Too lean, appropriate time for projects never enough
Project Manager (Current Employee) – International – January 12, 2018
I have been asked by several friends about opportunities at Allison. Without exception, I've always said look to another company. Allison spends little to no time in training their employees. Thrown to the wolves is a common expression. The 'Good ole boy' network is alive and well here. Family life is never considered.
IT Service Delivery Manager (Current Employee) – Indianapolis, IN – December 8, 2017
Good people with limited ability to move forward. The outsourced model employed but IS&S is a struggle because of incompetent leaders. Resources aren't allocated properly as far as bodies to perform job roles.
The World's Best Heavy duty Automatic Transmissions
Executive Director (Former Employee) – Indianapolis, IN – October 30, 2017
Great company, great products and great people. Rewarded according to performance. Opportunities for variety and advancement. Reliability and quality of product very well known in Industry and made you proud to be an employee.
Temporary to Permenant Hire Employees not treated fairly
Plant & Administrative Office Housekeeper (Former Employee) – Indianapolis, IN 46222 – October 27, 2017
Work is stressful and high paced. I learned that management for temporary company does not stand up for their employees against Allison Transmission Management. The hardest part of the job was the physical aspect of the housekeeper position in warehouse and administrative offices. The most enjoyable part of the job was working independently.
No Management support for temp to hire employees. More loyal to full time Allison employees
Enjoyed my time spent at Allison and am grateful for the opportunities to expand my skills and knowledge.
Designer (Former Employee) – Indianapolis, IN – October 8, 2017
Good company with a proud history, there is plenty of challenging work; opportunities to learn and develop your job skills; provided excellent tools to work with; good co-workers - but be wary of 1st/2nd levels management, those I worked for were abusive, punitive and could not be trusted.
Advance Supplier Quality Engineer (Contract) (Former Employee) – Indianapolis, IN – August 25, 2017
Great Place to work at and great people to work with. People were very helpful when asked for information or where to get something. Clean work place, they have a cafeteria were you can get hot or cold food. The supervisor staff keep you well informed about upcoming things as well as provide the tools to make you succeed.
Fabricating Machine Specialist (Current Employee) – Indianapolis, IN – August 13, 2017
a great place to work for money and benefits. Learn many different machining types, tooling types and assembly types. People are very friendly and are there to help in learning. Worst part of job would be constant repetitive motion.
could have repetitive motioon injuries down the road
Area Sales Manager, Central Region (Former Employee) – Indianapolis, IN – April 18, 2017
Manage from top down Poor product launch Micro managed Promote just because years in service not qualification's No respect for field sales team does not listen to the voice of the customer or OEM dealers No advisory boards
Administrative Assistant (Current Employee) – Indianapolis, IN – March 6, 2017
It amazes me how many people in this company have been here over 30 years! There is also generations of families that work here as well. This is a company that is very people oriented. One thing I loved when I first started was everyone would say "Hi" as you walked by them.
Warehouse Worker (Former Employee) – Indianapolis, IN – January 2, 2017
I didnt know what to expect, I was an indiana farm boy, nieve, young, and full of hopes and dreams. I had no idea of what a factory was. I was soon educated. At first I didnt want to be there, but day by day I stuck it out. As time went by you became addicted to the pay and bennifits, the hours seem to melt away. When its cold and raining outside Im inside earning big bucks instead of doing nothing. This was the driving mentality behind me staying.Then I started to acquire time, where I wouldnt be laid off, things began to get easier, and before I knew it, I was retiring. What how where did all those years go? So many people had come and gone, faces and memory's but just a blurr now. I have accomplished a lot, done a lot, seen and learned a lot. As I reflect back I do owe allison transmission a geat deal of respect and thanks for it has given me a proper life and education of "things" that I would not have been able to acquire from anywhere else.
it was a good place to work at
i was a indiana farm boy, born to be outside, the job was inside, on concrete, noisey, oily
High School Intern (Former Employee) – Indianapolis, IN – August 13, 2016
My time there was great I learned a lot and was fortunate to meet a lot of people. I was able to work in three different departments and in each one it was a learning experience. Some were more fun than others but I still had a great time working there even though I was only an high school intern.
If I had the opportunity to stay there I wold have.
Able to network with others and learn a lot about the business side of things
Supplier Quality Engineer (Former Employee) – Indianapolis IN – December 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.
Supervisor (Current Employee) – Indianapolis, IN – October 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.
Assembly Worker (Former Employee) – Indianapolis, IN – April 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.