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Eastern Lift Truck Company Reviews

Updated October 11, 2018
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  1. "Excellent company to work for and great employees to work with."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Resources Assistant in Arbutus, MD
    Current Employee - Human Resources Assistant in Arbutus, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Eastern Lift Truck Company full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Hard working co-workers and very caring.

    Cons

    I have no cons to report.

    Advice to Management

    Management needs no advice they are excellent too.


  2. "Account Manager"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Eastern Lift Truck Company full-time

    Pros

    Company Car
    Gas Card
    Family Owned Company
    Hands off Management approach

    Cons

    Little/No Training or Development
    Way behind technology
    No expense account
    Little support from other departments
    Benefits outrageously expensive

    Advice to Management

    Focus on the people rather than the numbers all the time. Invest in the people (training, development, mentoring).

  3. "sales"

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    Former Employee - Sales in York, PA
    Former Employee - Sales in York, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Eastern Lift Truck Company full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    HR department is excellent and well organizied. I think they work under some very tough circumstances.

    Cons

    Where to begin? Training is non-existant. Management has no focus or organizational skills. It seems like "the good old boy network" at the York, Pa branch is alive and well.

    Advice to Management

    Advice to upper managent would be to conduct a thorough review of both the hiring an training processes. The company has tremendous potential.


  4. "Great Company!"

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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 Eastern Lift Truck Company full-time

    Pros

    The people and culture. It is a family owned business and your voice is always heard.

    Cons

    Outdated computer system. Training could be better as well.


  5. "Used to be a great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Field Service Technician
    Current Employee - Field Service Technician
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Eastern Lift Truck Company full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Company van, decent pay and benefits

    Cons

    Management is terrible. If you are part of "the club" you can have a job here for life. Customer service has gotten terrible over the past two years. Can't trust anyone that works there.

    Advice to Management

    Stop humping your coworkers. Owners should find managers that do not keep the truth from them.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great company, but needs improvement"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Outside Truck Sales Representative in York, PA
    Current Employee - Outside Truck Sales Representative in York, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Eastern Lift Truck Company full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    There are several outside/inside sales positions available in Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and expanding territories.

    If you have technical experience, sales experience, know AutoCAD or another design program it's definitely a plus.

    They keep you busy if you don't have work.

    If you're going to be driving around a sales territory they provide you a company car and gas card.

    They also offer you the choice of a laptop and iPhone.

    Depending on your experience and area you live they could have you working out of your house, out of your car, in a office nearby, and occasionally going to company meetings.

    If you work hard and show that you're a loyal employee they do notice eventually.

    Cons

    The benefits aren't the best, but they do offer matching 401K, Long-term and Short-term disability, dental, medical, and corrective lenses.

    I had 3 cavities and with their insurance I paid $500 😞. I haven't gone to the doctor yet, but I know they offer 1 free physical per year.

    They don't offer any training.

    I've been with the company for almost 4 years and even though I meet my goals and do great work I've never received a raise or promotion. I've spoken to management about this and they typically give me an excuse like "we'd like to see you sell more before we consider you for a raise" and I get more work with the same pay.

    I make $40,000 per year salary with typically $5000 in commission.

    My co-workers that have more sales experience then I do make $55,000 per year salary and between $10,000-$20,000 in commission.

    Advice to Management

    Most companies offer raises or promotions yearly for their employees. It shows that you're appreciated and given the opportunity to grow with the company.

    When you make the same salary for almost 4 years with no raise or promotion you tend to look for better opportunities elsewhere. I will most likely stay with this company for another year so that I can quit with full 401K matching after 5 years then work for a competitor or find a new career.

    If I do receive a raise or promotion I will stay with the company.


  7. "Road service"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Big Truck Team
    Current Employee - Big Truck Team
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Eastern Lift Truck Company full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Best company I've ever worked for great hrs great benifits family company forever growing

    Cons

    Must be able to work in the elements rain snow etc must be ready to go all day

  8. "Sales"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Allied Sales Representative in Harrisburg, PA
    Former Employee - Allied Sales Representative in Harrisburg, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Eastern Lift Truck Company (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great brand and resources and is a continually growing company in Central & Eastern PA.

    Cons

    Manager can be difficult to work for and will not own up to his own mistakes and/or lack of actions.


  9. "Great Family Oriented Company"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Manager
    Current Employee - Account Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Eastern Lift Truck Company full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Ideal working hours, paid holidays.

    Everyone treats you like family, all the way to the owners.

    Micromanagement is almost non-existent.

    Cons

    Not many, but advancing is hard if you don't fully immerse yourself in the culture. Definitely seems promotions/raises are based around your ability to be a part of the family, as well as performance.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up! However, as the company continues to grow, be better prepared - i.e. updated CRM tools, updated record keeping, etc.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Account Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Eastern Lift Truck Company full-time

    Pros

    Great owners who care about their employees. Family owned. Fellow colleagues are always willing to help. Owners and Managers were the best I have ever worked for as Customer Service is their key for the companies long term success

    Cons

    Collection meetings are intense but necessary part of job

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!


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