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Milwaukee Tool Reviews

Updated January 12, 2018
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Pros
  • Fast-paced, empowering company that is never satisfied and constantly growing (in 38 reviews)

  • There are a few reviews on here that criticize work/life balance (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • It can be a little more difficult to keep a good work-life balance but if you are diligent you can make it work (in 14 reviews)

  • certain times in project schedule require long hours (in 18 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Milwaukee has been a great choice!!"

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

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

    Pros

    Milwaukee is a fast paced company that gives high performers many opportunities at growth. They are constantly coaching and training you at how to become better in your current role and preparing you for future company roles. You are fairly compensated in the industry and even though they are a very large corporation, they still value the small company feel. This is apparent with the upper level management interacting with all employment levels and making you feel valued.

    Cons

    The company runs at an extreme pace and if you can't react quickly and be agile this is not the right company for you.


  2. Helpful (4)

    "It is time for me to move on."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Design Engineer in Brookfield, WI
    Current Employee - Senior Design Engineer in Brookfield, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Benefits, Some people are exceptional (but many are not), The Cafeteria, The fitness room, Flexible Hours,

    Cons

    The youngness and inexperience of the workforce (average age 27), The STRESS, Many of the people are impossible to deal with, Dishonesty of many people, The back-stabbing of many people to get ahead, The dumb decisions the upper management makes (poor lighting in some areas, high sunlight (for computer workers) in some areas, some tables and desks made from I-Beams (incredibly goofy), The age discrimination,

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the employees, not just the management

  3. "Sales"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Milwaukee Tool full-time

    Pros

    Great Company with exponential growth. Autonomy to grow your own. Obtainable sales goals with lucrative bonus structure.

    Cons

    Need to relocate for career advancement. Put on an island at time. Small base salary with bonus structure unclear and extremely objective to management.

    Advice to Management

    Unrealistic expectations passed down from top management. Need to communicate ability to make decisions.


  4. "Design engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Design Engineer in Brookfield, WI
    Former Employee - Design Engineer in Brookfield, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Milwaukee Tool full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Environment built for growth, deals on tools, plenty of room for spend, rapid prototyping to an extreme. Vertical structure, so there is room for growth if you can manage your work life balance(or live for work)

    Cons

    Very young company, which is good and bad. It can lead to competitiveness that is destructive. Working with China can be pretty awful sometimes (depending on the team you're working with). It's a big frat.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on looking at your employees as people, you can't buy their happiness with team building events. Focus on attentiveness to their needs.


  5. "Easily One of the Best Companies to Work For!!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Territory Manager in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Territory Manager in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Milwaukee Tool (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The opportunity for growth here is amazing. In training you will hear people talking about their promotions and the amount you learn about not just tools, but business and marketing, is often referred to as "drinking from a fire hose." Vehicle, benefits and travel.

    Cons

    If you aren't willing to relocate, you will not move up very fast in the company. Some of the managers got into their positions from tenure and not an ability to manage or interact with people.

    Advice to Management

    Every one of you is a role model. Lead by example.


  6. "Package Handler/Auditor"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Milwaukee Tool full-time

    Pros

    Good hours and benefits. Career opportunities in management and supervisor positions.

    Cons

    Terrible management and HR departments! Its a lot of new faces and everyone is fighting for power and positions.

    Advice to Management

    Reward people for their work not favoritism!


  7. "SVP Marketing, Brand"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brookfield, WI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brookfield, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Milwaukee Tool full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Staffed with incredible people who are obsessed about the trades and passionate about driving a culture of success.

    Cons

    Our appetite for winning is huge and requires big ideas and big results...the pace is difficult to sustain.

    Advice to Management

    Keep on keeping on.

  8. "Teamlead"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Team Lead in Jackson, MS
    Former Employee - Team Lead in Jackson, MS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Milwaukee Tool full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Friendly environment without some mangers

    Cons

    Pay wasn't much all pay

    Advice to Management

    Change management asap


  9. "Territory Sales Representative"

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

    I worked at Milwaukee Tool full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Young Culture
    - Free F150 and gas
    - Corporate expense card with little limitations
    - Great training program

    Cons

    - On the road 4 nights a week on average
    - 450 plus accounts with unrealistic expectations
    - work / life balance was non existent
    - Low pay for what you are expected to do


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Intern"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Milwaukee Tool full-time

    Pros

    The coworkers are great and make you feel very welcome and supported. There is always someone around to help you if you have any questions. The projects I got to work on were varied so I never had a dull day. I gained experience in all areas of my field and had a nice mix of easier projects and projects that challenged me. Pay is great especially for an internship and the work enviornment provides space for collaboration, individual work, and lots of natural lighting. Management was amazing and willing to help tailor your experience to your career goals as well as allowing you to work on a flexible schedule.

    Cons

    As with any job, the workload fluctuated. There were times I had plenty of projects to work on and a few times I struggled to keep busy. Past orientation, there were not many events to help interns in different departments get to know each other.

    Advice to Management

    Keep promoting internally and driving innovation. I always appreciated that at least two members of the executive team (one in my department, one not) would stop and say hi to me by name in the hallway. Keep showing your support for employees.


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