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Review averages

  • 6 employees say

    Excellent (1)
    16.666666666667%
    Good (2)
    33.333333333333%
    Satisfactory (2)
    33.333333333333%
    Subpar (1)
    16.666666666667%
    2.89
  • 0 applicants say

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

Reviews for Hyster Yale Materials Handling

Reviews - What employees say

2.89 Employees say
0.00 Applicants say

Suggestions for improvement

  • Focus on safety. Worry more about quality not quantity. Allow for more flexible scheduling when it's not in conflict with anything

What I like about the company

Open door policy allows for easy interaction with upper management

What I dislike about the company

Nepotism has reared its ugly head

Company Culture
4.00
Support from management
4.00
Teamwork
3.00
Freedom to work independently
5.00
Internal Communication
4.00
Gender Equality
4.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
4.00
Overall compensation for your work
3.00
Office / Work Environment
3.00
Environmental Friendliness
5.00
Work-Life Balance
2.00
Company Image
3.00
Job Security
4.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
3.00
Challenging Work
4.00
Inclusive / Diverse
3.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered Stock or equity options is offered 401(k) is offered Tuition assistance is offered 401(k) Match is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Hyster-Yale Group, Inc.
  • City
    Sulligent
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

On site cafeteria is offered Free (company provided) Meals is offered Health and wellness programs is offered Employee discounts is offered Employee events is offered Fitness center on site is offered
  • 13.Dec 2017
  • Employee

Company Culture

Issues with racism and sexism with an HR department that would rather turn a blind eye. Stagnant culture, no real drive or willingness to improve (a push by younger employees this past year to improve the culture has essentially flopped).

Support from management

VP temper tantrums are not uncommon ("this needs to be done NOW! I DON'T CARE HOW"). Lower level managers do their best to stem the tide but when you've got beyond impossible schedules and upper management literally breathing down the necks of the rank-and-file, it's hard to say you're being supported.

Teamwork

Lower level managers can be hit or miss, but the good ones are great. Guys will have very little issue working with coworkers (especially if your hobbies involve cars, guns, or hunting), though there have been multiple instances of women having a hard time working (there's a lot of old-school mentality that women shouldn't be engineers...). 3 stars due to me being male but actively uncomfortable at the treatment of my female peers.

Freedom to work independently

When an upper level manager isn't crawling all over you, you've got a surprising amount of design freedom and room to be creative. Don't expect to be allowed to innovate in any large way, but do expect to be responsible for multiple designs from the get go (even if you're a recent college grad!)

Internal Communication

Lots of meetings about how the company is doing, but zero information on what the company is doing. Bad results tend to get shuffled under the rug despite most everyone knowing about them, and priorities are communicated and changed like a child throwing a temper tantrum.

Gender Equality

In engineering, women aren't treated well. The last time one spoke up, she was essentially fired. At this point in time, there are ~5 women out of the 220 engineers at this location.

Overall compensation for your work

Pay is 15-20% below average for more high-tech sectors (software, electrical systems, etc)

Office / Work Environment

Engineers are often shoved into whatever space is available, such as the temporary offices built in the 90s, or the storage room that was only retrofitted into "office space" two years ago.

Work-Life Balance

Flex hours means you can cover whatever stuff comes up in life, and some managers are extremely understanding.

Company Image

At one point there may have been pride, but the quality of the new product coming out is shameful and upper management is unwilling to change.

Job Security

Nobody gets fired unless they badmouth the company in front of a customer or they raise a stink about bad working conditions. Slackers, go nuts.

Handicapped Accessibility

Ramps and elevators exist, as well as handicap restrooms.

Challenging Work

The challenge comes from the insane deadlines and crazy management more than the work itself.

Inclusive / Diverse

I can count on two hands the number of non-white employees in a location with over 300 people. No drive to try and recruit a diverse pool. Heck, people mix up the three black people working here and they look nothing alike.

Company Culture
1.00
Support from management
1.00
Teamwork
3.00
Freedom to work independently
4.00
Internal Communication
2.00
Gender Equality
1.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
2.00
Overall compensation for your work
2.00
Office / Work Environment
2.00
Environmental Friendliness
3.00
Work-Life Balance
3.00
Company Image
1.00
Job Security
3.00
Handicapped Accessibility
4.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
3.00
Inclusive / Diverse
1.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered Parking is offered 401(k) is offered Tuition assistance is offered 401(k) Match is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Hyster-Yale Group, Inc.
  • City
    Sulligent
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    Research/development

The following perks were offered to me

On site cafeteria is offered Health and wellness programs is offered Free Snacks/Drinks is offered

Company Culture

A lot of bad decision markers and top managment is not involve or don’t care

Suggestions for improvement

  • Better Top managment

What I like about the company

The product

What I dislike about the company

Lack of organization, lack of employee training

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

The following benefits were offered to me

401(k) Match is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Relocation allowance is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Hyster-Yale Group, Inc.
  • City
    Sulligent
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    Executive leadership

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Review averages

  • 6 employees say

    Excellent (1)
    16.666666666667%
    Good (2)
    33.333333333333%
    Satisfactory (2)
    33.333333333333%
    Subpar (1)
    16.666666666667%
    2.89
  • 0 applicants say

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

kununu score comparisons

Hyster Yale Materials Handling
2.89
6 reviews

Industry average (Manufacturing)
3.01
92,274 reviews

kununu average
3.30
2,661,000 reviews