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Helpful (1)

The working environment could be extremely difficult and stressful.

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, VA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, VA
Approves of CEO

Pros

A wide range of products that made the job a challenge but very educational. The new products tended to sell themselves which made for good sales. Customers came from great distances to shop at the store because of the uniqueness of the merchandise.

Cons

Due to cut backs in staff the environment could be extremely difficult and stressful. Computer equipment, especially cash registers became outdated which slowed sales.

Advice to Management

Maintain enough staff on a year round basis to operate the store. All business have cycle periods for sales in a year, but you lose sales when you have cut back too far on staff.

Other Employee Reviews for Northern Tool + Equipment

  1. Helpful (4)

    Where are the leaders?

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burnsville, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burnsville, MN
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The people at Northern are kind and hard working. My hats off to those who give me a reason to come into work. Also, some of the senior staff are very personal and good people.

    Cons

    There is a serious problem starting with the Directors on up. The cowboy mentality and Getter Down attitude has left many running for other jobs. We have lost to many good people because of this and there will be more on its way. What will be left is the ones close to retirement or too set in their ways to move along. People do work hard at Northern but they work hard reacting not enhancing.

    Advice to Management

    A few simple changes can make a world of difference. Understand your employees needs and what makes them happy. Hears us, thank us, praise us, respect us.


  2. Helpful (1)

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

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Retail Merchandised in Burnsville, MN
    Current Employee - Retail Merchandised in Burnsville, MN
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    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.


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