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Apex Tool Group Reviews

Updated January 2, 2018
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Apex Tool Group CEO James J. Roberts
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Pros
  • The company has good pay and benefits (in 8 reviews)

  • fair benefits good people to work with (in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • There was a lack of direction and cohesion at the upper management levels (in 6 reviews)

  • Bain Capital knows very little about the precision machining industries and what it takes to be successful (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Want to be challenged? Come on over!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Apex Tool Group full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Fast paced, action oriented culture, great benefits, smart management team

    Cons

    Sometimes morale is down due to uncertainty of the company's direction (don't buy into the sky is falling like others). Due to pressure to generate earnings growth for P/E owner the company as a whole runs very lean.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the course with the exciting strategy and vision you have shared. Keep communicating to the entire workforce.


  2. "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Lexington, SC
    Former Employee - Manager in Lexington, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Apex Tool Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good 401k benefits and people

    Cons

    Very political and lacks team work and long term vision. Not a company you can build your career on.

    Advice to Management

    Get back to basics and truly drive team work that delivers both results and employee engagement.

  3. "Cnc machinist"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Apex Tool Group full-time

    Pros

    Start on monday cant really give a review so im not sure what you want from me

    Cons

    I dont start till monday

    Advice to Management

    Cant give you anything


  4. "Project Manager"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Auburn Hills, MI
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Auburn Hills, MI
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Apex Tool Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good product, many good people

    Cons

    Not aggressive enough in the market. No investment in the company. High-priced equipment that always needed rework. Always chasing month-end numbers, so projects could be delayed if numbers were needed the next month. Slow service response (purchase order first).


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Was good until merge with Cooper"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sparks, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sparks, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Apex Tool Group full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Was a good place to work good benefits and pay

    Cons

    Poor upper management. Mistake after mistake no communication. Will mot listen to employees.

    Advice to Management

    Start talking to employees to see what needs changed don't go by numbers it doesn't work.


  6. "Director"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Apex Tool Group full-time

    Pros

    Reasonably good products, Great history, Customer value

    Cons

    Overall Work Environment, Very frequent changes in Management

    Advice to Management

    Should have a long term vision


  7. "Sales Support Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Apex Tool Group full-time

    Pros

    Once I was on board as a permanent employee, the salary and benefits were very reasonable. The company has some great products, great technocrats, and sales teams.

    Cons

    Company seems very slow to adapt to new processes, software, and IT needs which are vital for today's competitive environment. Talent pool of employees is poorly managed accompanied with a top heavy "management" corporate structure.

  8. "Apex Tool Group"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Apex Tool Group full-time

    Pros

    High potential for vertical mobility, good industry to be involved in.

    Cons

    Office is somewhat remote, expect longer commutes.


  9. "Lost company"

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    Former Employee - Service Planner in Louisville, KY
    Former Employee - Service Planner in Louisville, KY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Apex Tool Group full-time

    Pros

    Decent pay for the position

    Cons

    Inept management and poor culture. Frequent lay-offs and no thought of consequences to who gets laid-off.

    Advice to Management

    Start over


  10. "Set Up Machine Operator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Garland, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Garland, TX

    I worked at Apex Tool Group full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    a lot of over time

    Cons

    Bad management. a lot of team leaders


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