A Culture That Drives Growth Through InnovationAt Milwaukee Tool, our most valued resource is our dedicated team of employees - employees who work with a passion to be the best and a pride in their work and in the Milwaukee brand that is unparalleled. The Milwaukee culture is unique and has been a key reason for our business success.
"I am a Sr. Human Resources Manager and I have been with Milwaukee Tool for eight years. When deciding where to begin my career, choosing Milwaukee Tool was an easy decision. I immediately felt the high energy and the determination to be the best in the industry. To be the best, our culture must not be bound by policy and procedure. I thrive in our culture of always improving. I have been instrumental in gathering company-wide cultural feedback, as our success relies on never becoming complacent. Milwaukee Tool embraces change and allows us to think differently, and we are part of something special."
I develop new cordless power tools as a mechanical engineer on the New Product Development team and have been with Milwaukee Tool for three years. A key driver of our team’s success is our passion for constant improvement. We push our tool designs to the limit and are always improving our processes. Personally, I focus on maintaining a student mentality. I do that by reading daily, challenging myself physically, and constantly asking for feedback. Our cross-functional teams push each other with feedback, making us stronger together. By strengthening our employees and teams in unison, Milwaukee Tool keeps its competitive edge through the most valuable part of the business - our employees.
After four years at Milwaukee Tool, I am now a Sr. Electrical Engineer serving the Plumbing and Electrical Power Tool Division. At such a fast-moving company, honest and transparent communication is key. I find that during a project, the faster information can be brought to the team, the faster decisions can be executed. Being candid to me is realizing that you have a voice. You have earned a seat at the table and need to express your thoughts and opinions. This candid culture is recognized throughout our entire organization. Management relies on feedback, and who knows how to do your job better than you? If I find roadblocks, have new ideas, or questions, I know that I can bring them to team members, project leaders, and management. The candid culture that Milwaukee Tool has built is critical to our success.
I am a Vice President of Engineering in Power Tools and have been with the Milwaukee Tool team for 11 years. My teams are responsible for new product development, engineering support, and packaging. We relentlessly pursue innovation and drive speed to market. One of our most powerful tools is candid communication: striving to be clear and straightforward to eliminate miscommunication. Listening is a fundamental part of being candid, seeking to understand diverse options while leaving every discussion with united goals. I endeavor daily to provide straightforward feedback and direction to overcome hurdles, challenge the status quo, and ensure that Milwaukee Tool’s goals are achieved.
I am a sales leader on the Advanced Technology Specialist team and have been with Milwaukee Tool for five years. Our team works cross functionally with all sales channels to help our users and distribution partners adapt to our innovative technologies. It can be challenging for users to keep up with our technology innovations. This is where our team comes in. We candidly tell the productivity benefits of our new technologies, to remove any uncertainty in our new products. Actively listening to our users allows us to better understand the challenges they face. This way, we can help the users apply our technologies to improve their productivity. Effective communication with our customers, both speaking and listening, is extremely important to Milwaukee Tool.
I am an Operations Program Manager working on new product launches, capacity expansions, and new technology implementation. Over the past two years, Milwaukee Tool has empowered me as a leader to pursue new ideas – big or small. My passion is solving problems. I’m granted freedom on how to lead group ideation sessions, and I like to incorporate easels, post-its, colored markers, and innovative techniques to solve the problems at hand. This helps teams drive beyond obvious solutions by offering a larger variety and volume of ideas. Being empowered allows us to truly be creative.
I am a Key Account Manager for Fastenal and have been with Milwaukee Tool for three years. In this role, I am given the opportunity to lead my team in driving sales growth with Fastenal. We accomplish this growth through distributor trainings, trade shows, and sales events in my team’s market. What drew me to Milwaukee Tool was the endless potential for success. If you work hard and take ownership, Milwaukee Tool will aid in your professional growth. I do my part in furthering the Milwaukee Tool culture of excellence through my leadership. I work to empower the future leaders of Milwaukee Tool the same way I was empowered. In my personal life, I am a member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., which prides itself in community outreach, service, and leadership development for all members. Whether it is personal or work related, I strive to exemplify the ideals of a truly empowered leader.
Maurice Valentine Jr.
I have been a design engineer at Milwaukee Tool for the last two years in New Product Development. Our team develops products that redefine what customers expect from their tools. From prototyping new-to-world technologies, to ironing out details in mass production, we are obsessed with delivering tools that the toughest users can depend on. I am currently pursuing my Master’s Degree in mechanical engineering. Milwaukee Tool supports my professional goals and empowers me to use those skills to be obsessed with designing high performance tools.
Life at Milwaukee
Milwaukee Tool is a high performing work place. Much of our work is done in cross functional, collaborative teams. To foster collaboration and team work Milwaukee Tool provides a casual work environment with opportunities to socialize with your co-worker and their families. Some highlights of this culture are:
- Casual work environment
- Team building events
- Family events throughout the year
- Intermural sports teams (basketball, ultimate Frisbee, soccer, softball, hockey)
- Milestone celebration parties
- Product demo days