Altaquip Reviews

Updated August 20, 2015
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  1. small engine repair

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Technician
    Former Employee - Technician
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay. Some of the people were good to work with.

    Cons

    Had three different managers in two years. Long hours in summer to very little hours in winter. Harsh temperature conditions and exposure to gas fumes. Organization changes with each manager.

    Advice to Management

    Better training and invest in you employees.


  2. Never consider this company Longterm

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative Specialist in Saint Charles, MO
    Current Employee - Administrative Specialist in Saint Charles, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Altaquip (More than a year)

    Pros

    Easy money and no accountability for you job. Just show up. HR is clueless and it takes forever to fire you.

    Cons

    Management is even more terrible. All the way down from the Center manager and District manager to corporate managers. Nationwide company and DM's control 8-10 states. Your DM only visits maybe once a year. I have never even seen the new CEO and its been over 1 year. This company makes promises and can never provide. The own so much debt they can't give out raises. They lost Home Depot and Sears contract and now just have Lowe's which barely is enough business. You barely get 40 hours and if you are then you're facility is probably so behind and unorganized that you hate working there because of the atmosphere of the company.

    Advice to Management

    It all starts from the top if you want to build at the bottom. When employees advise their concern, it should never be disregarded and ignored. Management is always coming up with wasteful ideas to chart performance, instead of leading a meeting time to insure each member how the process works and hold accountable for themselves what they are doing. If you want motivation them make it through a prideful individual competition. When managers show up late and don't run their facility because no DM or upper management holds accountable what the SCM does then how can a facility become profitable. SCM's are just like everyone else, what they can get away with, they will. There is no need to work harder with no incentive. So paying mangers high salaries to do nothing all day doesn't solve the companies problems. In fact anyone can do a managers job. Sit down and listen to CC's and once in awhile talk to RTM"s at Lowe's. The hard part is to operate a facility to work cohesively with unity to become profitable and expand business. STOP hiring mangers with LOWE'S/SEARS/HOME DEPOT backgrounds. This doesn't solve your problem. Just because the worked there doesn't make them cool. If they can't manage a higher volume retail store, then why do you let them come to Altaquip and run your business into the ground.


  3. Mixed

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Service Center Manager
    Current Employee - Service Center Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Altaquip full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great Area Managers and co-workers

    Cons

    Unstable business. Company has a history of not retaining contracts with large customers.

    Advice to Management

    Secure stable customers


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    Former Employee - Mechanic in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Mechanic in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Altaquip (More than a year)

    Pros

    None that i can think of

    Cons

    Didnt explain job was depending on temp contract

    Advice to Management

    Need more comunication with employees about contracts before they expire


  6. Administrative Specialist - warehouse

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Altaquip full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    A lot of overtime available...if that's your thing. Warehouse techs were helpful and friendly.

    Cons

    There wasn't enough admin staff for the warehouse to cover the workload. 10-11 hour days weren't unusual. High turnover rate.


  7. admin

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative Specialist in Euless, TX
    Current Employee - Administrative Specialist in Euless, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Altaquip (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Family does come first to this company.

    Cons

    Seasonal work ,so a lot of down time without pay.


  8. Don't Waste Your Time

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    The best day was when the office closed. Upper management and mostly District management didn't care to help to make the office a success.

    Cons

    No training, No help from upper management, Didn't want to be bothered. SCM drank and partied in office with hourly daily, when she showed up for work at all. Upper management didn't care.

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to information that you are given. Ask questions and then provide support.


  9. Great benefits and overtime

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Parts Specialist in Kennesaw, GA
    Former Employee - Parts Specialist in Kennesaw, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Altaquip full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I was there for a year a and half and while working there I was able to get alot of help and support form my District Material Manager. Being the Parts specialist for this company had it challenges but I was able to overcome them with the help and support of my DMM..

    Cons

    No job security and you are not guaranteed your full hours during the winter time.

    Advice to Management

    none


  10. good company to work for

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Altaquip full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    good pay, benefits, co workers, hours

    Cons

    none that i can think of


  11. ASCM

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Altaquip full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Service Center Manager and DM were great people and communicated exceptionally.

    Cons

    Lied to about the hours Upper management was a revolving door, saw two different presidents, directors of operation, director of HR in the year I was there while a few postions soaked up big salaries doing nothing terrible communication from upper management lack of direction for the company & poor execution of business strategy for the company as a whole no vacation for the first year, subpar benefits

    Advice to Management

    Train your employees, spend the time and money it will benefit the company in the long run. Also, treat your employees better not like they are at your disposal, they are what will make and break you.



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