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Snap-on Reviews

Updated November 13, 2017
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Snap-on Chairman, President, and CEO Nick Pinchuk
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Pros
  • Great benefits including insurance, EAP, 401k and even a pension (in 9 reviews)

  • Great company, great benefits, everyone is eager to help and make you successful (in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • Long hours, difficult customers can play a part (in 11 reviews)

  • Not enough emphasis on work-life balance (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "I engaged in both credit and business management roles within the credit office and within the southwest team."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Credit Manager in Riverside, CA
    Former Employee - Credit Manager in Riverside, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Snap-on (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    This is an American grown, yet internationally recognized and traded company. They manufacture the best tools and support the hard working members of our automotive industry; as well as their contribution to tools required for heavy duty equipment, marine aviation, military equipment and railroad companies, etc... Snap-On Tools are second to none.

    Cons

    Competition is part of any industry. We are a brand that carries generations of support. Yet, times change, industries change and incomes can become thinner and reallocated. There is growing competition from other distributors and sometimes we have to remind the customers why we were number one and why we remain number one. Quality is timeless, but sometimes the price of goods dissuades the buyer. We have to remind our customers that with tools of this particular trade: a penny saved could mean several hours or dollars lost tomorrow. Any mechanic worth his stuff understands, time is money and tools are like fertile soil to a farmer or a sterile bandage to a nurse.

    Advice to Management

    Don’t forget the men and women who work behind the credit desk or drive the trucks from stop to stop; they are the ones who speak with, meet with and get to know the customers. They are the men and women who see and speak with the hard working people within the small shop or behind the desk at the large dealership, on the military base, under the truck, bus, airplane or ship. We love what we do, the tools and storage equipment that we sell or finance and we are proud of the company that we wake up to and represent each and every day.


  2. "Awesome"

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    Former Employee - Account Manager in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Snap-on full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Had a lot of fun working for them. Learned a lot and would highly recommend for anyone to work for them. You will learn a lot and make good money at the same time.

    Cons

    Really no cons except maybe the amount of hours required for the job. It can be work all the time if you let it. But then the more you put in the more you get out.

    Advice to Management

    Learn more about what the account managers do and learn to create programs to support them so it is not so labor intensive.

  3. "Company Store Manager"

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    Former Employee - Mobile Company Store Manager in Willow Springs, MO
    Former Employee - Mobile Company Store Manager in Willow Springs, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Snap-on full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Very independent lots of freedom. Power to make decisions.

    Cons

    Unrealistic goals and expectations for rural markets with smaller routes then metro areas.

    Advice to Management

    See the difference between big city book hour mechanics and rural pay by hour mechanics.


  4. "Inside Sales"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Snap-on full-time

    Pros

    Lots of perks in terms of getting free products

    Cons

    poor bonus structure doesnt allow you to ever hit your max potential


  5. "Product Management"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kenosha, WI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kenosha, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Snap-on full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great work environment. Lots of flexibility in terms of projects and hours.

    Cons

    Not much upward mobility due to how often people stay with Snap-on

    Advice to Management

    Build a talent management competency within the organization. It's difficult to know what you need to do to get to the next step.


  6. "Great place"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Snap-on full-time

    Pros

    Great place to work for good boss and coworkers

    Cons

    It can be a dirty hard job some days


  7. "Franchisee"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Snap-on full-time

    Pros

    opportunity to own your own buisness

    Cons

    to be successful you need to put in massive amounts of time between running route and paperwork you can easily devote your entire life to making this thing go (literally!!) franchises rarely sell to outside parties you just liquidate the assets when you're done

    Advice to Management

    I don't know what to say

  8. "Sales Developer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great product! Great reputation! New product innovation that's way beyond any competitor.

    Cons

    Be prepared to work 7 days a week. Sunday is new Monday. Compensation compared to amount of hours expended is no longer viable. Goals are tied to a forecast system that doesn't take into account your last year's sales.

    Advice to Management

    Great job on product development and manufacturing! Now, you need to apply that same innovative thinking toward your middle management team. The Franchise opportunity has taken the best and brightest from mid-management ranks, due to compensation. Bring back the talent by offering better income and benefits to the middle managers who teach, train, and motivate the Franchisees!


  9. "Snap-on Lifestyle"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Mobile Company Store Manager in Hanover, PA
    Former Employee - Mobile Company Store Manager in Hanover, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Snap-on full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great training and support system, and a great product line.

    Cons

    Not enough emphasis on work-life balance.


  10. "Good Place to Work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Snap-on full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I started out as a temp and worked my way up to becoming a Lead, before unfortunately having to quit for personal life reasons. They reward those who work hard.

    Cons

    Too much mandatory overtime, but he paychecks are nice from it.


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