Snap-on Reviews

Updated July 17, 2014
Updated July 17, 2014
64 Reviews
3.6
64 Reviews
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Snap-on Chairman, President, and CEO Nick Pinchuk
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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.  

    Great product terrible management

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Industrial Sales in Dayton, OH
    Former Employee - Industrial Sales in Dayton, OH

    I worked at Snap-on full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Product is outstanding and the customers are loyal.

    Cons

    Management has become greedy. They company is only worried about the stock holders and themselves

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bring back the team atmosphere I heard so much about before I started Seasoned employees talk about the good old day when the job paid and everybody pulled for each other. This was never my experience in the five years I was employed.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Buggy Software

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Diagnostics Sales Developer
    Former Employee - Diagnostics Sales Developer

    I worked at Snap-on full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Set your own schedule, insurance, commission on ShopKey

    Cons

    80 hr workweek, irate customers ( due to buggy software Verus/Verdict ). No raise in 4 years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    respect the sales reps

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 3 people found this helpful  

    They have done everything possible to limit my income when I became a top sales person in the field.

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    Current Employee - Independent Sale Representative in Poway, CA
    Current Employee - Independent Sale Representative in Poway, CA

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

    Pros

    You set your own working hours. Mine are 5:30 AM to 8:00 pm

    Cons

    Raise my objective 185% because I was told I was paid to much last year.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't have finance be in charge of your sales force. Don't have someone who is a short timer running a division only to make numbers off the back of their sales team. When they are gone your sales team that is left will be worthless.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Executives, especially the CEO, continue to be overpaid while employees and former empolyees struggle

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kenosha, WI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kenosha, WI

    I worked at Snap-on full-time

    Pros

    Facility in Kenosha is decent. Area is a good place to raise family.

    Cons

    Morale extremely low, no work-life balance, employees get to read about overpaid senior executives while watching their co-workers lose their jobs and their homes. Sadly, so many families ripped apart due to work stress and/or lay-off stress. There is no way that the performance of the company can be attributed to the "talent" of one man. Snap-on is the only game in town and the employees give blood just to keep their jobs. The employees are the real reason for the company success, not the greed of the CEO. If you become disabled while employed there, their insurance company will take ALL of your dependent benefits from SSDI to pay themselves back for your benefits: this is in place because senior management decided to take a discount on premiums. Yes, this info is in teeny, teeny print on the benefits statement. What does the CEO care if a disabled employee can't send their children to college? If the company did not take the premium discount, thereby allowing disabled employees to keep their dependent SSDI benefits, the CEO would still find himself highly overpaid. That extra money in his pocket will make little difference in his life, but that employee's ability to send his/her children to college will make a huge difference in their's. So sad that the greed of the CEO has outweighed his concern for his employees, their families and the communities in which they live.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Want to watch morale and performance go way up? Take reasonable salaries, bonuses and stock comp for yourselves and ensure that more employees get to keep their jobs and their homes. Let them have work life balance so they can be there for their children.

    While you may be able to manage by fear and continue to replace burned out employees with anyone who desparately needs a job, what legacy are you really leaving? You are already set for life: give others a chance to have some work/life balance and be their for their children, their parents and their community. Don't you want your life to have meaning other than money?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    They have driven many talented experienced employees out forcing the remaining survivors to carry the load.

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    Current Employee - Account Manager in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Washington, DC

    I have been working at Snap-on

    Pros

    name recognition- they make good tools.

    Cons

    the executive leadership within Snapon prides themselves in the beloved mission statement "Who we are" but implementation is somewhat lacking. They are driving the workforce with bullying tactics that are more juvenile than professional.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Abusive behavior does not drive improvement on the bottom line.

    Doesn't Recommend
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great name, but a joke of a company

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    Current Employee - Equipment Sales
    Current Employee - Equipment Sales

    I have been working at Snap-on

    Pros

    Flexibility of schedule
    Best products in the industry
    Great teammates
    Cant think of much more Pros to this particluar job.

    Cons

    Low pay
    Low Commision
    Incompetent upper management
    Poor communication
    The most confusing business model you'll ever encounter
    Total lack of marketing and direction

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Restructure your business model at a local level. Pay a better commission. Stop micromanaging your employees. Support your products with information and/or marketing.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Snap-on Tools

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Snap-on

    Pros

    It's nice to know that you're working for the number one manufacturer in the industry. Most of the products are made in the USA and the company boasts this as a selling point. Very proud organization.

    Cons

    There is no such thing as a work-life balance in Snap-on. It's not uncommon for some management and sales staff to work 70 hours/week. The company continues to pay quarterly dividends to it's shareholders while locking down pay raises for its employees. Due to this, morale is down as there haven't been raises in 3 years....yes, 3 years!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get your feet on the street. It's difficult to lead from the back of the room and keep your eyes on where you're going.

    Doesn't Recommend

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