Milton CAT Reviews

Updated March 13, 2015
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  1. The bonuses and compensation were good Treated like outcast by corporate office layed off twice in a 15 year period

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Milton CAT full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Pretty good family benefit package and the bonuses and compensation packages were good Lap top computers with second large screen and company phone

    Cons

    Leadership, Top Heavy, promotions, perks, Whatever union agreed to in their yearly discussions with management regards to benefits, time off, holidays non-union salaried had to folow

    Advice to Management

    salaried personnel shouldn't have to follow union, non-salaried, agreements. better time off policy, more holidays time off at least better decision on which days.Every other week Fridays off. Worry about experience of employees instead of laying off because of compensation.

  2. Get Some Experience & Get Out Quickly (before you die sitting in your seat, or they run you out of town)

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineering in Milford, MA
    Current Employee - Engineering in Milford, MA

    I have been working at Milton CAT full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Financially Stable Company (because of the products they represent)

    Cons

    A TOTAL lack of any real management. Most managers are either former (order taker) sales people or friends/buds of someone in the company, that have absolutely no business managing people. There's also a LOT of shady, backroom deals going on with vendors, etc that will test your morals on a daily basis. QC program is also a total farce, as it is in place just to sell more "stuff", not improve anything. Everybody gets the same raise, (based on union), even if one works harder than the next person or not. Everybody is out for themselves because of all the aforementioned (constant atmosphere of back stabbing, me first attitudes). If you like working with a group of selfish, better than thou, sandbagging a-holes, then apply here asap....

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of all the deadwood management you have! More BS meetings going on than actual work! You hire book smart only people with absolutely no common sense how to manage or motivate people who want to do a great job! Get back to basics that made the company successful in the first place!

  3. territory sales

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    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Clifton Park, NY
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Clifton Park, NY

    I worked at Milton CAT

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    if you are overweight and lazy

    Cons

    being honest and proffessianal will get you canned

    Advice to Management

    kiss the right but cheek

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  5. Project Manager

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Warner, NH
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Warner, NH

    I worked at Milton CAT full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Compensation, work life balance, getting to know outside customers

    Cons

    Office Culture, Know growth, sometimes there are unrealistic expectations, lock into area of expertise.

    Advice to Management

    Discussing personal growth within company, the expectation of an individual when individual is locked into one product,

  6. Great starting salary poor advancement opportunities

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Inside Sales in Milford, MA
    Former Employee - Inside Sales in Milford, MA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Hours are regular with weekends off and the pay to start is great. Benefits are pretty good as well.

    Cons

    The company is very top heavy with many bloated salaries of upper management that the company could do without. There is a massive disconnect between upper management and the regular employees. There is also very little room for advancement in the company as a sales rep unless you want to get into the field which very few of us wanted to do.

    Advice to Management

    Offer better leadership on advancement within the company.

  7. Helpful (1)

    Frustrating place to work

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technician
    Current Employee - Technician

    I have been working at Milton CAT full-time (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay. Decent benefits. Great place to start after school, make some money, get some experience, and move on. There are a few good people that work for this company.

    Cons

    Very top heavy with management. Management in place usually has no experience in field or work, however are experts on the subject. Extremely micro managed. Nobody is allowed to do their job without being constantly spied on. Just like working in a snake pit. You never know who is gunning for you. Just about impossible to advance. Good old boy system very much in effect. Issues and concerns even safety related are not addressed properly. You are expected to take up the slack for managements inabilities to do their job. Example: A project has a deadline to be completed, management has not scheduled correctly, or has failed to get materials needed, or has failed to appropriate correct amount of man power, you are going to be expected to make up the difference and get the project done on time. If it isn't, your at fault.

    Advice to Management

    Clean house. Your business would be much more efficient without these cancerous people in place.

  8. Great family run company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Milton CAT full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Work schedules, fellow employees, family run company, great managers

    Cons

    Benefits are not the best

  9. A place to receive a paycheck not a place to develop a career.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Finance in Milford, MA
    Former Employee - Finance in Milford, MA

    I worked at Milton CAT

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Compensation is decent to start depending on your job title. After that, don't expect much in the way of incentive or merit increases.

    Cons

    No room for advancement. Very poor communication between departments through management. Limited holiday time off.

    Advice to Management

    Improve communication between management and employees. Show interest in employee development, ideas and job satisfaction. Improve antiquated computer system and company policies. Focus needed on professional communication intercompany and that does not include the free use of expletives.

  10. Customers come 2nd

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales
    Current Employee - Sales

    I have been working at Milton CAT full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    As a company MC is far from an industry leader, however, the products they sell are the leaders. 95% of the product line sells itself so it's a great place if you want to take orders from customers.

    Cons

    Zero room for growth. Under no circumstances will they give you a raise based on tenure and/or performance. If you want a stepping stone right out of college then it's place is for you. If your looking for a long upward trending career this is not the place for you.

    Advice to Management

    Set some goals for each rep based on territory yields. Use those goals to come up with a compensation structure that will reward over achievement and drive incremental revenue. This is something that every good sales driven company has. Lastly don't promote good sales reps to mgmt positions promote good leaders.

  11. Prominent company with disconnect between management and their employees

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Milton CAT full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Decent compensation, the company is a reputable Caterpillar dealer, business is strong and growing. There are some great people to work with and learn from.

    Cons

    Communication is poor, employee turnover is high, many jobs don't pay what they should, and an overall unpleasant work environment. There are people in management roles that aren't fit for leadership, lack of structured training, and no open door policy. Doing things right one day, then days/weeks later find out they should have been done differently.

    Advice to Management

    Be more willing to communicate with your employees, create incentives and opportunities to improve morale because it needs it badly and you have employees that deserve better treatment. Are there opportunities for growth within the company? Yearly job fairs could help employees understand what others in the company do and also become aware of the many opportunities there are to move up in the company, if there are any.

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