Generac Power Systems

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8 people found this helpful  

This place is horrible - stay away at all costs!

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Current Employee - Engineer in Waukesha, WI
Current Employee - Engineer in Waukesha, WI

I have been working at Generac Power Systems full-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

If you like working 80 hours a week and still get treated like crap, you will like it here.

Cons

Where do you even start? The expectations are off the charts what anyone can do. They expect you to be super-human. Even if you are, they will still treat you very poorly. Almost no promotions from within (because everyone sucks). The planning is terrible, it changes weekly or daily. There is a reason they always have 30+ openings in engineering, because no one wants to work there.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Wow. Treating people like crap is not a good management strategy. Stop blaming the employees and look at yourself.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 6 people found this helpful  

    look elseware (

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

    I have been working at Generac Power Systems full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Gave me a job when I was Laid off (low balled wages and vacation)

    Cons

    1. low wages (engineer)
    2. clueless management (no experience and talk down to a professional with more than 20 years of experience
    3. absolutely will not pay mileage to drive 25 miles between facilities (as a professional expect to run from one office to another for company business (subtract at least, the cost , of a tank of gas from your wages weekly))
    4. worst benefits I have ever had as an engineer
    5. the place is filthy and old (offices, the factory floor is worse)
    6. 3 bathrooms for 1000 employees
    7. no lunchroom (office people eat at their desk and factory employees sit on boxes or eat in their car
    8. management is completely disorganized
    9. program documentation is about 20 years behind the times
    10. 2 weeks vacation for a professional with more than 20 years experience (they told me absolutely not negotiable
    11. the only reason to take a job at generac is because you need money coming in until you find a real job
    12. In managements mind all software cost too much, so forget about having microsoft project, fea, mini tab, etc
    13. hardly any promotions from within
    14. people leave both the office and the factory floor, to find better positions regularly (thats why they have so many openings, all the time)(my department lost 9 people last year)
    15. Never take a contract position at generac. (serious 2nd class treatment and if they ask you to go direct (almost never) they low ball the wages.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    1 pay wages that are comparable to others in the market and hire real experienced managers (or better yet, train people from within instead of pulling in unknown talent from outside)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 5 people found this helpful  

    Too much management

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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 Generac Power Systems full-time

    Pros

    They're remodeling the entire building so at least you will have that to look forward to. They just build a cafeteria so there's that.

    Cons

    Non-designers get to share their opinion on everything and weigh in with their personal opinions that have no research to back it up.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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