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Updated April 25, 2018
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Pros
  • Good people that are the worker bees (although few are left) (in 12 reviews)

  • Great Management Team, dependable work, good pay and benefits (in 6 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (1)

    "Great Place To Work!"

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    • 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. "Good Company"

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    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.

  3. "17 Years Forge Experience"

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    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.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Office Staff"

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    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!


  5. Helpful (2)

    "mechanical engineer"

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    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


  6. "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


  7. Helpful (6)

    "New CEO - status Quo"

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    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.

  8. Helpful (7)

    "Smoke & Mirrors"

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    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


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Company in general"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Columbus McKinnon full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Not too many pros except that the pay is pretty good depending on what position you hold in the company.

    Cons

    Management is terrible they favor certain employees. HR don't care about anything and will side with management even when they are in the wrong. If you speak up and management doesn't like what you are telling them they will secretly build a case against you and terminate you out the blue. Management and HR are all one sided and don't give a damn on how the employees feel.

    Advice to Management

    Start looking into getting better management and HR employees who give a damn about their employees and not just their "buddies"

    Columbus McKinnon Response

    Oct 16, 2017 – Talent & HR Manager

    We are sorry to hear your view of management and HR was negative while you worked here. We are confident the people we hire in those key positions are of high integrity and capability. That said, no... More


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Human Resources Manager"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Eureka, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Eureka, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, great people to work with

    Cons

    Some divisions have different policies, but the company is working on bringing harmonization throughout the entire workforce.

    Columbus McKinnon Response

    Aug 3, 2017 – Talent & HR Manager

    You are one of those great people who make Columbus McKinnon an excellent place to work, and we thank you for your 10+ years of service!


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