Illinois Tool Works

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Great learning experience; gave me the ability and confidence for my current position. Great co-workers and management.

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at Illinois Tool Works full-time

Pros

Decentralized business units; standalone companies yet still under the corporate umbrella. Well-compensated for my position.

Cons

"Non-essential" positions which don't directly contribute to sales revenue and the bottom line (e.g. marketing) are prone to layoffs.

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    I can't wait to get out of here

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    Current Employee - Marketing Manager
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager

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

    Pros

    good financial performance, Fortune 200, sounds good, fairly good benefits, 401K, medical insurance and so on

    Cons

    management team too disconnected with actual business operations, overall this company doesn't understand about organic growth, their strength is acquisition. They are going through a major consolidation at the moment, reducing the 800 business units down to 150 or so. Huge layoffs, that's why they were able to show such good financial performance last year. However the whole company is very short term driven. and the cross functional communication is very bad. people work in silos. finger pointing and sabotage happens every day, no team building, very low morale.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to understand the business better. Be more long-term driven. Value inputs from employees.

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

    Lack of consistent management direction

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    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Mokena, IL
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Mokena, IL

    I have been working at Illinois Tool Works full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Independent and small functional teams

    Cons

    No formalized process for anything, large company that runs like a startup, limited to no newly booked sales

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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