I was hired as temporary but told that there may be a position that was permanent available later. I completed the tasks they needed much faster than they expected, and then they laid me off. I know that this is happened to several other people. They use you and then when they get what they need they let you go.
Welding Operator (Former Employee) – Gibson City, IL – January 6, 2019
Alamo Group wasnt a bad place to work if you didnt work in the welding shop! Filtration system in the welding shop is terrible! you dont need to smoke, you can just breathe in the welding fumes to compensate
Welder (Current Employee) – Seguin, TX – August 19, 2018
Not a bad place to be if unemployment checks are your only other option. Severe logistical issues that result in parts always being short or missing. Certain groups of individuals receive different disciplinary treatment and compensation. Nepotism and favoritism are strong here. Seniority is more important than skill or merit. Pay is okay really for what they expect. Low standards in general in terms of quality. Lots of overtime available.
Mechanical Design Engineer (Former Employee) – Huntsville, AL – May 14, 2018
Turnover is horrendous.. during my time there, 8 people cycled thru the group. Would never work there again.. unprofessional and classless managment. The only thing I would say positive is they will occasionally spring for food.
My working situation was as a temporary clerk. Everyone was nice and helpful and I would like to work there as full time employee. I was there only 2 months so my experience was limited. There were no issues that I found.
Working for the Alamo family was an honor and a pleasure. I set up my own travel. Presented 6 hours of training to the department of transportation (DOT) employees. Also, I conducted plant Health and Safety training and Safety Audits. Management was easy to work with and employees were great people. To me they were family. The hardest part of the job was the Friday night flights back to Texas. The most enjoyable part of job Alamo Group took care of everything when I travel.
The company trust and allowing me to work independently.
Accountant (Former Employee) – Texas – January 12, 2018
Very good company with excellent culture and benefits. Most days were low stress except at quarter and year end close. Enjoyed working with coworkers. Management was distant at times, but did do a good job providing you with tools and skills training necessary to do your job well.
Technical Writer\Illustrator (Former Employee) – Gibson City, IL – November 30, 2017
A great company to work for. They paid competitively and had good benefits. The leadership believe in their employees abilities and let them do their work. It's a very collaborative work environment and the company listens to all employees at every level.
Great work environment, collaborative
Manufacturing tied closely to agricultural performance
Typical corperate business model and lack of appreciation.
Installer 1 (Former Employee) – Wh Rose (Columbia, CT) – November 21, 2017
I was an installer building heavy equipment and dump trucks at wh rose owned by alamo group. I loved what I did and the guys I worked with. But the internal management treated employees horribly, we weren't paid what we should have been and the harder we worked the more they wanted. Most of this I could deal with except internal management, the operations manager talked to people like they were dumb or inferior, lots of yelling and high school like antics.
Credit Clerk / Customer Service (Former Employee) – Seguin, TX – August 7, 2017
Assist Customers and Vendors on accounts over the phone. Light collections. Set up new files on Vendors. Processed Universal Code with Secretary of State. Processed renewals, amendments and terminations on existing files.
Worked in Accounting. The only positive about this company is that they do provide training to perform your responsibilities. The rest is all negative. Management doesn't follow through on ideas presented to make the process more efficient. They expect you to perform the job for peanuts and can legally get by with doing this by stating this is an accounting clerk position when in fact it is really an accounts payable specialist position. Not "employee friendly" because of all the rules and regulations which benefit the company, not the employee. If you like working somewhere that you can hardly sneeze without asking permission.......more power to you.
No work to life balance, poor response by management to suggestions for process improvement, pay not proportionate to work performed.
Picker/Packer/Forklift Operator (Current Employee) – Gibson City, IL – February 20, 2017
I love the work but i can not stand the way that upper management treats those that are under them. Most Coworkers are simply out for them selves and only look for ways to get out of doing their job and pushing it on to others.
The work itself is good, few good people
Treated as if your time is unimportant, makes you feel depressive
Strong involvement with other employees to ensure job complete
Buyer, Customer Service and Sales (Former Employee) – Gibson City, IL – January 25, 2017
Various products in ag and industrial mowing equipment offers as well as technical services and part replacement Various computer programs to use and review Forecasting was not always in line with lead times for parts needed to run product lines Friendly employees Excellent customer service Educated professionals to assist in daily needs or issues
Large product offerings with tech & service support
Production schedules and part lead times could create alot of fires
Technical Engineer in Tool and Die Dept (Former Employee) – Seguin, TX – December 15, 2016
I was laid off from Alamo Group. The people on the shop floor were for the most part, good people to work with. Helpful and provisional. But the management at the time did not show good judgment and could have done better for the company and it's employees.
Good break area and interesting work.
Management could have done more for its employees.