Northern Tool + Equipment

www.northerntool.com
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Overall not bad

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Former Employee - Store Manager
Former Employee - Store Manager

I worked at Northern Tool + Equipment

Pros

Problems handled fairly and quickly. Above average benefits and bonus. Values it's people above all else. It's like working in a big boy toy store!

Cons

Growing company experiencing many "growing pains" . Procedures and software old school. Management expected to take up the slack .Some corporate people have no clue as to what it takes to run a retail store. Plan-o-grams are almost always inaccurate and have to be redone on the fly! Information about obsolete product is poorly communicated. Buyers have no clue what sells in each market and solicits minimal feedback from the store mangers before making purchasing decisions. Then when product doesn't sell, managers have to find somewhere to liquidate this product.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Needs to understand that you can only work managers so much before productivity goes down. Not a solution to problems. Update your infrastructure to get into the 21st century. Don't expect managers to find the solution to the bad buying decisions.

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good in the beginning, sucks in the end

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Northern Tool + Equipment

    Pros

    Meeting and working with a diverse group of customers.
    The hours sometimes were not the greatest but you made do.

    Cons

    Management has no idea what is going on
    Some people too busy trying further personal relationships.
    Too busy trying to through people under to bus

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop lying to your employees and treat them with some respect.
    Fire some of your knucklehead managers.
    Get rid of the regional managers

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Basic retail type environment.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Raleigh, NC

    I have been working at Northern Tool + Equipment

    Pros

    More freedom than some of the larger stores. Managers at our specific store are great, work well with employees.

    Cons

    Company does not give sales commission to part time employees but expects the same amount of work as full time employees. No real reward for working, no sense of accomplishment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More benefits to employees would lead to lower turnover rate.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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