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The best people make the best products. The best products build even better relationships with our distribution partners. Our latest expansion news in Olive Branch, Mississippi will allow us to continue to build world class teams delivering world class service.
Milwaukee Electric Tool Corp. is an industry-leading manufacturer and marketer of heavy-duty, portable electric power tools and accessories for professional users worldwide.
Since its founding in 1924, Milwaukee has focused on a single vision: To produce the best heavy-duty electric power tools and accessories available to the professional user. Today, the Milwaukee name stands for the highest quality, durable and reliable professional tools money can buy.
Milwaukee currently employs approximately 1,300 people globally. The company continues to set industry standards, targeting professional tool users of all types with a product line that includes more than 500 tools and over 3,500 accessories. Throughout its history Milwaukee's commitment to quality remains steadfast, although the way that quality is ensured has changed drastically. Quality is designed in, using state-of-the-art technologies and sophisticated manufacturing techniques.
Milwaukee Tool invests in technology and innovation across all of our product categories and business functions. Our world-class teams have delivered some of the most disruptive new technologies and solutions the industry has ever seen resulting in unprecedented growth in our business.
We enable a fast-paced design environment where our employees experience the challenge and satisfaction of seeing a product evolve from concept and into the hands of our professional users on the jobsite.
At Milwaukee Tool, we recognize your career path is as individual as you are. Our priority is to help you meet your professional goals.
Great products begin with a great design. Our Engineers are given opportunity to innovate and advance our product offerings in our agile culture.
Our engineering teams don't just create tools, they also ensure that our products can be manufactured, as designed, to the performance requirements of our customers, while meeting the highest standards of quality and craftsmanship. By doing this and more, our engineering capabilities produce the industry's highest quality products.
Behind every great product is a great operation. We continue to grow our operations team in the areas of manufacturing, supply chain, quality and procurement. Members of these teams are instrumental whether it is helping process map a manufacturing process, or developing a new quality testing method.
We are proud to say that many of our products are "Made in the USA". We have three manufacturing facilities and a distribution center in the following cities:
Manufacturing: Greenwood, Mississippi; Jackson, Mississippi; Mukwonago, Wisconsin
Distribution: Olive Branch, Mississippi
At these locations Milwaukee Tool offers career opportunities that range from entry level manufacturing to highly skilled technical positions.
Milwaukee Tool's IT projects are ever-changing to keep up with the development of products and the growth of the organization. Our IT professionals are given the opportunity to oversee projects from beginning to end, making them an invaluable part of the strategic process.
Milwaukee Tool's marketing teams takes the words agility and obsession to a whole new level. Our Product Marketing team works directly with our end users to understand the inefficiencies they face on the jobsite and are able to provide innovative solutions to increase their productivity. Our Brand and Channel Marketing teams drive the commercialization of our products. We have a fast-paced environment where employees are empowered to make decisions and have an impact on the new product development.
Milwaukee Tool's Sales team is committed to providing our customers with industry-changing products. Our sales employees target end users and distributors who need heavy duty products that will withstand the ever-changing demands found on the jobsite. Milwaukee Tool has invested in a state of the art training facility located at our corporate office in Brookfield, WI. Here employees are able to do both in-class and hands-on training to ensure our employees understand the consumer, marketplace and products. The expertise and understanding of our customer ignites and sustains long-term relationships with our consumers around the world.
Factory Service Centers
Milwaukee Tool's Service team is dedicated to Speed and delivering world class customer service and top-notch tool repair options. Milwaukee Tool understands the unpredictability of the jobsite and the need for fast, reliable repairs, and replacements. We provide eService for 24/7 quick and convenient repairs so our end users can get back to the jobsite without a large amount of time loss.
At Milwaukee Tool, our most valued resource is our dedicated team of employees - employees who work with a passion to be the best and a pride in their work and in the Milwaukee brand that is unparalleled. The Milwaukee culture is unique and has been a key reason for our business success.
The Milwaukee Tool Medical Plan offers three Plan options with different annual deductibles—Single deductibles are $500, $1000 or $1,350. All Plan options cover wellness and preventive services at 100%. Our plans also reimburse most other in-network services at 80% and include prescription drug coverage with affordable copays. Employees contribute a small portion of the cost of the medical insurance through payroll deductions, with Milwaukee Tool paying the vast majority of the premium cost. Employees can enroll dependents including legal spouses (same and opposite sex), children, step-children, and domestic partners (same and opposite sex). Coverage is available on date of hire.
The Milwaukee Tool Retirement Savings Plan provides an opportunity to save for retirement through both pre-tax and post-tax payroll contributions. For the first 8% of pay saved, Milwaukee Tool matches contributions at 50%. The Plan is administered by T. Rowe Price and offers a wide array of investment options, primarily from Vanguard. Employees are automatically enrolled and the employer match is always 100% vested. Participation is available on date of hire.
Milwaukee Tool strongly supports the health and wellness of employees and family members. Depending on which Milwaukee Tool location you work, support may include on-site fitness facilities and classes, health promotion activities and contests, lower Medical Plan contributions for non-smokers and non-tobacco users, and support for smoking and tobacco cessation.
Milwaukee Tool grants all employees time off with pay for National holidays.
The Milwaukee Tool PTO Policy grants all employees between 14 and 24 days of paid time off each calendar year, based on length of service.
Milwaukee Tool also provides the following additional benefits.
I have been working at Milwaukee Tool full-time (More than 3 years)
The work hard, play hard mantra really holds true at Milwaukee Tool. You are rewarded for putting in the extra effort and it really motivates everyone to perform at a high level. It's pretty clear from the employee appreciation give-backs to the excellent facilities which include a gym, coffee shop, and cafeteria, the employee's come first. The fast-paced setting along with the candid communication environment make Milwaukee Tool a great place to work and grow your career, which is very opportunistic.
Growing pains are to be expected with such rapid expansion. This is really the only negative feedback I can provide, which is certainly not the worst thing to have.
Advice to Management
Keep up the great leadership!
I applied through college or university. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Milwaukee Tool (Brookfield, WI) in November 2018.
A 2 day event where the first day consists of a city bus tour, and then a "department" fair that allows the candidates to go around and learn about different segments of the company. Also on the first day is a campus tour, and then a fun competition between groups of candidates that allows them to show creativity and some problem solving skills. The day ends with a dinner somewhere nice and drinks.
The second day consists of 4 or so interviews that are each 40 ish minutes long that start decently early.
Offers federal/state recognized on-the-job training program(s)