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Ohio CAT Reviews

Updated May 8, 2017
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  1. "Labor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toledo, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toledo, OH
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Ohio CAT (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great team effort, wonderful environment, tools needed for the job always there, outdoor environment, electronic cables trying to use all 20 words and have nothing else to say

    Cons

    How can I put down any con's when in fact there were none it was a 3 day job at a golf course pulling electronic cable


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Coordinator"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Coordinator in Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - Coordinator in Cleveland, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ohio CAT full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    my boss is not a micro manager (but a lot are). some flexibility. generous bonus every year in March if company performs well. full benefits available. yearly meetings with 401k provider to make sure contributions are on track (very nice and informative).

    Cons

    paid time off is 10 days + 2 sick days for the first 7 years. then you get another 5 days. major holidays off though which is nice. decisions are based off union employees and their union contracts (which means if you are non-union, you are the last person they care about). laborers are union, office/managers/support staff are not. not a team environment...everyone seems to keep things to themselves so no one can "take over their job or do a better job". Gossip travels quick. If you have a company cell phone...they expect you to be available 365/24/7 which is absurd to me. Old school mentality. New ideas are not taken into consideration. Each division (AG, power, service, rental, parts) does their own thing. No synchrony. Not a team atmosphere.

    Advice to Management

    It doesn't matter - they won't take it into consideration anyway! (it's true)


  3. Helpful (2)

    "Sales"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales in Broadview Heights, OH
    Current Employee - Sales in Broadview Heights, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ohio CAT full-time

    Pros

    Owner is very well liked, generous, smart, laid-back, respectable, and he goes out of his way to appreciate our efforts and make sure our voices are heard. He knows everyone by name and that says a lot.

    Cons

    Communication between Senior Managers and employees is lacking.
    Chain of Command structure is outdated and not working.
    Accountability is missing overall.

    Advice to Management

    More vacation & personal days - 2 weeks of vacation to start and then you have to wait until you have 7 years to get another week. Employees only receive 2 personal days per year. Neither vacation nor personal day rolls over into the next year.
    No work/life balance


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  5. Helpful (4)

    "Mixed feelings about working here."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant in Broadview Heights, OH
    Current Employee - Assistant in Broadview Heights, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ohio CAT full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Decent health benefits and the encouragement to explore other job opportunities within the company. A new addition and a completely remodeled building will make it an awork environment.

    Cons

    An obsession with counting calories and the impression that people are keeping track of what you eat, and even being told to go on a diet, although I am not overweight, all make for a very uncomfortable work environment. It feels very clique-like, like high school. Also the vacation time and personal time given are very low compared to other companies.

    Advice to Management

    This is a company, not a fashion shoot, it would be nice if people could be less shallow about appearances since not everyone can be a size two. Body shaming makes it hard to focus on work.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Amazing company and CEO"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Broadview Heights, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Broadview Heights, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ohio CAT full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The CEO works hard to learn your name and your story. He is phenomenal and you can really tell he cares about his employees. Coworkers are friendly and management is supportive of new ideas. They are constantly trying to improve, and are open to new things. Health benefits are great and you really feel a sense of pride working at Ohio CAT! I really like the people I work with and you definitely feel appreciated!

    Cons

    Sick time is weak, only two days a year. Vacation is average -- 2 weeks to start. Sometimes coworkers can get a bit cliquey but that happens everywhere.

    Advice to Management

    Increasing sick time would enable us to be more competitive.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Good people, good company"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Broadview Heights, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Broadview Heights, OH
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Management seemed to actually care about their employees. Willing to accomodate personal needs. A good atmosphere at the corporate office. Decent bonus and benefits.

    Cons

    Pay wasn't as strong as other companies. A minority of managers could be political and/or difficult. Buried ins now during the winter!

    Advice to Management

    Take a tighter approach with some of the sales staff. Too often, salesmen seemed complacent in their positions. A little "rear licking" wouldn't hurt.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Stay on your feet"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Pay, Monday thru Friday, home at a decent time, friendly, goal oriented, generous holiday time off, accommodating of family life

    Cons

    Fixing relationships from previous employees can be difficult, some lack of communication, expectations sometimes unrealistic, lack of employees in shops


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Utility"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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 Ohio CAT full-time

    Pros

    Money good is pretty good

    Cons

    Management sucks and wont look out for ya


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Micromanaged."

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay and decent benefits. Monday thru Friday day shift.

    Cons

    Being watched all the time. Management taking pictures of employees assuming the employees are screwing around.

    Advice to Management

    Instead of walking around the shop looking for stuff your employees are doing wrong stay in the office and get on the phone with our customers and get us some work.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "No Perks"

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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 Ohio CAT full-time

    Pros

    The company is family owned and the president really cares about each employee. The business itself is steady and reliable. There is a great yearly bonus based on how profitable the company is, nice that profits are shared and spread out company wide.

    Cons

    Paid time off is TERRIBLE. No matter how long you have worked there you only get 2 personal days per year to use as sick time and for any other personal time, doctors appointments etc. For the first 5-7 years you work there you're only given 2 weeks (10 days) vacation time. There is no flexibility and no perks. The company has a bit of a "stuffy" feel. It's old school and doesn't have very good work/life balance.

    Advice to Management

    More paid time off is necessary to create a better work/life balance and keep employees happy and healthy.


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