Gardner Denver
3.0 of 5 24 reviews
www.gardnerdenver.com Wayne, PA 5000+ Employees

Gardner Denver Reviews

Updated Jun 9, 2014
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3.0 24 reviews

                             

50% Approve of the CEO

Gardner Denver CEO Michael M. Larsen

Michael M. Larsen

(6 ratings)

50% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Not For People of Color

    Human Resources (Former Employee)
    Wayne, PA

    ProsGreat co-workers. Everyone is willing to share information and help one another.

    ConsIf your a person of color there is very little opportunity for advancement. This is a white male dominated environment.

    Advice to Senior ManagementRecruit at minority job fairs, have more minorities in senior positions, and have more respect for your current employees. Do not be intimidated by diversity, but embrace it. Get rid of the good ole boys and bring in people with more forward thinking. Stop hiring and promoting based on looks.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Toxic political environment

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGreat team of people, company with a long history of reliable products that is sinking because of corporate greed.

    ConsEmployees are running away faster than rats from the sinking ship. Senior leadership and HR are trying to stop this but the trust is lost. Administrative overhead is increasing while HR service is reduced.

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

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    Get out while you can!

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Quincy, IL

    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

    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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    Worst Experience Ever

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThey are really flexible with working from home or when you need to leave early

    ConsThere are to many to list.

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

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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

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

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Trumbull, CT

    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

    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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    Good

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsLearn a lot, excellent products

    ConsLacks resources to support your functions

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Fair

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsInteresting projects, office culture, training

    Conspersonal growth, no bonuses are given to employees

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