Techtronic Industries North America Reviews

Updated March 27, 2015
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Techtronic Industries North America CEO Joseph Galli Jr.
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Pros
  • Company truck and all the expenses paid for with it (in 12 reviews)

  • Competitive pay, company truck with gas card, 401k matching and health benefits the first day (in 12 reviews)

Cons
  • You essentially become a glorified stock person for the Home Depot (in 29 reviews)

  • 100% of your time is spent working in Home Depot (in 6 reviews)

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  1. Easy job that prepares you for next role

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    Former Employee - Field Sales Representative
    Former Employee - Field Sales Representative

    I worked at Techtronic Industries North America full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Good pay, not extremely difficult, training is very good. Never work Sundays, saturdays about 4-5 months of the year during busy time. Company vehicle is provided, with personal use alloted as well. There are incentives for sales contests and other objectives. Always hiring new people and promoting if you're willing to move. Pay a moving bonus.

    Cons

    Can get repetitive, you work hard for a year in order to get promoted. If you get stuck in this job it would not be a fun position to be in for any length of time. Some consider it "paying your dues". Get pulled in a lot of different directions by the various brands. Very much will want you to move, which can be tough if you don't want to.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Streamline internal processes. There's 50 websites to log into - also it's 2015 develop an app to order parts, pop, etc. The external websites for customers are amazing but the internal ones are very outdated.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. It is OK

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    Current Employee - Field Sales and Marketing Representative in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Field Sales and Marketing Representative in Philadelphia, PA

    I have been working at Techtronic Industries North America

    Pros

    The pay is great, and all the other reps are around the same age. The free truck is totally the best part.

    Cons

    You are basically a glorified Home Depot employee and have to just put up with it until you get promoted. Also, if the manager or higher-ups don't like you, you will basically never be promoted, even if you do your job well.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have more realistic expectations of what reps are actually able to accomplish without being stressed out all the time.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful

    Working for TTI.

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    Current Employee - Field Sales Representative
    Current Employee - Field Sales Representative

    I have been working at Techtronic Industries North America

    Pros

    The Pros of this position fall under the category of "Lessons Learned."

    Lesson #1: Don't make your decision to join a company based on a company vehicle (the big red truck).

    Lesson #2: Believe 1/2 of what you see on paper and none of what you are promised verbally.

    Lesson #3: Read the fine print

    Lesson #4: Don't be afraid to say no to the job.

    Lesson #5: Play your cards close to your chest. Don't be too open and honest too early.

    Cons

    - Micro-management
    - They motivate through fear
    - The Job is 100% in Home Depot Stores and you have to clock-in and clock-out while at the stores. Yet they still expect you to get things done at home after you are clocked out
    - Poor Communication
    - Political games for promotion
    - No one knows when there is an open position to even try for a promotion. No ability to apply.
    - A Million boxes show up at your house and you have to store them. They won't let you expense a storage space either.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't use scare tactics. Be Honest. Give Feedback. Value Your Employees. Find a Better Work/Life Balance. Value Your Word.

    * The worst people are the ones that constantly say they are transparent and willing to discuss anything but are actually never that way.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. Great to get experience is a Sales position

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    Former Employee - Single Store Sales Representative in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Single Store Sales Representative in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Techtronic Industries North America full-time

    Pros

    Perks of the job (company vehicle, gas card, work hours)

    Cons

    Little opportunity for growth if you are not willing to relocate

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Compensation packages will discourage long term employees to stay at TTI.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  6. 1 person found this helpful

    Great pay if you're looking pretty easy going job and don't mind working in a Home Depot everyday.

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    Current Employee - Field Sales Representative in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Field Sales Representative in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Techtronic Industries North America full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Free truck, lose work environment, pretty good starting salary, great benefits

    Cons

    Not a set path for promotions. Work in a Home Depot everyday. Often feel like a glorified Home Depot associate. Work Saturdays about 1/3 of the year

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. Really good company with lots of perks.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Techtronic Industries North America full-time

    Pros

    Company really teaches you how to manage and grow your business. Great training once you are scheduled to fly out to Milwaukee. Lots of opportunities for growth if you are willing to relocate.

    Cons

    Promotional opportunities are available contingent on relocation. Local promotions are more difficult, especially if you're in Southern CA.

  8. This is a great company to work for if you are looking to move up fast.

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    Current Employee - Field Sales Representative in Scottsdale, AZ
    Current Employee - Field Sales Representative in Scottsdale, AZ

    I have been working at Techtronic Industries North America

    Pros

    Competitive base salary, free truck, free gas, and full benefits.

    Cons

    can be boring at times being in home depot for 8 hours a day 5 days a week.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more proactive with the reps and do more store walks to give the reps more feedback on what to improve on.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. Not what it's cracked up to be

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    Current Employee - Field Sales and Marketing in New Brunswick, NJ
    Current Employee - Field Sales and Marketing in New Brunswick, NJ

    I have been working at Techtronic Industries North America

    Pros

    You receive a company vehicle with the job (big red Milwaukee Truck)

    Cons

    They undervalue their employees, managers lack communication, managers are only trying to get to the next level so they use you for their benefit, you become a glorified home depot employee, you receive tons of boxes weekly, you work Saturdays 6 months out of the year, managers bs you when its time to advance, you barely ever bonus as an MSR (Multiple Store Rep) and sometimes if you are a SSR (single store rep), managers are all uniformed and recite what ever upper management wants us to hear (actually annoying)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate more effectively and be honest from the beginning.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. First Job Out of College

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Field
    Current Employee - Field

    I have been working at Techtronic Industries North America

    Pros

    -Great benefits
    -Autonomy
    -Competitive salary
    -All expenses free Ford F-150
    -Bonus & reward program
    -Competitive market
    -Great sales experience

    Cons

    -Often times feel like a Home Depot associate
    -Management favoritism
    -Tedious work (down stocking, filling in holes)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -Don't become disconnected from your reps, often times you miss out on the great work they are doing.

    -Formulate a system where reps can apply for promotions, not simply wait for a manager to give (their favorite) reps a nomination to upper management.

    -Don't waste your time on the minor aspects of the job (POP, BSR's etc) because customers will never notice.

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    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful

    Field Sales Representative. Stay away if you are looking for a career in sales.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Field Sales Representative
    Former Employee - Field Sales Representative

    I worked at Techtronic Industries North America full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    -Company Vehicle, gas and car insurance covered.
    -Decent salary for recent college grads.
    -401k matching
    -Power tools are fun to sell and demo
    -Stress free
    -Great products, the company is growing and taking lots of market share.

    Cons

    -Minimal sales training and leadership
    -Monotonous work. You are essentially a Home Depot associate. The majority of your time is spent stocking shelves and making sure your product is set to plan in Home Depot.
    -Low ceiling in terms of earning potential in the industry.
    -All of your time is spent working in the Home Depot.
    -A lot of the busy work you complete is often erased by HD associates when you leave.
    -Turnover rate is extremely high.
    -They promise college grads promotional opportunities after a year in the field. There is not enough jobs to fulfill their promises, so many good sales people leave here. It's going to be even worse in May when a large wave of new hires will have a year under their belt. You could be doing a phenomenal job for a long time and not get promoted because there are no positions open for you.
    -You are judged on how well the shelves are stocked, and not based on your sales ability. Your sales numbers are tied to your geographic location more than anything else.
    -This is considered a retail sales position to people in other industries. When looking for a new job in sales, this may be used against you.
    -Limited ability to earn more money beyond your salary.
    -Must relocate for each promotional opportunity.
    -Very political, some people who deserved to be fired have been promoted ahead of other worthy candidates. It's truly mind-boggling.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop hiring everyone right out of college, and hire people who would be satisfied with the good benefits you have to offer. This will solve your high turn over problem. No college grad wants to stock shelves in Home Depot for more then 9 months. Home Depot hates the high turn over just as much as you do.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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