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Apex Tool Group Employer Reviews

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solid company
District Sales Manager (Former Employee), St. Louis, MOMay 5, 2014
good company with excellent earning potential. promotion opportunities limited
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a normal day at apex
Human resources Spanish translator (Current Employee), DALLAS TXJanuary 23, 2014
Pros: free lunch, felxible hours very caring
A typical day is waking up early getting ready and head down the road to come work here at apex tool groups, which i really enjoy the day goes by fast i love working around my co workers they are really felxible and caring people, my job title here is the spanish transaltor i work in the HR office i am here to give the employee a full understanding – more... of what they need to do and as well when the need help, i lovehelping people so thats why i enjoy what i am doing, my computer skills have increased more my typing speed as well, but mostly my spanish has really improved way more – less
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Apex Experience
Junior Marketing Manager - Marketing Assistant (Current Employee), South CarolinaJanuary 16, 2014
I have learned so much with working at Apex Tool Group. I have enjoyed my experience with the company.
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Management was fair, workplace was great!
National Customer Service Rep (Former Employee), Sparks, MDDecember 28, 2013
Pros: comp day
A typical day at work is averaging 100 to 150 inbound calls daily, and helping customers with status of orders, bills updated innovations.

I learned alot about tools, purchasing, accounting and working with other vendors.

My co-workers were amazing, we were a good team!!!

The hardest part of my job was trying to drive an hour away during snow days – more... , but i made it!!!

The most enjoyable part of my job is customers always thanking me daily for going the "extra mile" , – less
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Massive Warehouse distribution center with a fast paced work environment
Quality Control Manager and Industrial Engineer (Former Employee), Hanover, MDDecember 19, 2013
Pros: positive work environment, good management
Cons: the company has relocated to north carolina
Learned quite a bit about managing employees here. I was promoted to Quality Control Manager within the first year and a half of working at this particular warehouse. I was responsible for writing the schedules and supervising approximately 4-6 inspectors on a daily basis. I was also a part of the Industrial Engineering department working directly under – more... the head Engineer there. My daily duties included inspecting and locating new items from receiving, auditing shipments put together by the selectors on the warehouse floor, and reconfiguring storage setups to correspond with demand and product flow. – less
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What a joke. Springdale is the worst place
Apex- Supervisor (Former Employee), SpringdaleDecember 19, 2013
Pros: cafeteria on site
Cons: staff, healthcare, atmosphere
Springdale is perhaps the worst place to work, second only to Dallas. The atmosphere is hostile to management trying to improve the quality of operations and think nothing to belittle and demean you in front of peers and superiors. You may have the best qualifications for a top 5 company, but if Ops doesn't like you then you might as well bury yourself – more... in your phone playing games 'cause you're going nowhere. – less
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Production/Manufacture
cycle counter (Former Employee), Gastonia, NCDecember 13, 2013
stamp measurements onto tools, sort tools, and pack tools, assembly line; count inventory
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Who wants to work for Mitt Romney?
Machinist 1 (Former Employee), Lexington, SCDecember 13, 2013
Pros: it's a job
Cons: where do you want to start.
BC bought this company and is running it into the ground. not much to like about that. It was a nice place when Cooper ran it, but it has gone from bad to worse.
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Fun, challenging,
Machine Operator (Former Employee), Gastonia, NCDecember 11, 2013
Pros: good pay, good benefits, good people
Cons: management change
It was a great place to work, the people were my family, after 32 years and a lot of changes, I hated that they closed the doors. The managers changed after awhile so the family feeling with them was lost, but the people were still and always will be family. I was taught so many things there, the most was you have to have team work, that's what makes – more... a business. The most fun part was seeing my friends everyday. – less
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diverse employees
Buyer (Current Employee), Apex, NCNovember 23, 2013
Pros: open door policy
Cons: negativaty
Turnover rate is high
job security is very low

• a typical day at work is stressful
•inter peronal skills
•management constantly changing
•your co-workers easy to get along with
•the hardest part of the job understanding the chains of command
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excellent place to work with pleny oportunities to grow up a career.
Material Handler (Forklift Operator) (Current Employee), Springdale, ARNovember 17, 2013
Pros: excellent beneficts, excellent pay...
A typical day of work its unpredictable, they can be fun, stressful, heavy, etc.
I had learned to be flexible but that its just makes you valuable for the company... Managers are great, Its really nice to go to work everyday and feel that leadership...
Co-workers are easy going.. Over the years, we had learned to be a team to help our company to grow...
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ATG was a innovative company
Accounting Clerk (Former Employee), Gastonia, NCOctober 11, 2013
ATG, management and supervisors, encouraged the learning of new and innovative ideas and technology that would make all departments more efficient and productive, both in product production as well as office/administrative tasks. The most enjoyable part was that, while always being available if the situation needed it, my supervisors and co-workers – more... trusted me in my ability, knowledge and skills to get tasks completed in a timely and accurate manner without feeling the necessity to micro-manage. The most difficult part was that my contact with all of the associates of the facility was limited due to time and opportunity. – less
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productive and friendly place
Machine Operator (Former Employee), Springdale, ARSeptember 2, 2013
learned how to run new machines and fix them,
had to meet a goal each month
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Productive
CNC OPERATOR (Current Employee), South CarolinaAugust 29, 2013
Great Company great benefits great hospitality. A typical day at work is to be very productive and to spend time helping out other co workers in need.
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Worst ever
cnc machinist (Former Employee), Lexighton,scAugust 20, 2013
If you are smart you will not go to work for this company. Don't let the recruiters fool you into thinking this is a great company. Health ins. 40.00 per week for single. Training is the worst ever. The only pharmacy that accepts the insurance is CVS. Its a real JOKE!
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Good people to work for
Team Leader (Current Employee), Gastonia, NCAugust 14, 2013
Pros: stable work environment, friendly management, co-workers
Cons: working holidays with no notice and hours changing with no notice
customer service responsibilities, data entry, forklift driving, opening and shipping doing UPS. HAZMAT certified, problem solving. Worked great as a team, self motivated. Hardest part of the job was long hours and irregular scheduling of work time. Most enjoyable part of the job was interacting with people and learning new skills.
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Unsecure but plenty of Overtime
Packaging Receiver (Current Employee), Apex, NCJune 26, 2013
Pros: plenty of overtime
Cons: people were not held accountable for their actions.
I learned a lot of patience and a lot about the systems they use.
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Productive workplace
Assembler (Former Employee), Lexington, SCJanuary 1, 2013
Pros: father has been with this company for 24 years so ive been accustomed to it my whole life.
Cons: only a temporary assignment
Stayed very busy, would have liked a full time position and something more permanent.
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Productive Company
Planner/Inventory Specialist (Former Employee), Hicksville, OHNovember 1, 2012
Pros: great place to work and excel within the company.
Cons: closed faciltiy in hicksville ohio and relocated to lexington south carolina.
Productive Company that believed in team management, interaction of departments, and fair business practices.
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Horrible place to work
Precision machinist (Former Employee), Lexington, SCSeptember 16, 2012
Cons: short breaks, mandatory 12 hour days, mediocre benefits, horrid group-think mentality, pressure to conform to ambiguous "standards", etc.
Had to wear many hats, simultaneously, for upwards of 60 hours/week. Stuffy management style, very much a top-down, bad case example of corporate America. Profitable because they squeeze the productive employees, and those employees often times have to carry others on their backs.

Swinging door, extremely high turnover and they lay people off with – more... a fair amount of frequency. They also fire people for some really dumb reasons. They manage through fear and intimidation, and mete out very harsh punishments (usually just fire people). Lots of bizarre workplace rules not common to real-deal manufacturing sites, more like a control-freak environment with a severe corporate bent. – less

June 28, 2013

This place is a terrible place to work. All they want is for you to work your butt off but give nothing back in return. They will lie to you to get you in the door and that's when things change for the worst. Benefits suck!!!

About Apex Tool Group

Cooper Industries and Danaher Corporation were aiming high when they formed Apex Tool Group in mid-2010. The 50/50 joint venture – Read more