Gowan Company

  www.gowanco.com
  www.gowanco.com
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Good Company for the Right Person(ality)

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Marketing in Yuma, AZ
Current Employee - Marketing in Yuma, AZ

I have been working at Gowan Company

Pros

Excellent family-oriented company. Great for parents. Flexible with hours / work schedule. Encourages socialization among employees with company luncheons and happy hours. A great company to work for if you have the right personality and attitude, but it's definitely not for everyone. Amazing bonus opportunity (but not always guaranteed) and good benefits program.

Cons

Highly competitive and the same people get recognized over and over again. Takes a long time (years) before you are fully accepted into the "tribe" of Gowan, but once you're in you're golden. Salaries are not always the greatest, typically much lower than industry average. Raises are very, very small and far between. Negotiate well before agreeing to accepting an offer. Very cliquey social groups.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Greater appreciation for ALL employees, not just your 'darlings' or 'stars' of the company. Every position is vital for survival, treat them like they are (at least try.) Better salaries. Otherwise, good job.

5 Other Employee Reviews for Gowan Company (View Most Recent)

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    positive place to work

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

    I have been working at Gowan Company

    Pros

    work starts from 7-3:30 M-F with chances of overtime

    Cons

    work is all outside in the shop

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good company experiencing growing pains.

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

    I have been working at Gowan Company full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Mid-sized, family owned company means less bureaucracy. Projects can move in a timely manner. Company is growing and in a strong industry.

    Cons

    Family owned company means less advancement opportunity. Friends of the family given preferential treatment. Cronyism abounds. Bonus structure does not motivate individuals to accomplish tasks. No accountability on an individual level.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    As you grow to be a large global company, hire skilled, experienced employees and pay them well.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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