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Allison Transmission Overview

Indianapolis, IN
1001 to 5000 employees
1915
Company - Public (ALSN)
Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
$2 to $5 billion (USD) per year
Allison Transmission is the world’s largest manufacturer of fully automatic transmissions for medium- and heavy-duty commercial vehicles and is a leader in hybrid-propulsion systems for city buses. Allison transmissions are used in a variety of applications including ... Read more

Mission: Be the global leader in commercial-duty propulsion solutions that improve the way the world works.

Company Updates

  • Allison Transmission acquires UK-based Vantage Power and Michigan-based AxleTech’s on-highway electric vehicle business. “Through this and other growth initiatives, we will continue to build upon our foundation while differentiating ourselves in the electrification market,” said David S. Graziosi, President and CEO of Allison Transmission. Read more: http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vMvEd

    Allison Transmission acquires Vantage Power and AxleTech's electric vehicle systems division

    INDIANAPOLIS, April, 2019 - Allison Transmission Holdings Inc. (NYSE: ALSN), the largest global manufacturer of medium- and heavy-duty fully automatic transmissions, announced today that it has purchased Vantage Power and AxleTech's electric vehicle (EV) systems division.

  • The Tactical Wheeled Vehicle Division of the National Defense Industrial Association presented Allison Transmission with its Red Ball Express Award on Feb. 4, 2019. The award recognizes an organization or person that significantly contributed to the strengthening of national security by developing, procuring or supporting tactical wheeled vehicles.

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Allison Transmission – Why Work For Us?


Eleanore Hong: Associate Engineer - Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology Class of 2017

“During my internship at Allison, I was able to experience the challenge of being an engineer and given the opportunity to learn about different technologies. I was able to do hands on and valuable work during my internship and management was genuinely interested in what I was working on. I chose Allison Transmission because of the multitude of opportunities available to me. “


Every employee experience is unique, but there are a few unifying values that span the entire Allison Transmission culture.




Being a part of the Allison Experience means:

INNOVATION

We thrive on driving transmission technology forward, from the creation of the world’s first fully automatic military transmission over 70 years ago, to the introduction of our hybrid transmissions. We continually push ourselves to improve – creating new, cutting edge technologies that address the challenges our customers face. Being the industry leader is not enough—we want to drive it.

As an employee, this drive for innovation means opportunity for growth – personally and professionally.

HERITAGE OF EXCELLENCE

Allison has a rich legacy - from our founding in 1915 by James Allison, to the launch of the world’s first heavy-duty fully automatic transmission in 1946. Our reputation still stands as a global leader in transmission technology. This esteemed record of performance has increased customer loyalty, appreciation and demand for Allison transmissions.

Come grow with us as we continue to innovate and make history.

GLOBAL LEADERSHIP

Our presence and products are recognized in more than 80 countries and 250 vehicle manufacturers worldwide. We power everything from hybrid buses and emergency response vehicles to military tanks and off-road vehicles. Our 2,500 employees and 1,500 global distributors are proud to help power advancement in communities around the world.

As an employee, you’ll have the opportunity to put your skills and experience to work in ways that will impact our global community.


A COMMITMENT TO DEVELOPING OUR TEAM

 


QUALITY PRODUCT, QUALITY EXPERIENCE

For generations, Allison Transmission has been dedicated to providing the most dependable, high quality, fully automatic transmissions for our customers. We are equally dedicated to providing a quality experience for our employees.

GLOBAL COMPANY, TRADITIONAL VALUES

From South America to Eastern Europe, Allison’s presence is all over the world. Our origins in the heart of the Midwest have ingrained strong, steadfast values into the foundation of our company.

INDUSTRY LEADER, LED BY GREAT PEOPLE

Allison promises continuous improvement driven by integrity, teamwork and innovation. Just as our brand represents the industry standard in fully automatic transmissions, our exceptional people represent the industry standard in innovation, creativity and dedication to customer service.

BUILDING COMMUNITIES, SAVING LIVES

Our transmissions build communities across the globe by transporting goods, services, commuters and natural resources. In the case of our fire and emergency vehicle transmissions, we are entrusted with powering the personnel and technology that provide life-saving services.

IMPACTING COMMUNITIES, ONE PERSON AT A TIME

Allison understands the importance of having a strong presence in the community. We’re involved in a wide range of community initiatives across the globe. Our commitment to community involvement is evident in our rich legacy of corporate responsibility.

Allison Transmission’s Student Program provides students with the opportunity to engage in real-world work experiences, hands-on learning opportunities, and professional and educational growth.

We have two types of opportunities for students in the U.S.:

INTERNSHIP

This program requires students to be enrolled full-time at an accredited university and in the Allison internship program. Each student is required to work full-time between school terms for 10 to 12 weeks.

CO-OP

This program requires students to be in a sanctioned university curriculum at an accredited university that coincides with the Allison Co-op program curriculum. Students must be able to rotate between school and the Allison Co-op program. Prior to program completion, two work assigned rotations must be fulfilled.

Allison’s Student Program provides the opportunity for students to learn and engage in a range of experiences, including work assignments, projects, presentations, evaluation, community service, customer experiences and group activities. Students work with mentors, supervisors and other staff members to ensure that their experience at Allison is well rounded and challenging.

The Student Program offers educational opportunities in the business and technical organizations at Allison. Each department offers a variety of opportunities and experiences in different positions.

GROUP ACTIVITIES

Group activities are one of the most important parts of the Student Program. These activities, whether out in the community or on the shop floor, will provide students with:

  • Exposure to our company, our leadership and our corporate values
  • Familiarization with our products
  • Experience with customers
  • Opportunities to experience the culture and attractions in Indianapolis 
  • Engagement with Allison employees and other students

WHAT TO EXPECT

As a student interested in our Student Program, you can expect: 

  • Challenging assignments that will provide you with real-world experience 
  • Regular evaluations by your supervisor for a chance to grow and develop as a student, person and soon-to-be professional 
  • Chances to participate in several organized company events 
  • Opportunities to present to some of our senior leaders for a chance to show what you’ve learned


Allison Transmission Reviews

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Speedway, IN
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    I have been working at Allison Transmission full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Amazing salary, benefits, and relocation. In addition great educational and professional growth opportunities that all paid in full by the company.

    Cons

    No cons thus far have been noticed.

    Advice to Management

    Great management, changing culture one day at a time to ensure trust to the employees.

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Allison Transmission Photos

Allison Transmission photo of: Junior Achievement’s 2019 Job Spark event to introduce thousands of Central Indiana eighth-grade students to the world of manufacturing and engineering.
Allison Transmission photo of: We’ve officially opened the doors to our Auburn Hills, MI location, dedicated to the development & production of e-axles.
Allison Transmission photo of: Team Allison wins the Corporate Challenge for the second straight year.
Allison Transmission photo of: Our own Chief Technology Officer, Mike Foster, for being honored as a top CTO in the Indianapolis area.
Allison Transmission photo of: It was another great turnout for our 5th annual Health & Wellness Fair, where our employees can learn and interact with health professionals and win prizes & giveaways.
Allison Transmission photo of: Over 120 of our employees and executives generously gave blood yesterday, during our summer Indiana Blood Center drive, and scored some sweet #Versiti flip flops.
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Allison Transmission Interviews

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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Allison Transmission (Indianapolis, IN) in May 2018.

    Interview

    Went very well. The interview was informative and relaxed. They explained the history of Allisons, the job description, and the type of work the job would be. They also explained Allisons work schedule and the benefits of the job. They asked what type of pay scale I would like.

    Interview Questions

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Allison Transmission Awards & Accolades

  • PACCAR 50 Parts Per Million, Paccar, 2012
  • PACCAR 10 Parts Per Million, Paccar, 2013
  • PACCAR 10 Parts Per Million, Paccar, 2014
  • PACCAR 50 Parts Per Million, Paccar, 2008
  • PACCAR 50 Parts Per Million, Paccar, 2009
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Pledges & Certifications

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