Gardner Denver Reviews

Updated June 30, 2015
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  1. Field Service Technician

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    Former Employee - Field Service Technician in Shreveport, LA
    Former Employee - Field Service Technician in Shreveport, LA

    I worked at Gardner Denver

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Oil field frac pump repair

    Cons

    Oil field unstable very hard work and dangerous

    Advice to Management

    Keep the employees you have. They are going to be hard to get back later.


  2. Honestly, worst place I've worked... so far.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Mechanic in Altoona, PA
    Former Employee - Mechanic in Altoona, PA

    I worked at Gardner Denver full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I loved working on the equipment, but Cons outweighed the Pros.

    Cons

    Unprofessional, unethical management. Yearly raises, miniscule, benefit premiums rise faster. Management is threatened when you have more product knowledge than them.

    Advice to Management

    If this is your culture?... expect a high turnover rate. Treat people like human beings. You get more from employees when you respect them as human beings.


  3. Helpful (1)

    Great company to work for.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Gardner Denver full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Gardner Denver has a good culture that fosters a team work environment. Management tends to stay off your back if you're getting you're work done. I haven't been micromanaged and receive good feed back on what I'm doing right and what I can get better at. The work life balance is the best I've seen compared to other places I've worked and am aware of through friends and family. The company provides ample vacation days as well as holidays.

    Cons

    Pay isn't bad, but I know they could do better. There are only a few communication gaps in operations, but the good news is I see ,and am a part of, these gaps closing.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.


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  5. Good Company-Great Products

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Development Engineer in Quincy, IL
    Former Employee - Development Engineer in Quincy, IL

    I worked at Gardner Denver (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Company has a long history of innovation and have been able to survive via top level changes and management

    Cons

    organic employee development and focus is missing (at least when I was working) and talented folks are not able to showcase themselves

    Advice to Management

    Promote International Diversity, not be afraid of exploring options for good talet


  6. A company with many opportunities

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Gardner Denver (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    A great place to get to know the oil and gas industry. If you work hard and get along with management, you will have a successful career.

    Cons

    You are in a market that has ups and downs. This could create stress in a person who does not deal with change easily.

    Advice to Management

    Keep hiring the employees that are positive and willing to go the extra mile.


  7. Helpful (1)

    No seniority! No security!

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Mechanic in Altoona, PA
    Former Employee - Mechanic in Altoona, PA

    I worked at Gardner Denver full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    It was nice place to work

    Cons

    Worked there 1 year, got axed even though there were 25 people hired after me. People were being trained for my position, and then I was told my position was being eliminated. I believe I was a threat to the manager above me. No respect for loyalty, hard work or quality. Was told it was not a layoff because we don't have a call back. No seniority !!!

    Advice to Management

    Hire more skilled managers. The unskilled ones who deem good knowledgeable workers as a threat only cost the company money and time. The example of me being axed will send fear into other employees in the shop killing all loyalty and possibly production. All employees like a little security. This action sends the message no one is safe.


  8. Within the last couple years it has turned into a very narrowminded company.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bentleyville, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bentleyville, PA

    I worked at Gardner Denver full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Most of the time pays well

    Cons

    They do not treat their employees like human beings. The HR department is severely lacking in common sense. They have a lot of turnover since they moved to Bentleyville.

    Advice to Management

    treat your employees like humans not like working mules


  9. Resume

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Replenishment in Sedalia, MO
    Former Employee - Replenishment in Sedalia, MO

    I worked at Gardner Denver part-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Pay Benefits Team Workers Hours

    Cons

    I really have no cons


  10. Middle Class Manufacturing

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Gardner Denver

    Pros

    Fair pay, decent corporate structure

    Cons

    Needs to define strategic management for employees


  11. A great place to work, with the current oil market, hours are plentiful

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Machinist in Tulsa, OK
    Current Employee - Machinist in Tulsa, OK

    I have been working at Gardner Denver full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Offers matching 401k plus an additional 4% that matures after 3 years employment.

    Cons

    The usual politics between administration and blue collar



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