Altec, Inc Employee Reviews

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Hydraulic Technician (Former Employee) –  Forest Park, GAJanuary 6, 2016
Fluid Power Technician. Maintenance, diagnosis and repair on all of Altecs Products. From Digger Derricks and Pressure Diggers. To Cranes and Platform bucket trucks.
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Good job but the management could be improved
Welder (Current Employee) –  Saint Joseph, MODecember 23, 2015
The job itself is great, great pay and once you have your job down it is pretty manageable. The supervisors and group leaders are about the laziest and most immature Ive worked for. Giving others slack off time during the night and promoting friends instead of the workers that actually deserve the job is common practice. Open door policy sounds great but does nothing to solve any problems because the next higher up will not listen to your issues with a supervisor if he is friends with said supervisor.
Pros
Good pay
Cons
Horrible management
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Great workplace
Assemblyman (Current Employee) –  Cecilia, KYDecember 16, 2015
This is the best place to work in etown. Great pay with excellent benefits. An all around fun place to be. The people are excited to work at Altec.
Pros
Great pay
Cons
None
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a lot to learn within the company
Auto Electrical Assembler (Former Employee) –  Indianapolis, INNovember 18, 2015
I loved working for this company i like what i did but management was very nasty and unfeasible a lot of changing of rules that didn't make sense and not very caring of personal life rude comments that would be said weren't taken serious by management.
Pros
Holiday bonuses
Cons
management rudeness
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Not enough to keep people employed
Title- Utility Worker (Former Employee) –  Saint Joseph, MONovember 10, 2015
Great company but just not enough opportunity and if you building, doesn't have enough work they just let you go instead of seeing if you may fit some where else in the company. They use temp service so I understand but still needs to be equal opportunity employer.
Pros
easy going place
Cons
no chance for temp to be hired full time long process through home office for being hired
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Very productive company
Production Worker (Former Employee) –  Elizabethtown, KYOctober 13, 2015
Nice company to work for. Like any other place it had its ups and downs. Constantly stayed busy and there was always a chance for overtime if you were needing it.
Pros
Good company overall
Cons
Temp Position
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Good company with a good culture
Quality Assurance Engineer Co-Op (Current Employee) –  Burnsville, NCSeptember 20, 2015
Challenging job where you can be apart of up to 5 projects simultaneously. Co-workers are very welcoming and helpful and everyone in the Burnsville location wants to see the plant succeed.
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Hostile Enviroment
Designer (Former Employee) –  osceolaAugust 30, 2015
Management was poor and would yell at you or threaten you. If you left at the time you was suppose to be leaving you would chastised.
Pros
decent pay/good benifits
Cons
very poor enviroment
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needs inprovment
Mobile Hydraulic Mechanic (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXAugust 23, 2015
Stable job. no diversity in management .only diverse in lower paying positions. Horrible shop management when it comes to employees.
shop technicain work way to hard for the money. Brakes to short and mostly interupted by management.
Pros
stable job
Cons
low pay, poor shop management, and no help on growing to the next level, to skilled work for the pay.
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productive
Aluminum Welder 1st Class (Current Employee) –  Birmingham, ALAugust 23, 2015
co workers on the floor are good workers. Supervisors need to more friendly and on the floor more. Upper management is ok.
Pros
good benefits
Cons
supervisors
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Group Lead (Former Employee) –  Daleville, VAAugust 13, 2015
Great place to work. However, working in the cold and hot temperatures is not always fun but the pay made up for that. Always room for advancement and supervisors were awesome to work for.
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Great pay with advancement dead end
Mobile Service Technician Trainee (Current Employee) –  NyAugust 10, 2015
Pay is very good for this area. Advancement is not anywhere to be seen, hire in supervisors from outside. I have had four supervisors in two years.`
Pros
expensed lunches and dinners also if in hotel.
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Overall pretty good place to work
Production Assembler (Current Employee) –  Elizabethtown, KYJuly 22, 2015
This an overall pretty good place to work, although upper management has become I would say, too caught up on adding more and more business and dismissing an efficient amount of time to build the trucks along with rushing and paper pushing qualityat which goes to building our "zero defect" High Quality built trucks... Great job just a few kinks that need to be smoothed out...
Pros
great pay, off majority of weekends, great pay, opportunity to move up and much more
Cons
need more employee accountability
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Medium-sized focus factory that is great to start at!
Co-op (Former Employee) –  Creedmoor, NCJuly 15, 2015
Altec Industries (Creedmoor) produces various equipment for the utility and forestry industries (namely, bucket trucks or aerial devices). Creedmoor is unique in that they input raw materials and trucks and output custom-made bucket-trucks. Alot of production in-house with multiple techniques used, great learning and experimenting location for entry level.

Currently in modernization. Some management makes it feel like its my way or the high-way, not much room for vertical advancement, but plenty of room for horizontal moves (across departments).
Pros
Good size, Hands-on work, Great Entry Level Location
Cons
Long hours, Penny-pinching, Limited Advancement
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Good working enviroment
Truck Assembler (Former Employee) –  Creedmore NCJuly 15, 2015
nice people, to work with! management lacks people skills! Enjoyed the chance to learn and see new things! I would love to work for a company like the this, with a better Employee Management relationship!
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Senior Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) –  Birmingham, ALJuly 2, 2015
The company has a history of lay-offs with certain employees.
The company overall is still family owned, great benefit plan.
Pros
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DONT get tied up with this place!
Welder/Fitter (Former Employee) –  Creedmoore NCJune 8, 2015
Some of the leadman are lazy,will figure out a way to let you go behind your back..Also be ready to be overworked,and not recognized for the quality you put in..
Pros
...none
Cons
Overworked, negative enviroment, alot of backstabbing
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Growing company with a fast passed working envioroment
Electrical Installer (Former Employee) –  Dixon, CAMay 21, 2015
This division of the company was going thru great changes and re-organization of management and work proceedures. It is a solid company to work for. They follow OSHA regulations and reward employees for bringing attention to potential problems. The production line went thru alot of organization and standard storage of tools and items. This made for completing jobs to go smoother. They have regular breaks and lunch hours. Lunch room has a food kiosk and lots of tables and microwaves and refridgerators for employees to use. Management is a hard one since there was a lot of changes in this area. Most co-workers were easy to get along with. Most were not shy to lend a helping hand where needed. The best part of the job was learning new ways to complete jobs and diagnosing electrical problems. There is nothing like fixing an issue that seemed unsolvable.
Pros
Set schedule with lunches, breaks, end of work. Always potential for overtime.
Cons
Too many changes too quick that destroyed moral
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Long Hours
Engineer CO-OP (Former Employee) –  Daleville, VAMay 9, 2015
The team at Altec has a lot of good people that really believe in a team spirit. We would have a meeting every Friday to discuss the business climate. However, every salary employee worked long hours. 60 hour weeks are a common load.
Pros
Great People
Cons
Long hours
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the job keeps you busy but, does not pay very well at all.
Assembler (Former Employee) –  Duluth, MNMay 3, 2015
this place is poorly managed in all aspects. theres a "good ol boy" system. so if your friends with your supervisor your almost guaranteed to move up.
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