Northern Tool + Equipment

www.northerntool.com
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Overall not bad

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Store Manager
Former Employee - Store Manager

I worked at Northern Tool + Equipment

Recommends
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Approves of CEO

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 Management

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. Helpful (1)

    Good in the beginning, sucks in the end

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

    I worked at Northern Tool + Equipment

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

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


  2. Great Company

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Northern Tool + Equipment full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great company to work for. Very family friendly

    Cons

    Sometimes gets in to do more with less


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