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Milwaukee Tool Overview

Brookfield, WI
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Public
Consumer Products Manufacturing
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Working at Milwaukee Tool

Over the past several years, Milwaukee Tool has invested heavily in technology and innovation across our power tool, power tool accessories, and hand tool businesses.

Our world-class team has delivered some of the most disruptive new technologies and ... Read more

Company Updates

  • This year for the month of January we were pleased to have 8 MIT students join us our annual externship program. These students are a mix of electrical and mechanical engineers that assist the Milwaukee team with some projects on our new product development road map. They had a chance to test, design and prototype, and grow their knowledge and experience as engineers.


    Milwaukee Tool acquires Sun Prairie-based Imperial Blades | BizTimes Media Milwaukee

    by Arthur Thomas Brookfield-based Milwaukee Tool has acquired Sun Prairie-based Imperial Blades, a manufacturer of blades for oscillating multi-tools. "Imperial Blades is a strong brand focused on expanding and delivering a broad range of high quality solutions to the oscillating tool category," said Joseph Galli, chief executive officer of Milwaukee Tool's parent company Techtronic Industries.

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Milwaukee Tool – Why Work For Us?

Great Careers At Milwaukee Electric Tool Corp. 

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.

Information Technology

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.


The Milwaukee Tool culture is unique and has been a key reason our business success. We define our culture in the following traits:


With High performance, Domination, Brand, End-Users, Distribution


Speed - Agility - Urgency

We Create Empowered Leaders

Never Satisfied, Always Improving

Milwaukee Tool is a high performing work place. Much of our work is done in cross functional, collaborative teams. To foster collaboration and team work Milwaukee Tool provides a casual work environment with opportunities to socialize with your co-worker and their families.

Milwaukee Tool provides an exceptional benefits package to provide for employees and their families.

401(K) - The Milwaukee Tool Retirement Savings.  For the first 8% of pay saved, Milwaukee Tool matches contributions at 50%. Employees are automatically enrolled and the employer match is always 100% vested. Participation is available on date of hire.

Wellness - 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.

Paid HolidaysMilwaukee Tool grants all employees time off with pay for National holidays.

Vacation - The Milwaukee Tool Vacation Policy grants all employees between 10 and 20 days of paid vacation each calendar year, based on length of service. 

Dental Insurance - Comprehensive benefits including two cleanings per year paid at 100%. Milwaukee Tool pays the majority of the premium. Coverage is available on date of hire. 

Vision Insurance - Pays for eye exams, glasses (lenses & frames) and contacts. Coverage is available on date of hire. 

Employee Assistance Program - Available as a free and confidential service for all employees. Coverage is available for all employees and family members. 

Life Insurance - Milwaukee Tool provides coverage at no cost, and you are able to purchase supplemental coverage through payroll deduction. Coverage is available on date of hire. 

Short Term Disability Income Insurance - Provided by Milwaukee Tool, coverage starts after 30 days of employment. 

Long Term Disability Income Insurance - Provided by Milwaukee Tool, Coverage is available on date of hire. 

Tuition Reimbursement - Available for approved courses and degrees (only available after 6 months of employment). 

Milwaukee Tool Product Discounts - Employee purchase programs for Milwaukee Tool products. 

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    I have been working at Milwaukee Tool full-time (More than a year)


    Great overall compensation. Cool fringe benefits. Competitive salary. Managers who care. Great culture.


    Still catching up to growth. Open-concept workspaces can be distracting.

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Milwaukee Tool Photos

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Milwaukee Tool Interviews



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    Anonymous Employee in Greenwood, MS
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    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took a week. I interviewed at Milwaukee Tool (Greenwood, MS).


    I received a call and had my interview the next day. I was given a brief tour of the factory and shown where I would be working. Pretty relaxed interview. The interviewer seemed to like me and what I had to say. Got the job and started with in a week.

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Milwaukee Tool Awards & Accolades

  • World Class Training Platinum Level Training Partner, NJATC, 2013
  • Product of the Year - Tools (Hand, Power)(M12 Sub Compact Band Saw), EC&M Magazine, 2013
  • Woodworkers Best Bet(2630-22 Circ Saw), Woodworkers Magazine, 2013
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