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"Gained a lot of experience, but advancement was hard to come by."

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Former Employee - Marketing Analyst in Burnsville, MN
Former Employee - Marketing Analyst in Burnsville, MN
Doesn't Recommend
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I worked at Northern Tool + Equipment full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

fairly flexible about work schedule, low pressure, good people, cool products, growing, family owned company

Cons

pay is on the low side, health benefits are pricey, vacation policy is extremely weak, they don't put much value on employee career development

Other Employee Reviews for Northern Tool + Equipment

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great family friendly company who offers flexibility and work life balance."

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    Current Employee - Corporate Office in Burnsville, MN
    Current Employee - Corporate Office in Burnsville, MN
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Family friendly company who offers a lot of flexibility and work life balance. Managers empower employees to do best work. Very fun work environment. Core values are: Know Your Customer, Provide Value, Act With Integrity, Empower the Individual, Be Entrepreneurial, Have Fun. The company definitely lives by these values. The Kotula family is amazing!

    Cons

    Smaller company (400 employees at corp HQ) so not a lot of options for moving up the corporate ladder quickly, however you definitely are able to grow in your positon and take on more responsibility.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing! One thing I have noticed is that I don't think all department heads live by the core values as much as others and certain areas might be a bit more rigid than others. I absolutely love my department, management team, etc. and hope that others have as great of a mangement team as my group.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "The working environment could be extremely difficult and stressful."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, VA
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    A wide range of products that made the job a challenge but very educational. The new products tended to sell themselves which made for good sales. Customers came from great distances to shop at the store because of the uniqueness of the merchandise.

    Cons

    Due to cut backs in staff the environment could be extremely difficult and stressful. Computer equipment, especially cash registers became outdated which slowed sales.

    Advice to Management

    Maintain enough staff on a year round basis to operate the store. All business have cycle periods for sales in a year, but you lose sales when you have cut back too far on staff.

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