Allison Transmission

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Allison Transmission Reviews

Updated August 26, 2015
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Lawrence E. Dewey
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Pros
  • Pay and benefits are absolutely amazing compared to a lot of other companies (in 3 reviews)

  • Good people with a lot of experience (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • An example of Old GM at its absolute worst (in 5 reviews)

  • He got really upset when he saw that some people weren't in the building at least 40 hours a week and made a giant stink about it (in 2 reviews)

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  1. Machine operator

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    Former Employee - Diesel Transmission Rebuilder/Quality Tester in Lincolnton, NC
    Former Employee - Diesel Transmission Rebuilder/Quality Tester in Lincolnton, NC

    I worked at Allison Transmission (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Learned something different every day

    Cons

    Wasn't too easy to evaluate every thing

    Advice to Management

    Could have if they stayed open


  2. Helpful (2)

    Senior Buyer Capital Equipment

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    Former Employee - Senior Buyer Capital Equipment in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Senior Buyer Capital Equipment in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    This company is the global leader in the production and sale of automatic transmissions for trucks, buses, and special purposes vehicles. It has customers in six continents. Sales are in the billions and the company went public in 2013.

    Cons

    There is not enough emphasis on developing new models of transmissions. There should be more effort in developing customers in Africa and Asia, and emerging markets.

    Advice to Management

    Invest more in research and development. Provide career paths for all disciplines not only a few. Revise specifications of key types of equipment.


  3. Helpful (1)

    Slowly, but hopefully surely

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    Current Employee - Product Engineer in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Product Engineer in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Allison Transmission full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Solid pay and benefits, slowly changing culture as a result of GM entitlement mentality retiring, and negative attitudes leaving

    Cons

    While you can see the changes over time, it is still irritating to listen to the complainers - they sit around and complain all the time, then can't figure out why they are not considered valuable employees. If they work and accomplish more, they'd probably get better iComp

    Advice to Management

    Keep pushing for changes that are needed. There are those who don't like the new reality because they liked the way things were under GM, but those kind of attitudes are what "helped" GM to go bankrupt.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Recent Hire

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    Current Employee - Indiana in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Indiana in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Allison Transmission full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The pay is excellent, as are the benefits. The workload is reasonable and I was set up for success. They have an insanely-cool training matrix that takes months to complete... but you get to meet all kinds of people in HQ and learn who does what.

    Cons

    There are some seriously negative people that work there. They get passed up for promotion and wonder why. If you have a positive mind-set, you can move up the ladder. We do have a couple cowboys that like to push their agenda, but are respectful nonetheless.

    Advice to Management

    Flip some of the contract workers over to FTE's. I think ATI is a great company and really don't have any complaints.


  6. Helpful (1)

    Product Engineer Internship

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    -enjoyed working with individuals who had a lot of experience in the field -fun intern activities

    Cons

    -negative outlook of company by current employees -seemed like outspoken individuals got fired -didn't have work the first couple of weeks

    Advice to Management

    Have a side project for interns to work on when they have down time.


  7. Helpful (1)

    fms

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Fms Operator in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Fms Operator in Indianapolis, IN
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Allison Transmission full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great people to work with..Some of the benefits are good

    Cons

    Training is terrible..some of the supervisor are hard to work for,

    Advice to Management

    they don't care what I have to say


  8. Great Work Experience for a Student

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    -All of the engineers are very helpful and used to working with students -Meaningful projects

    Cons

    -Not sure if it is somewhere I would want to work full-time


  9. Predictive Maint. Supervisor

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Allison Transmission full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good pay and lots of overtime

    Cons

    Very political for carrier advacment

    Advice to Management

    Reward you employees for going above and beyond.


  10. Helpful (2)

    Things are changing for the better!

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    Current Employee - Engineer
    Current Employee - Engineer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Some of the reviews have been pretty negative but I think things are beginning to change for the better here. For the first time, our annual employee meeting didn't require employees to register on site and our CEO actually recognized a number of employees who are solid contributors. I am really encouraged. There js a new VP HR so maybe that is why things are slowly moving in a better direction.

    Cons

    Still a lot of old ways of doing things as other reviews have noted.

    Advice to Management

    Really like some of what has been happening lately, like the new cafeteria and the onsite MBA program plus the very positive All People meeting. Please keep up this kind of focus. It is much appreciated.


  11. Helpful (3)

    Low pay no advancment

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    Current Employee - Engineering Operations in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Engineering Operations in Indianapolis, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Allison Transmission full-time

    Pros

    They sometimes are not open so you dont have to go to work when that happen you can actually enjoy your life rather than work a long 10-13 hr shift

    Cons

    Everything about the union and management are both terrible both sides argue and contribute to the issues that make it a terrible place to work

    Advice to Management

    Stop the old culture hire a more diverse work force spend less time sending employees to classes that add no or little value. Focus on the future no the past



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