Snap-on Reviews

Updated July 16, 2015
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Snap-on Chairman, President, and CEO Nick Pinchuk
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Pros
  • Benefits are pretty good and pay is good too (in 3 reviews)

  • Great people, products and reputation (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • Tough work/life balance at times (in 4 reviews)

  • Sales people wear too many hats which takes away from selling time (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Know what you are getting into.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Mobile Company Store Manager in Nowhere, OK
    Current Employee - Mobile Company Store Manager in Nowhere, OK

    I have been working at Snap-on

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent base salary with commission based on sales. No risk (don't have to purchase truck or tools). Training was excellent. The tool pricing for employees is 50% off. Tools really are the best on the market. Reasonable benefits. Paid holidays and time off. You receive a company phone and all supplies that you will need. Corporate expense card for any reasonable needs for the business (will require receipts uploaded via phone app or website).

    Cons

    THE HOURS. You are expected to work 12-14 hours per day, 5 days per week. This is unreasonable. At first when I started doing research on the position, I thought "well maybe these guys are exaggerating." Definitely not. Also you will receive approx 10 different logins for use with different accounts ( ie. email, ups, computer, benefits, deposits, just to name a few). Know your route. You might get placed in area where Snap-on has not been for some time and the customers are reluctant to purchase at first and will have many broken tools. Also you are required to collect previous drivers account debt (some being very high amounts where customer cannot afford to purchase more tools). The amount of paperwork you will do a week is very high. You are expected to print and save numerous reports that document every transaction that is completed. This is probably normal for any manager position, but still seems outdated and inefficient, especially with current cloud services available online.

    Advice to Management

    The hours are ridiculous. Maybe make the paperwork more efficient. Come up with easier way to track and check in stock orders in a way that will automatically highlight that it is an order for specific customer on the prelist. Maybe have 4 day work week.


  2. Good people ok management

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - St Applications Specialist in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - St Applications Specialist in San Jose, CA

    I worked at Snap-on full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The people are good and will help you out and grow with in. The company

    Cons

    The management is narrow minded and short sighted they claim to be a software company but lack real software development practices on top of that in California they do not pay well at all

    Advice to Management

    Remove the middle management that won't grow with the times


  3. Good company

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - CNC Machinist in Glendale, WI
    Former Employee - CNC Machinist in Glendale, WI

    I worked at Snap-on

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay, Good benefits. Safe facility

    Cons

    redundancy of work, limitations on padvancementromotion or

    Advice to Management

    Let people move around to different jobs


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  5. Order Picker

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Order Picker in Olive Branch, MS
    Former Employee - Order Picker in Olive Branch, MS

    I worked at Snap-on full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Good place to work if you pull your own weight. Climate Controlled warehouse that is decent on technology. Safety is stressed highly.

    Cons

    Benefits are not that great. Too many people gossip there and don't mind their own business. Never know how long that you have to work each day.


  6. Product support Engineer

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    Former Employee - Product Support Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Product Support Engineer in San Jose, CA

    I worked at Snap-on (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Independent work Environment. Good employees. Excellent benefits. Interesting product. lots of ways to improve the process.

    Cons

    Remote location. Some employees watch your every move and report you if they feel you are not performing to their standards. Some people guard their jobs and won't give needed information.


  7. its a lifestyle

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Snap-on (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Great Benefits and life long relationships. Strong company history and incredible products.

    Cons

    No end to the work hours and expectation


  8. Very good place too work

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Snap-on full-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    A good place to work, with a lot of interesting projects. A lot of focus on product quality.

    Cons

    Too much attention to "raw" product cost, sometime not the best strategy


  9. Helpful (1)

    Account manager

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    Former Employee - Account Manager in Kenosha, WI
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Kenosha, WI

    I worked at Snap-on

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

    Pros

    Solid brand name in industry.

    Cons

    Old mature industry, profit margins are scaling back, Snap-on looking toward a cheaper labor force. My salary was cut by 50% in 2 years, they tell you via email. I was in the top 20% in Sales. CEO takes about $9M a year out in "stock options".....while they cut the workers salaries.

    Advice to Management

    None....they cannot be advised by anyone beneath their job title. Good Ol Boys club.


  10. Equipment Sale Specialist

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    Current Employee - Equipment Sales
    Current Employee - Equipment Sales

    I have been working at Snap-on full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great flexibility with daily schedule. No one looking over your shoulder every day. Great benefits

    Cons

    Managers bully and push sales to a point the customer buy somewhere else. Poor comp plan. Spend more than you make the first year.

    Advice to Management

    Let the sales team do what they were hired to do. Don't force the sale. Better comp plan.


  11. cook

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Snap-on part-time

    Pros

    it was fun and exciting

    Cons

    struggled with food options, often on tight schedule



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