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Updated April 13, 2017
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Pros
  • Good People, good history to the company, but associates are treated poorly (in 9 reviews)

  • Good pay for area, most workers are great to work with and they care about their jobs (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • Upper management can only implement ideas from "how to manage" books (in 5 reviews)

  • Where did the Human aspect of the Human Resources dept (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (1)

    "A Good Place to Work"

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

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

    Pros

    The company is growing and acquiring new companies. This is a competitive industry and CMCO is making sure they remain a key player. The company does offer better than average pay and health benefits. It is definitely a work hard environment and slackers won't last too long. The managers do care about the company and employees and want to do the right thing.

    Cons

    The 401k is not competitive and their IT systems are behind the times. Some areas don't have enough people to do all of the work.

    Advice to Management

    Help develop your people better.

    Columbus McKinnon Response

    Feb 6, 2017 – Director HR

    Thank you for your comments. We are happy to have you as part of our team! We continue to review our benefits and our offerings to our employees to remain market competitive. As for our IT ... More


  2. Helpful (5)

    "hasta la vista"

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

    I worked at Columbus McKinnon (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good People, good history to the company, but associates are treated poorly

    Cons

    good riddance to the outgoing ceo. A lot of good people have left, including corp. HR. look closely at what changes are possible and if investing in the people and business is even a priority

    Advice to Management

    Stop lining pockets and invest in company.

    Columbus McKinnon Response

    Mar 3, 2017 – Director HR

    Thank you for your review. As we welcome our new CEO, we are excited about the future of our organization and the promise that this new leadership holds. We expect all of our employees to be ... More


  3. Helpful (2)

    "To many hours"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Hourly in Damascus, VA
    Current Employee - Hourly in Damascus, VA
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at Columbus McKinnon full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Wages aren't to bad and the instance is ok

    Cons

    They will work you six days a week ten to twelve hours a day without
    giving you any time for yourself or family. They have no respect for people here I wouldn't recommend this place to anyone .

    Advice to Management

    Get new management and keep inventory on hand


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  5. Helpful (6)

    "Human Resources"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Getzville, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Getzville, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Columbus McKinnon (More than a year)

    Pros

    There are a few dedicated employees left

    Cons

    Where did the Human aspect of the Human Resources dept. go?

    Advice to Management

    Take a closer look

    Columbus McKinnon Response

    Jan 29, 2017 – Director HR

    Thank you for providing the feedback. Without details, we cannot fully respond. However, we would like to remind you that you can always take issues to your manager, legal or other leaders of the ... More


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Smoke and mirrors."

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

    Pros

    It's a paycheck and there's benefits. Coworkers on shop floor are great. Some office people are nice. Others think rules are for everybody but them.

    Cons

    During hiring process one is led to believe the company is big on practicing ISO and lean. There is no lean and only a few jobs have standards and work instructions, to which not all know where to find them. This company is 20 years behind the norm. People do what they want, no corrective action. Management is inactive. Directives are not followed. Everybody is waiting on someone else, so nothing gets done. Incompetents are hired in key positions and those who abuse the policies are promoted. No organization, initiative or sense of urgency. It's a dysfunctional workplace that runs clear up the corporate ladder. Sweatshops are more organized than this. Meetings are held to make it look like they care, skip levels are worthless and fall on deaf ears. People with experience are blackballed even though their intent is to create the teamwork that is absent. No respect for management. It's sad because there is so much opportunity and those at the top choose to wear blinders and won't do anything. No one wants to rock the boat so now it's sinking. SOS

    Advice to Management

    Get your head out of your butt.


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Review"

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

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

    Pros

    Friendly staff and good hourly people

    Cons

    The union presents multiple roadblocks to success.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Employee"

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

    Pros

    Unfortunately there are not many pros to this company.

    Cons

    Bad management at this facility.

    Advice to Management

    Stop letting the bad department managers run the facility.


  9. Helpful (5)

    "Management...."

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

    I worked at Columbus McKinnon full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great to work, depending on your department.

    Cons

    CEO with no clear and consistent direction, only pipe dreams and doesn’t listen to people below when it isn’t what he wants to hear. Management is only focused on short term cash flow and analyst expectations. Cut, Cut, Cut was common through-out time there.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Regional Sales Manager"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Regional Sales Manager in Des Moines, IA
    Current Employee - Regional Sales Manager in Des Moines, IA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great employees and channel partners.

    Cons

    Large territories that limit home time.


  11. Helpful (7)

    "When will you learn?"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Amherst, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Amherst, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Columbus McKinnon full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great experience of what not to do as a Leader. Loyal workers and good benefits. Earned what I needed to leave and grow my career elsewhere!

    Cons

    Company does not value their workers Short term cash flow and bonuses are all that leaders are concerned about and are based on the work of those that put their heart and soul into what they do. The employees are not rewarded their bosses are...making a million dollars by one person should be a crime and can not believe the BOD has not put a stop to the companies reputation being ruined. Very sad to see something that was once great ... Sink

    Advice to Management

    Start over and get a new CEO. It starts there!



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