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Milwaukee Tool Reviews

Updated March 13, 2018
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  • 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. "Good Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Representative
    Current Employee - Sales Representative
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Milwaukee Tool full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Career opportunities, innovation, culture, and good products

    Cons

    High expectations, old technology, and fast growth pains


  2. "I love my job!"

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    • 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 a year)

    Pros

    Awesome team to be a part of. Challenging and exciting - every day is different and I learn at least 1 thing new a day, if not more. Flexible, yet demanding.

    Cons

    Not a lot of processes to follow - with such a large company, it's not always clear where to go for what type of question or concern.

    Advice to Management

    Keep open communication and continue listening to your employees.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "DC Lead"

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    Current Employee - Lead in Olive Branch, MS
    Current Employee - Lead in Olive Branch, MS
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Milwaukee Tool full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great benefits, and very easy work.

    Cons

    Management is very poor in the way that they treat hard working employees. HR department is the worst I have ever seen. If you want to advance your career, but want to keep your job don't work here. (Olive Branch, March 2018)

    Advice to Management

    Stop firing hard working people. No company will ever succeed like that.


  4. "Hard work is appreciated and rewarded"

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

    I have been working at Milwaukee Tool full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Intelligent coworkers, challenging work, good leadership

    Cons

    Intelligent people can, at times, be difficult to work with

    Advice to Management

    Keep pushing us forward, and keep recruiting top talent!


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Worker"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Milwaukee Tool full-time

    Pros

    Competitive pay for each job

    Cons

    Short breaks, non professional supervisors, lack of adequate equipment

    Advice to Management

    Increase training of those who are in positions of authority on how to communicate and motivate their subordinates.


  6. Helpful (11)

    "It is time for me to move on."

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    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


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Milwaukee has been a great choice!!"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • 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.

  8. Helpful (6)

    "Wecome to the Nut House"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Olive Branch, MS
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Olive Branch, MS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Milwaukee Tool full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Company make some great products

    Cons

    Politics, Back Stabbing, and Fear. Company is more concerned with who's to blame than taking actions to to improve. They will work you to death and then fire you without cause/warning if you stick your neck out. Good people don't last long here. Run and don't look back.

    Advice to Management

    Stop getting rid of people who care. Ask questions before pulling the trigger, and base actions on facts, not opinions.


  9. "Sales"

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    • 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.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "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.


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