Generac Power Systems Reviews

Updated February 26, 2015
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Generac Power Systems CEO Aaron Jagdfeld
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Pros
  • Fast paced environment, a growing industry, a growing company with good benefits, good vacation package, and quarterly bonuses (in 5 reviews)

  • High potential for growth if changes are made to improve relations with employees and pay scale (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. The opportunities to contribute and and add value to this growing organization are limitless!

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Generac Power Systems full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Your ideas are valued and wanted. This is a company that pays for performance not just fancy ideas. The work pace is fast and results oriented. A great place to work if you being engaged and active.

    Cons

    If you like to think things over and over and then think on it a little more you will not like this environment. Company is behind on providing all the advanced tools people think they need to get the job done but management is looking into ways to correct that.

    Advice to Management

    Keeping talking about and reinforcing the end result. There are a lot of great people here that give it their all and would most likely give even more if management entertained some flexibility around work schedule.


  2. Helpful (2)

    Been here less than a year and love it!

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    Current Employee - Sales Management
    Current Employee - Sales Management

    I have been working at Generac Power Systems full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Absolutely love the companies drive to win in the market! It's an intense place to work for sure because it is very results driven. Wall Street loves the financial performance. The office is completely renovated and conference rooms have modern technology for meetings. Getting into new product categories is only going to mean continual growth. I'm in sales and love being the leader in the generator market because it gives us strength in customer meetings.

    Cons

    Definately not a place for mediocre people that want to work 8-5 and turn everything off. This place is for career minded people that can handle a company that is aggressively growing organically and through acquisition. A place for hard working people.


  3. Review of Generac

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Generac Power Systems

    Pros

    Aggressive and growing generator company

    Cons

    Relatively new to Industrial products


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  5. Great growth opportunities

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Waukesha, WI
    Current Employee - Manager in Waukesha, WI

    I have been working at Generac Power Systems full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Growing, fast-paced company with a lot of opportunity to grow. Good benefits and a do what it takes to get it done culture. Great products where quality, safety and support are a driving force for development.

    Cons

    Given the growth, change is constant and priorities shift. The bigger the organization gets the harder it is to get things done and the longer it takes

    Advice to Management

    consider ways to take steps out of the process to allow things that move faster. Push some authority and decisions down - too much bottle neck waiting on the top to approve


  6. Helpful (2)

    Great place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waukesha, WI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waukesha, WI

    I have been working at Generac Power Systems

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Fantastic opportunities for those willing to work hard. Promotions from within encourage employees at all levels to make the most of their opportunity at the company.

    Cons

    Fast paced environment can be too much pressure for some. But for those that put high energy into it, they are rewarded.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work - continue to communicate your strategy with all levels of the organization and people will continue to work hard for the company!


  7. Helpful (1)

    Great place to make a career

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

    I have been working at Generac Power Systems

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Generac recognizes and grows talent. It is a great place to work if you looking for career. Generac is every changing and growing which makes new opportunities possible on a regular basis. The senior staff is competent and full of people who lead by example. Continous improvement is a foucs in every area of the company.

    Cons

    If fancy offices and state of the art computers and phones are what you are looking for, Generac lacks these amenities. Salaries tend to only be about average.

    Advice to Management

    Continue down the path we are headed. Growth and improvement are our keys to the future. A new headquarters would be nice (but not necessary).


  8. Overall great place to work!

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

    I have been working at Generac Power Systems

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Generac is a company with integrity that cares about it's employees.

    Cons

    culture is a little bit behind, but trying to catch up.


  9. Helpful (1)

    Great place to grow

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

    I have been working at Generac Power Systems

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good place if you are a self starter and don't mind working hard

    Cons

    The corporate office could use major updating

    Advice to Management

    Become more focused on the customers


  10. Helpful (1)

    You get out what you put in

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

    I have been working at Generac Power Systems

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Generac is a community . There are 2 types of people that work here: Individuals that strive and work to better themselves for their own reward and those who work here to better the company, the product and customers thus making themselves and their fellow employees better and succesful. Those individuals that are here for only their benefit will not be successful or enjoy their time here. This company is ever changing and in the last several years has made great strides in employee communication, career counseling, new product development and customer satisfaction. Generac is also heavily involved in the local communites where their plants are located.

    Cons

    If you're looking to be put on a pedastal and praised for doing a job that you earn a salary for you're in the wrong company for no one here is successful without the help of others. It's a team effort.

    Advice to Management

    Continue evolving and changing with the times. Continue to listen to your employees and customers.



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