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Ohio CAT Reviews

Updated Sep 10, 2019

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19 Ratings
  1. "Field service"

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    Current Employee - Field Service Technician in Canton, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ohio CAT full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    You are treated like family

    Cons

    You're union but insurance is out of pocket

    Ohio CAT2019-03-17
  2. Helpful (1)

    "Micromanagement amd Gossip"

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    Analyst in Cleveland, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Ohio CAT

    Pros

    Ok wages. Success Share. 10% annual bonus. Okay health benefits. $25 gift cards given by management for going above and beyind Upper management and CEO is ok. Fun team building activities. Many training opportunities. Work/life balance is okay - can work with manager to pick hour range (7:30-4:30, 8-5, etc.)

    Cons

    Wages not especially competitive (lower end of market range) Lots of gossip/people acting as though they never left high school. Bullying from peers and management. Obvious employee favoritism from managers. Micromanagement in some areas - cannot work on a project without manager being heavily involved, inciting lack of productivity. Lack of good management in other areas. Discouraged from speaking with HR about... issues involving coworkers/managers. Opinions on projects/how things could be done are discouraged. Temporary employees are sometimes treated like lesser people because they are temporary. Too many meetings about meetings. Have overheard racial slurs, the "r" word, and using "gay" as a profanity on many occasions - discouraged from speaking out. Have overheard people making fun of mental disabilities - again, discouraged from bringing it up.

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    Advice to Management

    Try to make employees feel comfortable to work there by listening to their concerns rather than sweeping them under the rug. Reduce unnecessary meetings and do not invite employees to high level meetings meant for management. Pay attention to employees who might be in distress from bullying. Let your employees express their opinions about projects ideas that they are working on without backlash.

    Ohio CAT2019-09-10
  3. "Hate it."

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    Current Employee - Tech in Cleveland, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ohio CAT full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    They pay you thats about it.

    Cons

    Un-organized lack of communication. They fire you if you try to take a unpaid day off to see the birth of your child if you dont have vacation days.

    Advice to Management

    Alloy 2 weeks unpaid time off a year

    Ohio CAT2019-03-20
  4. "Technican"

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

    I worked at Ohio CAT full-time

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits available.

    Cons

    Horrible management aside from the owner

    Ohio CAT2018-02-05
  5. "Administrative Coordinator"

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

    I worked at Ohio CAT full-time

    Pros

    CEO Ken Taylor, is a great guy; he gets to know his employees, of which there are 1000+ at any given time. There are many opportunities to move around in the company, and turn over seems minimum. In fact, the majority of people have been there for decades. The day-to-day perks are worth being there for. Co-workers were friendly. Everyone is serious about their job. I appreciated the transparency about the way the... business is operates.

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    Cons

    I can't think of any.

    Ohio CAT2018-01-14
  6. "Awesome!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cleveland, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ohio CAT full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Management is very good. They care. All the opportunity in the world to grow and learn. Tons of stuff to learn and do everyday. Great people. Great building. Great benefits! If you don't like working here then you don't know what its really like out there in the real world. Great everything!

    Cons

    None that i have found so far.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what your doing!

    Ohio CAT2018-01-04
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Was a good place. Poor management"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Canton, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Ohio CAT full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Competitive salary. Decent benefits. Positive CEO

    Cons

    Poor management. Not enough technicians.

    Advice to Management

    Some managers need fired. No concept of current business, customer base, needs.

    Ohio CAT2017-12-03
  8. Helpful (16)

    "Management creates toxic environments"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cleveland, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ohio CAT full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great co-workers, good hours with O/T available Nice benefits

    Cons

    Management has no clue on what they are doing, they hire people that have no skill set in the industry over people that have decades of experience and are respected by people in the feild. Management also tries to screw you over daily but not giving the support or help needed and does not listen to vaild complaints, yet they tell upper management and the owner that everything is great. Others that work there and... are in support positions go on power trips and run people out (those same people on power trips have no idea of what product we have sold nor the knowledge of current products unless they find a printout of a former work order). A number of the more knowledgeable technicians are retiring and management refuses to ask for new hires to come in and learn from those that are leaving. The techs that are not retiring are all activity looking for new jobs all due to the branch manager. Management also avoids any confrontation and will walk away and ignore you all day rathe then listen to vaild issues. I would be very surprised if any of the current employees are still there in the next year. The owner, Mr. Taylor is a great man and knows everyone's name, I do feel bad that management is pulling wool over his eyes all to make themselves and their numbers look good. People are also treated poorly, if you are not a yes man/woman and jump to attention or brown nose management then you are treated poorly in regards to when you can take your vacation (even if no one else has the dates off) or what jobs you are given. The current them is that people who work hard, and bring blood, sweat and tears into every job they do are treated like garbage compared to those who are "slackers" It use to be a fun place to work and now a majority of people dread going into work due to how they are treated, they also go with the "guilty until proven innocent" way of things and will yell at you all on the word of someone, not even asking for your side of things. I have seen people "talked to" by management because someone said they did something and the person being yelled at was on vacation when the event took place. The union is a joke as well, they do nothing for you and management does not follow the company rules, they do what ever they feel like as long as it makes their numbers look good. Everyone in the Cleveland area knows that Ohio Cat was the place to work and they would only hire the best of the best, and you would say with pride that you worked there. People would try their best to get jobs there and would be happy and would be there till retirement. Sadly the toxic culture of management has ruined that reputation and have also run off customers. Also, the amount of personal and vacation time is low, you can go to a number of other companies and start off with more or have more in five years then you would get in seven years at Ohio Cat The company is all about safety and management will not spend the small amount of money to protect its employees and have outright lied during safety audits. They also like to pit employees againt one another by saying one thing to one, and then telling the other the complete opposite and causing drama. The only thing they care about is making themselves look good as well as the numbers being up. Roumors are spread quickly, and are taken as gosple even though they are false. In the time I have been there, 3 branch managers have come though and have left. Everyone thinks they are your boss and you must bow down and listen to every word and drop everything to do what they ask, even if you are helping others. Sad to say there is no real point of being a hard worker and do better then coworkers as everyone gets the same perks or rare rewards. Management also doesn't follow company disciplinary procedures unless it benefits them. Moral is the lowest I have even seen at any company I have ever worked for and the only changes I see are for the worse. If you look at the reviews with a lot of corn, most people think it's just a disgruntled employee out to make the place look bad, all the reviews I have read are true and have been seen with my eyes and a number of other people have seen the same.

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    Advice to Management

    I truly hope that Mr. Taylor or other upper management reads this and implements a change, even if that means having a one on one or small group discussions with the office staff and other employees, an open and honest one with no repucussion on what is said, as a whole lot will be valid with paper backup and a number of witnesses that can back up with what is being said. Will they like what is being said?,no but... it needs to be done if the company wants to survive. Please listen to the employees without middle management around and you will hear the truth from the boots on the shop floor, without management trying to filter out or intimidate the employees with repercussions Allow open discussion and be ready for a shock of what the employees are really feeling and not what the branch and other managers are reporting to you Ken, and HR management truly need to come around and listen to people

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    Ohio CAT2017-10-21
  9. Helpful (3)

    "Management is toxic"

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    Current Employee - Mechanic in Zanesville, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Ohio CAT full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Good pay. Most Co workers. Benefits are OK. Blah blah blah blah blah

    Cons

    Whoever posted on Oct 21 has hit the nail on the head. Several mechanics has seen what was posted and is in total agreement with what was posted

    Ohio CAT2017-10-24
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Support"

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

    I have been working at Ohio CAT full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits. Owner cares about the employees.

    Cons

    Sexist environment. Management lacks skills to manage employees. Career advancement is non-existent.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the people who do the work - they do know what they are talking about.

    Ohio CAT2017-10-15
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