Northern Tool + Equipment

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Northern Tool + Equipment Reviews

Updated January 25, 2015
Updated January 25, 2015
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  1.  

    A great company to get you started off right.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Northern Tool + Equipment

    Pros

    The people (co-workers and management) are great to work with. There's great opportunities to earn more money. Always adding incentive programs.

    Cons

    It's hard to grow within the company. It can be done, but it takes a lot of time and patience. This biggest issue is you need your Supervisor behind you. If your Supervisor doesn't believe your ready then you are not going anywhere. Which can be hard to overcome.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Put in a strategy that allows people to move to the next level once reaching certain goals.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Basic retail type environment.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Raleigh, NC

    I have been working at Northern Tool + Equipment

    Pros

    More freedom than some of the larger stores. Managers at our specific store are great, work well with employees.

    Cons

    Company does not give sales commission to part time employees but expects the same amount of work as full time employees. No real reward for working, no sense of accomplishment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More benefits to employees would lead to lower turnover rate.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Decent job

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Northern Tool + Equipment

    Pros

    They have decent pay and decent hours

    Cons

    unexpected mandatory overtime at the end of shift.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up.

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  5.  

    Great company

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Mechandise Planner in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Mechandise Planner in Minneapolis, MN

    I worked at Northern Tool + Equipment

    Pros

    Great working culture. Friendly staff/co-workers.

    Cons

    Too much flexibility for day to day. Horizontal company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Horrible

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cashier in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Cashier in Saint Louis, MO

    I worked at Northern Tool + Equipment part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    The store is not open late at night.

    Cons

    Stores need to have more staff because if one person calls off it affects the whole store. My coworkers were nice but some of the managers there had serious personality issues and will harass and belittle you for anything they can. I had enough of my assistant manager I decided to quit on the spot one day. The pay is terrible as well especially if you're a cashier. I would not recommend this job to my worst enemy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Corporate needs to stop cutting corners and properly staff the stores. Also upgrade the computer systems. This company really pinches pennies and you can tell.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Sales/ customer service

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Northern Tool + Equipment full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    generally good coworkers. learning about new things all the time. interesting customers....

    Cons

    Managers are not there to help. talks both sides of their mouths. Big company small minds running it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    learn to schedule staff. Be honest with employees. don't take employees for granted. cutting staff only leads to customer dissatisfaction and staff being over taxed trying to cover the loss.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Moving in the right dirrection for inventory quality and level control

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    Former Employee - Manager in Fort Myers, FL
    Former Employee - Manager in Fort Myers, FL

    I worked at Northern Tool + Equipment full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Training has been improved a lot

    Cons

    District Management unprofestional to alid back on being politcally correct. insulting in front of customers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take a more serious look at Florida District Management

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9.  

    Warehouse and merchandising part time as student

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    Former Employee - Merchandising Team in Murfreesboro, TN
    Former Employee - Merchandising Team in Murfreesboro, TN

    I worked at Northern Tool + Equipment part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great environment, friendly coworkers, awesome management that worked very hard and didn't mind helping out when someone needed, flexible scheduling. I was never micro managed and was trusted fully to complete tasks without anyone breathing down my neck.

    Cons

    Pay wasn't great, but what to expect as a part time student doing a job that any monkey could do?

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    It was a job.

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    Former Employee - Product Placement Lead in Memphis, TN
    Former Employee - Product Placement Lead in Memphis, TN

    I worked at Northern Tool + Equipment full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Pay is okay. Met great customers. Enjoyed potlucks and co workers.

    Cons

    Will not promote from within. Upper management treated lower hired help with no respect.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote from within!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Part time/FT

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Product Placement in Murfreesboro, TN
    Former Employee - Product Placement in Murfreesboro, TN

    I worked at Northern Tool + Equipment part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Good Company to work for.
    Flexible with school and military service.
    Good starting pay compared to other small retail jobs in the area.

    Cons

    Not the Job for a lazy person.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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