Aggreko USA

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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

9 Other Employee Reviews for Aggreko USA (View Most Recent)

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    Great organization

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    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 a 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
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