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Toolots Reviews

Updated Jan 9, 2019

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Toolots CEO Jason Fu
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  1. Helpful (2)

    "A Manager's Perspective"

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    Current Employee - Director in Cerritos, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Career opportunities through helping to grow a company with high potential TONS of learning opportunities to grow your career The people are great to work with and become like family More freedom to work than other companies - not pigeonholed Management strives to grow managers, and managers strive to grow their teams Unique and inspiring business model Plenty to do and learn; freedom to be involved in any aspect...

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    Cons

    Language barriers High ambition leads to lots of pivoting in projects and focus Higher-than-average turnover

    Advice to Management

    Motivate your people; everyone in the company is passionate about the company and the vision. Many just need a push in the right direction and reassurance that we're on the right track. Share more accomplishments with the company - there are a lot. It will help shed positive light on the work we're doing. And above all, value loyalty. There are some extremely dedicated Toolots employees that are willing to do anything...

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    Toolots2018-09-25
  2. "Almost surreal"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Toolots full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The initial demeanor of the employees is as to be expected: professional, kind, helpful and welcoming. I felt like I was on my way to embarking on a new career which was quite a confidence boost. Communication (when convenient to those whom you seek assistance from) is above average, some people here really take their position seriously, mainly those who were there from the start / early on. Health benefits are...

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    Cons

    Inconsistency in almost every field imaginable. Misinformation on roles and responsibilities was my introduction to the company, I applied for a position that I was informed was available and needed filling "immediately". Months later (yes, months later, on a position they needed filled "immediately") I'm finally contacted again and after more consideration had been made regarding my skills by the hiring manager, I was...

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    Advice to Management

    I provided my concerns upon my last day and I sincerely hope for the sake of the future of this Company that things improve and work is done where it needs to be. I have little to say beyond this.

    Toolots2019-01-09
  3. "Don't Give Up!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends

    I have been working at Toolots full-time

    Pros

    Toolots is a relatively new company with a progressive business model. It’s a large challenge and will take a little time to master but there are a lot of growth opportunities for the company and the team running it. One of the benefits of working at a startup like Toolots is that you have more of a direct impact on the operations of the company and its culture. Due to the nature of a startup, you get to wear multiple...

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    Cons

    Understaffed. Because most everyone is taking on multiple responsibilities, there is a high risk of getting burnt out and not executing on time.

    Advice to Management

    Trust your value and ideas. It takes time to convince or implement. Hang in there!

    Toolots2018-07-24
  4. "Building a Vertical Platform for Direct to End User Industrial Goods Supply Chain"

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    Current Employee - Customer Service 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Toolots full-time

    Pros

    Unique and intriguing business model. The opportunity to build this company is the notion that drives you. The people who work here are great. No office politics.

    Cons

    Communication from management needs to be improved. I have seen recent improvement and it is very encouraging. Too many projects at any given time can be overwhelming to some.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to improve communication with your teams.

    Toolots2018-06-07
  5. Helpful (4)

    "I promise no one needs a job this bad."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Toolots

    Pros

    The people are great and I have nothing to say about that. With that being said Toolots is in over its head big time. There are blatantly clear operational voids that are not being addressed. They are a “Tech Startup” and up until a couple months ago had no developers in the office. I write this as a warning but Toolots is a top heavy organization with no real captain.

    Cons

    Imagine being out on a ship in the middle of the ocean at the dead of night with a captain that has little ability to lead or motivate the crew to get home. Now imagine that same boat has a hole or in Toolots case many holes, but instead of asking for or taking help from your crew the captain starts throwing people overboard simply for trying new ideas. That is Toolots except before getting thrown overboard you will...

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    Advice to Management

    If it were a sand castle I would advise you to build anew, in this case I would jump before it sinks.

    Toolots2018-05-12
  6. Helpful (3)

    "It rolls downhill"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Cerritos, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Toolots full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great people (mid level management and below) work here. They do not deserve the current situation . Like a family.

    Cons

    The CEO makes up for lack of leadership skills by cracking the whip. He publicly berates employees, fires employees for unknown reasons, and creates an unstable work environment . The company tries to play off as an American company , but the company culture says otherwise. No paid holidays for hourly employees, or necessary tools, but will spend $500 on a welcome mat.

    Advice to Management

    Let the managers drive the ship of you truly want to be an American company, although your recent recruitment moves say otherwise. The CEO needs management training in order to be competent enough to be the leader of this organization .

    Toolots2018-05-08
  7. Helpful (5)

    "Avoid"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Toolots full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The employees are great and you will definitely have a work "family."

    Cons

    first off the positive reviews here are done by people close to the CEO and do not actually reflect the current culture of this company. that being said... the CEO wants and demands loyalty despite poor leadership skills, publicly berating employees, and poor compensation for doing more than your job description requires. something that is also expected, but not really advertised. the board is all but nonexistent...

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    Advice to Management

    get rid of your CEO, get rid of the "managers" who are not actually doing their jobs, let your employees do the jobs you hired them to do, and stop trying to micromanage every aspect of day-to-day life at work.

    Toolots2018-03-22
  8. Helpful (3)

    "Not the best"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Cerritos, CA
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Toolots full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The people are there are pretty nice and if you reach out, they'll reciprocate. Easy to become friends with them. Large amount of room to work, and break room is okay.

    Cons

    Lots of people going in and out for employment. If you're not in marketing, it's hard to understand your tasks without specifically asking multiple people.

    Toolots2018-01-22
  9. Helpful (1)

    "Amazing Culture - Ground Breaking Business Model"

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    Current Employee - Nun-Ya in Cerritos, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Toolots full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Relaxed environment, Exciting Business Model, Good People, Great health benefits What Toolots is doing is truly revolutionary. I love coming to work because I'm learning so much and there is so much opportunity for me to expand my role and to get involved in other avenues of the business. Start Up's are not for everyone (as you can see in another review). If you want to come to a place with set corporate processes,...

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    Cons

    Temporary low pay, Top-down communication not great

    Advice to Management

    1. Communicate better with your team. Things going on in the company affect other people too and if you leave them hanging it makes the company look bad. 2. Respect your own money- minimize waste and consult the people on the ground floor who need things to do their jobs better (computers, etc.) and who have a view of operations that management understandably can't always have. 3. Be open minded and humble- Toolots...

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    Toolots2017-11-21
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Product management"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Toolots full-time

    Pros

    Teamwork, Friendly and open environment, growth through an amazing experience. You have the chance to learn something new and discover a new interest and career, with such a friendly environment that only gets better through the months. As a start up we had many issues as all companies suffer; we had loss and we had gain, though all have helped build us to the greatness we're becoming. I've been here close to a year and...

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    Cons

    Can be a bit cold inside. Sometimes bad days happen. That's all I can think of

    Toolots2017-11-17
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