Illinois Tool Works

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Painful restructuring activities hopefully yield increased opportunity

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Senior Research Engineer in Chicago, IL
Current Employee - Senior Research Engineer in Chicago, IL

I have been working at Illinois Tool Works full-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

ITW offers many opportunities for top performers to rise to the top with current restructuring activities creating many more opportunities for young professionals to distinguish themselves. Strong corporate management is leading a transformational change in corporate culture.

Cons

While corporate management is strong, Vice Presidents and General Managers (operational leaders) are generally uninspiring and struggling to implement ITW's Enterprise Strategy

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Actively involve all employees and be patient with employee's discomfort with ongoing business restructuring activities.

Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

134 Other Employee Reviews for Illinois Tool Works (View Most Recent)

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    Exhausting

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    Former Employee - Customer Service in Paris, KY
    Former Employee - Customer Service in Paris, KY

    I worked at Illinois Tool Works full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    A lot of good people.

    Cons

    The good people don't stay around long - the company lays off often.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't they know everything already.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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    Using the ITW toolbox, they seem to use a common sense approach in managing their business.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Illinois Tool Works

    Pros

    The company is definitely geared toward getting good results using the decentralized innovative approach. The company seems to provide a lot of latitude toward creativity and making changes to improve business platforms to get results.

    Cons

    The decentralized business tends to create a lack of standardization among even the sister companies. Also, some of the leaders in key positions are very political (not unusual, of course.) It seems if you aren't aligned with certain people you won't last long.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the employees. Communicate with them.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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