Milwaukee Tool Reviews

Updated Jul 9, 2020

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Milwaukee Tool President Steven P. Richman
Steven P. Richman
310 Ratings
Pros
  • "Fast paced environment that is constantly changing(in 73 reviews)

  • "Great benefits including education reimbursement(in 26 reviews)

Cons
  • "Fast paced and stressful if not used to a similar work environment(in 32 reviews)

  • "work life balance was not great(in 29 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Culture"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Leader in Brookfield, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Milwaukee Tool full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The work hard, play hard mantra really holds true at Milwaukee Tool. You are rewarded for putting in the extra effort and it really motivates everyone to perform at a high level. It's pretty clear from the employee appreciation give-backs to the excellent facilities which include a gym, coffee shop, and cafeteria, the employee's come first. The fast-paced setting along with the candid communication environment make Milwaukee Tool a great place to work and grow your career, which is very opportunistic.

    Cons

    Growing pains are to be expected with such rapid expansion. This is really the only negative feedback I can provide, which is certainly not the worst thing to have.

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  2. "Fast Paced, Growing Company"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing in Brookfield, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Milwaukee Tool full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Milwaukee Tool is a special company to work for. Seeing the passion & obsession of ALL employees day in and day out is something I haven't experience before. From the jump, you are given an immense amount of responsibility which for the right person is extremely gratifying & motivating. While the workload can be exhausting at times, it is outweighed by the pride I have in working for this company. Very cool to be a part of Milwaukee Tool's historical success.

    Cons

    The workload & travel can get exhausting but comes & goes depending on your projects. On paper, the salary & benefits sound great but are not sufficient for the responsibility & workload that is required of most employees. The amount of hours worked do not match the pay. Especially compared to similar companies.

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  3. "I look forward to going to work everyday."

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Jobsite Solutions Market Manager in Tampa, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Milwaukee Tool full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The culture here is amazing and you are able to grow at your own pace. There is also something special with how my teammates and I interact. Everyone that works here is focused on two main goals; achieve number one market share in every product category and developing friendships with co-workers that will last a lifetime.

    Cons

    It can be difficult work to some. I enjoy the flexibility and thrive in a work environment where I am allowed to make the decisions that I believe are best for my market. But some people need more structure and line by line need instructions on how to go about their day.

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  4. "A year at MIlwaukee"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Service Coordinator in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Milwaukee Tool full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Enjoyable work, knowledgeable people to work with, a company that goes out of its way to take care of employees.

    Cons

    The company ERP was challenging to get used to at first but is easy with practice. This may not be a Con for those who it comes easier to.

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  5. "Excellent Company"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Regional Account Manager in Milwaukee, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Milwaukee Tool full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great Management! Great Benefits! They encourage employee input, very innovative. .

    Cons

    In my opinion, there are no cons in working here.

  6. "One Year at Milwaukee Tool"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Leader in Brookfield, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Milwaukee Tool full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Definitely Culture. Great people work here! Great attitudes, hard workers and the company celebrates that hard work. Milwaukee tool really cares about the employee and their families. Great benefits. I've worked for 7 different companies in my professional career, and this one is the best!

    Cons

    No job is perfect, so there should be some cons to every job. Travel to China. Challenge is leading without authority.

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  7. "Good Pay, toxic work environment"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Brookfield, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Milwaukee Tool full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good Pay, great discounts on tools and products, nice building to work in

    Cons

    They pride themselves on the 'Candor' but my manager routinely got mad when I brought up inefficiencies and other issues I found. Make a point to be anti-environmental, such as getting rid of ALL recycling in the building, routinely telling stores to just throw the lithium batteries in the trash instead of recycling, and banning you from bringing in any reusable containers to use on the salad bar and thus forcing you to use the crappy one-time-use plastic container. Speaking of which, the salad bar is the only thing that is actually edible for food there - I never got through a single hot meal as it was disgusting and/or was either raw on the inside or completely overcooked. I even got food poisoning twice. It's also a very Bro culture and witnessed coworkers routinely talking down to female colleagues.

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  8. "Great place to learn commercial electronics design"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Electronics Engineer in Brookfield, WI
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Milwaukee Tool full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Empowered employees at the entry-level position. Never a boring day at work. Always a new problem to solve. perks of getting cheap tools and other fun things like radios. Fun company culture, the atmosphere feels very alive.

    Cons

    Aggressive schedules can raise stress, but you just need to manage yourself as a resource and escalate when help is needed or unrealistic goals are set or problems arise.

  9. "Good Growth Opportunity"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Brand Manager in Milwaukee, WI
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Milwaukee Tool full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great growth potential if you can prove yourself

    Cons

    work life balance was not great

  10. "This is where you want to work and Grow"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Key Account Manager in Clarksville, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Milwaukee Tool full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Culture and Strategy & Leadership combine to create massive growth and opportunity

    Cons

    Not many Cons, there are challenges keeping up with all the growth.

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