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"Great engineering opportunity working with awesome products"

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Intern - Mechanical Engineering Intern in Brookfield, WI
Current Intern - Mechanical Engineering Intern in Brookfield, WI
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Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Milwaukee Tool as an intern (More than a year)

Pros

Cool products. Innovative company. Great Culture

Cons

Very quick paced work environment.

Other Employee Reviews for Milwaukee Tool

  1. Helpful (12)

    "Engineer by day, supply chain, marketing, RE, QE, and manufacturing engineer by night"

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

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

    Pros

    Breadth of experience and knowledge transfer in a very short time. Excellent experience with international suppliers. Medium amount of red tape.

    Cons

    60-80 hrs a week, and expect to work with a C class of marketing people. Very very poor pay increases. Little room to advance unless you want to become a manager. Lots of trips to China for 2-3 weeks at a time to ensure a supplier can meet the schedule. Bottom of the barrel suppliers in China where cost and schedule is god, and quality is an afterthought.

    Advice to Management

    Start thinking about the long game and the customers need for quality. Stop thinking about the quick dollar and profit margin at the sacrifice for quality products.
    Most of all stop hiring employees, the OA will be so large in 5 years that you will have to fire 200 people just to stay in business.


  2. Helpful (8)

    "Good people, poor work environment"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Brookfield, WI
    Former Employee - Manager in Brookfield, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Company has a good ability to attract strong talent
    -Young / fast-paced environment

    Cons

    -Low compensation
    -Long work hours expected, 60+ hours per week regularly
    -Minimal benefits
    -Fear / Intimidation management techniques
    -Upward mobility is not related to performance, purely subjective based on upper management
    -Overall a turn-and-burn company

    Advice to Management

    -Increase compensation to meet the market expectations, it is not 2008 where you are in a position of power while hiring.
    -Empower your employees to be able to make their own decisions and encourage senior management to stand behind them

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