Illinois Tool Works

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Illinois Tool Works Reviews

Updated December 19, 2014
Updated December 19, 2014
134 Reviews
3.0
134 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great benefits, Challenging projects, Executive management actively involved (in 13 reviews)

  • Decentralized business units; standalone companies yet still under the corporate umbrella (in 10 reviews)


Cons
  • They are going through a major consolidation at the moment, reducing the 800 business units down to 150 or so (in 11 reviews)

  • There's all these pillars but no one is really seeing any movement (in 5 reviews)

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  1.  

    Sourcing Intern

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Illinois Tool Works as an intern

    Pros

    Great environment and employee relationships

    Cons

    Work load was often inconsistent

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Excellent company to work for.

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

    I have been working at Illinois Tool Works full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    ITW cultivates creative and high energy people. The management team is very smart and capable. The product lines and customers are great.

    Cons

    The company is going through many structural and management changes that are good for the future.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great experience

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    Current Employee - Tax Intern in Des Plaines, IL
    Current Employee - Tax Intern in Des Plaines, IL

    I have been working at Illinois Tool Works part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great company to work for

    Cons

    They seem to hire the wrong people

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't just hire De Paul or UIC students...

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  5.  

    Excellent company to work for, I am highly satisfied!

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    Current Employee - Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Manager in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Illinois Tool Works full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Initiative, Core values, Employee development

    Cons

    Employee Incentive Program can be improved and reviewed

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please keep up the great work developing young & talented employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Best of the best

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    Former Employee - Business Executive in Mumbai (India)
    Former Employee - Business Executive in Mumbai (India)

    I worked at Illinois Tool Works full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Above average salary, Excellent staff, quality of work is too good, very less pressure from the superiors, world class induction program

    Cons

    Frequent transfers to abroad , promotion is very fast so you have to cope up real quick, don't serve beer in cafeteria .

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    Was Corporate Project Manager

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    Former Employee - Corporate Project Manager in Glenview, IL
    Former Employee - Corporate Project Manager in Glenview, IL

    I worked at Illinois Tool Works full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Stable company. Diversified. Decentralised. Focussed on shareholder value.

    Cons

    High compensation (bonus) limited to top executives.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Share the wealth.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    One of the best copanies I have ever worked for!

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    Former Employee - General Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - General Manager in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Illinois Tool Works full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Business pilosophy is simple, focused, and effective. Those that get it, love t and enjoy working at ITW. ITW drives earnings by driving the business philosophy into the over 800 autonomous divisions and letting them drive their success. The corporate culture is suportive and lacks the bureaucratic interfearance typical of an organiztion this size. They value their people!

    Cons

    The autonomous philosophy permits a select few businesses to opperate outside the norm, which has allowed a few bad apples to linger in management positions. The good news is that the results oriented business phiosophy catches up with them after some time. All in all,an excellent place to work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cull out the non performing, fast talking managers sooner, so you do not lose too many excellent employees. Keep up the personal sincere apprach to management. Do not lose the open, fast paced, and inclusive environment.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Excellent Employer, Great internship experience

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    Former Employee - Electrical Engineer Intern in Glenview, IL
    Former Employee - Electrical Engineer Intern in Glenview, IL

    I worked at Illinois Tool Works full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Excellent working environment, constantly learning. Second term at the tech center got more demanding which in my opinion was good. Great management. Much better then an internship that just has you filing, you will get to work hands on and on actual projects.

    Cons

    Work load varied. Occasionally a week of lots to do and a week with very little to do. My understanding is the internship experience varies greatly with who you're working under.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great people and working environment. Its structure produces complexity that provides challenge and learning opportunity

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    Former Employee - Tax Intern in Glenview, IL
    Former Employee - Tax Intern in Glenview, IL

    I worked at Illinois Tool Works as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great people
    Great working environment
    Great Learning

    Cons

    Might not be a good destination to broaden horizontally

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great place to work and the quotas are set rationally.

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    Current Employee - District Sales Manager in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - District Sales Manager in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

    Great benefits and competitive pay.

    Cons

    Travel is a high percentage of my job.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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