Mission: To be the global leader in providing products and application knowledge to help customers lift, position or secure materials easily and safely.
Columbus McKinnon Corporation (NASDAQ: CMCO) is a leading designer and manufacturer of material handling products, systems and services which efficiently and ergonomically move, lift, position or secure material. Columbus McKinnon's key products include hoists, cranes, actuators, chain and forged attachments. The Company's products serve a wide variety of commercial and industrial applications that require the safety and quality provided by Columbus McKinnon's superior product design and engineering know-how. The Company's stable of well known brand names include CM, Coffing, Duff-Norton, Pfaff, Shaw-Box and Yale. These brands hold a commanding share in the U.S. market and a growing presence abroad. Headquartered in Amherst, NY, Columbus McKinnon has a long and rich history of accomplishments dating back to 1875.
Our Associates are a tremendously important part of our Columbus McKinnon Corporate Strategy,
as indicated by the following reference in our "Core Values" and "Guiding Principles":
We value innovation, quality and craftsmanship in all aspects of performance:
We value each other and our diverse backgrounds:
These Core Values are part of the foundation for our strategy to achieve Superior Customer Excellence; our Key Initiatives, of which "People Excellence" is one, are built upon this foundation.
People Excellence includes our goal to have Associates in our operations who are working in challenging, exciting, and rewarding positions in a pleasant and safe work environment, with opportunities for career growth. Associate, management and leadership training and development are all emphasized.
Please take a look at the career opportunities that we have to offer. We feel strongly that your growth in Columbus McKinnon Corporation will help our growth!
Columbus McKinnon Corporation is an equal opportunity employer and, as such, affirms in policy and practice to recruit, hire, train, and promote, in all job classifications, without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, sex, age, veteran status, disability, genetic information, or any other protected characteristic. Columbus McKinnon Corporation will not discriminate against persons because of their disability, including disabled veterans, and will make responsible accommodations for known physical or mental limitations of qualified employees and applicants with disabilities.
I have been working at Columbus McKinnon full-time (More than 3 years)
The CEO has a clear vision and rolled out new vision and values that are exciting and going in the right direction. Some of the newer leaders are bringing an energy that is refreshing and inspiring. Like anywhere, this company is not perfect but for the first time in a long time we believe we might actually be on the right track. The company is doing well financially and hope that means we all share in the success somehow.
Need more diversity...there are practically no women or minorities in leadership roles. Seems they are trying to make progress on diversity with some of the newer hires in management but still a long way to go. Some of the people in charge have been here a long time and do not really live the values just rolled out.
Advice to Management
I want management to know there are a LOT of people excited to see the improvements and want you to keep going. Keep investing in people at all levels. There are great, loyal people here who want to help the company do well, just show us the company cares about us in return. Communicate more often from the top...we want to know what is going on. Make sure the people in management actually live the values if you want to be successful in changing this place.
I applied through college or university. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at Columbus McKinnon (Getzville, NY) in March 2016.
I met with Human Resources Manager, then the department heads. Went through and thoroughly discussed resume and experiences. Discussed why I was interested in position, what the position entailed, etc. Whole interview lasted about 1 hour and was contacted within the next three days.
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