Milwaukee Tool – Why Work For Us?

Great Careers At Milwaukee Electric Tool Corp. 

Milwaukee Electric Tool Corp. is an industry-leading manufacturer and marketer of heavy-duty, portable electric power tools and accessories for professional users worldwide.

Since its founding in 1924, Milwaukee has focused on a single vision: To produce the best heavy-duty electric power tools and accessories available to the professional user. Today, the Milwaukee name stands for the highest quality, durable and reliable professional tools money can buy.

Milwaukee currently employs approximately 1,300 people globally. The company continues to set industry standards, targeting professional tool users of all types with a product line that includes more than 500 tools and over 3,500 accessories. Throughout its history Milwaukee's commitment to quality remains steadfast, although the way that quality is ensured has changed drastically. Quality is designed in, using state-of-the-art technologies and sophisticated manufacturing techniques.

Engineering Jobs 


Milwaukee Tool engineers the best heavy-duty electric power tools and accessories available to the professional user. Our engineers are given the opportunity to continually innovate and advance our product offerings in our culture of independence.

Operations Jobs


Milwaukee Tool's Operations Team is the backbone of the organization. These innovative individuals drive performance and success in our Engineering & Manufacturing departments, causing the process to become more streamlined.

IT Jobs 


Milwaukee Tool's IT projects are ever-changing to keep up with the development of products and the growth of the organization. Our IT professionals are given the opportunity to oversee projects from beginning to end, making them an invaluable part of the strategic process.

Finance Jobs 


Milwaukee Tool's Finance team is deeply integrated with the rest of the organization. Finance professionals have a unique opportunity to support a quickly growing company and get great experience within the Manufacturing environment.

The Milwaukee Way...

We are defined by unprecedented speed, agility, innovation, and quality. We strive for operational excellence in order to deliver best-in-class products that exceed the needs of our end users. We achieve this by cultivating a culture to hire, reward, mentor, teach and grow 'Exceptional People'.

Our employees work with a passion and pride that is unparalleled. Passion to be the best. Taking pride in their work and in the Milwaukee brand.

We are strengthened in our commitment to the highest standards of employment practices and in our commitment to diversity, opportunity, development and balance.

We Are Powered by Diversity...

Our most-valued resource is the team of men and women who work here. We recognize that skill and talent take many forms, and by embracing diversity we ensure a dynamic environment that nurtures creativity.

We Offer Opportunity...

We understand that talented people seek challenge as well as reward. To attract and retain the best employees we provide continuous opportunities for them to demonstrate their capabilities.

We Provide Individual Development...

Employees who pursue learning opportunities enhance their potential to advance, and at the same time help their companies stay competitive by meeting the challenges of today's global marketplace. Part of Milwaukee's strategic plan is 'Exceptional People'.

To build our internal talent pool for the long term, we promote our employees' efforts to improve their skills and learn new ones by supporting many educational and development options. In order to achieve this, as well as to further nurture the aspirations of our best and brightest new employees, Milwaukee offers the innovative Leadership Development Program for engineering and sales and marketing recruits.

The Leadership Development program is designed to advance the company's growth and cultivate future generations of leaders by developing skills and experience to perform well in various positions not only within Milwaukee Electric Tool but also throughout the entire TTi organization.

The Engineering Leadership Development Program (ELDP) is a two-year program which focuses on building critical technical and business skills, as well as team building and networking activities. It encompasses six areas: Power tool development, accessory development, value engineering, advanced engineering, product support and concept engineering. Another important aspect of the Engineering Leadership Development Program is our mentoring program. Each new hire in the program is paired with a senior staff person within the organization to assist with the individual's growth and development.

The Sales and Marketing Leadership Development Program encompasses all TTi companies which include: Milwaukee Electric Tool Corp., TTi Floorcare (Hoover, Dirt Devil), and Team TTi (Ryobi Power Tools). 

Our Employee Benefits

Our employees are our most important asset. Milwaukee recognizes this by maintaining a benefit program that is among the best in the industry today. These benefits provide protection for our employees and their family dependents.

• 401(k) Plan
• Comprehensive Medical Plan
• Prescription Drug Plan
• Dental Insurance Plan
• Vision Plan
• Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) for medical and dependent care
• Tuition Reimbursement Program
• Employee Discount Tool Purchase
• Paid Vacation
• Paid Holidays

Milwaukee Tool Reviews

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    Current Employee - General Manager in Brookfield, WI
    Current Employee - General Manager in Brookfield, WI
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    I have been working at Milwaukee Tool full-time (More than 5 years)


    Incredible track record of success here has "raised all ships". If you're really good at your job, you'll be recognized and can rise the ranks quickly. Tremendous focus on looking forward & finding the next great thing - be it new product, new technology, new strategy, etc.


    Feels frenetic at times. We're good at being small, but we're getting big and there's little 'process' to keep guardrails around the growing business & workforce. A little rough around the edges culturally. Many managers good at encouraging 'work/life balance' but in order to truly succeed here you have to put some pretty serious hours in.

Milwaukee Tool Interviews

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    Development Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Brookfield, WI
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview


    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Milwaukee Tool (Brookfield, WI) in August 2015.


    Phone interview then onsite interview in 3 parts with three different people. Friendly, senior person not prepared. Casual atmosphere, but wear business attire. People enthusiastic, everyone was smiling. Things are changing rapidly so getting straight answer on process difficult. Cultural fit important to them. Facility clean, but kind of a maze. Seems informal but they are looking for some magic words. Not really great questions by senior person, didn't seem to read resume. Process 2 1/2 hours. Applied for job and didn't hear anything for months.

    Interview Questions

    • When did you have to deliver bad news?   1 Answer

Milwaukee Tool Awards & Accolades

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World Class Training Platinum Level Training Partner , NJATC, 2013
Product of the Year - Tools (Hand, Power) (M12 Sub Compact Band Saw) , EC&M Magazine, 2013
Woodworkers Best Bet (2630-22 Circ Saw) , Woodworkers Magazine, 2013
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Additional Info

Headquarters Brookfield, WI
Size 1001 to 5000 Employees
Founded 1924
Type Company - Public
Industry Manufacturing

Milwaukee Tool is an industry-leading manufacturer of heavy-duty power tools, accessories and hand tools for professional users worldwide. Since the company began in 1924, Milwaukee Tool has led the industry in both durability and performance. With an unwavering commitment to the trades, Milwaukee continues to lead with a focus on providing innovative, trade-specific solutions. Whether it is through their leadership in LITHIUM-ION technology, as seen in the M12™, M18™ & M28™ Systems, time-saving accessories or innovative hand tool products, Milwaukee is dedicated ... More

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