Illinois Tool Works Reviews

Updated July 27, 2015
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E. Scott Santi
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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. Stable company, under going changes

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good overall benefits. Professional atmosphere.

    Cons

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


  2. Intern

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bloomington, IN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bloomington, IN

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great Facilities and nice campus

    Cons

    Dull atmosphere in the workplace

    Advice to Management

    None


  3. machine operator

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Machine Operator in Richton Park, IL
    Former Employee - Machine Operator in Richton Park, IL

    I worked at Illinois Tool Works

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    this job has great hours. it also has good benefits! I experience good team work and loving co workers on a daily basis.

    Cons

    the only con I have to express is we had to wait a year before sick time became available! they are also on a point system . you can only be late so many times before you lose points!! etc.

    Advice to Management

    n/a


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  5. great job

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    Former Employee - Quality Control Press Technician in Kentwood, MI
    Former Employee - Quality Control Press Technician in Kentwood, MI

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Extremely load on the floor

    Advice to Management

    None


  6. Helpful (1)

    Been there. Done that.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Innovative, Progressive, Adaptable, Expansive, Retention of talent

    Cons

    No more than any other corporation...and better than some.


  7. Meh

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Accountant in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Accountant in Baltimore, MD

    I worked at Illinois Tool Works

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

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities to work with different types of people. People care about each other and will support other peoples projects.

    Cons

    Minimal increases. Little opportunity to advance. Morale is frequently really low and it seems like there is nothing to be done about it.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Engineer

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    good benefits, nice people, easy going

    Cons

    Poor Leadership, people work to please their boss, org position is more important than expertise, 3% raises across the board for non leadership positions.


  9. Manager

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Chicago, IL

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Excellent working hour, flexible, overall good people

    Cons

    Corporate has no strategic direction


  10. Good company - strategic direction has strayed

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales & Marketing in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Sales & Marketing in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Illinois Tool Works full-time

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    solid business model ability to execute operationally and strong earnings strong brands well differentiated in core markets

    Cons

    moved away from acquisition strategy to organic growth strategy that isn't working focus on ability to run their playbook, rather than developing leaders diversity has become top criteria for hiring, not finding best talent

    Advice to Management

    rethink enterprie strategy to find a better balance of growth through acquisitions focus on hiring and developing leaders


  11. Helpful (3)

    Great at the Top...Horrible at the Middle and Bottom

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Atlanta, TX
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Atlanta, TX

    I worked at Illinois Tool Works

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits. History of working for a fine heritage.

    Cons

    Demoralizing Drive for profit to satisfy stock analysts. Age discrimination. Bitter internal rivalries. Fearful workers do not make better ones!

    Advice to Management

    Clean house through EVP level in all sectors from HR into sector management. Be kind and eliminate hoistile attitude to your employees. Yes, this is true 80% of the time. .



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