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Allison Transmission Reviews

Updated November 16, 2017
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Lawrence E. Dewey
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  • Upper management still disconnected with what happens at the floor level (in 5 reviews)

  • He got really upset when he saw that some people weren't in the building at least 40 hours a week and made a giant stink about it (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Great Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Speedway, IN
    Current Employee - Manager in Speedway, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity. Great people.

    Cons

    The only con I can think of is that some of the practices are "old school" but this is beginning to change and if you are a go getter - it's actually an opportunity. Everyone has been willing to listen to new ideas and I have been very happy at Allison


  2. "Sooooooooo glad I stayed......."

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

    I have been working at Allison Transmission full-time

    Pros

    Allison has really changed for the good after the sale from General Motors. More products are being developed, we are more engaged in the community and people have the ability to make decisions. The incentive compensation has been great, too.

    Cons

    I have none at this time.

    Advice to Management

    Keep improving the culture and empowering the employees.

  3. "Operation Supervisior"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The pay is what keeps people and my current job. You top out in two years and that’s it. After that you’re at the same pay for a long time.

    Cons

    3rd shift if you want full time and you will always be stuck there unless you change you’re job title or go part-time.

    Advice to Management

    N/a


  4. "Great Future Potential"

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    • Senior Management
    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

    Strong Financial Stability for future Growth

    Cons

    Limited opportunities to work outside the office

    Allison Transmission Response

    Oct 25, 2017 – Digital Media Specialist

    Thanks for sharing your review. We're glad to have hardworking dedicated employees like you, inspiring us to remain a leader in our industry.


  5. Helpful (4)

    "The Good, The Bad & The Ugly of Allison Transmission"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Allison Transmission full-time

    Pros

    Business is booming for Allison Transmission. They have a good hold on the market and an outstanding product.

    Cons

    Managing with fear & intimidation seems to be on the rise. Promotions are very few, most executive level positions are filled from outside the company.

    Advice to Management

    None, they aren't going to listen.


  6. Helpful (8)

    "Larry Dewey sold Allison's soul to Wall Street"

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Engineer in Indianapolis, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Allison Transmission full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    There's none left.
    The cafetaria has gotten better.
    Larry Dewey retires end of May 2018, yea!

    Cons

    Management by fear and intimidation. The middle tier gets no raises, no bonus, minimum profit sharing of a company performing at a +38% EBIDA while the CEO & staff are getting million dollar bonuses and hugh stock option grants.

    Advice to Management

    Open up your eyes and look in a mirror if you want to understand why you can't keep young talent more than a couple years.
    And you have to conduct surveys trying to understand why the moral is at a historic low?


  7. Helpful (8)

    "Poor company culture"

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    Former Employee - ASM
    Former Employee - ASM
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Allison Transmission (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    pay check on time. grate procuct

    Cons

    Poor management market launch of TC10. No Customer input for the product at all

    Advice to Management

    Quit top down management as you did at GM, Remember they went bankrupt

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Extremely interesting product lines"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Product lines are extremely competitive worldwide so the business outlook is generally positive even when the economy has a downturn. The salaried workforce is intelligent and energetic.

    Cons

    Some members of management can be petty and advancement isn't always on how one performs but how well one knows the powers that be.

    Advice to Management

    It would be nice to have less politics and more objective reviews of your employee's performance to base promotions and salary increases.


  9. "salary check"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Allison Transmission full-time

    Pros

    Great product I am proud to be a part of.

    Cons

    The drive is far from my house.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "It is improving"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great bonuses! If you are willing to contributing to the success of the company, the rewards are amazing. iComp this year was record breaking!

    Cons

    Still too many GM lifers who want to complain about change. It is time for Allison to be free of the past.

    Advice to Management

    Keep working on improving the culture. You are moving in the right direction, just not fast enough.


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