Graco Reviews

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Graco President & CEO Patrick J. McHale
Patrick J. McHale
21 Ratings

    Good engineering job, but some issues with management

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    Former Employee - Mechanical Design Engineer  in  Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Mechanical Design Engineer in Minneapolis, MN

    I worked at Graco full-time for more than 3 years


    Graco has competitive salaries and great benefits. They are committed to developing market-leading, high quality products, and back it up by spending a lot on product development.


    Job postings for entry level mechanical design engineers are a bit misleading. First few years at the company, entry level design engineers work in 'standard product', which is basically taking care of any issues with the current product line. You are basically doing this work my yourself, and it is very hard to get support from other departments because standard products are a low priority to most employees/departments.

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    Graco does a good job of attracting young talent out of college, but doesn't do a great job of encouraging/providing an engaging/fun work culture for the younger employees. Also the job posting descriptions for entry level design engineers is not accurate.

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Graco Interviews

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    Manufacturing Engineer Interview

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    I applied online. The process took 1 week - interviewed at Graco.

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    Be prepared. Bring your portfolio if you have them

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Graco Awards & Accolades

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Top 150 - National Top Workplaces,, 2013
Top 100 Workplaces, Star Tribune, 2013
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Additional Info

Headquarters Minneapolis, MN
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 1926
Type Company - Public (GGG)
Industry Manufacturing
Revenue $1 to $2 billion (USD) per year
Competitors Unknown

Since 1926, Graco has been a leading provider of premium pumps and spray equipment for the management of fluids and coating in the construction, manufacturing, processing and maintenance industries.

Headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Graco works closely with distributors around the world to offer innovative products that set the quality standard for spray finishing, paint circulation, lubrication, sealant and adhesives dispensing, process applications and contractor power equipment.

What sets us apart is our history, a focus on highly-engineered, quality...

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