Snap-on Reviews

Updated October 9, 2014
Updated October 9, 2014
64 Reviews
3.6
64 Reviews
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Snap-on Chairman, President, and CEO Nick Pinchuk
Nick Pinchuk
32 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Benefits are pretty good and pay is good too (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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  1.  

    Good Internship Experience

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

    I have been working at Snap-on as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Employees were very nice
    Interns were invited to all work functions and got holiday gifts
    Depending on your degree, there were always full-time job openings

    Cons

    Interns didn't receive perks like FT (flu shots, benefits, etc.)
    Not always opportunities to grow

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It was a great office environment where the employees were all friendly. Everyone would smile and wave when walking down the hall and would always be willing to help you out.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Sales

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

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

    Pros

    Work from home, flexibility, ability to make own schedule, great brand recognition. 401k, pension plan and stock buying options.

    Cons

    Need to improve technology tools available to sales reps. Recent changes to the commission structure do not support the current business trends or market outlook. Sales people wear too many hats which takes away from selling time. Compensation is 60 to 75k depending on territory. The car allowance compensation policy need to be restructure to reflect the job demands, gas prices, wear and tear on vehicle. The feeling among employees is that we no longer work for Snap-on or our to provide solutions to our customer needs; we now work for Wall Street.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    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......

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  5.  

    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 (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
  6.  

    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
  7.  

    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 (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
  8.  

    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 (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
  9.  

    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 (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
  10.  

    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.

  11.  

    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 (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

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