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poor management favoritism
Manufacturing Associate (Former Employee) –  Newburyport, MADecember 8, 2017
job pays decent but poorly managed and to much favoritism to 1st shift and certain employees.they will not listen to anything you have to say they take first shift's word over yours.
Pros
ok pay rate
Cons
management, its in newburyport
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Fun place to work
Materials Team Leader (Former Employee) –  LaGrange, GADecember 4, 2017
Upper management changed drastically over the last 2 years which caused a domino effect on the moral of the employees.

On a typical day consist of being stressed out due to poor management. Not having the support and product in a timely manner.
Pros
None
Cons
Short breaks and low pay
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good company bad managemrnt
Machine Operator (Former Employee) –  Itasca, ILNovember 17, 2017
it is good to work at Illinois Tool Work. People there are friendly and very thoughtful. clean environment and people are always helping each other. good company. bad management
Pros
good co employee
Cons
do not hire temps.
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Employee for 4 years
Assembly Operator (Former Employee) –  LaGrange, GANovember 14, 2017
The company goal is to satisfy the customer. Depending on the supervisor, there may be some manipulation to insist for an employee to extend their working hours. I learned that the employee is only a means for a goal, but not always valued for their worth. The culture is to continue high turnover, with many temporary employees and not focus on needed training. Either you got the skill and you remain employed or you are out of luck with few training opportunities and you are fired. The hardest part is the 10 hr to 12 hr shifts that I had to endure, during the times my location had one shift. Even having to come in a few hours early to make up for a newly created shift that was inexperienced to production goals. Lack of sleep was an issue. The management lack employee appreciation and with minimal satisfying gestures. I enjoyed the individual that was my manager, which later management lowered his position to a supervisor. He worked above what he shall have done. Took his personal time to ensure production was completed. Listened more than the rotation of supervisors and team leaders that did not last long. I admired him, even though the pressure was placed upon the operators on the assembly line.
Pros
Good health insurance
Cons
Short lunch breaks, management did not hear our concerns, low pay
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Manager was difficult to work with
Anomous (Former Employee) –  Carol Stream, ILNovember 13, 2017
Bad reviews Manager hard to get along with They say u can move up but that’s a lie. Dead end job don’t trust anyone Too much work for the money.
Pros
Long lunch hour
Cons
Short breaks
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Stockholders
Various Roles (Current Employee) –  Glenview, ILOctober 31, 2017
Stockholders are the only thing that matter to the management at this company. Employees are expected to assume many roles outside of their primary function. However, it is a solid financial performer.
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Outstanding Company!
Sales and Business Development Manager (Former Employee) –  Fort Worth, TXOctober 20, 2017
I was downsized out of this job due to changes in the marketplace. I would still be there to this day otherwise. This company is a class act and takes care of their people.
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fast pace
Clerical Shipping Clerk (Former Employee) –  Kennesaw, GAOctober 20, 2017
its fast pace especially at the end of the month with they haveto get the dollars amount out the door. very demanding you have to stay until am hours or until job is done
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Loved this Job
Machine Operator (Former Employee) –  Mokena, ILOctober 16, 2017
I really enjoyed working at this job great shift options. Small and cozy feels like a family. If you dont like doing the same thing everyday this is no the job for you. Only problem is the pay there are other companies paymg more to do this type of work.
Cons
Short breaks, low pay
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friendly,helpful co workers
picker packer (Former Employee) –  Piqua, OHOctober 11, 2017
fast pace pick parts to order then pack up to ship out for customer.learned how to follow direction of the parts inventory system, how to make bubble wrap. and meet new friends
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Fair place of Work
End User Services Communications Analyst (Current Employee) –  Glenview, ILOctober 3, 2017
Fair place of work. Good benifits. No work life balance. DIfficult commute. Nice campus. Culture is strange. Public transportation is close by for City dewellers.
Pros
Health Care
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Good pay, poor management
Former employee (Former Employee) –  Glenview, ILSeptember 22, 2017
Pro: Great experience to lead, good pay, opportunities to present to leadership and travel

Con: Management is pretty poor - usually motivate through fear. Don't feel supported or trusted to do my job. Lack of culture or any desire by the leadership to create a positive (& fun) work environment.
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Poor management
Production Control Analyst (Former Employee) –  Frankfort, ILSeptember 14, 2017
If you are related to the management team, then you can advance.
The HR directors were terrible as well. They had their favorites and if you were one of them, you were able to move up.
Pros
Low cost health insurance
Cons
did not work as a whole team
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Professional Work Environment
International Business Development Manager (Current Employee) –  Chicago, ILSeptember 13, 2017
Illinois Tool Works (ITW) is a highly respected large global Fortune 200 manufacturing company with offices around the world.
ITW is very professional in how it approaches the market and manages all segments constantly using metric tools to evaluate performance. 80/20 is the rule that guides all decisions.
Pros
Excellent 401K Plan
Cons
Nothing really
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Customer Service Operation Manager (Former Employee) –  Vernon Hills, ILSeptember 8, 2017
If you get the chance to land a job an Illinois Tool Works company take the job, learn the industry, learn their toolbox, and make a decision at that time on whether you want to stay or look for something else.
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Bad environment
Other (Former Employee) –  Richton Park, ILSeptember 6, 2017
They have no respect for the employees. You work hard and long hours for very little pay. They have overly strict and unreasonable policies that make you a slave to the job. Needing to take unplanned time off will cost you your job. Your punished for being one minute late. You're expected to take a lot time off without pay to lower costs for the company. This is not a dream job meant to be a career.
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Poor management with bad tempers. Worked long hours and it still wasn't good enough.
Senior process technician (Former Employee) –  Westminster, MASeptember 4, 2017
Worked with good people, however management was not so well. Management was very hot tempered with their employees. I really enjoyed my job and the people I worked with.
Pros
Good pay and benefits
Cons
Long hours poor management
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Worst Place to work for
Office (Former Employee) –  Bartlett, ILSeptember 1, 2017
No Work life balance
Poor management
Employees are treated like Slaves
Lack of Resources
Lack of Processes
New management is taking this company down..
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good company with good benefits
Distribution Center Manager (Former Employee) –  Maumee, OHAugust 30, 2017
the headquarters staff left us alone to do our job, but the monthly return required was often too steep for what became a small niche equipment manufacturing business.
Pros
good community atmosphere
Cons
no place to grow
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Productive
Machine Operator/Assembler (Former Employee) –  Frankfort, ILAugust 29, 2017
People are great to work with! Environment is okay. I learned to work with different people and the machines were a good learning experience. Glad I had the chance to pick up a new skill.
Pros
skills
Cons
short break
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