Milwaukee Tool - Great company, fast moving, tons of room for upward mobility within this company | Glassdoor
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"Great company, fast moving, tons of room for upward mobility within this company"

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  • Culture & Values
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  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Strategic Account Manager
Current Employee - Strategic Account Manager
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Milwaukee Tool full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

Culture is positive and motivating. Most mangers are great. Young sales and marketing team. Company always promotes within.

Cons

Pay could be higher but bonus is nice

Advice to Management

Keep it up!!!

Other Employee Reviews for Milwaukee Tool

  1. Helpful (6)

    "Burn out, total focus is bottom line"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Brookfield, WI
    Current Employee - Manager in Brookfield, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Milwaukee Tool full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Okay pay and competitive benefits.

    Cons

    Unethical, can't trust senior management, will throw people under the bus to protect themselves.


  2. Helpful (5)

    "In Crisis....."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Brookfield, WI
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Brookfield, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Milwaukee Tool full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Very laid back - jeans and T-shirt environment, often lower "ranked" employees looked more like top management than the actual management.

    Cons

    In the companies focus on trying to steal management from competitors they have become very top heavy and crippled by meetings. It was easier to get a half a dozen managers in a meeting than to get a single technician to test the product you are engineering.

    In the rush to beat the competition to market, the accompanying rush to get out products left many things desired for quality. We wasted more time chasing the fires caused by issues rushing around does than being proactive. The push gave us no choice but to do the absolute minimum development, testing and documentation. Often we had to ask was can cut out so we can make some deadline marketing gave to a customer. It felt like the management focus is that the product goes out whether it was ready or not as it was more important to fill a shelf . The culture was that you can always later get the whole department to stop what they are working on for a few days to engineer some quick fix than to on deal with the fallout from a bad product.

    It seemed the company looks more at profit as a sign of their doing well, than anything else. As profits for the company went up, benefits went down for most employees except management which has grown in size. When I was there they eliminated all of the worker's profit sharing and even took away our Thanksgiving turkey - talk about being out of touch!

    Promotions came two ways - seems you are guaranteed promotions just if you are in management, but for the rest of the company, promotions usually only meant more more with minimal increase in compensation.

    Advice to Management

    Spend more time focusing on making quality products and you will spend less time fighting crisis. You can not grow a company by only investing in the top management, a company has many other areas

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