Columbus McKinnon Employee Reviews about "upper management"

Updated Dec 30, 2016

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Columbus McKinnon President and Chief Executive Officer David J. Wilson
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Pros
  • "Good people that are the worker bees (although few are left)(in 12 reviews)

  • "Good place to work with good pay(in 8 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Upper management hasn't listened to anyone on the floor for years(in 5 reviews)

  • "I speak mostly of our upper management when I speak of the problems we face because our middle management staff MUST do as they are micro managed to do(in 5 reviews)

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    1. 1.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      Too little,too late.

      Dec 30, 2016 - Anonymous Employee 
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      Pros

      There are still a few people who are trying to make a difference daily even though management is clueless as to how to run a division.

      Cons

      Eighty years of tremendous growth in OHIO completely erased in less than four years. That must be some kind of record. Thirty plus people have left during this time. Zero zero zero leadership. Zero zero zero supervision. Not one manager has any hint of credibility. Upper management can only implement ideas from "how to manage" books. Never an original thought. Tell me how those in management positions that direct the workforce have no ability to communicate even on a basic level. Spend five minutes with these people and their fabricated skill sets are evident. Low level talent in critical positions will guarantee eventual failure here. We have more people than ever but continue to get out less product every month.

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      2 people found this review helpful
    2. 1.0
      Current Employee, more than 8 years

      management is the problem!!!!!!!!!

      Jun 21, 2015 - Anonymous in Buffalo, NY
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      Pros

      Good people except for mangement. Pay is slightly above average, location is ok, benefits ok, nice that you can roll your vacation from year to year.

      Cons

      Management......upper management, middle management. They ALL micro-management and treat employees like children. Like we are incapable of intelligent thoughts. They have no idea what our jobs consist of yet try to tell us the best way to do them. Pathetic excuses for human beings. They should all be fired....wipe the slate clean and start again.

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      7 people found this review helpful
    3. 1.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Sinking Ship with no Life Preservers, where Corporate leadership has not a clue of how to Right the course

      Feb 2, 2014 - Manager in Chattanooga, TN
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      Pros

      Unique industry accepted Brand Leader in Forging products line Great People who really want to create success Non-Union Environment

      Cons

      No incentive program Clueless upper management No Strategic Planning Dis-functional stove piped new product development process Poor internal communications Very reactionary upper management to bad news Archaic IT systems Three Reductions In Force (Layoffs) in less than 18 Months. Senior Management (Selective Director Level personnel) Very insecure and abusive No people skills Reviews are totally subjective without any objective or goal related criteria applied. Work Hard, Play Hard Culture Leaves one to question judgement of leaders Site leadership practices and practically encourages infidelity outside of work to ensure his own actions are considered normal and acceptable. I could go on.....

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      7 people found this review helpful
    4. 1.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      Used to be a GREAT, secure company to work for, but no longer is.

      Jun 30, 2015 - Shop Floor Employee in Lisbon, OH
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      Pros

      Good pay for area, most workers are great to work with and they care about their jobs. Close and convenient from my home.

      Cons

      As a long time employee(over 20 years) I can recall when we had KNOWLEDGEABLE management who actually understood our product and how to make it. We now have a bunch of "numbers people" running our company into the ground. The top 15 shop employees have over 670 combined years of experience vs. less than 20 combined years in our management staff. You would think they might tap into the wealth of knowledge on the floor but they're too arrogant to do so. They have created "work instructions" for each and every job because they're clueless as to what our jobs consist of. We have to fill out daily checklists so that they can look at them and make themselves think all is well. I speak mostly of our upper management when I speak of the problems we face because our middle management staff MUST do as they are micro managed to do. Our executive staff refuses to hear the real problems and keep their heads in the sand when told where the problem is. Upper management is unreasonable and refuses to address the root cause of the problems. After all they can't FIRE themselves. It's very sad as a long time employee to see our company fall apart and lose customers. This is MY JOB and I CARE ABOUT IT!! This is how I pay my bills and eat!! I wish someone at the top would take our concerns seriously and quit passing the buck onto everyone else but themselves so I can retire from here. It's such a helpless feeling to know there is NOBODY willing to help.

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      6 people found this review helpful
    5. 2.0
      Current Employee

      Soon to be gone.

      Feb 23, 2016 - Soon to BE Gone in Cobourg, ON
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      Pros

      Like the job, interesting, good wages, good benefits. Enjoy working with most of my fellow employees. Use to be a reliable employer. A lot of really good people over the years.

      Cons

      Total disregard for employees. Communication is non existent, total lack of respect. Upper management hasn't listened to anyone on the floor for years. Apparently just because you have worked on the floor for years doesn't mean you know anything.

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      5 people found this review helpful
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