Techtronic Industries North America

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Techtronic Industries North America Reviews

Updated September 17, 2014
Updated September 17, 2014
73 Reviews
3.0
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Techtronic Industries North America CEO Joseph Galli Jr.
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • good pay/benefits, get a truck with gas card (in 10 reviews)

  • Company truck and all the expenses paid for with it (in 9 reviews)


Cons
  • You essentially become a glorified stock person for the Home Depot (in 27 reviews)

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

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  1.  

    Field Sales Rep

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Techtronic Industries North America

    Pros

    Great managers with awesome product knowledge, great benefits, depending on your manager, a lot of independent work

    Cons

    Only in stores once a week- hard to keep consistency among all stores in territory, lots of product knowledge to learn

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Electrical Design Engineer

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Friendly Environment and good work to life balance

    Cons

    Lack of new ideas and travelling.

    Recommends
  3.  

    Satisfied as my first full-time job.

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    Current Employee - Junior Technical Writer (Temp)  in  Anderson, SC
    Current Employee - Junior Technical Writer (Temp) in Anderson, SC

    I have been working at Techtronic Industries North America full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good base pay, excellent co-workers, sweet deals on their products, Mon-Fri with paid vacations and holidays. Care for their employees and a friendly environment.

    Cons

    Tight deadlines, some are harder to work with then others and expect you to jump over the moon and back for their project when you have several others to work on as well. I was a temp but the department chose to do away with me and I was replaced with someone else that was going to do the same job that I was already trained in. But other then that I was satisfied with my employment there.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    In my department I had excellent trainers that showed me the ropes while working on their own projects at the same time.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Field Sales Representative at TTI

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    Current Employee - Field Sales Representative  in  Memphis, TN
    Current Employee - Field Sales Representative in Memphis, TN

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

    Pros

    There is a lot of Freedom. You won't see your manager but a few times a year.

    Cons

    You work at Home Depot. Many times, you feel like an associate there. The job requires no thinking at all.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    You are a Home Depot associate in a TTI branded shirt

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    Former Employee - Field Sales Representative  in  Farmingdale, NY
    Former Employee - Field Sales Representative in Farmingdale, NY

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

    Pros

    You learn how to sell in its most basic form by suggesting TTI products over competitors to Home Depot customers. You will gain an understanding of how a store is set up from a merchandising standpoint. They provide a truck. The hours are good because of very little day to day interaction with management (you can come and go as you please).

    Cons

    This job is nothing but a blemish on your resume, even if it is your first job out of college. Your main responsibilities are to replace/repair product displays and signage, adjust home depot shelves to fit products according to schematics, down stock new product from storage areas, update pricing stickers on products...do you get the point? Training is in Milwaukee, WI. The truck is Milwaukee Tools Red and filled with cardboard displays that you have to build at each of your stores. You are periodically walked by TTI management throughout your stores kind of like a kitchen inspection in restaurants. Your direct boss has no power so the only opportunity you have to move up is impress the next level boss on your inspection visit. You are required to take pictures of shoppers with products you've sold to them. You receive NO bonus/commission for the products you've sold and the system is very inaccurate. I think everyone was asking shoppers to snap a pic with products they didn't buy just to submit something and move onto some cleaning/downstocking/reorganizing product. During the prime retail months of the year they switch you to a Tuesday-Saturday schedule. The salary is very low for the amount of hard work this job requires.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Offer incentives like quarterly bonuses to reps that dominate stores and produce the most sales. Give high performing reps the ability to increase their earnings rather than promise a few promotions to a large team. If you want to continue targeting college grads be honest about the scope of work up front. I was told I would be planning the merchandising, not on my hands and knees stocking shelves and building merchandisers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good foot in the door job

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

    I have been working at Techtronic Industries North America full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Some freedom, you have a territory, your boss isn't constantly breathing down your neck
    Company car that you can use for personal use
    Strong company growth forecast

    Cons

    corporate micromanagement
    Seems like growth is outpacing the ability of corporate employees to effectively do their jobs, the efficiency with which this company operates is atrocious.
    A lot of running around and busywork, POP ships directly to house and often times reps aren't granted much say into promotion You just get a call and up and go.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consult a firm to help with company efficiency to eliminate mistakes in shipping and POP production. Prioritize for reps, do you want a store that sells product and a rep that builds relationships with THD management, or a rep that sweats their tail off making sure each BSR is noted and each price label is straight. Stop wasting time on little things that customers wouldn't ever even notice anyway.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Good starting Job

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    Current Employee - Single Store Representative  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Single Store Representative in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Gas, Truck, Benefits, Sales and Product experience, autonomy

    Cons

    Glorified Home Depot employee every day

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Less micromanagement, enough programmed one size fits all management styles

    Recommends
  9.  

    Good design sells itself.. excessive marketing is over-rated

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Techtronic Industries North America full-time

    Pros

    The designers are very supportive of new ideas. Great place to learn from some of the best designers in the industry. The skills that you learn here sets the standards pretty high and prepares you for high level positions at future occupational interests.

    Cons

    The outrageous demands of the marketing team of the company needs to be controlled better. Ridiculous demands of design projects forces good designers to be in positions where there is not much time for sensible thought process to be applied to the design. This give the feeling that the company is more interested in flooding the market with products rather than good quality products.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Ok job

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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 for more than a year

    Pros

    You get a company vehicle that you are able to use 365 days a year. The gas card really comes in handy. You are also working with no supervision and little micro management depending on what manager you get. The job itself is quite easy. TTi offers great benefits.

    Cons

    The job becomes extremely mundane. You must be willing to relocate (most often far away) to move up and the increase in pay is very small. There is quite a bit of manual labor that makes you wonder why a college degree is needed for the position.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more straight forward about the role during the interview process.

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

    Fast paced, exciting job with quick movement potential

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    Former Employee - Field Sales Representative  in  Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Field Sales Representative in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    Very fast paced. You literally never have a boring day, and you learn a lot about the industry while in this role.

    Cons

    Long days during peak seasons.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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