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"Overall not bad"

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Store Manager
Former Employee - Store Manager
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

Problems handled fairly and quickly. Above average benefits and bonus. Values it's people above all else. It's like working in a big boy toy store!

Cons

Growing company experiencing many "growing pains" . Procedures and software old school. Management expected to take up the slack .Some corporate people have no clue as to what it takes to run a retail store. Plan-o-grams are almost always inaccurate and have to be redone on the fly! Information about obsolete product is poorly communicated. Buyers have no clue what sells in each market and solicits minimal feedback from the store mangers before making purchasing decisions. Then when product doesn't sell, managers have to find somewhere to liquidate this product.

Advice to Management

Needs to understand that you can only work managers so much before productivity goes down. Not a solution to problems. Update your infrastructure to get into the 21st century. Don't expect managers to find the solution to the bad buying decisions.

Other Employee Reviews for Northern Tool + Equipment

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Good in the beginning, sucks in the end"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Meeting and working with a diverse group of customers.
    The hours sometimes were not the greatest but you made do.

    Cons

    Management has no idea what is going on
    Some people too busy trying further personal relationships.
    Too busy trying to through people under to bus

    Advice to Management

    Stop lying to your employees and treat them with some respect.
    Fire some of your knucklehead managers.
    Get rid of the regional managers


  2. "Inventory Control/Quality Assurance Supervisor"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burnsville, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burnsville, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Northern Tool + Equipment full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    At the corporate level, Northern Tool has great benefits, competitive salaries and a fantastic atmosphere.

    Cons

    It can get a little clicky from time to time.

    Northern Tool + Equipment Response

    May 16, 2017 – Human Resources

    Thank you for your review!

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