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Milwaukee Tool Reviews

Updated July 16, 2018
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Milwaukee Tool President Steven P. Richman
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Pros
  • "Fast paced, fun and unique culture" (in 38 reviews)

  • "High energy place to work, growth over cost out culture, solid management team, good pay, good benefits" (in 13 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. "Engineer"

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

    I have been working at Milwaukee Tool full-time

    Pros

    Good culture, cares about employees

    Cons

    Super quick pace, lots going on


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Industrial Designer"

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    Former Employee - Industrial Designer in Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - Industrial Designer in Milwaukee, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Talented design group
    - Engaging project work
    - Good portfolio builder

    Cons

    - Low pay!
    - No yearly bonus (company growth is 20-25% each quarter, yet no bonus?!)
    - No VP of Design
    - Loud Office

    Advice to Management

    Company obviously doesn’t value design, yet has grown significantly from new designed products. Update the pay, add bonuses, get a VP of Design. Nobody cares about food trucks and bbqs.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Employee"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    This is a very innovative company and it is always growing. Very good benefits. 401k and time off.

    Cons

    Managers tend to point fingers and blame workers instead of finding solutions. Company does not want you to have any overtime.

    Advice to Management

    Let your employees know what they need to improve on more often from a management point of view instead of once a year.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Happy I'm done working 55 + hrs a week"

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    Former Employee - Supply Demand Planner
    Former Employee - Supply Demand Planner
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice office setting and environment

    Cons

    Disconnect between managers and employees
    Also a disconnect between middle management and upper

    Work load was extremely heavy
    Salary workers usually worked well past 50 hrs a week


  5. "Good first job"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Milwaukee Tool full-time

    Pros

    Energetic culture
    Cool product lines
    Opportunities to travel overseas
    Empowered to make decisions and own your work

    Cons

    Foreign manufacturing locations result in evening conference calls very regularly

    Advice to Management

    Make sure employees don’t get overworked and burned out.


  6. "Great Company"

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

    I have been working at Milwaukee Tool full-time

    Pros

    Excellent culture and great people

    Cons

    construction for new buildings can be inconvenient


  7. "Demand Planner"

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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

    Great team, applied the latest strategies in industry, high quality people and leadership.

    Cons

    Work life balance - teams ran lean at the time so long hours and working with overseas teams off business hours.

  8. "Logistics"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Milwaukee Tool full-time

    Pros

    None none none none none

    Cons

    Everything is based on favoritism

    Advice to Management

    Monitor supervisors


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Would not recommend"

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    Former Employee - Fulfillment Associate II in Olive Branch, MS
    Former Employee - Fulfillment Associate II in Olive Branch, MS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Learned a lot of new skills

    Cons

    Poor management, the pay, short break

    Advice to Management

    Be fair to all employees stop giving positions to people that don’t deserve them just because they’re your friend/relative. A lot of good people are passed over for positions because of this. Also, there’s a lot of favoritism in every department.


  10. "Fun Place to Work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Milwaukee Tool full-time

    Pros

    High energy place to work, growth over cost out culture, solid management team, good pay, good benefits. Overall, I was very happy with time there.

    Cons

    A little bit slow to promote within, the pay is competitive but not on the higher end for the Milwaukee area.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing. MKE tool is a great place to work, make sure that you are doing enough to set up development plans for employees.


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