Greenlee Tools Reviews

Updated Dec 5, 2020

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3.3
64%
Recommend to a Friend
97%
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Greenlee Tools VP and GM Paul McAndrew (no image)
Paul McAndrew
6 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great people and nice intern events(in 10 reviews)

  • "Good benefits including healthcare and retirement plans(in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • "Lacking Diversity - Caucasian Males dominate upper management(in 8 reviews)

  • "High turnover with young employees (Chicago, IL is so close and a much better city)(in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to work!"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Vista, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Greenlee Tools full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Lots of exposure to different product lines and lean practices. Ideal place to start your career as an manufacturing and/or industrial engineer.

    Cons

    Pay could be a little better for the amount of work required

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  2. "Good place to work. Great pay."

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Quality Inspector in Rockford, IL
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Greenlee Tools full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Pay is great, people where ok, management team friendly and 10hr OT a week.

    Cons

    Management; while friendly and trying where intern's led by a couple main employees. They where chasing there tails alot. OT is almost permanent 10hr a week.


  3. "Downhill Since Sold to Emerson"

    1.0
    Former Employee - Administrative in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Greenlee Tools full-time

    Pros

    None! The only thing that would make your day more tolerable was the other employees agreeing that it had become a joke.

    Cons

    Too much to get into.

  4. "High expectations - minimal support"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rockford, IL

    I worked at Greenlee Tools full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Indirect employees mostly want to make things better.

    Cons

    Some sites have the typical us vs them environment.

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  5. "Great Product line"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Territory Manager in Rockford, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Greenlee Tools full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great products, great people, flexible, great benefits. The product line makes it easy to sell. Everyone knows the name. Company vehicle is also a huge benefit.The new GM (Paul), is also phenomenal.

    Cons

    Since the acquisition there have been too many changes for the worse. No growth opportunity (for sales), drastic program changes, and event plant closures. These reasons kill moral. Also, since eliminating the sales development program, there is a huge gap in training.

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  6. "Good place to start career"

    3.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - New Product Development Engineer in Rockford, IL

    I worked at Greenlee Tools full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great learning curve, opportunities to interact with both young and experienced engineers

    Cons

    Location isn't great, less company events

  7. "Just okay"

    2.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Supply Chain Specialist in Rockford, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Greenlee Tools full-time

    Pros

    Okay company. PTO is solid

    Cons

    Salary could be better but it's fair

  8. "Real Experience and Real Innovation"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Rockford, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Greenlee Tools full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Greenlee is an exciting company to work at because their business depends on releasing innovative new products. Additionally, younger engineers get real design work much sooner than other companies and there is ample opportunity for individual contributor's good work to be recognized. Benefits are pretty good and paid time off is probably above average especially for younger employees. Lastly, as an engineer, you can enjoy a great work life balance and are rarely expected to work long hours.

    Cons

    Like any other new products company (or almost any company in general), Greenlee plans projects optimistically and not realistically which almost always yields delays in the project plan.

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  9. "Great Culture"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Rockford, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Greenlee Tools full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Family Culture Lots of younger employees Good work life balance Flexible Hours Plenty of opportunities for development

    Cons

    Pay is a little low, but is improving Turnover is fairly high. Usually because of pay and location, Benefits got worse under Emerson.

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  10. "Okay Place"

    3.0
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    Current Employee - Lean Manufacturing Engineer 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Greenlee Tools full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Work-life balance is great. You get paid decently for the short days.

    Cons

    Very Political in Management. No room for growth or moving upwards. Low pay, hires an inexperienced management work force. High turnover due to poor leadership on floor.

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