Northern Tool + Equipment

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Overall not bad

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Former Employee - Store Manager
Former Employee - Store Manager

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.

Recommends
Approves of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good in the beginning, sucks in the end

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    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.  

    Average staff and products overall

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    Current Employee - Sales Representative  in  Ocala, FL
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Ocala, FL

    Pros

    Customers are fun and pleasant

    Cons

    poor hourly rate and commisions

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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