Billing Clerk, Order entry Clerk, Filing Clerk (Former Employee) – Des Plaines, IL – July 10, 2018
I'm not sure what it's like there now-a-days, but when I was there, Lawson tried to run the business like a family. The took care of the employees very well. Sitting behind a desk was not really my bag, but I stayed there 7 years regardless. I advanced fast from a Filing Clerk to a billing Clerk rather fast. I was noted as employee of the month once, that was very nice. When I had my first child I left to stay home with the kids. There was a nice little profit sharing package.
I love being able to work from home and make my own schedule. even though I travel every day but I am home every night. I love getting to meet new people and help them grow their business. i hardly ever seem my boss which is nice because I get to work on my own with no supervision.
Area Representative for Maintenance (Current Employee) – Los Angeles, CA – April 20, 2018
really high pressure to sell, demonstrate their very high prices items. no help from management even though they say they train. manager rarely available and never once got a positive comment. Even after bringing on 3 very large accounts.
Territory Sales Manager (Former Employee) – Boise, ID – April 11, 2018
A typical day began around 7:30 am with my first customer appointment around 8:00. I serviced all existing commercial, industrial and institutional accounts with regard to their MRO needs. I particularly enjoyed the interaction with the end line users and the flexibility I enjoyed to schedule my own work day.
Territory Sales Representative (Former Employee) – California – March 23, 2018
This is a great company to join if you're looking for stability and company reputation. However as a new sales rep its extremely tough to earn a living based on their commission structure and salary. The benefits offered are also below average. This company immediately lowered the base salary right after I joined them, also lowered the commissions and bonuses. I read they do this often. Management is great in the training department which is good because there's years of studying products ahead of you. This is a quota based sales job so if your numbers are off just a little bit, even if you're new, you will be hearing from management as month's end nears. As a new sales rep I was given a territory that was picked clean years before so it was extremely difficult to open any new accounts, any quality buyer was already assigned a rep from another territory so I was left to struggle on my own, the rejection was very disheartening not to mention frustrating.
Regional Sales Manager (Former Employee) – Chicago, IL – March 20, 2018
There is not a lot to say. It is a very hard business. They really need to change their pay plan. The micro management has to change and all the paper work that they have you do needs to be cut in half.
work when you want to but had to make your numbers
Vice President, Supply Management (Former Employee) – Des Plaines, IL – March 20, 2018
Company was in the phase of going from family owned to launching an IPO. Good strategy but not ready for the demands of an IPO. It was turmoil between legacy employees and new people brought in to focus on IPO
Account Manager (Current Employee) – Chicago, IL – February 22, 2018
All training goes into the manager and the company expects the manager to come out and train the field. They started this a few years ago when they took selling managers out. Problem is manager does not come out and train the field.
This is a great company to work for and they provide a lot of tools to help you succeed but the bottom line is if you don't consistently open new accounts the competition will eat away at your business.
Outside Sales Representative (Current Employee) – Chicago, IL – January 25, 2018
Great place to work for except while building your greenfield route you have a depleting salary ,that stresses you while in the building of a route..Also very competitive work as a MRO product provider ,with so many companies out there selling the same products its diffucult to focus on the service side of things but still giving the best prices and still trying to earn a living..
Home base Office
Feel like your on your own alot of the time since the salesreps are spread out
Order Picker (Former Employee) – Suwanee, GA – January 25, 2018
I don't like giving bad reviews, but i have to for this place. management was horrible beyond belief. There was a lot of targeting going on there when i was there and still continuing today, resulting in a lot of favoritism. Pay was unfair. People did not get paid based off skills.
Account Executive - Midwest Region (Current Employee) – West Des Moines, IA – January 23, 2018
The company has a great amount of structure, support, and training in place, but middle management doesn't follow it. Smoke and mirrors. The pay is the worst in the industry even though during the hiring process they talk about how great it it is. They pay next to nothing for car, phone and internet for home office. Training is mostly done on your own. I my own personal case management is very untrustworthy. I have meet some from other areas so I feel it is an isolated issue. Great job for someone who wants to get in to B2B sales and has no experience at all. Everyone else, I would look elsewhere.
Outside Sales (Current Employee) – Union City, IN – January 11, 2018
Like all the big MRO companies there is very little change with the accounts. People who have been at the companies that stay along time sooner or later inherit a big account and then they don't want to hunt anymore. I feel I got past up a couple of time on some bigger accounts that would have made alot of difference in income.