Allison Transmission

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Great cross functional opportunities, if you put yourself out there

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Manager  in  Indianapolis, IN
Current Employee - Manager in Indianapolis, IN

I have been working at Allison Transmission full-time for more than 10 years

Pros

Good pay, very good benefits. If you are willing to make the effort to pursue opportunities, there are international experiences and cross functional teams that can give you very good experiences.

Cons

The organization is transitioning from the old GM ways to a more performance oriented culture (vs seniority mentality). That has some of the "old guard" resenting the changes.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Stay with the direction we're on. The naysayers will be retiring over the next couple of years and then we'll really begin to pick up momentum.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 5 people found this helpful  

    Stuck in the old GM past - entitlement mentality and not ready for change

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    Current Employee - Technical  in  Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Technical in Indianapolis, IN

    I have been working at Allison Transmission full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Pay and benefits are reasonable for seasoned veterans - though this has been deteriorating lately and anticipated to get worse. New hires tend to get lower levels than market value. Rich past history.

    Cons

    Management is not progressive and very old school (think 50's - 60's). Very political and inefficient business practices. Most folks have an extreme entitlement mentality and behave accordingly. Most of the workforce is eligible for generous retirement so the new folks are abused accordingly with no hope of good vacation, pension, etc. Lower level managers are fodder to the wolves for issues beyond their control. No technical training available to speak of. No professional support and mentorship is a joke. Appears to be losing market share and not remotely prepared for the changes that lie ahead. Exceedingly dismal product launches - quality is suffering. Good ideas are typically ignored or even punished - just like the old days at GM.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Wake up! Though change is tough you need to plan for change, accept change, and manage change appropriately. You need to aggressively invest in your salary workforce (especially newer/younger ones) or you will continue to see a revolving door. Finally, innovate timely and correctly or die. Currently, I would not recommend this company to anyone for employment at this time.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 5 people found this helpful  

    Old school company not suited for young, creative employees

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN

    I worked at Allison Transmission full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Stable company, good benefits, decent pay.

    Cons

    Old GM mentality is still very present. A lot of politics at the office. Layers of mangement drive work that is not valuable. Very few areas have a great respect for work-life balance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more personable. Employees feel very out of the loop and disconnected from senior mangement.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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