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Updated Oct 6, 2021

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3.8
71%
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83%
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Northern Tool + Equipment President and CEO Suresh Krishna
Suresh Krishna
60 Ratings
Pros
  • "Work/life balance is better her than other companies(in 29 reviews)

  • "Good culture, family owned, not unreasonable workload(in 16 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "I have been employed at northern for a little over a year and I am still part time(in 10 reviews)

  • "There’s still old school mentality in very upper management(in 8 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years
      Featured Review

      Best company I have worked for

      Jan 24, 2021 - Store Manager 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      My experience with Northern has been nothing but positive. There is room to grow in this company. Work/life balance is better her than other companies. Upper management asks what they can do to help. That doesn't happen anywhere else.

      Cons

      I haven't experienced many downsides. The only one that comes to mind is you will run into some managers that may not handle things properly, but that is found in all companies.

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    2. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Great place

      Jul 9, 2021 - Customer Service Representative in Burnsville, MN
      Recommend
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      Pros

      People, pay, and great management

      Cons

      Holiday schedule, tough customers at times

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    3. 3.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Northern tool

      Oct 6, 2021 - Inside Sales Representative 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good place to work four

      Cons

      Nothing bad to say about this job

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    4. 3.0
      Current Employee

      It's about what you expect

      Oct 6, 2021 - Warehouse Lead in Madison, WI
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
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      Pros

      Good pace, little customer interaction, good amount of work to keep you busy for the day, decent management

      Cons

      when stock shipments come in many of the online orders are not scanned in by the sending warehouse which they should be and must be entered manually, corporate doesn't do a great job at giving you the tools to do the job effectively and efficiently.

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    5. 2.0
      Current Employee

      My experience as a full time employee for Northern Tool and Equipment

      Oct 5, 2021 - Technician in Greensboro, NC
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
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      Pros

      Good hours as a full time employee. Mostly flexible with schedule and working around any minor emergencies that may require a day off here or there. In most of my experience throughout my years with the company the lowest levels of store management is usually pretty accommodating and willing to help.

      Cons

      Mostly unattainable goals set if not annually then sometimes more frequently , not competitive with salaries, almost impossible to be promoted from within. Roles based on job titles are not clearly defined. Benefits and vacation accrual have gotten worse with time not better. Without any desire to promote from within jobs usually leave no room for growth. Too many redundant layers of management ie too many superiors and mostly no cohesion between all of their different objectives for the company or for you as the employee.

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    6. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Okay job

      Sep 16, 2021 - Sales Associate in Humble, TX
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good schedule and good benefits

      Cons

      Benefits are expensive for part time employees

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    7. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Low paw

      Sep 28, 2021 - Technical Product Specialist in Saint Paul, MN
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good quality of life balance. Decent benefits.

      Cons

      Pay is extremely below average, merit increases are below cost of living (inflation)

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    8. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Good Benefits and Adequate Pay

      Sep 10, 2021 - Customer Service Representative 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good health insurance, decent access to product trainings, 401k match

      Cons

      Working in the call center sees a lot of turnover, also difficult to use vacation days

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    9. 4.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      good summer job

      Sep 7, 2021 - Cashier in Rochester, MN
      Recommend
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      Pros

      cool place to work for a summer

      Cons

      lower than average wage compared to other jobs

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    10. 4.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Responsible for driving Sales and margin budgets, as well as maintaining merchandising and operational standards.

      Aug 25, 2021 - Assistant Manager in Snellville, GA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Get to build relationships with customers, they look to you to provide solutions. Also you get to work around Tools & Equipment all day.( Like a toy store for Men).

      Cons

      Replenishment since Covid19 is not as good as it should be so alot of out of stock issues. Also no Hourly Supervisors ( as small operation only 15 employees per store) so Assistant Managers have to do everything.

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