Aggreko USA

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Aggreko USA Reviews

Updated November 18, 2014
Updated November 18, 2014
8 Reviews
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8 Reviews
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Aggreko USA CEO Rupert C. Soames
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  1.  

    Great organization

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

    I have been working at Aggreko USA full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    daily diversity in activities and customer base.

    Cons

    no balance with rest of life. Aggreko is more than a job.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good people and experience but not for me.

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

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

    Pros

    Good benefits and pay. Bonuses paid based on area performance, raises yearly, paid time off. Aggreko has deep pockets and spares no expense when it comes to quality equipment. Training available for technician positions is a good change of pace if you can get to it.

    Cons

    Rigid corporate hierarchy. People across the country and across the world dictate how equipment is serviced, set up, and monitored down to the nitty-gritty. Technicians are well compensated but it seems to be a rule that there are never enough in the smaller service centers. They get vacation but it's very difficult to take, 24/7 service means constant call outs while on call and usually having that duty 2 weeks a month. Service order paperwork (all electronic) and systems are overly complicated and rigid and take up a disproportionate amount of technician's and junior management's time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    De-centralize decision making down to the individual service centers as much as possible. In market sectors and locations where Aggreko could not compete and simply bought out the competition, LISTEN to their experience and what made it work instead of forcing Aggreko policies down as though it is superior.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great People and Company to Work for...

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Logistics Coordinator in Pearland, TX
    Current Employee - Logistics Coordinator in Pearland, TX

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

    Pros

    Lots of learning and future growth opportunities, Great Benefits, Great People, Exposure to lots of different fields...Such as working with oil and Gas, industrial, Chemical plants, Events(Olympics, etc.,.)

    Cons

    Multitasking, working on several things in the same priority line, dealing with venders issue, sales issues, billing issues, and customer issues...can be overwhelming sometimes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great Management team.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    20+ years with Aggreko in North America.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Aggreko USA full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    The company has always treated me fairly and is very ethical in its dealings. The type of people that become successful at Aggreko are the ones who get great satisfaction from working on a 24/7 "first responder" type team. Aggreko thrives on helping customers who have emergency needs, or maybe even needs they didn't know they had. I have never seen a company that would go to the great lengths that Aggreko does to make sure a client is happy with our service...that is in our Culture. We have also had some great leaders over the past 20 years that drove this Culture.

    Cons

    Because we will double in revenue twice within a 10 year period, we have had to bring on a lot of new people who may not understand or like the Culture on which Aggreko was based (see Pros). These type of people usually do not last very long in the fast pace that Aggreko demands. We have also had to put a lot of process into place to deal with the growth which has been painful...but expected.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quicker to fill open spots...we are still under-tooled in the people category. Work / Life balance needs to be a bigger goal. Address under-performance quicker as well.

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

    Enjoyed working here for the most part

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Service Tech III
    Current Employee - Service Tech III

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

    Pros

    Good pay and good benifits chance to travel if you want. Good training program.

    Cons

    No work life balance in smaller shops, Iv'e been on call 75% on the time in the last 7 years, also lower management can't control there Techs. Have one tech that get paid fro 8 hours and is not even at the shop fro 8 hours, when working at shop employees sit in office 6-7 hours a day and management does nothing about it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upper management has no Ideal what goes on Area manager has not even been to our shop in over a year.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Aggreko is trying to do it right

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Representative
    Current Employee - Sales Representative

    I have been working at Aggreko USA full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Progressive corporate principles.
    Aggreko is making big pushes to incorporate work-life balance, keeping employees healthy & happy, and rewarding people for staying with the company.

    There is plenty of upward mobility if you do your job well and are willing to move. Especially on the Operations side.

    Pay is at or above industry averages.

    Most of my co-workers seem dedicated to the Company and each other.

    Cons

    High pressure, emergency response work environment, especially on Operations side (can be good or bad, depending on your weekend plans).
    High turnover in many positions.
    Operations folks often have to juggle numerous jobs due to turnover.
    Old boy network / nepotism exists.
    Unrealistic budget expectations for sales force.
    Shrinking commissions for sales force.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Run the other way

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Instructional Designer in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Instructional Designer in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Good non management people to work with.

    Cons

    Management ethics are a matter of convenience. HR backs up managers that lie. They feel that with Texas being an "at will state" they have no need to validate any reason for firing someone. When requesting meetings with HR management to resolve dispute issues, they ignore you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn what Talent Management is, train your people on equal employment laws, and start over with your entire training and development team... they cannot even develop their own team, let alone others.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Be Careful...

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Aggreko USA

    Pros

    Decent salary / benefits are offered.

    Cons

    Management is frequently out of touch with day-to-day work. Communication is sparse and often inaccurate or misleading. Promotions and raises are often based on favoritism, not skill or experience.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Employee well-being and the bottom line are not opposing goals.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    A Mixed Bag

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

    I worked at Aggreko USA

    Pros

    Competitive pay for technicians and salary for management. Decent benefits package. Opportunity for overtime for technicians and bonuses for management.
    Pay raises for technicians based upon qualifications and training.
    Very good in house training program for technicians.
    Tool allowance for technicians.
    Newly instituted personnel review system appears stronger then previous system, but failure on follow through and assistance will need to be judged.

    Cons

    Upper management is disconnected from middle management and day to day operations. While upper management has frequently commendable plans and views for the company, they are not communicated and carried out down the company into the rank and file.
    Poor communications intra-company. Infrequent updates of company long term plans, and when it does happen, follow through and push down into the company from upper management does not happen.
    IT support and equipment for technicians is rare.
    Limited in house training for management.
    Old management personnel review system was very weak and did not provide adequate feedback. No follow through on reviews.
    Overwhelming focus on the bottom line causes some managers to cut corners, leaving their employees on the front line exposed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better communication at all levels of the company would go a long way towards unifying the company. While good plans, views and intentions are good, they do not work unless they are pushed to permeate down the company into the rank and file.

    No opinion of CEO

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