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Updated August 2, 2018
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great Place To Work!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Columbus McKinnon full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    It's exciting to work for a global company that is open to changing its culture where employees can learn and grow while earning good wages. People are great to work with at this company!

    Cons

    Reduce the amount of overtime worked.

    Advice to Management

    Hold everyone accountable to add value every day to our products and processes so that CMCO remains strong in our markets.

    Columbus McKinnon Response

    Oct 16, 2017 – Talent & HR Manager

    Thank you for your engagement and sharing your positive experience! As we grow and evolve, accountability is at the center of our culture. We hope you will continue to love your experience at CMCO... More


  2. "Intern"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Intern
    Current Employee - Intern
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Columbus McKinnon full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great Pay
    Career Development
    Mentor
    Work with other interns

    Cons

    Hard projects
    Stressful work
    40 hr/ week

    Advice to Management

    Explain projects more, make schedule for summer

  3. Helpful (3)

    "Lipstick on an old pig"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Getzville, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Getzville, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Columbus McKinnon full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Not many anymore. The pay is okay. The company is doing well financially. That’s as good as it gets. The benefits used to be good but not anymore.

    Cons

    Senior leaders are the same old worn out leaders. The company recently rolled out new mission, vision and values. It wouldn’t be so bad if there were new senior leaders that believed in them and actually lived them. They don’t trust each other and treat the people badly. The company is doing well and still cutting heads. Not a stable place to be, especially if you are a female in management. Seems like they don’t want them here. They tend to find a way to move them out. It’s really a bad environment. I think everyone was happy to get a new CEO but that has just been disappointing. The new philosophy seems to be get rid of the worker bees and add more high dollar executives. Also there is so much turnover in HR....again...I guess that’s what happens when they start reporting to legal. What company in this day and age does that??

    Advice to Management

    It doesn’t matter what my advice is as no one cares nor will they listen. No one feels comfortable giving advice as they will be the next to be gone.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Good Company"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Buffalo, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Buffalo, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Columbus McKinnon full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Work life balance is great. No weekend work

    Cons

    Sr. Management needs to trust staff.

    Advice to Management

    Sr. Management needs to listen more to the team.


  5. "17 Years Forge Experience"

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Columbus McKinnon full-time

    Pros

    Good place to work with good pay.

    Cons

    Too much overtime. No family time.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Office Staff"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Columbus McKinnon full-time

    Pros

    Not much. Many extracurricular activities though.

    Cons

    A lot of very immature, nasty unprofessional people work there and protect their "kingdom". HR at that time was a joke. Not sure what it's like now.

    Advice to Management

    Wake up!


  7. Helpful (2)

    "mechanical engineer"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salem, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salem, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Columbus McKinnon full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    hands on. make items in house. made in America.

    new CEO so could be good or bad,,,, to early to tell.

    Cons

    management flips around a lot, no sense of defined direction. newer management do not value the history and knowledge of the people that have been here and would rather make a name for themselves even if that involves pushing out people.

    Advice to Management

    come up with a game plan and stick with it. stop treating people like cattle

  8. "Warehouse Supervisor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Columbus McKinnon full-time

    Pros

    Very good company to work for.

    Cons

    There are no cons to working here


  9. Helpful (7)

    "New CEO - status Quo"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Getzville, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Getzville, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Columbus McKinnon full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The employees are good people. The actual worker bees, not the incompetent managers and team leads...they're useless.

    Cons

    New CEO rolled out a new plan. It's the same way of doing business he just used different words.
    He kept all the same people in place. The same people that got CM into all the problems they are now experiecing. But they think there will be a different outcome!!!
    He thinks if he says it differently we won't figure out its the same thing.

    Advice to Management

    Never mind you won't listen anyway.


  10. Helpful (8)

    "Smoke & Mirrors"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Getzville, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Getzville, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Columbus McKinnon full-time

    Pros

    Many dedicated hardworking employees that make their managers shine.

    Cons

    HR has been selectively targeting employees to write reviews on this website. Ironic how many of the most recent reviews are very positive. Management and HR does not like to deal with problems. Company has no clear direction and the day-to -day is always putting out the biggest fires with ever changing priorities. HR tries to act like they listen but continues fail to implement organizational change. Very little room to grow professionally at CM.

    Columbus McKinnon Response

    Oct 31, 2017 – Human Resources

    Like many other companies, we encourage our employees to leave reviews on Glassdoor and are happy many people have chosen to share their positive experiences at CM. Our management teams are focused... More


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