Generac Power Systems Reviews

Updated August 13, 2014
Updated August 13, 2014
40 Reviews

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    A good group of positive people!

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    Former Employee - Technical Service Representative
    Former Employee - Technical Service Representative

    I worked at Generac Power Systems full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    A good group of positive people, trying to make the best of a challenging market segment.

    Cons

    Their is a change in the culture happening don't know where things will end up, The Drive!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Watch your pace of change!

    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Growing pains, but making progress!

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    Current Employee - Service Department Employee
    Current Employee - Service Department Employee

    I have been working at Generac Power Systems full-time

    Pros

    Co-workers and boss's are very down to earth and laid back. If you do your job well then they will be more flexible with you. There are many opportunities for advancement and growth here. The company is growing at a fast rate, almost too fast. The benefits are pretty good and competitive.

    Cons

    Pay is a bit lower than other companies, and I have see a lot of turnover because of it. The company is going through growing pains and we are playing catch up. The computer software is very old and outdated. Many aspects of the company are run like it is 1995, they really need to get with the times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work to keep good employees and young talent. Also satisfy employees eagerness to advance and grow within the company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place for growth as a Designer in the Mechanical Engineering field.

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    Current Employee - Designer  in  Waukesha, WI
    Current Employee - Designer in Waukesha, WI

    I have been working at Generac Power Systems full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Fast paced environment, a growing industry, a growing company with good benefits, good vacation package, and quarterly bonuses. Company specific training available (not necessarily position specific)

    Cons

    Too many processes or lack thereof can make work frustrating and stressful when things are happening at a blistering pace. This in turn causes for cranky overworked employees....
    Room for growth but you will eventually hit a "promotion ceiling" if you do not have a 4-year degree.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better systems (centralized system) and better processes (not more processes) will create better workflow and less confusion.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good company, good team leads.

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    Former Employee - General Laborer  in  Whitewater, WI
    Former Employee - General Laborer in Whitewater, WI

    I worked at Generac Power Systems full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The management is great. A lot of overtime, so the paychecks are nice and big. Good work is recognized and rewarded. Management understands that the work is a bit mind-numbing, so they offer daily lunch deals from around town and occasionally free Gatorade. Always get your breaks.

    Cons

    The starting pay is a bit low. It is factory work, so it can get pretty repetitious and become boring.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Drug test to give better pay.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good starting point for those interested in a career in Power Generation

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    Former Employee - Territory Development Manager  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Territory Development Manager in Houston, TX

    I worked at Generac Power Systems full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Learned a tremendous amount about stand-by power generation. Most sales positions are field based, company supplied vehicle, laptop, cell phone, gas card and company credit card for business expenses

    Cons

    Company cars now have GPS trackers for "insurance purposes" but in reality its used to track your movements. Bonus formula at that time were based on several factors that as a Territory Manager you had no control over and formula was undecipherable. Compensation was average for outside sales, inside sales compensation was horrible, less than 30K.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give your Territory Managers more authority to address customer service issues with major accounts, especially regarding equipment failures and end user warranty issues.

    Positive Outlook
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Senior Engineer

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    Current Employee - Engineer  in  Waukesha, WI
    Current Employee - Engineer in Waukesha, WI

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

    Pros

    Company is growing; more resources being added & people being hired. You get to work on some really cool stuff. My boss does a good job training me. Great benefits.

    Cons

    Very slow to change "That is not the Generac Way" is the reason given to shoot down new ideas. Salary is only average

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start acting like a global publicly traded company and stop doing things just because that is they way you've always done them.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    material handler

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    Current Employee - Material Handler  in  Whitewater, WI
    Current Employee - Material Handler in Whitewater, WI

    I have been working at Generac Power Systems full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Very nice environment, co workers, and supervisors.

    Cons

    Overtime is mandatory and not much notice is given when they want you to work. Warehouse is unorganized and a little behind the times technology wise. Ordering system is from the dark ages and material is constantly over ordered.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good company, low pay

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Waukesha, WI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waukesha, WI

    I have been working at Generac Power Systems

    Pros

    They will teach you a lot and make sure you completely understand your job.
    Every supervisor I had but one was awesome and really seemed to care about the employees.
    Opportunities for growth within company.
    Solid Benefits

    Cons

    Lower than average pay scale for the industry at least for production workers
    Mandatory overtime up to 60 hours a week
    Time is not given off without a consequences.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Most management does their job very well. To one I would say to get to know your employees a bit more and don't just give negative feedback if you are not going to give positive feedback when one goes above and beyond

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10. 3 people found this helpful  

    Good place overall

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Waukesha, WI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waukesha, WI

    I have been working at Generac Power Systems

    Pros

    Definitely a growing company and has been for years. If you are an individual who likes to be challenged, has an open mind and can think outside the box, is adaptable to change and wants to be recognized then come to Generac. You can be an individual player but with a team atmosphere. I do believe that there is a reason why Generac was voted as one fo the best places to work!

    Cons

    Generac started in a barn so if you are coming here for glamour and a company that offers ammenities- not the place.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give management more ownership of their departments and stop dictating. It is a work in progress-but slow.

    Recommends
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