Milwaukee Tool recently shared an interesting bit of news, that they are included in Glassdoor’s 2021 rankings of the BEST Places to Work.
Among other things, Glassdoor is a place where past and present employees can anonymously rate and review the different companies they work for.
In this year’s rankings, Milwaukee Tool moved up 16 spots over last year’s nomination, and is ranked 44th out of 100 companies included in the list.
Milwaukee Tool’s rating is 4.3 out of 5, and the top-ranked company is rated 4.6 out of 5. The rankings are based on U.S. employee feedback from 10/22/19 – 10/19/20.
Quoting the email I received:
Throughout the last decade, Milwaukee Tool has experienced incredible growth. In the last year alone, the company has invested more than $135 million in domestic expansion projects and now employs 4,500 people nationwide.
For job seekers, Milwaukee Tool’s recognition in “2021 Best Places to Work” is exciting news. We are looking to fill many positions right now – especially in Engineering and IT! Applicants are encouraged to visit www.milwaukeetool.jobs, select their location and apply for open positions.
I’ve posted about Milwaukee’s USA expansion efforts before:
I have also had the pleasure of visiting Milwaukee Tool’s headquarters over the years, and have witnessed snapshots of their gradual expansion. Milwaukee has also acquired several USA-based tool brands, namely Empire Level (2014) and Imperial Tool (2018), and they also acquired Stiletto a few years earlier (2007).
I’m not surprised by the high Glassdoor ratings, as Milwaukee Tool does look to be a great place to work. I would also expect it to be a challenging workplace, but every Milwaukee Tool associate I have ever met and talked to was prideful about their products and the brand themselves.
The information sent to me about the Glassdoor ratings wasn’t a press release, it was a personal email with the subject line “AWWW YEA!” (Sorry, I don’t mean to put anyone on the spot!)
Sure, they probably shared the news with me because they thought (correctly) that I’d find it interesting and post-worthy, but an “AWWW YEA!” subject line conveys a genuine sense of pride, excitement, and enthusiasm for the brand.
I’ve been writing about tools and the tool industry for 12 years now, and I like to think that I can tell when someone cares about the tools they talk to me about, and also the brand they work for.
While my exposure to Milwaukee Tool associates is limited, their pride and passion for the brand is usually quite obvious. Reading through some of the recent Glassdoor reviews has only reinforced my impression that Milwaukee Tool must be a great place to work.
What’s also interesting, aside from the Glassdoor reviews and ratings, is Milwaukee’s job board. I browse the listings on occasion, to see the types of positions they’re looking to fill, and where they’re hiring. Milwaukee Tool’s USA footprint is fairly substantial, and it’s only getting bigger.