Gardner Denver Reviews

Updated August 8, 2014
Updated August 8, 2014
25 Reviews

3.6
25 Reviews
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  1.  

    Good

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Gardner Denver full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Learn a lot, excellent products

    Cons

    Lacks resources to support your functions

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Fair

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Gardner Denver

    Pros

    Interesting projects, office culture, training

    Cons

    personal growth, no bonuses are given to employees

  3.  

    Lots of turnover of top management over the past few years

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    Current Employee - Product Marketing Specialist  in  Quincy, IL
    Current Employee - Product Marketing Specialist in Quincy, IL

    I have been working at Gardner Denver full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good people, versatile company with decent benefits

    Cons

    Lack of training, sometimes seems the company is too big for its own good

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Could have been better.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Gardner Denver full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    A good training ground to put to use in a future job with their competitors.

    Cons

    Lack of progressive career opportunities available for most. If you are favored, then the sky is the limit. Seem to take it personally when someone leaves - especially senior management. Lack support of the average worker to grow them to be better employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Front line workers are your bread and butter. Treat them better. Don't continue to treat people as if they don't matter.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    good learning experience

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Tulsa, OK
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tulsa, OK

    I have been working at Gardner Denver

    Pros

    Good life Good pay good culture

    Cons

    dont know how to retain talented ppl.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    no comments

    Approves of CEO
  7.  

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

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Sheboygan, WI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in 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 ManagementAdvice

    Please 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

    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

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

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Sheboygan, WI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sheboygan, WI

    I have been working at Gardner Denver

    Pros

    It 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.

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

  9.  

    Worst Experience Ever

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Gardner Denver

    Pros

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

    Cons

    There are to many to list.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

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

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Quincy, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in 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 ManagementAdvice

    Continue 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

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

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Trumbull, CT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Trumbull, CT

    I worked at Gardner Denver

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Company 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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