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ITW Overview

Glenview, IL
10000+ employees
Company - Public (ITW)
Industrial Manufacturing
$10+ billion (USD) per year
Founded in 1912, ITW (NYSE:ITW) is a global industrial company centered on a differentiated and proprietary business model. The company’s seven industry leading segments leverage the ITW Business Model to generate solid growth with best-in-class margins and returns in ... Read more

Mission: You see ITW’s Values -- Integrity, Simplicity, Trust, Respect & Shared Risk – in action every day in how we treat each other and how our leaders lead.

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ITW – Why Work For Us?

​​​​​​Since our founding more than 100 years ago, ITW has become one of the world’s leading diversified manufacturers of specialized industrial equipment, consumables, and related service businesses.

ITW businesses serve local customers and markets around the globe, with a significant presence in developed as well as emerging markets. The company has operations in 57 countries that employ approximately 50,000 women and men who contribute to our global leadership in innovation. We are proud of our broad portfolio of nearly 12,000 active patents.​​​


ITW’s products and solutions are at work all over the world, in deep-sea oil rigs, aerospace technology, bridges and wind turbines, healthcare, the spaces in which we live and work, the cars we drive, and the mobile devices we rely on. We are never, whether we know it or not, more than a few steps from an innovative ITW solution.

Thanks to ITW’s food equipment businesses, the restaurants where you dine hum with state-of-the-art ovens, dishwashers, refrigerators and more. ITW packaging ideas are what help you grab a six-pack off a store shelf or keep your food fresh at home. And our quality testing machines ensure the safety of everything from suspension bridges and aircraft to tiny heart valves. And the smartphone that’s always in hand? It’s built with ITW’s semiconductor solutions and innovations like an electromechanical gyroscope. ITW welding systems help deep-sea oil rigs deliver critical resources and enable safe, durable construction of your city’s offices and homes.

ITW is committed to operational excellence and innovation that helps our customers create the products and services that make our lives better.​​​


As a global, diversified and decentralized enterprise, ITW offers unparalleled access to challenging opportunities in high-growth, diverse manufacturing industries and markets around the world.

Bring your talents to any one of hundreds of ITW businesses—well-known brands and innovative market leaders—and experience a small business, entrepreneurial environment. Because all of our businesses are part of the ITW family, you’ll also receive the business and technology resources, dedicated career development support and benefits of a Fortune 200 company, a U.S. patent leader with over 100 years of secure, long-term profitable growth.​​​

Hear how Anthony, an ITW Engineering Director, thinks about growing and developing his team for the future.


The ability to invent, envision, and create something new is central to ITW’s longevity and profitable growth. Our innovation is “80/20 enabled,” meaning that we draw deep insights from our key customer relationships, and then focus our efforts on designing and patenting new products and components that solve their specific challenges. Encouraging new ideas—whether they come from recent grads, engineers, chemists, or other members of the ITW team—and providing a supportive, entrepreneurial framework that puts decision making in employee  hands, has produced ITW’s strong culture of sustainable differentiation through innovation.​​​


ITW’s co-op and internship programs offer a breadth of real-world experience and opportunities. ITW interns network with company leaders and gain exposure to ITW’s diverse facilities and cross-segment markets. Most importantly, our interns develop a wealth of knowledge in specific functions by working hand-in-hand with experienced employees.

Intern or co-op positions are available, but not limited to, the following disciplines:

  • Engineering/R&D
  • Operations/Supply Chain
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Finance & Accounting



ITW is a signatory of CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion, the largest CEO-driven business commitment to advance diversity and inclusion in the workplace.  Through this commitment, we agree to work collaboratively across our organizations to advance diversity and inclusion and take concrete actions to cultivate work environments where diverse experiences and perspectives are welcomed and where employees feel comfortable and empowered.  


ITW is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering the skills, experience and careers of our diverse workforce.


The mission of the ITW Women’s Network (IWN) is to maintain an inclusive workplace environment and attract, develop and retain quality female talent and leaders, in accordance with our enterprise strategy. Overseen by our Women’s Leadership Development Council, IWN is open to all businesses, functions and levels. Regional chapters globally host networking events, leadership development and skill-building seminars, and local outreach events.


Our Young Professionals Network (YPN) is dedicated to building a community made up of our early-career talent. Since launching in 2014, membership has doubled, with regional chapters in Europe, Boston, Philadelphia, and Troy, Ohio growing. For its annual US and European conference, YPN focused on the importance of  development and received guidance from current ITW Great Leaders. 


Launched in 2017, the mission of the African-American Network (AAN) is to enrich the professional development of African-American employees and advance diversity and inclusion through retention, development and recruitment of talent at ITW.


Along with many opportunities for career growth, ITW provides a comprehensive benefits package that supports our employees’ educational endeavors, wellness, and financial security. Specific benefits vary worldwide and are based on regional needs, but below are some common features of the U.S. benefit program.

  • Medical and dental benefits
  • Four consecutive weeks of 100% paid Parental Leave
  • 401(k) retirement savings program
  • Paid vacation and holidays
  • Wellness program
  • Life Insurance up to 8x the salary
  • Educational assistance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Employee discounts with ITW’s key suppliers: cars, computers, appliances and more


Volunteerism and giving back to the community is a core value at ITW. We strongly encourage community involvement and offer programs that help our employees support the charities they care about most.

With our Volunteer Program, the ITW Foundation donates $10.00 for every hour of volunteer time spent at the approved organization of your choice up to 100 hours.

Matching Gift Program means that the ITW Foundation matches your gift 3-to-1. This is one of the most generous matching programs among U.S. companies.

Hear about Victor's passions and how he has been able to integrate community into his ITW experience.

ITW Reviews

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    "An exciting workplace due to constant innovation. Always a challenge"

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    Current Employee - Production Supervisor in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Production Supervisor in Philadelphia, PA
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    I have been working at ITW full-time (More than 3 years)


    Competitive salaries and benefits with flexibility in daily work schedule. Great people on the shop floor. Middle management does their best to keep the fires burning in the production team despite facing an uphill battle against upper management. Always challenging which is perfect for me


    Consistently battling streamlining processes for efficiency. Always a challenge using equipment leftover from the industrial revolution when there a 10 generations newer tools available today. Upper management refuses to spend money to improve production and generate revenue.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your company and personnel for the long haul. Retention is based on taking care of your employees. You’re soon going to fall behind to competition if you don’t join this century

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ITW Photos

ITW photo of: The ITW Women's Network is a U.S. employee resource group established to attract, develop, and retain leaders.
ITW photo of: Our Green Team supported the Shedd Aquarium during Great Lakes Action Day.
ITW photo of: ITW Asia Pacific shared this snap from their 2017 "Winter Warmer" event
ITW photo of: We ran a 5K promoting health and wellness - and had fun too!
ITW photo of: Interns at Miller Electric Mfg. Co. volunteer with Feeding America in Appleton to make a positive impact in the local community.
ITW photo of: You can make a meaningful impact by contributing your ideas and efforts to solve our customers’ pain points.
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ITW Interviews



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    Basic behavioral questions. Not hard. Go through resumes and experiences. Be prepare when they ask what you like about ITW. And why you choose ITW, why this department.

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ITW Awards & Accolades

  • The JUST 100: America's Best Corporate Citizens, Forbes, 2018
  • Best Places to Work for Recent Grads, Symplicity, 2017
  • Fortune 500, Fortune Magazine, 2017
  • World’s Most Admired Companies, Fortune, 2016
  • 50 Best Companies for Diversity, Black Enterprise, 2016
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