Northern Tool + Equipment

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Northern Tool + Equipment

Pros

great hours fun place to work

Cons

can be unorganized sometimes clutter

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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.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2. 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
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