Snap-on
3.2 of 5 56 reviews
www.snapon.com Kenosha, WI 5000+ Employees

Snap-on Reviews

Updated Jun 1, 2014
Snap-on – Richfield – “Snap-on Business Solutions”

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74% Approve of the CEO

Snap-on Chairman, President, and CEO Nick Pinchuk

Nick Pinchuk

(31 ratings)

61% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Pros:
  • "Pay is good, benefits are great, training phenominal"
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  • "Good benefits and opportunities for advancement"
    in 4 reviews
Cons:
  • "Tough work/life balance at times"
    in 3 reviews
  • "Upper management wants you to buy into deals you don't need"
    in 4 reviews
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    Very demanding and rewarding career

    Diagnostics Sales Developer (Current Employee)
    Chicago, IL

    ProsSet your own schedule, good base salary, excellent benefits, tremendous financial growth potential.

    ConsVery demanding schedule. A great deal of traveling ( no company car provided). Difficult position to succeed at if you have a family, because it requires about 90% of your waking hours. Ridiculous amount of meetings in multiple locations and at all hours of the day.

    Advice to Senior ManagementReduce the amount of meetings

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Poor Management and Directors in Snap-On Business Solutions

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Akron, OH

    ProsThey are using latest development tools in J2EE world.

    ConsCTO is more like a juggler who juggles directors every 6 months and after every couple of years we are back to the same tea structure not sure what is going on.

    Quality of consultants that are hired is very poor and also we have seen that multiple members of the same family working , husband ,wife and uncle.

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    Snap on was a great company to work for, however it requires long hours 5 to 6 days a week

    Mobile Company Store Manager (Former Employee)
    Cabool, MO

    ProsGreat salary. Freedom to do the best job your can

    ConsTons of paperwork which can reduce the time you have for your customers

    Advice to Senior ManagementReduce the red tape which will allow more ti me with the customers

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Clerical

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Camden, SC

    ProsBenefits are good. Pay was decent for blue collar and high for management.

    ConsMale oriented. Not enough women with authority.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNeed women in management

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    Overall good place to work.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Des Moines, IA

    Prosproven system, great support, information easy to obtain, Field help, strong financial company

    ConsLong hours, can be very stressful

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Fun environment

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Kenosha, WI

    ProsThe environment is fun and projects are usually exciting. There is definitely a sense of pride in working at Snap-on.

    ConsCertain departments are vaguely linked together when they could instead be helping each other out. Rather conservative still even as the economy is back on the rise.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPromote from within and start looking at younger talent to bring a fresh look in as well as some new perspectives.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Lead a franchise group

    Business Manager (Current Employee)
    Houston, TX

    ProsGreat place to work. Great Benefits.

    ConsHours and some job requirments.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDo your best to split your time evenly between family and work.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Slippery environment to work in.

    Vice President (Former Employee)
    Kenosha, WI

    ProsProgressive environment, clear strategic business objectives and communications, clear mission, vision values communications. Company going through changes for the better.

    ConsSenior leadership does not always live up to values esposed, ie: selectively apply competency behaviors.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBehave too politically and live in business unit silos. Do not take constructive criticism well ie: 360 degree feedback.

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    Attempting a new direction while clinging to old vestiges...

    Mobile Store Manager (Former Employee)

    ProsGood benefits and opportunities for advancement. Stock has doubled in past five years (however, likely due to war profiteering).

    ConsRigid process of selling which fails to recognize customers (and areas in which they have damaged relations). Poor communication (or lack thereof) for new employees. Lack of respect (tolerance?) for rational employee input.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet your act together when hiring professional people and treating them like cogs in a wheel. Know what you want and communicate this effectively to middle management when creating changes in the structure. Exemplar training in Texas, however, on-the-job training leaves much to be desired. Promote/hire those who act as professional trainers.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Snap-on has a screw loose.

    Senior Designer (Current Employee)
    Kenosha, WI

    ProsThey pay a good salary.

    ConsNo room for growth, high cost for employee benefits. Upper management paid much too high. Upper management gets multi-million severance packages even if they get canned for doing a bad job. I.E. Dale Elliot.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTake a cut in pay. Don't close US plants. Don't manufacture products in China just because of cheap labor costs.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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