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Review averages

  • 1 employee says

    Excellent (0)
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    Good (0)
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    Satisfactory (0)
    0%
    Subpar (1)
    100%
    1.61
  • 0 applicants say

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    Good (0)
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    0.00

Reviews for Columbus McKinnon Corporation

Reviews - What employees say

1.61 Employees say
0.00 Applicants say
  • 12.Nov 2015
  • Employee

Support from management

Micromanagement and lack of a clear direction ate the norm. Management philosophy changes weekly and io b functions and expectations are often unclear and conflicting. Overlapping management gives contradictory directives and employees can be terminated for following a managers decisions if another manager doesn't agree.

Freedom to work independently

Micromanagement is abundant. I have seen employees reprimanded in meetings and even terminated for using the "wrong" font size on a spreadsheet. Even demonstrating that you can perform a job function or task quicker and easier cam get you fires because you are "questioning" your managers decision.

Internal Communication

Employees feel as if they ate working in a tunnel. There is no clear reason given for many tasks except that "that is what we do here"

Gender Equality

This is one company that being a woman works in one's favor. One manager was well known for saying she would never promote a man.

Attitude towards older colleagues

Don't bother applying for a job if you are older. Managers often make comments regarding the age of an employee bot being suited for promotion.

Office / Work Environment

Employees are expected to sacrifice their personal lives for the company. When budget cuts restricted overtime employees were instructed to come in an hour early, clock in exactly on time (to the minute), clock out at exactly 8 hours but to continue working 3 to 4 hours longer. When an employee complained to corporate legal a witch hunt was conducted to find out who leaked it out and sime.employees were denied raises and promotions based on being suspected of being the "snitch". We never did get our bacl overtime pay though. It was just let known that nobody else better complain. The investigation only involved interviews with a couple of people. Others were "asked" to take vacation because we assumed they might say something

Job Security

Politics rule in this company. Discrimination is pervasive both due to sex and due to age. Older workers are never promoted and are always looking to be replaced.

Handicapped Accessibility

As a disables employee I was pushed out as being an inconvenience. Locations not handicap accessible. Equipment nor provided due to "unnecessary" costs.

Suggestions for improvement

  • Listen to employees. They have lots of good ideas about how to improve processes and save the company money but are actively discouraged from doing so. Lots of repetitive regurgitation of the same data over and over but it isn't used in the decision making process.

What I like about the company

Ok place for an entry levelleveleployee to gain some basic experience. Not a challenging environment at all, but do not challenge the status quo.

What I dislike about the company

Micromanagent, does not tolerate change or questioning of doing things differently even of it can save the company significant amounts of money

Company Culture
2.00
Support from management
1.00
Teamwork
2.00
Freedom to work independently
1.00
Internal Communication
1.00
Gender Equality
1.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
1.00
Career Development
2.00
Overall compensation for your work
2.00
Office / Work Environment
1.00
Environmental Friendliness
2.00
Work-Life Balance
1.00
Company Image
2.00
Job Security
1.00
Handicapped Accessibility
4.00
Workplace Safety
3.00
Challenging Work
1.00
Inclusive / Diverse
1.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Paid time off is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Columbus McKinnon Corporation
  • City
    Getzville
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former job since 2011
  • Position
    Others
  • Department
    Logistics/materials management

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Review averages

  • 1 employee says

    Excellent (0)
    0%
    Good (0)
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    Satisfactory (0)
    0%
    Subpar (1)
    100%
    1.61
  • 0 applicants say

    Excellent (0)
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    Good (0)
    0%
    Satisfactory (0)
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    Subpar (0)
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    0.00

kununu score comparisons

Columbus McKinnon Corporation
1.61
1 review

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3.01
92,461 reviews

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3.30
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