ITW Employee Reviews in United States

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Industry leader in innovation
Regional Sales Manager (Current Employee) –  Minneapolis, MNFebruary 25, 2016
Identifying key accounts in the region and developing action plans to gain maximum exposure and penetration into those businesses  Visiting, and maintaining constant contact with customers and prospective customers to ensure accurate understanding of their needs and wants to preferably standard ITW Commercial Construction North America offerings 

General account development, managing activities and converting all opportunities to closure 

Acting as the expert in the application and fundamentals of operation of all ITW CCNA products, including demonstrating confidence in the use of all product offerings 

Execute consultative sales activities to customers with focus on ITW’s added value differentiators of legacy, company, performance, durability, features and benefits 

Actively manage all distribution channels delivering our product to market in an efficient, profitable, and timely matter  Plan processes to develop realistic and achievable growth goals for the region for ITW CCNA products and services, and take ownership in delivering those same goals and other agreed objectives throughout the year remaining cognizant of prospecting, quoting and booking levels demonstrating proactive response to adverse trends
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Machine Operator (Former Employee) –  Washington, NCNovember 30, 2015
good company good for young adults, benefits are great zero t
olerance for mistakes need a up to date transfer point with products
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tideous job, no advancement and unhelpful hr/management concerning questions about advancements, hours etc.
Line Support Associate/Utility (Current Employee) –  Decatur, ALJuly 29, 2015
tedious work, one week we are slammed with orders then the next week half the plant only works twenty hours. Get told one thing and the total opposite happens.
Pros
hired on and raise after 90 days, uniforms
Cons
very slow periods meaning 20 hour weeks, month long layoffs
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Fast paced working environment
Machine Operator (Former Employee) –  IllinoisSeptember 15, 2015
Fast pace environment that keep you busy & on your toes. Great benefits & opportunities for advancement. Requires multi-tasking abilities.
Pros
Set schedule
Cons
Point system
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Nepotism and complacent management
Maintenance Technician (Former Employee) –  Kernersville, NCJanuary 19, 2016
Management spends their day patting each other on the back and gossiping about the people in the plant that actually get work done.

To further compound this problem, there are several operators and technicians that have been there for 20-30yrs and think their job is to blame all the new associates for everything they break or fail at. Since they're best friends with managers they think they're untouchable and do nothing but stand around drinking coffee all day.

If you like being a scapegoat for senior personnel incompetence then this is the place for you.
Pros
None
Cons
Most of the people who pretend to "work" here
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Large Fast paced Corporation
Mail Clerk (Former Employee) –  Glenview, ILMay 9, 2016
Typical day at ITW would consist of receiving and sorting incoming and outgoing mail and packages according to postal regulations and unit requirements.Delivers and picks up mail and packages at proper locations, Weighs and stamps or makes arrangements for outgoing mail and packages, operating mail processing machines as necessary. Maintain logs of postage charges, receipt forms, and other records as required.Perform data entry activities and assist in filing and archiving documents
Pros
Large Corporatioin
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A learning experiene
Quality Control Inspector/Machine Operator (Former Employee) –  Frankfort, ILSeptember 1, 2015
Easy fast pace job. A good leaning experience for most beginners. Sadly there wasn't any room for growth in this company. And the pay and benefits weren't great either.
Cons
no benefits
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Where to start
Contract Manufacturing Engineer (Former Employee) –  Troy, OHFebruary 28, 2016
Like any company, ITW cooking division wants to produce as much as possible for its customer base at the least cost possible. However, in my opinion the upper management team in place at time I was there were completely clueless what it really meant from real engineering prospective how that should have been done. Communication was not great. Upper plant management seemed to be afraid of corporate management and would do everything they could to not be fully honest with the corporate team. This to some degree handcuffed middle management because of the "don't tell bad news to management" philosophy. Management in the cooking division were not engineers and had no clue about actual basic engineering practices. If ideas were presented that were not in there scope of knowledge, they labeled you a arrogant person. Training meetings were very poorly communicated to the point no know knew they were even scheduled. As an engineer, you are requested to do more than one thing at a time, but when you present that you are and can do more than one project at a time, you are told you are doing to much. It is a very difficult work environment to succeed in.
Pros
Production floor workes are very freindly and easy to work with
Cons
Wrong people with the wrong backgrounds placed in charge of production
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Solid Company
Sales Associate (Former Employee) –  NationalApril 9, 2016
Solid company overwhelmed by bureaucracy and very little room for growth. Internal issues take up 80% of the time and cut into focusing on customers. Very good people to work with who care very deeply about what the customers thinks.
Pros
Great co-workers
Cons
Way to many internal conference calls with little or no solutions
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Buehler, Inc. - A Division of ITW
Buyer (Former Employee) –  Lake Bluff, ILJune 7, 2016
Buehler was a great place to work. The co-workers, weather in the production line, warehouse or office were very friendly and eager to help out with understanding how the company grows each day.
Pros
Relaxed surroundings
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very productive
Production Assembler (Former Employee) –  Frankfort, ILApril 9, 2016
I would go in and we would have a safety meeting and get straight to work. I basically sat at a machine and made sure the pieces i made had no scratches on them. The co-workers was always nice and management was always helpful.
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Productive and supportive management company with great training, room for advancement , and benefits.
Senior Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) –  Troy, OHSeptember 14, 2015
Worked at this company for 42 years and was blessed with a company that encouraged advancement and training. Management is very supportive and hands-on. Would love opportunity to work there again; or even through one of their outsourcing companies.
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Great place to work.
Field Service Engineering Technician (Former Employee) –  Glenview, ILApril 3, 2015
ITW created a good workplace balance and positive work environment. The company had great benefits and real loyalty towards its employees. The departure was very hard and I would love to have the opportunity to work for the company again.
Pros
Positive work environment
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Productive employment
Warehouse Clerk (Former Employee) –  Easton, MDNovember 24, 2015
Great atmosphere, great people to work with. Learned all areas of the business. Started in production and then was promoted to shipping/receiving warehouse clerk.

The hardest part of the job was training the new people the ITW way of rules and regulations.

The most enjoyable part of the job was working with the coworkers and customer satisfaction.
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It is a ok place to work
Maintenance Technician (Current Employee) –  Decatur ,ALSeptember 8, 2015
Layoff every year jobs get slow run out of work to do . Management works hard to get jobs but it is a lot of red tape for them.They need more growing develop . And when there is work they can put out a lot of product it is not hard work . they have a lot of good lines and setups
Pros
learn a lot from them its lots of fun when there is work to do
Cons
enjoyable part of the job was working with my colleagues
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easy to understand
parts processor (Current Employee) –  piqua ohioJune 24, 2014
I typical day is rather normal got to work from 6 am to 230. struggle with the schedule change where from one day to the next we can be working overtime and the next day we aren't. I looking for something that will challenge me to become a better working and will allow me to get into a career that I enjoy.
Pros
great benefits
Cons
lack of communication
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If you are an A player, ITW is going to be a fun ride
Automotive Product Development Engineer (Current Employee) –  Chicago, ILNovember 29, 2012
ITW overall is an impressive company. 17 billion in revenue, thousands of brands (zip pack, Instron, Hobart, Miller Welding, Paslode, RainX...the list goes on). This company focuses heavily on innovation and seeking out the top players who can bring value-added results to both the company and the stakeholders.

I've been with ITW for 2.5 years, and have managed to be the main inventor on two patents. Learned tremendously not only engineering disciplines but business strategy, project management, global innovations development, emerging market business growth strategy. In addition, due to its global footprint in more than 60 countries, I have journeyed across Asia and Europe multiple times for production launch, quality troubleshoot and overall engineering support.

Management structure at ITW can be a little tricky and hard to navigate around. This is due to the shear size of the company accompanied by its decentralized business philosophy.

Focusing on being as lean as possible, sometimes it can be a little overwhelming from multiple projects stacked up.
Pros
endless global traveling, great benefits, freedom within business for innovation, large corporate support but small business feel
Cons
heavy work load
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Great place to work with wonderful employees.
BUYER / ACCOUNTING (Former Employee) –  Palmetto, FLJanuary 28, 2015
Buyer for 3 highly profitable product lines, Supported MRB to reduce non-conformant material in a timely manner
Pros
great benefits
Cons
compensation gould be better
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Slave Wages
Production (Former Employee) –  Chippewa Falls, WIJune 19, 2012
The Chippewa Falls plant pays slave wages, they need to unionize you can walk across the street and make 20 bucks an hr with better benifits and pay. This company just doesn't get it, if your there for over a year you will make 11 dollars an hr. REALLY!!!!! How can you support a family with such a poor slave wage??????? This company just doesn't get it!!!
Pros
none!!!!!
Cons
slave wages, poor management!
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Professional environment with the '80/20' mentality/focus.
Sales Manager-retired (Former Employee) –  Chicago, IL ; Detroit, MI areaAugust 24, 2015
Start of day: depending on your schedule - visit customers for meetings, respond to requests, deliver samples etc.; or go to office for meetings; respond to customer needs; make followups; set up appointments.. etc.
Everyday was a 'Class Room' and an opportunity to learn something new.
Get support from and provide support to your fellow employees, as needed at Sales Office or to/from Plant personnel.
Dealing with unrealistic demands or schedules was often difficult.
However, it felt good to be able to 'come through' when solving a problem, meeting a schedule, or just getting a job done to make a difference for the customer and/or the company.
Each of the 800+ operating divisions worldwide allowed for each Division to service its own customers/markets for their unique or specific products in their market places. This is good for the Customers and the Company to provide the high level of SERVICE to meet every customers' needs/requirements.
Pros
Everyday was a challenge and an opportunity
Cons
Sometimes the 'TRAVELING Schedule' was difficult on family needs.
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