Makita Employee Reviews about "great product"

Updated Sep 2, 2020

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3.7
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Makita President and Director Masahiko Goto (no image)
Masahiko Goto
36 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great product, great people, poor corporate(in 10 reviews)

  • "Good benefits, lots of independence, Not a lot of paperwork and good support from co workers(in 6 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Upper management could care less about sales staff(in 14 reviews)

  • "no employee appreciation(in 4 reviews)

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    1. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Some good some bad

      Sep 2, 2020 - Territory Sales Manager in Boston, MA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great product, great people, poor corporate

      Cons

      Management, shifting priorities, pay changes

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    2. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      Stay Away

      Apr 17, 2019 - National Account Manager in Los Angeles, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great Product. Best in class!!

      Cons

      Terrible upper level management. Not great training. Not honest. Run this company by intimidating staff. Time for a refresh in thinking loose 35% plus of sales team per year. Why do you think you have a job opportunity. Stay Away!!

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      7 people found this review helpful
    3. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 8 years

      Great product, questionable growth strategy

      Jan 24, 2019 - Territory Sales Manager in Detroit, MI
      Recommend
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      Pros

      You are selling a great product, amazing innovativion by the product team. Employees are treated well-company vehicle is an added perk. Insurance and other benefits are top notch.

      Cons

      The company as a whole seems to have very little idea on how to grow and gain market share. Growth plans are short and the executive management team seems to content with being third or fourth in the market. Also, very limited opportunities to advance within th company.

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      1 person found this review helpful
    4. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Don't waste your time

      Jul 29, 2018 - Technical Support Representative in Buford, GA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      The only pro is connecting with customers and discussing great products. I will admit that Makita is the best power tool manufacturer up too date.

      Cons

      No incentives, management only focuses on what your doing wrong and don't do anything to help although they say that "we can help you excel". Which is just a cop out.

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      1 person found this review helpful
    5. 3.0
      Former Employee

      Territory sales manager

      Jan 3, 2017 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good company with great products

      Cons

      Bad regional VP and marketing of products is terrible

      1 person found this review helpful
    6. 1.0
      Former Employee

      District Manager

      Nov 8, 2016 - District Manager in Chicago, IL
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great Product!!! Bad Marketing department. Can't compete with the red and yellow guys. Need to clean house....... with the Entire Marketing dept and VP's

      Cons

      Bad Management! It is the "Good Ole Boys Club". ALL of the VP's need to take a few management classes on how to treat their employees, using today's technology and how to recognize talent. Makita will Never grow in the states with the managers they have on the bus. The VP's need to go on a team building retreat as they are constantly fighting and putting the sales people in the middle. GROW UP BOYS!!!

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      6 people found this review helpful
    7. 3.0
      Former Employee

      Inspiring product, uninspiring people

      May 11, 2016 - Sales Representative in Sydney
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Lifestyle job, good bonuses, great product range and penetration

      Cons

      lots of extra business hours. Poor direction from marketing. No employee growth plan layed out

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      1 person found this review helpful
    8. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Dealt with alot of headaches, but made some decent $$.

      Aug 25, 2014 - Territory Sales Manager 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - Autonomy, at least at the begining it was. - Good $$ if you're on pace/plan (I mostly was) - Great product (they make excellent power tools) - Car, demo tools, expense account, work from home; all the good sales job perks

      Cons

      I don't even know where to start on this. - "90% of your time on job sites"; Distribution writes POs not the josites; Own the end user is very important, other companies have dedicated teams, (DeWalt, Milwaukee), that do this and let the IC guys forge strong RLATIONSHIPS with their dealers - "anti-IC Distributor" stance is distgusting; the market share is terrible and you increase by getting on shelves - Fear culture instilled by upper management are common to middle management and down the chain to the field.

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      1 person found this review helpful
    9. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Awesome place to work!

      Jul 23, 2014 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great products, great benefits, good people, and a very loyal company.

      Cons

      A little to much "micro-managing" upper-management and extremely large workloads.

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    10. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      sales

      Jul 8, 2013 - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL
      Recommend
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      Pros

      great product good people flexibilty over all everything is great. pros out weigh cons

      Cons

      The marketing is horrible, lots of responsibilty, they put a ton on your plate, no room to move up.

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