Illinois Tool Works Reviews

Updated September 3, 2015
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Pros
  • Great benefits; Corporate is great (in 13 reviews)

  • collaborating with other business units is enjoyable (in 10 reviews)

Cons
  • most of the business units are completely separate and thus suffer from not having a common budget or common organziation (in 11 reviews)

  • HR refuses to negotiate vacation time when you hire in so no one gets increased vacation time even if you are a experienced professional (in 5 reviews)

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  1. IT Professional

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    Current Employee - Business Unit Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Business Unit Manager in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Illinois Tool Works full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    If you are close to retirement and need a place to ride it out, this is the place. Absolutely no work happens at this place.

    Cons

    Extremely poor IT leadership. Too many grey areas of responsibility and no vision for the future. Add in constant contradictions and you have a recipe for disaster.

    Advice to Management

    Need to change IT leadership.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Very good company in a mature industry

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Illinois Tool Works (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great place to work, friendly coworkers, great work life balance. Great opportunities to advance and work in different roles and places

    Cons

    Bureaucracy and politics can be tiring sometimes. Singular focus on operational efficiency at the cost of growth or investment in some divisions gets tiresome..


  3. Helpful (1)

    Pros and Cons

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great benefits Advancement opportunities Opportunity to learn other businesses

    Cons

    Structure changes frequently Direction of organization is not made clear


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Great benefits

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    Current Employee - Vsf in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Vsf in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    ITW has a lot of benefits offered to employees and their families. Medical, dental, training online. They will send you to school for certifications, if requested.

    Cons

    The branch I work for is unorganized. Their concern is soley focued the product, not the producers.

    Advice to Management

    Generate SOPs, especially on safety protocol. There are a lot of unsafe practices that could get someone seriously injured or worse.


  6. HRBP

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Illinois Tool Works full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits and positive perks

    Cons

    Poor Leadership, the executives of the company aren't in line with the business needs


  7. New employee

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Illinois Tool Works full-time

    Pros

    I just started at ITW appliance but so far so good. Good work environment. Not much else to say.

    Cons

    The appliance division was recently formed. They are still defining the roles at different locations. These roles are not clear.

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to take a close look at how the different operating sites work together and communicate this clearly to the engineering staff.


  8. Hobart Service

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Troy, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Troy, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    They have very good benefits for both traditional and non-traditional families. Excellent advancement opportunities for those who can talk the talk without necessarily walking the walk.

    Cons

    To many people kissing their way up the ladder. Management could care a less about a quality program and the people they use to walk up the ladder.

    Advice to Management

    Quit focusing on numbers and get back to quality. With personnel as well as products.


  9. Stable company, under going changes

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Illinois Tool Works full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good overall benefits. Professional atmosphere.

    Cons

    Pay not as good as industry rates. Strong preference for younger workers.


  10. Helpful (1)

    Intern

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bloomington, IN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bloomington, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Illinois Tool Works (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great Facilities and nice campus

    Cons

    Dull atmosphere in the workplace

    Advice to Management

    None


  11. great job

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    Former Employee - Quality Control Press Technician in Kentwood, MI
    Former Employee - Quality Control Press Technician in Kentwood, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Illinois Tool Works (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Beautiful and very clean facility, great coworks, all very nice and professional

    Cons

    Extremely load on the floor

    Advice to Management

    None



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