GEA Process Engineering

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GEA Process Engineering Reviews

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

    Amazing company to work for

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Warehouse/Parts Manager
    Current Employee - Warehouse/Parts Manager

    I have been working at GEA Process Engineering as a contractor (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good salary, some bonuses. Great team.

    Cons

    Huge workload, lack of help

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    A healthy mix of Cronyism and Incompetence

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Bookkeepper in Columbia, MD
    Current Employee - Bookkeepper in Columbia, MD

    I have been working at GEA Process Engineering full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Free coffee. Christmas party. Free Parking. Anniversary luncheon. Demanding work. Great benefits. 5% 401k match. Stock options for upper level employees.

    Cons

    The impending downsizing / possible layoffs have everyone on edge. Christmas party cancelled. You can only move up if you know someone. Only friends of friends are ever hired.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cut your overhead and get rid of redundancy. Hire talented engineers not bottom of the barrel hacks. Hire from local universities and community colleges.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    If you want to be treated like a valued employee, look elsewhere.

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

    I have been working at GEA Process Engineering full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    - Great healthcare package (best I've ever seen) extremely affordable for anyone
    - Many/Most employees get a free company iPhone
    - Company laptop you can use at home
    - Most employees have their own office

    Cons

    -Lack of clarity on the job description/interview. They don't provide a clear picture of what the job is and make you do things completely out of scope of the job description

    -Incompetent managers. Many have been with the company for a long time and that is how they got promoted, not because they actually have the proper skill set.

    -People in general don't seem to like it here. During lunchtime, people can be heard loudly gossiping about managers and other employees.

    -If you are not in Sales, I feel bad for you- other departments particularity HR don't get the respect they need and deserve. The turnover for HR is extremely high. The focus is on Sales, Sales, Sales. If you are not looking to be a sales person or engineer I do not recommend working here.

    -Trying to unite the entire GEA Group (international company with many business units) is tiring and compliance work can be frustrating.

    A Job placement company, which I will not name, decided to stop working with GEA because they had so many dissatisfied people. Even temps who are here for 1-2 months do not like it here and don't feel like they are treated as a valued employee.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have competent managers who have proven they have the skills to do the job. Don't like promote people due to seniority. Treat other departments, I.E. HR, Finance, Compliance, Legal, Marketing, Administrative better. Just because they are not sales people or engineers doesn't mean they aren't important.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    A fun job for engineering work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Engineer in Columbia, MD
    Current Employee - Sales Engineer in Columbia, MD

    I have been working at GEA Process Engineering full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    State of the art technology. and world class leadership. Very competitive salary that is comparable to what the Federal Government pays. Most engineers make an equivalent GS-13-14 salary. Four floating holidays and work-at-home options exist.

    Cons

    The location is not in the safest neighborhood, More cash incentives for top sales performers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Move the offices to upscale places like Clarkville or Rockville.

    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Conservative engineering firm that contains a wealth of experience and knowledge.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Columbia, MD
    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Columbia, MD

    I have been working at GEA Process Engineering full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Very stable and predictable working environment.

    Cons

    Difficult to correspond and remain on same page with international colleagues.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Demonstrate more foresight. Invest into company infrastructure and facilities to improve staff morale.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    Communication issues are prevalent. Nothing extraordinary.

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

    I worked at GEA Process Engineering full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Process engineering exposure in the fields of liquid processing, crystallization, food and dairy, and spray drying technologies for chemical and pharmaceutical companies.
    Free coffee, free water.
    $20 movie tickets on your birthday.

    Cons

    Mid to high turn over (regardless of seniority).
    Instability in the HR department.
    Little or not training. Professional development.is highly discouraged.
    Salaries are below avg.
    No sense or feeling of stability.
    Very few people are open to share ideas.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Mission and vision should be pursued actively in a top-down scheme. Managers should promote a more pleasant work environment to allow employee satisfaction and more productivity.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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