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Donald L. Kotula
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    Current Employee - Marketing Analyst in Burnsville, MN
    Current Employee - Marketing Analyst in Burnsville, MN

    I have been working at Northern Tool + Equipment


    Good work life balance. Long term business focus with less short term frantic movements. Friendly people.


    The corporate office building is old and run down. No in-building option for lunch so I end up leaving for fast food every day. Most people have crappy old computers with single screen.

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    Get a better office space. Give everyone better computers.

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    Assistant Store Manager Interview

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    Interview Details

    All the usual questions. Why there? Strengths, weaknesses, where you see yourself in 5-10 years within the company or not. A story of leadership or overcoming unruly customers and associates. Problem you have to fix. etc. depending on the person interviewing you, it can be very casual. Still, dress like you're an adult that wants a job, and prepare the same.

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    • I didn't experience any odd-ball questions, they are pretty personable and straight forward. No psychological thrillers here.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    easy, just stick to you're guns on what you KNOW you are worth, and don't get suckered into accepting less. They need to start stepping up their offers to retain real talent or their stores sales and customer base are going to suffer from dissatisfied, disenchanted associates. Heed that warning corporate. See it already happening, and your customers are telling us that. Treat your employees better and get actually motivated management.
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Headquarters Burnsville, MN
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 1980
Type Company - Private
Industry Retail
Revenue $100 to $500 million (USD) per year

Headquartered in Burnsville, Minnesota, Northern Tool + Equipment is a family-owned, billion-dollar, multi-channel retailer with over 85 store locations in 18 states, three distribution centers, and a dedicated engineering and manufacturing facility.

Stocked with more than 40,000 products, the company offers an assortment of heavy-duty tools as well as construction and... More

Mission: Northern Tool + Equipment is a family business that takes pride in our ability to equip you with the tools to tackle tough challenges. We strive to build lasting... More

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