Master Lock Reviews

Updated May 11, 2015
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  1. Great work environment.

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    Former Employee - Marketing Services Intern in Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - Marketing Services Intern in Milwaukee, WI

    I worked at Master Lock (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Great manager and well known company.

    Cons

    Employees seem unhappy, not a lot of career growth opportunity.


  2. Market leader but a bit of a mess

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milwaukee, WI

    I have been working at Master Lock full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The company has huge market share and everyone knows the brand. Year over year sales are fairly consistent.

    Cons

    Third president in two years has led to a lot of confusion. Many people don't want to make decisions or work proactively, so it's very difficult to get things done

    Advice to Management

    Communicate - no one has any idea what's going on, who's getting fired next etc. everyone feels that they're in the dark.


  3. Product Engineer

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Engineer in Oak Creek, WI
    Current Employee - Product Engineer in Oak Creek, WI

    I have been working at Master Lock full-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    1. Stable company (at least it was in my presence). 2. Great benefits. 3. Fair pay. 4. Excellent HQ facilities and resources.

    Cons

    1. Engineering was less than top-rate, seemed a bit lost. 2. Leadership looked a little unsure. They rode on a wave of an established backlog of resources, money, and profit but was floundering about the right direction to improve the product and, mainly, the engineering approach and methods. 3. Engineering and quality management had general ideas and good wishes but no detailed strategy. Lack of detail, all in general. 4. The President cared more about the shoes employees wore at work than a state of affairs.

    Advice to Management

    I don't believe they will listen like almost all management everywhere.


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    Great Place to Work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - PC Support Specialist in Oak Creek, WI
    Current Intern - PC Support Specialist in Oak Creek, WI

    I have been working at Master Lock as an intern (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Great Group of People Team Work Many Resources Available Good Pay

    Cons

    IT department runs on the lean side.


  6. Some good people, need leaders and vision at the top

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing in Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - Marketing in Milwaukee, WI

    I worked at Master Lock full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Pay is competitive. Facilities are new Firm is making money Pretty good ability to move within the company

    Cons

    Narrow minded leaders The product plan is about a stable as a banana republic leader Low tech and an antiquated approach to development

    Advice to Management

    Develop some vision and compassion. You are not as good as you think. Get over yourself Trust your people


  7. Good benefits - lack of direction

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Master Lock

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

    Pros

    great benefits - 100% health coverage

    Cons

    too top heavy - management doesn't move with the times. They have a problem understanding new markets.


  8. Great

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Master Lock

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Enjoyed my time at the LOCK

    Cons

    Slow to respond to new technology



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