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MH Equipment Reviews

Updated May 4, 2017
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  1. "Aftermarket"

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    Current Employee - Aftermarket in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Aftermarket in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at MH Equipment full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good Benefits, Great Culture
    Great team

    Cons

    depends on the position you are in


  2. "Would be a great job with better branch mgmt."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at MH Equipment full-time

    Pros

    Not stuck in a factory. Train you for what you need to know. Must have some mechanical experience. Good pay.

    Cons

    Underqualified branch management that favors certain techs instead of all being equals. Some work performed in less than desirable conditions.

    Advice to Management

    Choose your management wisely. Make certain that they have adequate help under them. Other than "playing favorites" & no clue, management is non existent.

  3. "Challenging and Rewarding"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Manager in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    If you are looking for a challenging work environment this is the right place. Supportive and fair in pay and benefits. Supportive of the communities along with employees passions. Supportive of family and work life balance.

    Cons

    Flat organization and in need of greater bench strength. Needs a better sales culture but leadership seems to be working on that. Facilities need improvements but that appears to be under construction also.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to support employees on thier personal and professional journey. Seek more adviCecil from middle managers.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Decent"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at MH Equipment full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Decent company to work for, somewhat flexible hours, small hometown atmosphere, customer presence in area, people who work there are ok

    Cons

    No opportunity for advancement, small company and no opportunity to move. Management does not really care what you have to say as they know what's right.

    Advice to Management

    If employees have a good idea, listen. Also be willing to listen when an employee has a problem and try to help them. There are things going on behind their backs and it's not good for the company.


  5. "management"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at MH Equipment full-time

    Pros

    good company to work for

    Cons

    they are human and that means not all things work


  6. "SHEEPLE"

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

    I worked at MH Equipment full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Met some really great people, gained some decent industry knowledge...learned more about what I definitely don't want from an employer.

    Cons

    The pay is mediocre at best. The dynamics and metrics by which middle managers are held accountable are unrealistic and not obtainable. Dont challenge upper management, they will find a reason to hang you you out to dry...watch out for upper management "buddies". If you can keep your numbers up and your mouth shut then go for it.

    Advice to Management

    CEO should take the time to get to know his managers and their abilities for the positions they are in...I think he would be surprised how many are piggy backing for a paycheck on someone else's talent. I saw a few of our best employees leave because of this and they "laid off" our service manager to make room fiscally for a vice presidents buddy. That was such crap.


  7. "You must have "Herd" mentality, lost in the group, don't stand out"

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

    I worked at MH Equipment (More than a year)

    Pros

    They try to live by "People-Passion-Purpose"

    Cons

    Silos, Too many Presidents who don't have clear vision, Do not challenge Management or HR, confusing reporting structure, unclear where decisions were made and no real buy in required, so not much successful execution

    Advice to Management

    get out of the way of the leaders you have hired, all the superficial signs of a large company trying to remain caring and flexible.

  8. "It could be worse but it isn't very good"

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    Current Employee - MHS - Equipment Sales
    Current Employee - MHS - Equipment Sales
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at MH Equipment full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The base pay portion of the comp plan is decent. There is a lot of freedom to do things as you want and when you want - that is changing as the company is focusing intently on SalesForce. If you do the work and produce some results, you will keep your job.

    Cons

    The training is very poor. I realize it's easy to say that and expensive for a company to provide adequate training. But you just can't give in-experienced sales people a menu of equipment to sell and then say "go sell it now." They are realizing this now as they have just started to bring a specialist in for sweeper/scrubbers - someone who actually knows something about this equipment. As a result, sales have gone up dramatically - wow! Who would have thought that could happen?

    If you land a large deal they will look for ways to cut your commission. This is done regularly. The sales contract you sign has all this grey area in it with phrases like "at management discretion" and "determined by the good faith of management" which translates into them screwing you out of any money they can. Somebody will sue and win some day.

    MH is under constant pressure from the manufacturer to increase market share. Their solution to this is to throw more bodies at the territory. So your territory will shrink and this will reduce your chances to make money.

    Upper management claims to run the company on biblical principles and they regularly throw religion in your face. But I'm not sure where it says in the Bible that you should take advantage of your sales people whenever you can????

    Why does the "aftermarket" reps make 30% on some equipment but the equipment rep can sell the same thing and only get 15% on the gross profit? It makes no sense.

    As someone else said, they think that any cuts we take in compensation are justified because it's for the "good of the company." Sorry but it really doesn't work that way.

    If you want to make no more than $80K/year, this is a decent place to work.

    Advice to Management

    Learn to really value your employees and sales professionals. I know you think you do but you really don't. When you cut peoples pay, limit the compensation they can make on a sale, constantly change goals and benchmarks - it's demotivating.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Sales & Fleet Management"

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    Former Employee - Account Manager in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Cincinnati, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at MH Equipment full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Clean offices with current technical equipment avaliable. Good expense allowance.

    Cons

    Middle management is extremely poor for the upper management to be so educated, strong in character and value driven. Trickle down theory does not happen, at least not in Cincinnati.

    Advice to Management

    Acutally focus on your 3 P's


  10. Helpful (2)

    "It's OK - not great"

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    Current Employee - Material Handling Specialist
    Current Employee - Material Handling Specialist
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at MH Equipment full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Fflexible schedule, strong national account presence for the Hyster and Yale line, if you produce the company will pretty much leave you alone

    Cons

    Upper management really lacks vision and doesn't real understand what it means to develop and train a top tier sales team. The compensation plan is OK but the company thinks that you should work for less becasue you're working for such a great company - that doesn't work.

    Company preaches "People, Passion, Purpose" but that does not filter down to actions of most employees. When push comes to shove, all they care about is the numbers.

    Lack of technology really hurts the sales staff. Quoting anything takes so long - it's really unproductive.

    Advice to Management

    Need to get better leadership at the top of the Sales division. Need to re-examine the offering to the sales staff and re-consider. You can't retain or attract elite sales people without an elite compensation package.


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