Decent health insurance with reasonable 401k and vacation time. Best to negotiate vacation upon hire because it takes a long time to build up.
401K package was the only positive.
Vacation time is inadequate and slow to increase. Health Care coverage is an expensive, high deductible plan, through Cigna. Cigna is horrible to deal with. Company seems to do the minimum required for all benefits.
The health reimbursement account through Cigna is a nice benefit. I have not had to pay a co-pay yet for a Dr. visit or a prescription because everything hits the HRA first. It rolls over each year also.
Week vacation, different phone/gym benefits
Excellent healthcare. company provides funded personal account. 401K only matches 3%. Few vacation time.
My biggest issue was with the stock option, no one in HR could ever tell me how it worked, if you got payout, when you could get payout, and those who retire have a terrible time trying to sell the shares with no advice whatsoever from the HR departments. If you ask a question in regards to health benefits, you get the "call the 3rd party administrator" and nothing more or your head snapped off. Every year the health insurance gets worse, but it's like that everywhere these days. 401k is just a standard 401k, like everywhere else. Vacation time accrual is outdated like others posted, BUT--and no one tells you this---it IS negotiable if you make it a condition when you are hired. Some people had 3 weeks from day 1, while others (who didn't know any better) didn't get a week until after their first year. You get sick time in addition to vacation, but you will be retaliated against if you use it, and will be openly harassed by others who brag they've worked with the flu, etc. You will be belittled for being sick in front of everyone--saw it many, many times. Just hope you have a healthy immune system, because people are forced to work with all levels of contagious illnesses (including stomach bugs, vomit and go back to your desk). As far as "perks"--tuition reimbursement (you have to sign a work contract or if you leave you pay back), professional development--none, unless you are someone's pet project and being groomed, social events are stiff and forced, and every so often you get the "free lunch" brought in with the stipulation that although you are clocked out, you have to listen to a presentation. Any leave, paternity, maternity, etc. is strictly only what is required by law. Believe me, they give nothing they are not absolutely required to. Yes, they still pay part of the medical/dental benefits, but a lot of other employers do too--although CM will make that a selling point. Oh, and after going through the list of benefits I can choose to say they do/do not offer, I saw the gym thing--you get reimbursed a flat rate for your type of membership. It's just a "health incentive". There is nothing offered on site as far as child care, sick care, nothing. You have the options to contribute to a dependent care fund, but that is standard everywhere.
Compensation was ok - vacation time is incredibly outdated. You have to be an employee for over 20 years before you get to 3 weeks vacation. 401k is good- no matter what you contribute, company automatically contributes 2%. Health insurance was average, but deductibles keep going up up up.
401k is competitive- great if you stay for a long time. Healthcare is a high deductible plan that is expensive. Vacation time is terrible regardless of how long you stay at the company.
The benefits are competitive for the industry and well explained. There are a number of employee appreciation activities throughout the year, including company sponsored food events, new employee meet and greet, significant work anniversary acknowledgement and a variety of other celebratory events. Columbus McKinnon supports and contributes to a large number of charities to give back to the community.
List based on reports from current and former employees. It may not be complete.