Aggreko

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Aggreko Reviews

Updated October 3, 2014
Updated October 3, 2014
23 Reviews
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23 Reviews
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  1.  

    Invigorating

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Human Resources Analyst in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Human Resources Analyst in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Aggreko

    Pros

    You get a great sense of management opportunities abroad.

    Cons

    Endless work hours and travel

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bonus incentives based on performance

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    It was ok

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

    I have been working at Aggreko

    Pros

    Benefits are not that bad

    Cons

    Bad ability to grow within the company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Not that great with regards to management

  3.  

    Not people oriented.

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

    I have been working at Aggreko full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Pay well, good time off practice, but you have to work around the clock to get it.

    Cons

    Lack of direction, everyone is only focused on making their big salaries at the top. Good ole boys network.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do not create a "have: and have not" culture

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    nightmare.

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

    I worked at Aggreko full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    none. there are no pros with this company

    Cons

    repressive, unhealthy culture. no work life balance. engineers with egos.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get new management.

    Doesn't Recommend
  6.  

    Inspired in the start, but quickly became suffocated.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Technician in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Technician in Houston, TX

    I worked at Aggreko full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    If you want hours, they have them.

    Too big to fail.

    Variety of equipment and jobsite scenarios.

    Cons

    very clique oriented team of techs. If you dont't agree with the long timers they will slowly push you out the backdoor with support of middle management.

    Pay raises are stagnant.

    Very chaotic in how they handle parts.

    Handheld time/parts system is trash, they know it, they refuse to accept it.

    Bump caps, what a joke.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get with the ground floor employees about issues on jobs/in shops instead of the filtered and politicised report given by lower/middle management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Exciting place to work but quality of life is not good. Business demands sometimes require short-notice travel.

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

    I have been working at Aggreko full-time

    Pros

    Lots of travel, sometimes exceeding 50% of the time. The company does well to take care of employees during business travel.

    Cons

    Short notice travel for long periods of time wreaks havoc with family life.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Loved the company but management ran me out the door

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

    I worked at Aggreko full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits, opportunity for travel, continuous growth, provides a great service

    Cons

    North America - Upper management refuses to address poor performing middle management. Continous loss of their most important asset - talent. Many very talented and bright people have left the company due to executive managment failing to address ineffective middle managers. The believe is that these managers have been there 15 yrs or more and are basically untouchable. The staff can be divided in two - Long timers and short timers. Not many fall into the middle.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Time to address some of your "tenured" management

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Fast Paced, challenging environment

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

    I have been working at Aggreko full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Everyone is willing to push ahead to achieve the goals. A can do mentality for large projects. Possibility to relocate to many countries.

    Cons

    High workload, ethos of work all out can be draining. Not as family friendly in some regions work life balance needs to be managed by individuals or you can work too much.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider how your employees can get a better balance of work and home life.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Well set-up and innovative BI system

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - BI Developer in Glasgow, Scotland (UK)
    Former Employee - BI Developer in Glasgow, Scotland (UK)

    I worked at Aggreko as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    I worked briefly on projects within the Business Intelligence system. The system is well set up, with a lot of attention paid to technical coherence and system stability. It's very clear what the constraints are within which development takes place in this system. I was a contractor, but some permanent colleagues were working on innovative projects including integrating of map data.

    Cons

    The flipside of the level of attention paid to system stability and release process is invevitably that the processes could sometimes feel a bit burdensome. This is still preferable to an uncontrolled environment with constant firefighting and chaos. There were some problems involving team members located in far-distant timezones, which sometimes made communication difficult. The hours of work (8-4) are not my favourites hours of the day!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Good work experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Ops Manager in Dubai (United Arab Emirates)
    Former Employee - Ops Manager in Dubai (United Arab Emirates)

    I worked at Aggreko full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Each project has its own challenges which is good if you like challenges.
    Possibilities to grow and develop within the company

    Cons

    No work life balance due to long rotations and short leave.
    This will eventually brake up especially if you have a family.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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