate
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    I worked at McMaster-Carr full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I worked in the McMaster Carr warehouse for a couple years while I was going back to school. Some people like working here but I can’t see why. Yes, the salary and benefits are excellent for what is essentially unskilled labor, but overall it just felt like a really sad way to live.

    Cons

    The company brags about how they only hire exceptional people, but really, the only thing you need to cut it here is the ability to walk fast and count. You will spend your days doing repetitive, robotic tasks with no real chance to use your mind. You may start off your “career” putting away containers as they come in on the conveyor belt. If you do well, in a couple months they may offer you the “opportunity” to stuff wrapping paper into cardboard boxes for 8 hours a day. The company does not promote to management from within, so there’s nothing to aspire to and no goals to work towards.

    It’s easy to fall into the trap of doing simple tasks for a nice paycheck, but I felt bored, uninspired, and unfulfilled. So do many others, as the turnover here is incredibly high. If you’re not concerned with opportunities for growth and just want to make some quick cash, give it a shot. I, like many before me, got burned out and disillusioned very quickly.

    Advice to Management

    These people actually think Amazon can’t compete with them. You think they want to hear my advice?

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McMaster-Carr Interviews

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    Associate Interview

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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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