Gardner Denver
3.1 of 5 19 reviews
www.gardnerdenver.com Wayne, PA 5000+ Employees

Gardner Denver Reviews

Updated Mar 16, 2014
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3.1 19 reviews

                             

60% Approve of the CEO

Gardner Denver CEO Michael M. Larsen

Michael M. Larsen

(5 ratings)

50% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Get out while you can!

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Quincy, IL

I have been working at Gardner Denver full-time for more than 8 years

ProsCompany with a large global footprint and very proud history. With the recent change in leadership, this proud ship is sinking fast.

ConsIt is obvious that the new leadership doesn't care about the company and is only interested in selling Gardner Denver for a quick buck. Larsen and his cronies will cash in big time and will not have to work another day in their lives, while the other 7000 employees will be left jobless. So sad.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Avoid if Possible

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Tulsa, OK

I have been working at Gardner Denver full-time

Pros- Decent salary
- Lay-offs are extremely unlikely

Cons- Toxic political environment
- Reactive Culture is Frequently Operating in Crisis Mode
- Extremely resistant to change and new ideas
- Good Ol' Boy System

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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good learning experience

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Tulsa, OK

I have been working at Gardner Denver

ProsGood life Good pay good culture

Consdont know how to retain talented ppl.

Advice to Senior Managementno comments

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I had a great experience at GD for almost ten years as the company grew and changed.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Quincy, IL

I worked at Gardner Denver

Pros-- The international nature of the businesses makes it complex, but also interesting.
-- The diversity of products and customers served provides employees a wide variety of areas in which they can excel.

Cons-- The focus on reducing compensation and benefits in all areas outside the executive suite can make for a tough environment in which to work.

Advice to Senior ManagementContinue to use the really great Gardner Denver Way internal business system to leverage the company's synergies proactively with organic growth through customer-driven innovation excellence.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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My experience has been good, Gained a lot of experience that can be used in my career.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Sheboygan, WI

I have been working at Gardner Denver

Pros- Work is always fast paced and different every day
- The managers are not over bearing on their employees
- Good Industry to work in

Cons- A lot of emails sent out randomly with no regard to the correct person who should be answering them
- Management only communicates with employees when there is problems

Advice to Senior ManagementPlease keep and a short and long term vision of the company. Also, please know what is going on your facilities that are far away. I am not convinced mgt has a clue

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A great place to work, competitive salaries, and advancement opportunities

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Gardner Denver

ProsManagers know the product lines and are very helpful if you do have questions, not a stressful work environment, employees are easy going yet get the work done.

ConsSome employees have annoying habits that make it hard to work in a cubical type area. Occasionally when senior members are out of town it is difficult to contact them when needed, even if they are on business.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Laid off due to lack of a clear vision for the division where I worked.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Trumbull, CT

I worked at Gardner Denver

ProsCompany has a broad range of products and locations to work.

ConsCompany is being managed for short term results vs longer term competitive position. Layoffs and downsizing is causing a loss over talented people needed to sustain this company.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Not completely satisfied

Engineer (Former Employee)
Sedalia, MO

I worked at Gardner Denver

ProsThe company is organized
Decent pay

ConsNo support from senior employees
People are so cold
full of politics

Advice to Senior ManagementGrow Up

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Gardner Denver Thomas historically has been a pretty good place to work

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Sheboygan, WI

I have been working at Gardner Denver

ProsIt was well known that GDT was a leader in its field and has been a nice place to work over the years. The workforce has historically been very, very stable. That showed that GDT was indeed a good place to work. Management gave employees support in medical emergencies.

ConsNo employee wellness program to speak of. Also, there was no formal training programs until recently.

Advice to Senior ManagementTraining programs for sales personnel and for mid-level and upper management would benefit the company.I would also establish an employee wellness program.

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