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Milwaukee Tool Reviews

Updated October 16, 2018
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Milwaukee Tool President Steven P. Richman
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Pros
  • "fun, exciting and fast paced place to work" (in 40 reviews)

  • "High energy place to work, growth over cost out culture, solid management team, good pay, good benefits" (in 14 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 22 reviews)

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  1. "Maintenance"

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    Current Employee - Maintenance Technician in Jackson, MS
    Current Employee - Maintenance Technician in Jackson, MS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company to work and grow with.

    Cons

    None that I can think of.


  2. "Product Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Milwaukee Tool full-time

    Pros

    Self-empowered, fast paced, innovative, dedicated, highly motivated individuals

    Cons

    It's a challenging work environment because the majority of individuals that work there are out for one thing, the progression of themselves and own career, thus people can throw you under the bus if a fire arises.

  3. "TR"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Milwaukee Tool full-time

    Pros

    fun, exciting and fast paced place to work

    Cons

    long work hours, constantly on the go


  4. "Finance Intern"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Milwaukee Tool part-time

    Pros

    Great culture, flexible hours, casual, hard-working, and a lot of growth.

    Cons

    Not in major city, workday varies often


  5. "Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Milwaukee Tool full-time

    Pros

    It is a good company to work for.

    Cons

    There is no life work balance.


  6. "Fast paced factory environment"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Milwaukee Tool full-time

    Pros

    Friendly atmosphere to work at

    Cons

    Not much negative opinion about working here

    Advice to Management

    Avoid running understaffed


  7. "Good job"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay & very good benefits.

    Cons

    The company is great exactly how it is.

  8. "Goo team to work with"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Milwaukee Tool full-time

    Pros

    Good team to work with

    Cons

    Interesting company dynamics, need more initiative


  9. Helpful (6)

    "White Male dominant culture. Get ahead by who you know."

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    Former Employee - Quality Engineer in Brookfield, WI
    Former Employee - Quality Engineer in Brookfield, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They say they work hard and play hard which is true. However, some of that does come at a great personal sacrifice when the demands of the job makes you choose between your family and the job. Could be a great opportunity for younger less experienced professionals, but it can grow tiresome quickly for more senior workers with a family.

    Cons

    As the title states, it is VERY white male dominant culture. This company works very closely with the team in China and the people there are all treated as children - follow directions and not allowed to think critically. The few that tries, are severely punished when they make mistakes, which makes the rest less willing to follow that path. In the end, actions speak louder than words and the fact that they have a white male senior VP in the China factory for many years (as long as I have been there). In addition, all of the high level VP in every department is white male except for HR (very typical). In the end, it doesn't matter if you are good at what you do. What matter is that you look like everyone else in management and can say the right thing to the right people and not say the wrong thing that offends the wrong people.

    Advice to Management

    Diversity is key to a well rounded and productive work environment. New ideas come from having a broad prospective and not any one select group of individuals. Listening and polite disagreement from a non-white male in management isn't a weakness. At the same time, loud and agressive white male in management doesn't make them great managers either.


  10. "Fast paced Exciting Place to work"

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

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

    Pros

    Employee Appreciation, Growing, exciting, challenging

    Cons

    Can be schedule constrained sometimes


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