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Overall,it's not a bad place to work; you just have to have patience and be able to be an engineer for customers.

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Northern Tool + Equipment

Pros

You learn various tricks on how to do different projects from customers, as well as learn about different tools.

Cons

There's too much push on selling the warranties. Also, maintaining 1/3 of the store is not an easy task, while also having to manage customers; answer phone calls; and assist cashiers during discrepancies. The computers associates use are also slower than a speeding snail.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Don't be too pushy with the warranties. Also, fix the computers' speed; they are a hindrance to sales.

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  1. HORRORS!!

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    Current Employee - Management
    Current Employee - Management

    I have been working at Northern Tool + Equipment full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Salary for managers is adequate

    Cons

    Low paid workers, managers who care about nothing but butt-smooching their superiors, Store Mangers who play favorites, rampant sexual harassment without ANY consequences, Regionals who are clueless as to what happens in the stores, and managers who work ONLY 6am til 2pm and have no idea what goes on with the business. Assistant managers are required to do everything in the store to make the manager look good and never get one iota of credit! Cashiers have to have a manager sign off even for an even exchange or return of a 99 cent item! NOT a family friendly atmosphere as they constantly say in interviews....you NEVER see your family with this company. Your PTO disappears when you request a regular day off.....managers arbitrarily use up your time without your permission.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quit making announced visits....regionals and managers are in cahoots to MAKE you think everything is running smoothly. Managers start working what the SOP calls for one night per week and one weekend per month!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 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 (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
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