Allison Transmission Employee Reviews in United States

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culture of tension and CYA
Supplier Quality Engineer (Former Employee) –  Indianapolis INDecember 16, 2015
This place used to be a jewel of Indy, one of a handful of places where people felt lucky to land a job. No longer. Ever since the split from GM and the subsequent IPO to the stock market, there was an ever-increasing strangle on the engineering arena, and other contacts throughout the salaried arena reported the same.

Pushed to do more with less (just like everywhere else) but the politics behind it was almost sinister. The 'cool kids' that were aligned with a good manager were OK, but there were quite a few managers that believed in posturing themselves and tossing blame around. If you got transferred under 1 of them (and that happens without you being asked) they better like you or your goose is cooked, as your reviews will be peppered with criticism if the company is preparing for another round of layoffs (which happen about every 6-12 mos, depending on how the stock price looks). You'll know when you're on the to-be-fired list, as nothing you do is good enough and your every flaw will be used in triplicate on your review. A review that's about 6-8 pages of essay questions that you must respond to, about how flawed your work is and how you'll try to do better next time. I wish I could have that time back.

The best part about this job is you learn how to juggle too many projects, how to predict which things will haunt you, which to ignore, will how to dodge bullets, and keep your tail covered with CYA documentation. You learn project management/survival skills that will likely make you an MVP at your next job. A job where you'll be appreciated.
Pros
great learning experience to land a better job
Cons
horrible culture
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No a good place to work
Operations Supervisor (Current Employee) –  Indianapolis, INMarch 21, 2015
No room for advancement bonuses are not good behind the market on salary. Health benefits are changing for the worst. Union gets it all while management takes cuts. Not a good work/life balance.
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Impressive Company
Manufacturing Engineer (Current Employee) –  Indianapolis, INMay 16, 2016
Allison Transmission has a long history and makes sure that all of its employees understand that is because of its work force. Great company to work for.
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Easy safe work enviornment
Fms Operator (Current Employee) –  Indianapolis, INSeptember 29, 2015
Nice, clean, steady, stability, Great benefits and pay, Union based Job, organized, Independent setting, well conducted, and operated
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Great people to work with
Supervisor (Current Employee) –  Indianapolis, INOctober 17, 2015
I have been an supervisor over skilled trades union work force for over 15years. I work with a great bunch of guys that work well with me cause I know the trade and can help them troubleshoot their jobs with them.
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Terrible advancement
Operations Supervisor (Current Employee) –  Indianapolis, INApril 17, 2013
No room for advancment unless you hired in the old GM days... further education gets you nowhere but politics would likely get you advaced if you take the boss for a round of golf. Great pay and benefits awesome 401k match make it worth the high stress.
Pros
401k match
Cons
no room for advancement
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A OK place to work
Senior Staff Lead Materials Engineer (Former Employee) –  IndianapolisMarch 31, 2015
This is a good place to work. They make a good product. Typical office politics are here for sure. Just be aware of that going in to work for them
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It was a nice place to work.
Assembly Worker (Former Employee) –  Indianapolis, INApril 24, 2015
Allison was a nice place to work although it isn't what it used to be. Although they have rules and regulations they never seemed to used them. They showed a lot of favoritism and seemed to do things on their own basis. The pay rate was good for me and they also offered a lot of over time which was also a positive.
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Enjoyed working there.
Machinist (Former Employee) –  Speedway PlantJanuary 12, 2012
I enjoyed working there, my co-workers were great, good benefits and salary. great opporunity for advancement.
Pros
good benefits and salaries
Cons
none that i can think of.
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Productive
FABRICATION AND ASSEMBLY SPECIALIST (Current Employee) –  Indianapolis, INAugust 22, 2012
Typical come in an half hour early to get all of your equipment you need for your job. management comes in and give you your assignment and location. co-workers also have to come in and get there equipment, and are also giving there assignment and location. there is really no hard part about the job, just come in and get to it!!

the most enjoyable part of the job is knowing that you are apart of assembling a good product such as the transmission.
Pros
good breaks
Cons
health care vision and dental.
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Nice place to work for if you could deal with the management
Project Worker (Former Employee) –  Indianapolis, INSeptember 20, 2012
started my day off with a meeting supervisor to get work asignment make sure your done by the end of your shift, the management somewhat hard to get along with co-worker were ok, hardest was getting a long with management because they showed favoritism in the work place, i like that it was a check every week.
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manufacturing environment ok place to work
Production Supervisor (Current Employee) –  Indianapolis, INJuly 12, 2014
Allison is a good place to work. I'm looking for a fresh start
Pros
good alary
Cons
advancement slow
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Good Indianapolis Company
Analyst (Current Employee) –  Indianapolis, INAugust 20, 2012
Stable rewarding place to work. Work is challenging and management is supportive of its staff.
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good place if in the union , if not its a nightmare.
Supervisor (Current Employee) –  Indianapolis, INNovember 16, 2014
Pay is good and healthcare is ok. With saying this you have no family life and if you refuse to work OT they look at you like you are not a team player. But they are the ones going home after they get done with their shift.
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Great environment and great people!
Field Applications Engineer (Former Employee) –  Indianapolis, INJune 12, 2012
Great environment and great people! Wish it could have went permanent as was originally planned.
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Great carrer.
Skilled assembly (Former Employee) –  Indianapolis IN.October 8, 2013
Great people to work with.
Extreme Technology.
The most enjoyable part of the job,
Producing quality products.
Pros
plenty of overtime.
Cons
n/a
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Good Company
Treasury Analyst (Former Employee) –  Indianapolis, INMarch 18, 2013
Good Company, but political. Pay is good, and they give good bonus
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Good pay
HVAC/R and Powerhouse Supervisor for all (Current Employee) –  Indianapolis INJanuary 13, 2013
You will stay very busy. Work is challenging and demanding. UAW working environment.
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