Mac Tools Reviews

Updated May 14, 2014
Updated May 14, 2014
9 Reviews
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  1.  

    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 for 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
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    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 for 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
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    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 for 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
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  5.  

    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 for 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
  6.  

    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
  7.  

    Solid Company With Great Potential

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    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
  8. 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
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great people to work with, but in a restrictive environment.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Mac Tools full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    First and foremost, the people at Mac Tools, with few exceptions, are outstanding. They care about the direction of the company and the success of the distributors/franchisees. Mac makes great products and has wonderful people implementing its daily business process.

    Cons

    The business model is old and front loaded. Mac can at times spite the "nose on its face." There is a layer of management that doesn't need to be there, and as a result the company is too focused on itself and not enough on the success of its distributors/franchisees. Decisions come from the top down and little attention is truly given to innovation, creativity and profitability. Bad financing program (to end users for purchases).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop micro-managing everything around you. You can do without Region Managers. Paint the concept, set long term goals and let the District Managers actually manage their districts. Revamp the sales model to get rid of Business Builders; implement a real finance program instead of constantly applying band-aid fixes.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    Mac Tools HQ

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Mac Tools full-time

    Pros

    Great People, Great Brand, Great Location. There is a clear focus on our Distributors, end users, and taking market share from our competitors. A good combination of small and big company culture. You can have fantastic relationships with individual Distributors and have the support of the biggest tool company in the world at the same time.

    Cons

    There are times the Company may not move fast enough.
    Some internal support structures could be better developed (e.g. internal IT systems)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay focused on Distributor Health

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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