Snap-on Reviews

Updated August 26, 2014
Updated August 26, 2014
60 Reviews

3.5
60 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.  

    It's a great place to work.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Detroit, MI

    I have been working at Snap-on

    Pros

    work culture is open and fair. They are working on advance products and technology. lots of opportunity to have personal growth. Nobody like to stick more than 8 hrs a day

    Cons

    The professional growth is limited specially if you are looking for the growth in management. They are very conservative in their hiring approach.

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Company and Product Just some bad people using poor decisions for there benefit

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    Former Employee - Business Manager Sales Developer  in  Honolulu, HI
    Former Employee - Business Manager Sales Developer in Honolulu, HI

    I worked at Snap-on

    Pros

    Innovative
    Brand Recognititon
    Well Established
    Great Franchise System
    Global Leader
    Sriving to improve
    Developing new products at front
    90 years in Business

    Cons

    Poor down flow of communication within Regional System.Middle management not always clear or informed by the regional leaders on current issues or facts.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Snap-on Tools is a very unique, and has been a family oriented business with regards to employees best interest and growth.With the change of time and the new systems and people brought into the Snap-on system without the experience of being in the trenchs first is starting to take affect on the true leadership down falls of a Great Core Company

  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great Company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Regional Recruiting Manager  in  The Woodlands, TX
    Former Employee - Regional Recruiting Manager in The Woodlands, TX

    I worked at Snap-on

    Pros

    Pay is good, benefits are great, training phenominal

    Cons

    Very cowboyish culture that has not graduated from the good ole boy society.

    Recommends
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  5. 3 people found this helpful  

    Very demanding and rewarding career

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    Current Employee - Diagnostics Sales Developer  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Diagnostics Sales Developer in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Snap-on

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Very 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 ManagementAdvice

    Reduce the amount of meetings

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Poor Management and Directors in Snap-On Business Solutions

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Akron, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Akron, OH

    I have been working at Snap-on

    Pros

    They are using latest development tools in J2EE world.

    Cons

    CTO 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.

    No opinion of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

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

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    Former Employee - Mobile Company Store Manager  in  Cabool, MO
    Former Employee - Mobile Company Store Manager in Cabool, MO

    I worked at Snap-on

    Pros

    Great salary. Freedom to do the best job your can

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reduce the red tape which will allow more ti me with the customers

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Clerical

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Camden, SC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Camden, SC

    I worked at Snap-on

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Male oriented. Not enough women with authority.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need women in management

  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Overall good place to work.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Des Moines, IA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Des Moines, IA

    I worked at Snap-on

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Long hours, can be very stressful

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fun environment

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Kenosha, WI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kenosha, WI

    I have been working at Snap-on

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Certain 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Lead a franchise group

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    Current Employee - Business Manager  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Business Manager in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Snap-on

    Pros

    Great place to work. Great Benefits.

    Cons

    Hours and some job requirments.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do your best to split your time evenly between family and work.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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