Techtronic Industries North America

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Helpful (3)

Get to the Milwaukee side soon!

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Current Employee - Field Sales Representative
Current Employee - Field Sales Representative

I have been working at Techtronic Industries North America full-time (More than a year)

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Company vehicle. Customer interaction. Relationship management. Week between Christmas and New Years off work. Training is TOP notch. Thanks to Mr. JF.

Cons

You're a Home Depot employee, essentially, that get's paid by TTi. The "Partnership" with THD equates to TTi doing a lot of jumping around for brownie points, and it gets really aggravating.

Advice to Management

Listen to your employees. Implement some of their ideas.

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  1. Helpful (6)

    A glorified, Home Depot Stock Boy

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    Current Employee - Field Sales Representative
    Current Employee - Field Sales Representative

    I have been working at Techtronic Industries North America

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Company car that is all paid for
    Company cellphone with internet& plenty of minutes (No texting)
    Get to have demo days where you get to build things which can sometimes be fun
    Have a little bit of 'power' in your position when walking around stores asking for things
    Great support from co-workers, and boss when he is in a good mood

    Cons

    You work in a Home Depot, at the end of your shift you will be dirty, dusty, and sweaty from lifting boxes from overhead and putting them onto the shelves. You have to dust displays which anyone can do but you're expected to do it. FedEx/ UPS will know you by name with the number of boxes you receive. It's ridiculous because even with the F-150 they give you, you still do not have enough room to put everything in. You have to be organized and have good time-management skills for this job.

    Advice to Management

    Be realistic when you are doing a store walk, don't look down upon us field when something isn't perfect because Home Depot's management and inventory count sucks. Store managers sometimes will not allow you to do anything (Switch out end-caps, put out stack-outs, demo tables, cross- merchandise, etc.) So when you do have a walk but your manager or a higher up, it makes you look bad.


  2. Helpful (3)

    If you're a college grad, work somewhere where you actually need a degree

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    Former Employee - Field Sales Representative
    Former Employee - Field Sales Representative

    I worked at Techtronic Industries North America

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

    Pros

    Great company car policy, your co-workers may be cool depending on where you live, competitive company with good products to sell

    Cons

    You're essentially graduating college so that you can work full time as a home depot stock boy. Salary when coupled with the car benefits isn't terrible, but no adjustments are made based off location. You are not allowed to report over 40 hours of work per week, but in order to get done all your work, you nearly always will have to work 60+ hours (not to mention half the saturdays in the year).

    Despite the fact that you're a home depot employee, you'll be spending most of your time trying to get the depot employees not to hate you.

    They don't tell you that your apartment / house will quickly become a warehouse for boxes and promotional material. You'll be very dirty at the end of every day of work (after digging through power tools, cleaning off home depot grime, and going through returns). Promotions aren't nearly as open as the interview process would make you think. The career path at TTI isn't really up for you to decide where you'll be promoted, and after working in the depot for 6+ months, you'll probably take anything that can get you out of the depot.

    In my time working for TTI, I don't know anybody who legitimately enjoyed their job at any level of the company. Anybody who said they enjoyed it was either clearly lying to themselves, or just saying it because it's what you're supposed to do.

    Advice to Management

    Be more transparent during the interview process about the job, the duties, the expectations (work hours), and the promotion structure. For potential recruits or applicants, employees are supposed to describe it as the best job in the world, which leads to people taking the job, then quitting a few weeks after starting when they realize it wasn't what they signed up for.

    Quit micromanaging stores, and quit promoting a culture of bragging. Let employees have a work life balance, and don't make territory managers manage stores in addition to trying to manage a team of 13+ sales reps.


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