Gardner-Denver Water Jetting Systems
2.8 of 5 5 reviews
www.waterjetting.com Houston, TX

Gardner-Denver Water Jetting Systems Reviews

Updated Jan 17, 2014

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Michael M. Larsen


80% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    I was the in-house advertising department and marketing services person.

    Senior Marketing Coordinator (Current Employee)
    Houston, TX

    ProsI did the branding and materials for Water Jetting Systems, which was formed by the merger of 3 distinct companies. I got to do everything from start to finish and there was always a new challenge. This was a perfect fit for me.

    ConsGD never understood water jetting as an industry or as a product line, and treated it inappropriately. The company has problems, beginning with the "wage parity" program setting all salaries across the board, no matter the location, by Quincy, IL standards... which means they cannot get or keep competent personnel.

    Advice to Senior ManagementQuit trying to make your entire staff contractors. Too many major engineering problems that need fixing in order to compete in the marketplace, and people who have no skin in the game are not going to fix the problems.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Shrinking company

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    ProsWide variety of tasks. Lots of opportunity to cross train. Opportunity for "Peter Principle" type employees to rise in rank.
    Stable sales & service staff.

    ConsPay scale based on "parity" with Quincy, IL... not on par with the rest of the oil-patch. Massive loss of qualified personnel in all areas coupled with inability to replace them. Most of key professional staff is contractors that are looking for other jobs.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTime to start paying local scale for engineering, machine shop and large assembly.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great People, Loved Working here

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    ProsFriendly atmosphere, great communication, Hard Working

    ConsSome division between departments, A little outdated in methods

    Advice to Senior ManagementInterconnect divisions more

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    " A Complete Mess"

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    Houston, TX

    ProsDecent pay and benefits but lacks career growth. This is a real 40-hour a week job – few people work more than that. If you play "the game” it’s easy to be liked by management.

    ConsPoor Management and high employee turnover. It's not about what you know but who you know. Poor upper level management decisions are preventing the company from growing and becoming profitable. This place will suck the life right out of you.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThere's a reason why employees don't stay. Listen to your employees or you will end up with only the incompetent ones. Acknowledge that you might have the wool pulled over your eyes by division. Low morale isn't your biggest problem, you need to stop making excuses and start by making changes with Division Senior Management. People are going to continue to leave until that happens.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Constant turn over of management staff. Great learning experience.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsTheir people are the best co-workers!

    ConsDescrimination and work place harassment.

    Advice to Senior ManagementManagement should take leadership classes.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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