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Allison Transmission Reviews

Updated December 9, 2018
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Allison Transmission President and CEO David S. Graziosi
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Pros
  • "Great pay and benefits while working" (in 6 reviews)

  • "Pay & benefits are decent but most people employed here complain incessantly about them" (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • "The organization is transitioning from the old GM ways to a more performance oriented culture (vs seniority mentality)" (in 6 reviews)

  • "Upper management still disconnected with what happens at the floor level" (in 5 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (3)

    "Growing Towards the Future"

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    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Allison Transmission full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Allison Transmission is a growing company. How can a company that has been around since the early 1900s be growing? Well, we better be in order to fit into the future wants and needs of our customers! Allison is EXTREMELY customer focused and values those customers. Currently the search is on for more talented people to join the team. The technology is here! The talent is here! Don't be afraid to come and grow with a great company!

    Cons

    Attrition, we are losing our legacy personnel to death and retirement. And by legacy, I'm talking about 20-50+ years of experience with GM and Allison combined. I think there is a little fear of the unknowing and what we can expect for the future of the Company as we go through the transition from legacy to beyond but rest assured Allison is a survivor and I see nothing but GREATNESS for the future!

    Advice to Management

    I would like to acknowledge that Management is aware of the growing pains of their Company and take considerable stock in how their employees feel and want to see improvements made towards the future relationships with all of their employees! In a Company of this size it is a daunting task to please everyone in their employ and I would like to acknowledge the effort being put into improvements both immediate and long term.


  2. "Culture"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Culture at Allison was great. Never felt discouraged to ask questions on topics I was unsure about.

    Cons

    There were no cons about the culture at Allison.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Wonderful and Growing Company!"

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Speedway, IN
    Current Employee - Engineer in Speedway, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Awesome!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Friendly work Environment and people

    Cons

    I can’t think of one


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Full Time Employee"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Allison Transmission full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Benefits
    Professional Workplace
    Forward Thinking Supervisors
    Ability to Grow
    Culture

    Cons

    Lower salaries for higher level employees

    Advice to Management

    Focus on making Allison relevant by allowing new trends to be a part of the daily environment.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Account Manager in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Allison Transmission full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Overall a great place to work. Benefits are decent and coworkers are excellent because of the culture.

    Cons

    Pay/benefits are middle of the road overall. Some aspects, like processes, are antiquated.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Awesome internship experience"

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    Former Employee - Intern in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Intern in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Allison Transmission full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I was able to learn a lot in my internship. HR had many events planned including ride and drives, executive networking events, volunteering and the list goes on. I was also able to learn and work with extremely experienced engineers. Truly feel like I know the product a lot better in 3 months. Overall a great experience.

    Cons

    None that I can think of.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Average company"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Manager in Indianapolis, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Allison Transmission full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Better than being a greeter at Walmart

    Cons

    Mediocre pay and benefits (unless you are an executive). The target is to match industry and regional averages, so don’t expect premium-level compensation.

    Advice to Management

    Spread your wealth out to everyone, beyond iComp.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Not sure what to enter here"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Allison Transmission full-time

    Pros

    Enjoy my work
    Good benefits program

    Cons

    Lack of flexibility
    Lack of communication

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees


  10. Helpful (8)

    "Supervisor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Allison Transmission full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Company is solid in a great market.

    Cons

    Mediocrity rules. Nepotism is alive and well. Managers are students of Machiavelli. Overtime is due to poor machine maintenance and ineffective work rules. The union runs this place.

    Advice to Management

    People don't quit their jobs, they quit their bosses. The salaried employees are encumbered with mounting responsibilities while downsizing by attrition. This also limits opportunity to promote or cross function. All in the name of continuous improvement.