ITW Employee Reviews about "decentralized"

Updated 29 Jun 2020

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  1. "Great Benefits, Cautious about Change"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Glenview, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at ITW full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great benefits, and solid contributions to community help. Work is consistent and extra hours are rarely demanded. If you need work more management is thoughtful.

    Cons

    Decentralized culture slows down a lot of positive change.

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  2. "Excellent management"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Unit Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at ITW full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Excellent management 80/20 Principle is effective in manufacturing Decentralized

    Cons

    Not as decentralized as it used to be

    ITW Response

    September 23, 2019HR Director

    Thanks for your contributions to ITW. The ITW Business Model and 80/20 principles are our competitive advantage and it is the value we add to all of our divisions!


  3. Helpful (2)

    "Average pay and benefits. Bad politics occur at the individual site level."

    2.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at ITW full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Insurance program is good. Everything else is average. Not the best, but not the worst either.

    Cons

    Decentralized company culture leads to unchecked abuses on the local site level, especially when HR presence is poor.

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  4. "Regional Sales Manager"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Regional Sales Manager in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at ITW full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good sales strategies: 80/20 rule, decentralized management, innovating solutions

    Cons

    Management is run by actuaries who do no understand the sale process.

  5. Helpful (1)

    "Amazing company with amazing people"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Intern in Glenview, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some of the most caring, helpful people I've ever had the pleasure of working with

    Cons

    Somewhat of a disorganized structure due to how decentralized it is

  6. "Decent first company"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Intern - Hourly in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at ITW for more than a year

    Pros

    Great intern events Great networking You don't need a lot of qualifications to stand out

    Cons

    Doesn't offer the mentorship and training you would expect from a fortune 200 company. Decentralized business units from corporate make it hard to feel included in the bigger picture

  7. "Mid-level Manager"

    3.0
     

    I worked at ITW

    Pros

    Great people that embrace company values Great benefits -- best I've ever seen, especially in manufacturing Highly profitable Interesting products/industries

    Cons

    Unfortunately due to Wall Street pressure, they are moving away from the core values that made them so successful through the years. The close to the customer, decentralized, entrepreneurial approach is sadly a thing of the past. They have yielded to large divisions that are losing the family feel. But, hey, at least they are finding synergies to keep their short-term promises to Wall Street.

  8. "Finally getting noticed"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ITW full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits, a lot of career opportunities, philanthropic.

    Cons

    Lean business units (limited resources, people wear many hats), decentralized structure leads to poor collaboration efforts between business units.

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  9. "Internship Program"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Intern in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at ITW for less than a year

    Pros

    As an intern I was given real world responsibility and meaningful assignments. Through this exposure I pertained transferable skills, and experiences that can only help me grow in my career. The decentralized environment, gave me the opportunity to work hands on with multiple projects and provide my feedback.

    Cons

    I overall enjoyed my experience. However, interns must be comfortable working in a decentralized environment and being hands on within their role. Interns must understand that their work will matter and that they may have to juggle many projects. However, all of this will help you gain career building skills.

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  10. "Good company"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ITW full-time

    Pros

    They're very decentralized so each business unit acts like a smaller business, but has the security of a large business.

    Cons

    I have nothing to complain about.

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