Northern Tool + Equipment

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They are not afraid to give opportunities and the freedom to make a difference.

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Current Employee - Retail Merchandised  in  Burnsville, MN
Current Employee - Retail Merchandised in Burnsville, MN

Pros

Northern respects ability over cradentials and will give you the opportunity to run your own buisness.

Cons

It's a locker room mentality that does not recognize nor reward performance. You need to be self motivating to work here.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Reward performance both financilly and verbally. Each year I have had a review I have been told that "if I am not happy they will be happy to help me find a job with another company" rather than addressing the behavior that is the core of the issue.

No opinion of CEO

Other reviews for Northern Tool + Equipment

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    Northern Tool

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Burnsville, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burnsville, MN

    Pros

    Laid back culture, flexible working options, lots of access to Sr. Leadership

    Cons

    Small company with limited advancement opportunities.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Nice place to work if you enjoy being in a structured environment.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Representative  in  Burnsville, MN
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Burnsville, MN

    Pros

    Good location and parking is provided. People in the sales department are general friendly. They have a good 401K match. Though not all are implemented, they accept ideas for further research on how to improve issues and the company.

    Cons

    Supervisors tend to micromanage and the mangers seem to have a hands off approach. One must be very disciplined and stay on answering the phone with no tolerance for even being a few seconds tardy from scheduled shift and break times. Poor handling of prediction of call volumes make it difficult to schedule time off. Required to work a weekend day every other week. Some sales supervisors make it difficult to communicate issues wile others are easy to communicate. Since there are five supervisors/leads (with the ability to instruct and coach) and each has a different coaching advice it can seem confusing on what advice to use from the supervisors and leads to improve. Commission is based on a small percentage of the net margin. Any items sold that are returned (even no fault of the seller), it is deducted from the sellers commission.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow the sales people to engage more in consultative sales. It seems that the emphasis is more on selling Hotline memberships and extended warranties then selling tools and equipment.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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