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Updated September 17, 2017
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Pros
  • Good people that are the worker bees (although few are left) (in 11 reviews)

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

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  1. Featured Review

    "CMCO Lexington Is A Great Place To Work!"

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

    I have been working at Columbus McKinnon full-time

    Pros

    Great Management Team, dependable work, good pay and benefits.

    Cons

    Advancement slow due to long term of current employees.

    Advice to Management

    Seek to grow new business.

    Columbus McKinnon Response

    Aug 3, 2017 – Talent & HR Manager

    Thanks for taking the time to review and share your positive experience at CMCO. We will keep pursuing growth in our business and want you to be a part of it, keep sharing ideas and feedback!


  2. "Human Resources Manager"

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    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!

  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"


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work, excellent people"

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

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

    Pros

    People who work here are the best aspect of the company. Everyone is friendly and willing to help.

    Always work to do. I don't get bored at work by doing the same tasks over and over, am able to learning new things frequently, and get to work and do projects outside of my job title as well. Keeps it interesting.

    Flexible work hours and ability to work from home if you need to.

    Cons

    Health benefits are not good at all, only have one provider (so no choices) and my doctors are not in their network.

    Columbus McKinnon Response

    Aug 3, 2017 – Talent & HR Manager

    Great feedback – you are absolutely right, Columbus McKinnon Corporation has a learning culture where growth is encouraged through diverse experiences. We appreciate the feedback on health benefits... More


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Discriminate against women"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    None to speak of. The worker bees keep this company going and don't receive any thanks for it.

    Cons

    They discriminate against women. If you're a woman and NOT looking to go anywhere in your career this is the company for you. They would rather let a woman quit before they would let her try for more or promote her.
    If your a guy, the sky is the limit!!

    Management is more concerned with the dress code than fixing the NUMEROUS problems this company has....

    COMPLETE MORONS

    Advice to Management

    Quit and do us all a favor

    Columbus McKinnon Response

    Aug 22, 2017 – Talent & HR Manager

    Columbus McKinnon prohibits any form of unlawful discrimination or harassment of employees. This policy is communicated to all employees. If you have experienced any job-related harassment or... More


  6. "Customer Service"

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    • 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 3 years)

    Pros

    CMCO has been in a slump the past few years but are working to improve tremendously. A new CEO started and his major goal is to improve the company culture, get rid of the silo departments and become one thriving company. We are already seeing improvements. It is a great time to start as a new employee, everyone is on board to improve from the past. If you are looking to be apart of and contribute to an up and coming company, come work for Columbus McKinnon. New management, New CEO, great co workers!! BRAND NEW BUILDING

    Cons

    There are a hand full of co workers who are not onboard with the improvement, negative attitude.

    Advice to Management

    Keep improving, we are on board!!

    Columbus McKinnon Response

    Jul 13, 2017 – Talent & HR Manager

    Your enthusiasm is awesome. Please stay involved in enacting positive change and communicating your ideas - you are valued!


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Decent place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Intern
    Former Employee - Intern
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay. Pretty neat place to work. Nice facility. Good people to work with. ...... .. ..... ... ... ...

    Cons

    Management is terrible. Constantly changing managers. Tons of hours, no enough time at home. Everyone is overworked or laid off.

    Advice to Management

    Get new management

    Columbus McKinnon Response

    Jun 22, 2017 – Talent & HR Manager

    Thanks for sharing your experience after your internship. We greatly value the fresh, outside perspective our interns can contribute, and are glad you had an overall positive experience! CMCO is... More

  8. "Changes in a good direction"

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    • 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 (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Everyone around me is hard-working, good benefits, culture is moving in the right direction with new CEO. People consistently seem to try to do the right thing. There is a lot of work to be done as the company moves forward- this is definitely uncomfortable at times (even for people who like change), but for the best. Everyone has been very friendly, supportive, and helpful as I've learned my way around.

    Cons

    Company is really complicated for the size, it's not easy to find everything/everyone you need to do a good job. A few folks are stuck in the past and not comfortable adapting. Some departments are understaffed.

    Advice to Management

    Keep on moving forward, try to share best practices across units and keep working on bringing business units together.

    Columbus McKinnon Response

    May 15, 2017 – Director HR

    Thank you for your comments. We are experiencing growth and change which is a positive for our organization. We are happy to have people who understand and recognize the need to move forward and... More


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Supervisor"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Columbus McKinnon full-time

    Pros

    Hourly people are very helpful and nice to work with

    Cons

    Management Team does not have a clue what is going on

    Advice to Management

    Everyone needs to be on the same TEAM, and work together; a lot more will get accomplished.

    Columbus McKinnon Response

    Jun 22, 2017 – Talent & HR Manager

    Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts. We agree, we have an incredible hourly workforce that is the lifeblood of our company! We do have to improve on breaking down barriers between... More


  10. Helpful (4)

    "Disappointment and Misalignement"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salem, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salem, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Growing company through acquisitions as well as a solid product portfolio. The rank and file is made up of exceptionally high quality people with high caliber traits that include positive attitudes, work ethics, family values and sound morals.

    Cons

    Leadership is misaligned and dysfunctional and on most days at war with each other over gaining greater control and scope of authority. Leadership struggles with blaming each other for failures and objective misses instead of a unified effort to achieve more as reflected in the stock value performance compared to what it should be. Sales and service leadership are beyond their capacities to lead and direct an expanding and more diversified portfolio mix. This is evident with the string of successive misses on sales targets and goals feeding further into the leadership division between the sales and ops ongoing dysfunctionalities. Lower and Mid-Level management are viewed as disposal and none value added resources and usually fall victim to the upper leadership power and control struggles. Not a good career move to join CMCO.

    Advice to Management

    Clean house.

    Columbus McKinnon Response

    Jun 22, 2017 – Talent & HR Manager

    Thank you for taking the time to write this review. Your perspective is appreciated and we are open to tough feedback from the people who know the business best. Columbus McKinnon has been in a state... More


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