Administrative (Former Employee) – Cincinnati, OH – June 3, 2016
At Johnstone Supply Dayton we all worked together to make sure the customers were taken care of. We received commission when we met the sales goals for the month which was 95% of the time. We are were like family then the owner of the company passed and our company was bought out by the Johnstone in Cincinnati. It seemed that a lot of the employees at the Cincinnati group were just going through the motions.
A typical day could be making sales support calls to HVAC dealers within company operations and service area to compiling training material and conducting sales training for internal office and sales associates for 4 stores, creating marketing materials for sales and support for internal office personnel to partnering contractors, field service calls to support company dealer base, compiling market information to determine and manage min/max purchasing of related HVAC materials.
Intern at Johnstone Supply (Current Employee) – Raleigh, NC – March 24, 2016
I've only worked there as an intern at minimum wage, so I cannot rate benefits and advancement (I left those rates blank; I did not intend to mark them low). I very much appreciate what I've discovered otherwise. The work environment is friendly, and they were flexible when I needed to change hours.
I see others working positions that seem both high and low on the advancement scale, and they seem happy. This convinces me that someone searching for work on any level, from an internship to a full-time career with hopes to advance to a top position, will have good luck at Johnstone Supply.
The work is easy enough but takes good time, so it's a stress-free environment. I learn new things here and there, such as concepts for new assignments, so there is almost always something useful to do. If not, I can simply ask one of the others if they have anything I can take care of.
Warehouse Associate (Current Employee) – Niles, IL – February 15, 2016
Johnstone supply is a good place to work at. However, there is little space to advance anywhere. Your daily work day would be to pick-pack orders and ship them out to other store. You will learn to use forklift as it is vital in some circumstances.Make transfers to other stores and occasionally help costumers load in their products.
Warehouse Operations Manager (Former Employee) – Saint Paul, MN – January 13, 2016
There was no room for growth within the company. It was run by a couple of guys that were given the company from the father-in-law. Not a bad place to work for work/life balance. Just keep your expectations low.
Counter Sales Service Associate / Lead Assistant (Current Employee) – Rochester, MN – January 6, 2016
Johnstone Supply is an exciting place to work. We work in a constantly changing environment. The HVAC industry is constantly changing and advancing. I love working in an industry where no one will ever know everything. Advancement in knowledge is required as is self drive to succeed.
Material Handler (Former Employee) – Joliet, IL – December 14, 2015
This place has way to many managers and they don't know where there own boundaries end and the next managers picks up. So you get told a to do a lot of contradicting things throughout the day then blamed when not everything meshed they way they wanted.
Lots of hours decent pay for a warhouse
No chance for advancement no real pay raises idiot managers
Central Valley Territory Manager (Former Employee) – Fresno, CA – October 27, 2015
The culture was designed to create a "do what needs to be done for the customer" environment. Johnstone Fresno's mission statement was to be the distributor of choice for the "Premier" HVAC contractors in the Central Valley by making it easy to do business.
Warehouse Worker (Former Employee) – Pittsburgh, PA – October 6, 2015
I worked in the warehouse and got a good learning experience. Due to my job being flexible, I didn't really deal with management a whole lot but I always found it pleasant. I wouldn't say the job was hard really, more tedious but I am glad I had it for the experience.
when we were very busy we worked together as a team and rocked it!!! We were a profitable company because we had monthly sales goals & when they were met we all got bonuses. The owner passed away and we were bought out by another company who ran things completely different. They were all about the money and didn't care about the employees or the customers. Very sad to see such a great company go downhill so quickly.
monthly bonuses, free lunches several times a year
Inside Sales and Customer Service (Former Employee) – San Diego, CA – July 30, 2015
The HVAC industry is very rewarding. Johnstone Supply is a distributor of Heating and Air Conditioning.
Overall, the job was interesting and I learned a great deal from the people I worked with. The people who work there come many different backgrounds, and are often are new to the industry when they're first hired at Johnstone Supply.
The employee compensation is fair. The benefits are in line with the industry.
Job advancement is limited. The highest level of advancement is to become a branch manager.
Management shows little discernment or discretion when speaking of others in a negative manor. They talk very loud and too much about the people who work there! Johnstone Supply has all of the tool's to make the job rewarding, challenging and interesting. Just watch your back.
Continuing education in the HVAC inductry is available.
Management often feels bad about their employee's.