Was with Applied for over one year as a sales and service rep. Great entry level position to build experience in sales and customer service. The company overall is pretty good with several great benefits and learning experiences.
This branch is very busy and consists of a lot of unreal expectations and is a sell, sell, sell style environment. The training if you can call it "training" is non existent for the over 5 million products sold. This causes things to be stressful and new people ussually disappoint customers. Upper management then blames the employees. Several corporate viruses and a slow system add to the stress. Inaccurate descriptions and pictures on the website just add to the nonsence. Too many responsibilities and most employees get burned out but are required to suck it up, with no support and get micromanaged every 60 seconds.
The current SCM is great. The GM, where do I start. Disrespectful, no leadership at all, very difficult to work for, talks down to employees. All about the money. Same things another reviewer said. But money talks so they won't be replaced.
Free lunches, experience, customer & employee relationships
Micro management, toxic environment, disrespectful leadership, unreal expectations