ITW Employee Reviews about "decentralized"

Updated Jan 14, 2021

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ITW President and CEO E. Scott Santi
E. Scott Santi
270 Ratings
Pros
  • "Stable company with great benefits and stability(in 56 reviews)

  • "Focused on sustainable and highly profitable manufacturing business, resulting in stable business and good benefits(in 46 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Not as decentralized as it used to be(in 29 reviews)

  • "Their is new upper management pushing the people who have been here along time out(in 18 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee

      ITW is the company you want to work FOR! (EVER)

      Jan 14, 2021 - Human Resources Director in Prague
      Recommend
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      Pros

      decentralized company culture - simplicity - professionality - open minded leader - interesting renumeration - career path of everbody, who wants to grow!

      Cons

      no cons to be mentioned

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    2. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Great Benefits, Cautious about Change

      Jun 29, 2020 - Manager in Glenview, IL
      Recommend
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      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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    3. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 10 years

      Excellent management

      May 29, 2019 - Business Unit Manager 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Excellent management 80/20 Principle is effective in manufacturing Decentralized

      Cons

      Not as decentralized as it used to be

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      ITW Response

      HR 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!

    4. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

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

      Mar 27, 2019 - Manager 
      Recommend
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      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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    5. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Regional Sales Manager

      Oct 28, 2018 - Regional Sales Manager in Chicago, IL
      Recommend
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      Pros

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

      Cons

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

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    6. 5.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Amazing company with amazing people

      Aug 30, 2018 - Intern in Glenview, IL
      Recommend
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      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

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    7. 4.0
      Current Intern, more than 1 year

      Decent first company

      Jul 28, 2018 - Intern - Hourly in Chicago, IL
      Recommend
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      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

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    8. 3.0
      Former Employee

      Mid-level Manager

      Jan 17, 2018 -  
      Recommend
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      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.

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    9. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Finally getting noticed

      Aug 25, 2017 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      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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    10. 5.0
      Former Intern, less than 1 year

      Internship Program

      Aug 16, 2017 - Intern in Chicago, IL
      Recommend
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      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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