Snap-on Reviews

Updated September 6, 2014
Updated September 6, 2014
61 Reviews
3.7
61 Reviews
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Snap-on Chairman, President, and CEO Nick Pinchuk
Nick Pinchuk
31 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Pay is good, benefits are great, training phenominal (in 3 reviews)

  • 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Senior management only cares about their bonuses... at any cost to employees

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Snap-on full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Your co-workers, benefits, and the facility itself. The people who work "in the trenches" really care about their work, customers, Franchisees (Dealers) and each-other. The technology group is always improving systems so it makes it easier to keep up with workload.

    Cons

    Senior management will do anything to cut expenses to get themselves bonuses. They are bleeding the company and ruining morale. Employees want to collaborate more with others but management only gives lip service to collaboration because it takes away from employee's ability to take on more work as they continue to downsize staff. Management doesn't trust/respect employees enough to work from home and flex schedules more.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop laying off employees, ruining their lives and then giving yourself high salaries and bonuses.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Make sure you know what you're getting in to

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    Former Employee - Mobile Company Store Manager
    Former Employee - Mobile Company Store Manager

    I worked at Snap-on full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great products and product support.

    Cons

    Products are very expensive to purchase and maintain.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Company preaches its mission and values but doesn't follow it's own policies. Bad ethics in my opinion.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Kenosha, WI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kenosha, WI

    I worked at Snap-on full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great company, decent benefits, good people (mostly)..

    Cons

    Picks and chooses who rules apply to. Corporate HR has some unethical people working there.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Why have policies in place when you don't follow them for all employees? (Even when the policy states that you do.)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    You were provided an excellent environment to work in.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Snap-on full-time

    Pros

    Much like any job at times it seemed as though your boss didnt support you.

    Cons

    Sometimes it did not seem like the work would every stop coming in.

  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Progressive company, Short sighted, too much emphasis on monthly goals rather long term thinking

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    Former Employee - Manager
    Former Employee - Manager

    I worked at Snap-on full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good salary and benefits for salary employees

    Cons

    places importance on quick profits

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Appreciate the engineers

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great place to work

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    Current Employee - Administrative  in  Kenosha, WI
    Current Employee - Administrative in Kenosha, WI

    I have been working at Snap-on full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Nice people, good benifits, stable company

    Cons

    Raises and bonus only good at management levels

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Good Place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Kenosha, WI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kenosha, WI

    I have been working at Snap-on full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Since the current management has taken over, all facilities have been upgraded tremendously with emphasis on safety and convenience. Management gives quarterly reviews to all employees and insight into the business. Benefits are good including a good 401k with match, ESP, and health plans.

    Cons

    Not much room for advancement or emphasis on giving employees a chance to move to other divisions or departments.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start more collaboration between the divisions including the movement of employees between the divisions.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Very Nice Company to work for

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    Current Employee - SQL Developer  in  San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - SQL Developer in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Snap-on as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    Very Nice people and Managers

    Cons

    Hard to get in a permanent (full time) position

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Buggy Software

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    Former Employee - Diagnostics Sales Developer
    Former Employee - Diagnostics Sales Developer

    I worked at Snap-on full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Set your own schedule, insurance, commission on ShopKey

    Cons

    80 hr workweek, irate customers ( due to buggy software Verus/Verdict ). No raise in 4 years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    respect the sales reps

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Poor communication Crystal Lake warehouse

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    Former Employee - Order Processing  in  Crystal Lake, IL
    Former Employee - Order Processing in Crystal Lake, IL

    I worked at Snap-on as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Fairly simple work. There is good music playing all day in the warehouse.

    Cons

    Terrible communication, hours fluctuate daily, little-to-no oversight.

    There is a pre-shift meeting daily in the cafeteria to discuss what the work day looks like. That is great in theory, but the execution of these meetings are laughable. They are held in the cafeteria where there are literally a half dozen TVs blaring at full blast. I'm sitting ten feet away from the supervisor, and I cannot make out what he's saying. 2/3 of the time I was really unsure of what I was supposed to be doing after these "meetings" and I had to ask everyday. The supervisors don't seem very interested in anything other than sitting in their office all day staring at their computer screens. I found them to be very disengaged from the employees.

    They also decide day to day if there is going to be mandatory overtime or not. I suppose I understand the workflow varies quite a bit, but if you have to maintain a set schedule for whatever reason, family or whatever, forget about it. The schedule literally changes during the course of the day. You go in expecting to work a normal 8 hour day, then suddenly they
     decide on the day that everyone has to work 2 hours of overtime. The work itself is clearly not evenly distributed among the employees. Some pickers/packers are stuck with huge orders while others have very small ones, and it's the employees themselves who can actually cherry-pick if they want what orders to take.

    I knew after a few days that this place would not be for me. Luckily, I was able to get a much better job in every respect. I gave SnapOn a 2 week notice during midweek. I finished that week out. I was prepared to see the 2 weeks through, but was called the following Monday and told to not come in anymore. I wasn't bothered so much because I have a great job waiting for me. The only bad thing is the lost income for those 2 weeks, but that is the trade-off.

    The employees here are made up of a combination of kids currently in school, retirees, and kids who maybe didn't get that far in school. So, I guess that speaks for itself. This job was a stop-gap for me, and thankfully the period of time there was short.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There has to be better communication.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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