Snap-on Reviews

Updated August 26, 2014
Updated August 26, 2014
60 Reviews

3.5
60 Reviews
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Snap-on Chairman, President, and CEO Nick Pinchuk
Nick Pinchuk
31 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Pay is good, benefits are great, training phenominal (in 3 reviews)

  • Good benefits and opportunities for advancement (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • Tough work/life balance at times (in 3 reviews)

  • Upper management wants you to buy into deals you don't need (in 4 reviews)

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35 Employee Reviews Back to all reviews

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  1.  

    Solid company to work for.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Snap-on

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, Guaranteed 40 hours a week, Awesome coworkers, Pay not bad, Lot of OT.

    Cons

    Hard to get ahead in the company, Once your hired in the company you can't bump a temporary employee from 1st shift to 2nd. I was hired on 1st shift and that's why I took the job because I wanted 1st shift but about 6 months after getting hired into the company I got transferred to 2nd and that is not the shift I had put in for and it also took me 18 months to get hired into the company. I was a temporary employee for 18 months. Also it seems hard for some management to say Job Well Done to their employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let the employees know how much they are Appreciated......

  2.  

    Good Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Snap-on full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great people, products and reputation.

    Cons

    Highly political environment that can inhibit good decision making

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    As a public company the focus is always on quarterly results. Would be beneficial to occasionally spend time on longer term strategies.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great company with Management that cares about the people

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Supervisor  in  Kenosha, WI
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Kenosha, WI

    I have been working at Snap-on full-time

    Pros

    Great culture. They care about their associates. VERY long term employment opportunities. Qaulity management from the Top to the Bottom.

    Cons

    Tough work/life balance at times. Long term employees make it hard to advance to higher levels.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep pushing forward. People should be proud that they work for a great company with high quality products.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    It is a great company to work for.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Manager  in  Columbia, SC
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Columbia, SC

    I have been working at Snap-on full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The company car and autonomy to do your job

    Cons

    The travel can wear you down

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Na

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good solid company. They treat you well

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Snap-on full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Things get really pretty good around here about 8 years ago when the board kicked out the good old boys and put in some people and processes that really made the company successful. The environment is nice, although the people are not ones I would hang out with, but that is because they are not my type, not because they are bad. They are very good with flex time and they don't make you think that you are doing a bad job if you need to stay home to tend a sick kid. Benefits are pretty good and pay is good too.

    Cons

    Not a lot of room for advancement. Most people who work here tend to stick around a long time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay for employee education. Even if it is not in the employees area of work, it can make them feel better about themselves and can also make that person more valuable even if they education does not directly impact.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Senior management only cares about their bonuses... at any cost to employees

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Snap-on full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Your co-workers, benefits, and the facility itself. The people who work "in the trenches" really care about their work, customers, Franchisees (Dealers) and each-other. The technology group is always improving systems so it makes it easier to keep up with workload.

    Cons

    Senior management will do anything to cut expenses to get themselves bonuses. They are bleeding the company and ruining morale. Employees want to collaborate more with others but management only gives lip service to collaboration because it takes away from employee's ability to take on more work as they continue to downsize staff. Management doesn't trust/respect employees enough to work from home and flex schedules more.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop laying off employees, ruining their lives and then giving yourself high salaries and bonuses.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    You were provided an excellent environment to work in.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Snap-on full-time

    Pros

    Much like any job at times it seemed as though your boss didnt support you.

    Cons

    Sometimes it did not seem like the work would every stop coming in.

  9.  

    Great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Administrative  in  Kenosha, WI
    Current Employee - Administrative in Kenosha, WI

    I have been working at Snap-on full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Nice people, good benifits, stable company

    Cons

    Raises and bonus only good at management levels

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Good Place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Kenosha, WI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kenosha, WI

    I have been working at Snap-on full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Since the current management has taken over, all facilities have been upgraded tremendously with emphasis on safety and convenience. Management gives quarterly reviews to all employees and insight into the business. Benefits are good including a good 401k with match, ESP, and health plans.

    Cons

    Not much room for advancement or emphasis on giving employees a chance to move to other divisions or departments.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start more collaboration between the divisions including the movement of employees between the divisions.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Very Nice Company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - SQL Developer  in  San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - SQL Developer in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Snap-on as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    Very Nice people and Managers

    Cons

    Hard to get in a permanent (full time) position

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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