Milwaukee Tool Reviews
83% would recommend to a friend
(1228 total reviews)
Steven P. Richman
87% approve of CEO
Found 1,228 of over 1K reviews
Updated Dec 1, 2023
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- "It is a great culture and I enjoy being around the people I work with." (in 161 reviews)
- "Great benefits and it pays" (in 94 reviews)
- "Great people and an excellent company for newcomers to the city looking t meet other people." (in 89 reviews)
- "the pay is good and the company is rapidly growing" (in 41 reviews)
- "The company culture is great and it provides an excellent workplace when values are prioritized and followed." (in 30 reviews)
- "There is no work life balance" (in 53 reviews)
- "bad management and they hired constantly so easy to get replaced" (in 35 reviews)
- "Busy times can be stressful but managers do a good job at minimizing the stress." (in 28 reviews)
- "Day to day operations can be long hours but you can rely on a buissy day" (in 26 reviews)
- "Frequent long hours and brutal international travel" (in 17 reviews)
Ratings by Demographics
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- 5.0FEATURED REVIEWSep 8, 2023Anonymous EmployeeCurrent Employee, more than 1 year
Great work atmosphere, conducive to learning and growing professionally
no cons whatsoever, love working here
- 5.0Dec 1, 2023Firmware Engineering ManagerCurrent EmployeeBrookfield, WI
They treat people well, and have a great culture
Success really depends on being in office for most jobs in engineering. Some roles can be successful, but it's just one of those places where being there is better
- 4.0Aug 24, 2023Electronics EngineerCurrent Employee, more than 5 yearsBrookfield, WI
Good work benefits, cafeteria with subsidized / reasonable good food in many major buildings in the WI area. Growth rate over the past 10 years has made employee promotion / growth opportunities overall good. lots of ownership over a complete design, great wide breath exposure to many issues, (FW, HW, compliance, manufacturing, etc). Lively atmosphere
the growth rate sometimes causes growing pains. I've had 6 managers in 4x years because of constant growth cycles / re-organizing / etc. so on average the manager giving my performance review is not the manager I started with. I find myself constantly having to re-prove myself every ~6-8 months with a new manager, possibly in an entirely different department. organizational processes and standardization could also be greatly improved, most days feel like drinking from a fire hose. limited processes / procedures to ensure success, and poor communication / guidance from management through the growth with new hires / new managers / new everyone being added all the time. extra strain is placed on exiting members to constantly continually bring new hires (including every manager in a BU sometimes) up to speed, and the new-hire count continues to rise. I have 2x engineers that I work with who didn't have a signal conversation with their manager over a 3 month period.4Milwaukee Tool Response3mo
We greatly appreciate the insights you've shared. By providing diverse opportunities early in our employees' careers they can develop skills quicker and climb higher, but we also remain committed to providing the support and processes needed be successful at every stage.
- 5.0Nov 28, 2023Sr. Manager, OperationsCurrent Employee, more than 5 yearsMilwaukee, WI
Empowered decision making, management removes red tape rather than add it
Heavy is the head that wears the Power Tool crown
- 5.0Nov 16, 2023Sr. Project LeaderCurrent Employee, more than 8 yearsBrookfield, WI
Flexibility, great coworkers, benefits, pay, school reimbursement, culture
Less perks as we have grown, but still really good.
- 4.0Nov 28, 2023Engineering TechnicianCurrent Employee, more than 1 year
Pay is good, benefits are some of the best around, employee appreciation, grow quickly.
Hours can be long, change is constant-gotta learn to adapt quickly
- 2.0Sep 11, 2023Brand Marketing CoordinatorFormer Employee, more than 3 yearsBrookfield, WI
- fun perks - free tools - there are a lot of company party type things
- the marketing team is very cliquey - if you don't go out and party all the time with them, you won't be included in anything - company culture is more of a cult atmosphere, you can't see it until you leave - managers are all after the same position and will throw you under the bus when they make mistakes - like the rest of the world, people are promoted based on how involved they are with corporate events and other things rather than quality of work - it's politics8
- 2.0Sep 5, 2023Supply ChainCurrent Employee, more than 3 years
I’ve learned and grown a lot. There’s some amazing managers here but more bad than good. They try to hype us up with events which always ends up being some type of happy hour- Although I appreciate the effort, not everyone likes to drink.
The candid culture is toxic. People use that as a crutch to be rude to others instead of being professional and having a “one team” mentality. Every day feels very negative. The culture feels very draining - everyone is overworked & overwhelmed. Sadly, no work life balance. You have to be prepared to give your all to this company. Working 10-12 hours daily is completely normal no matter what level. Taking PTO is somewhat frowned on. Workload is abundant and not enough help to get everything done- we are a “yes” company. Bonuses for managers only. Reporting isn’t reliable. Unless you’re willing to give your life away and put your all into work, I don’t suggest working here.7
- 3.0Jul 30, 2023Senior ManagerCurrent Employee, more than 5 yearsMilwaukee, WI
Casual work environment, strong company culture, exciting growth; in-office perks like affordable cafeteria, onsite gym, and Colectivo coffee shop. Opportunity to "make your mark."
I echo what some other reviewers left: it's an extroversion-friendly environment, but a real struggle for extremely smart introverts to succeed. Work/life balance is nearly unheard of. HR has relayed that there is now paid parental leave, but it is FAR behind what other area employers are offering -- it's almost insulting. The workforce is YOUNG; there's definitely a huge gap in older and more experience employees. Very top-heavy; I've never seen so many VP's at a company, and many of them have never worked anywhere else and have a career of less than 15 years.13Milwaukee Tool Response3mo
Thank you for sharing your views and recommendations. Our Never Settle mentality extends beyond the solutions we provide our users and into improving what we offer our employees, so we appreciate you taking the time.
- 3.0Nov 27, 2023Territory Manager JSSCurrent EmployeeCharlotte, NC
Flexible schedule, not micromanaged, opportunities to be creative
Long days, lots of windshield time, lack of communication
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Milwaukee Tool has an overall rating of 4.2 out of 5, based on over 1,436 reviews left anonymously by employees. 83% of employees would recommend working at Milwaukee Tool to a friend and 76% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has decreased by -4% over the last 12 months.
83% of Milwaukee Tool employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Milwaukee Tool 3.5 out of 5 for work life balance, 4.2 for culture and values and 4.2 for career opportunities.