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"Great people to work with, but in a restrictive environment."

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook

I worked at Mac Tools full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

First and foremost, the people at Mac Tools, with few exceptions, are outstanding. They care about the direction of the company and the success of the distributors/franchisees. Mac makes great products and has wonderful people implementing its daily business process.

Cons

The business model is old and front loaded. Mac can at times spite the "nose on its face." There is a layer of management that doesn't need to be there, and as a result the company is too focused on itself and not enough on the success of its distributors/franchisees. Decisions come from the top down and little attention is truly given to innovation, creativity and profitability. Bad financing program (to end users for purchases).

Advice to Management

Stop micro-managing everything around you. You can do without Region Managers. Paint the concept, set long term goals and let the District Managers actually manage their districts. Revamp the sales model to get rid of Business Builders; implement a real finance program instead of constantly applying band-aid fixes.

Other Employee Reviews for Mac Tools

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Mac Tools HQ"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Mac Tools full-time

    Pros

    Great People, Great Brand, Great Location. There is a clear focus on our Distributors, end users, and taking market share from our competitors. A good combination of small and big company culture. You can have fantastic relationships with individual Distributors and have the support of the biggest tool company in the world at the same time.

    Cons

    There are times the Company may not move fast enough.
    Some internal support structures could be better developed (e.g. internal IT systems)

    Advice to Management

    Stay focused on Distributor Health


  2. "Great to work with"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Mac Tools full-time

    Pros

    Excellent training, and benefits, decent salary

    Cons

    You have to pace yourself, it is easy to overcommit and burn out.

    Advice to Management

    Solve the Mac Credit issue for distribtors, and you wil reap competitve advantage. You are doing everything else right.

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