Generac Power Systems

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Generac Power Systems Reviews

Updated November 4, 2014
Updated November 4, 2014
51 Reviews
2.6
51 Reviews
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Generac Power Systems CEO Aaron Jagdfeld
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Growing company; coworkers willing to help you when new (in 5 reviews)

  • Lots of overtime(instead of higher pay) (in 2 reviews)


Cons
  • The company is/was very very very antiquated in terms of work/life balance (in 4 reviews)

  • Upper management wants to create new processes, but won't fully fund the technology to create "excellence (in 4 reviews)

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great company, great people, sub par compensation.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Territory Development Manager in Waukesha, WI
    Current Employee - Territory Development Manager in Waukesha, WI

    I have been working at Generac Power Systems full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Rewarding job, every day is different, have built excellent working relationships with many different groups of people, from peers, to directors, and dealers. Company gives the right tools for you to be successful(Channel programs, computer, phone, etc). Benefits are decent. Superiors are hands off and let you get your job done with minimal supervision.

    Cons

    Expectation is 20% growth year after year and is attainable if willing to put fourth the effort and it is the rewarding part of the job. The unrewarding part is that they are not willing to compensate for the effort. Commission/bonus structure is capped, what is the incentive to go above and beyond? They use historical numbers to create budgets for the following year. So you only hurt yourself to knock it out of the park. Base pay is 30-40% below industry standards, and your bonus structure is calculated off your base pay. If compensation was where it needed to be, and you could write your own ticket with hard work, this would be an excellent career choice.

    The opportunity for growth is limited out in the field as they like to promote with in the corporate office and the field reps never get a chance to even look at a job as it is normally filled before the position is posted.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you want to keep the aggressive growth, more incentive is needed to keep pushing sales above and beyond goals out in the field.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Ok place to start but not the place you want to finish your career at

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Generac Power Systems

    Pros

    Ok compensation. Always new projects so you are never bored.

    Cons

    Everything seems rushed and direction from upper management is in Flux at all time. Which can be very frustrating.

  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Certainly not cutting edge

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer I
    Current Employee - Engineer I

    I have been working at Generac Power Systems full-time

    Pros

    A lot of the people who actually do the work here are great. Many employees have been here for 10-20+ years and it's most likely because this is an easy place to work if you don't want to be challenged, promoted, recognized for good work/ideas, etc. If you show up, do some work, don't cause problems, and go home - you could fly under the radar here forever.

    Cons

    There's absolutely no upward mobility. They hire Vice Presidents here 2-1 to workers, which I find hysterical. Ergonomics is a topic that goes unmentioned here. The working population is mostly age 50+. You can imagine what kind of values and ethics come along with that kind of group.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    High growth company with silos

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waukesha, WI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waukesha, WI

    I have been working at Generac Power Systems full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    - growing quickly
    - 'get done' attitude

    Cons

    - weak career path for high performers
    - top driven org structure

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start requiring responsibility and don't be afraid to fire veterans who are simply the loudest voices in the room

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great starter but top heavy

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Generac Power Systems full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great starter job but at times it is who ya know not what ya know. Very top heavy with way to many people that need to justify their jobs

    Cons

    Top heavy
    Hard to move up unless you know the right people
    Great coworkers
    Strange bonus structure

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    High-paced, promising company that isn't afraid to push.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waukesha, WI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waukesha, WI

    I have been working at Generac Power Systems (more than an year)

    Pros

    Young company in a promising industry. Strong future, once the necessary moves have been made.

    Cons

    Lack of processes and procedures can cause for chaotic times; Corporate feel isn't for everyone

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire within for a change.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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