Mac Tools Reviews

Updated October 13, 2014
Updated October 13, 2014
12 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Mac Tools

    Pros

    Treat employees well,nice benefits good people

    Cons

    The constant change of management

  2.  

    Run away as fast as you can!!

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    Former Employee - Independent Distributor
    Former Employee - Independent Distributor

    I worked at Mac Tools full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    NONE, NONE, NONE, NONE, NONE

    Cons

    I gave up after 11 years as an Independent Distributor. The company is solely focused on it's profit statement and nothing else. There is no help from company management, the finance program does not work, too many tools labelled MAC Tools are made in China, MAC closed all their manufacturing plants. If you are thinking about becoming a MAC Tools Franchisee you should run as fast as you can in the other direction. The company has one solution for every problem a Distributor can have. Their answer to any problem is for the Distributor, or Franchisee, to buy more tools from MAC.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stanley, Black and Decker will never do anything to change MAC Tools as long as the bottom line on the profit statement is in the black.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Terrible Non professional

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Mac Tools as a contractor

    Pros

    At the time of joining they treat you very nicely.They make you feel very proud

    Cons

    What a worse place.I think managers are confused about the work and worried.They even don't know about what to do and i agree with previous reviews.They are very non professional and inhuman.I would not recommend any one to join this place.They would not treat you like human ask you to leave right away..

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please make this place more professional and make the place where people can feel like human at the of even leaving..Please treat every one professionally.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Evil

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    Former Employee - Warehouse Worker in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Warehouse Worker in Columbus, OH

    I worked at Mac Tools full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The money and benefits are really good for the work you do.

    Cons

    Despite the benefits the constant need of management to treat people like dirt makes the job not worth it. They'll follow some policies while ignoring others. Will fire you for the smallest misstep. I worked there for 6 years doing twice the production quota while my co-workers were doing half that and management keep saying "we're doing something about it" for over 6 months. Despite my hard work I made one mistake and was tossed aside and terminated without a warning or write up. Co-workers are petty, lazy, vindictive and will do their best do get under your skin and get you fired. Like me.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stanley needs to look at management because they make the Soviet Union look like Tibet. Communist to the core.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Almost communist. DC

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbus, OH

    I have been working at Mac Tools full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits. Great brand, has potential

    Cons

    They worry about the looks of building but not the quality or even the employees who bust ass everyday. Newer employees are expected to kill themselves while older ones are lazy. If they don't like you they'll do anything to get rid of you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop acting so evil, don't know where you learned it, but happy employees are good employees. The way things are people just skate under the radar so they don't get fired but that's it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Good company to be a dealer for if you can handle the work and stress

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    Former Employee - Owner in Petaluma, CA
    Former Employee - Owner in Petaluma, CA

    I worked at Mac Tools full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Independance, never boring, dealing with many people, performing many functions, no one to blame except yourself.

    Cons

    Your a one person business. Hard work, long hours, stress, having people owe you money, dealing with people that are angry with their lives, having to sell, sell, sell.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    Incompetent

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    Current Employee - Distribution Center in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Distribution Center in Columbus, OH

    I have been working at Mac Tools full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good pay and used to be a good tool company.

    Cons

    Management has got the art of disrespect down. Supervisors treat you like your a moron if you make a suggestion, but ten minutes later they will use it and act like it was there idea. Plus laying off people so you can pay for a less efficient picking system, was just criminally stupid. Having to work a year as a temp and them acting like it didn't exist. Lower paid employees are expected to kill themselves while higher waged employees are talking and slacking off.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Dear Stanley Black & Decker you need to clean house of management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  9.  

    Need a better support system

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    Former Employee - Distributor in Golden, CO
    Former Employee - Distributor in Golden, CO

    I worked at Mac Tools

    Pros

    You are your own boss

    Cons

    you have to deal with Collections and bad debts.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Support Needed

    Doesn't Recommend
  10.  

    Solid Company With Great Potential

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX

    I have been working at Mac Tools

    Pros

    Great bralnd name with strong leadership and a clear direction for growth. Owned by Stanley Black & Decker.

    Cons

    Decision making can be slower because of companies size and scope.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay the course.

    Recommends
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Terrible

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    Former Employee - Dealer in Edison, NJ
    Former Employee - Dealer in Edison, NJ

    I worked at Mac Tools

    Pros

    Was a good brand to sell

    Cons

    No money. People dont trust buying from you. You get zero support from the company. Run and hide if you are asked to mortgage your life for below minimum wage salary.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You should all be ashamed of yourselves

    Doesn't Recommend

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