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Milwaukee Tool Reviews

Updated June 15, 2017
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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 12 reviews)

  • certain times in project schedule require long hours (in 17 reviews)

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  1. "1 Year Employee Review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in Brookfield, WI
    Current Employee - Engineer in Brookfield, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very fast paced environment. Constantly working on products that have never been developed before. Great team and hard working atmosphere.

    Cons

    Workload can fluctuate and down times can some times be too long. Conference calls 3 times a night from 9:00-9:30 pm is also a downside.

    Advice to Management

    Would like to focus on a specific area to gain more expertise. Have bounced around in different areas such as plumbing, drilling/fastening, hydraulics and trade specific hand tools. Would like to have more say on what products I get to work on. Very happy with my first year here and can't wait for more exciting projects.


  2. "Picker"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Olive Branch, MS
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Olive Branch, MS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    The hour are great the pay is very good and the people are a family investment company at lest thats the way they make you feel

    Cons

    Not enough work for me i like to work a lot

  3. "Good company, interesting culture"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Mukwonago, WI
    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Mukwonago, WI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There are lots of opportunities for advancement

    Cons

    A bit of a "boys club"


  4. "Challenging yet Rewarding"

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

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

    Pros

    *A lot of opportunities for career growth. You don't have to wait for someone to rehire or leave to get a new opportunity
    *The company has grown tremendously year after year and there are plans to continue the growth moving forward.
    *Milwaukee Tool is not a place where you can be complacent. It is part of the culture to always be thinking about improvement and new opportunities
    *New challenges and work assignments are continuously being created
    *Great benefits
    *The people are fun to work with. Everyone is competitive in the sense that we are all striving to make our product the best in the industry
    * It is fun to work for a company that produces a fantastic product line

    Cons

    *Hours can be long at times, but I feel very rewarded for my efforts
    *The quick pace makes things exciting but at times the pace can be stressful
    *We could be more strategic in our planning efforts

    Advice to Management

    We are getting to be a large company and I feel at times decisions are made without enough planning. The great thing about Milwaukee Tool is that there are always ways to "fix" something when it is broken or incorrect, but I feel we can do more on the front end of a project to make sure we implement correctly the first time.


  5. "Exciting Fast-Paced Environment"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brookfield, WI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brookfield, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Have been working as an Engineer for 2 years at Milwaukee Tool. I enjoy the fast-paced environment, I never find myself bored or looking for something to do. Milwaukee Tool projects also involve a lot of cutting edge technology in the industry I would not have initially expected when joining, but was pleasantly surprised to discover. There are also a lot of opportunities for development and growth. It is a great culture and I enjoy being around the people I work with.

    Cons

    Everyone has a very strong work ethic which can sometimes cause us to work longer hours. It can be a little more difficult to keep a good work-life balance but if you are diligent you can make it work.

    Advice to Management

    Continue promoting from within for strong growth in the future.


  6. "DC Lead"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Olive Branch, MS
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Olive Branch, MS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay is good. Unlimited OT

    Cons

    People's attitude are TERRIBLE. No respect for authority. Lack of urgency. Management does not back leads. Just a mess..... Lol

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the leads. Train employees to move to next level. Investigate before turning on the people who are working side by side with the employees. Learn how to talk to people with respect.


  7. "Poor management"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Olive Branch, MS
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Olive Branch, MS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay, meet a lot of great contacts

    Cons

    7 days a week 12 hours days. Very few breaks.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineer in Brookfield, WI
    Former Employee - Engineer in Brookfield, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A successful and growing company making high quality, innovative, and just plain cool products. You are surrounded by very intelligent and driven people that you can learn a lot from. You have opportunities to travel to different parts of Asia. They pay well. You can get a bunch of free or discounted tools.

    Cons

    A very fast paced and intense culture combined with night conference calls with the China team, result in a not so great work/life balance.

    Advice to Management

    None


  9. "Sr Finance"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brookfield, WI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brookfield, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Milwaukee Tool full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Growing company year over year

    Cons

    Break neck growth year or year

    Advice to Management

    Keep charging


  10. "Innovation with a side order of backstabbing"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Electrical Engineer in Brookfield, WI
    Former Employee - Senior Electrical Engineer in Brookfield, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You can get some pretty awesome deals on tools. Interesting projects

    Cons

    Management look out for themselves and not for you

    Advice to Management

    develop your employees and don't throw them under the bus


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