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Great company to work for

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Burnsville, MN
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burnsville, MN

I have been working at Northern Tool + Equipment full-time for more than a year

Pros

Flexible, fun work culture. Executive team is very friendly and down-to-earth. Good pay and benefits. Work life balance. Excellent training programs available.

Cons

Smaller organization so not a lot of room for upward advancement, but a lot of opportunity available to grow your position outward.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Keep doing what your doing, you treat your employees well and make us feel valued.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Other Reviews for Northern Tool + Equipment

  1.  

    Not practicing what they preach

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Store Manager
    Former Employee - Store Manager

    I worked at Northern Tool + Equipment full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Hours of operation and quarterly bonuses were good. Enjoyed working with a diverse public that were challenging and entertaining at the same time. The biggest sense of freedom in my career was leaving NTE.

    Cons

    The company wants managers to be "entrepreneurial and act with integrity" yet, the managers are very micro-managed and integrity only implies being that way towards its customers, all bets are off the table with employees. Everything to the company is important, so nothing is really important. Not everyone is on equal footing unless you "click" with certain people. I have been around long enough to see this many times over, from the highest positions in Burnsville, MN to the newest store. The company used to be a fun place to work and was very family centered as it is privately owned. They have lost their way in this sense.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look at the true producers devoted people within the company know who they are and reward them. The same could be said of the suck ups, know who they are and part company. Get back to the roots that brought this company to where it is today. And finally, live the mission statement that has taken years to manifest itself.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Good Environment

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate  in  Woodbury, MN
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Woodbury, MN

    I worked at Northern Tool + Equipment full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Retail managers lead by example.
    1 hour lunch.
    Top to bottom the management is very human.

    Cons

    Pressure to sell warranties ad nauseum.
    Perpetually shifting inventory into new configurations based on plan-o-grams created outside of the building with no exceptions possible. Occasionally making no sense for a particular location but no exceptions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You guys are doing just fine.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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