Gilbarco

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Gilbarco Reviews

Updated November 10, 2014
Updated November 10, 2014
37 Reviews
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37 Reviews
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  1.  

    Gilbarco: Good place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - SQA
    Current Employee - SQA

    I have been working at Gilbarco as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Flexible hours, great training and support from co workers and managers.

    Cons

    Looking for short term results

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    This is a very structured organization.

    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Assembly in Greensboro, NC
    Current Employee - Assembly in Greensboro, NC

    I have been working at Gilbarco full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    This organization has veteran employees who love to perform at a high level of productivity. This is a very structured organization.

    Cons

    There is a an atmosphere of division between management and hourly workers. This may be due to the fact that there is a union at Gilbarco.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The management should take a human relations approach instead of the traditional administrative approach. When workers are treated as adults workers will demonstrate an internal motivation of high productivity. The use of pedagogical strategies by management actually is counter productive. Management should use the andragogical strategy of facilitation and incorporate the values and opinions of the employees. This will increase productivity.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Good place to work.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Gilbarco full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Salary is competitive. Benefits are good.

    Cons

    Danaher is all about the bottom line and doesn't seem to care about the employees but rather their investors. Too much overtime especially during the end of the quarter.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Needs to invest in equipment to keep up with demand rather than relying on old tired machines. If we had more equipment, we could reduce the amount of overtime worked.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Gilbarco used to be a Great Place to Work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Greensboro, NC
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Greensboro, NC

    I worked at Gilbarco full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Gilbarco used to be a great Company before they got so concerned about the numbers every quarter. The only good remaining item is that they do allow for work/life balance.

    Cons

    Gilbarco is very quick to lay people off. Several times I saw good people that have done very well at other companies let go because they were used as an executive scapegoat, happen to be on the wrong project at the wrong time or simply to make the quarterly numbers. They do not appreciate nor care about hanging onto to experienced people. they hardly ever look to advance people from within the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay attention to those blaming employees for things going wrong. I have seen it too many times were people were blamed and let go then drastic changes were made after the people left to cover it up. Once the people are gone and drastic changes were made on the management side, it was hard to see were the real problem was.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great place to work.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Gilbarco (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great people at the job. It pays the bills!

    Cons

    Not much career advancement opportunities.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    SQA

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software QA in Greensboro, NC
    Current Employee - Software QA in Greensboro, NC

    I have been working at Gilbarco as a contractor

    Pros

    very nice people to work with

    Cons

    your ideas will only be considered as your opinion

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Regional Sales Manager

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Gilbarco full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits and opportunities to learn many aspects of running a business. A great place to learn process and cost cutting. If you like being micro-managed, you'll love this place.

    Cons

    Total focus is on hitting sales targets, often at any cost including quality. Labor is a commodity with little value beyond that, if any. Poor sales management team who make decisions based on internal politics instead of employee needs or customer expectations. Preaching VOC but truly never listening. Marketing runs the sales department. Once a powerful and effective manufacture, now run more like a foreign sweat shop, cutting corners at every turn. QA and QC are all but non-existent, forsaken for revenue targets....resulting in shipping product with known defects just to create an invoice.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Replace the entire management team from Sales Directors and up. Truly listen to your customers and your employees. Don't just deliver "lip-service" and promises then continue down the current path. Finally, end the micro-management practice and let your sales people SELL. Conference calls and reports do not generate revenue. Sales calls and face-to-face meetings turning into orders drives revenue numbers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Great lean manufacturing concepts.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Area Administrator in Greensboro, NC
    Current Employee - Area Administrator in Greensboro, NC

    I have been working at Gilbarco full-time

    Pros

    Uses resources from within and outside to accomplish goals.

    Cons

    Uses the same resources yearly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Very hard path within.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    HORRIBLE PLACE TO WORK!!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer in Greensboro, NC
    Current Employee - Engineer in Greensboro, NC

    I have been working at Gilbarco full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    It is a paycheck but that is it....

    Cons

    Everything that is wrong with corp America...this company has it!! It is a wonder they are not BURIED in lawsuits by their employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Fuel Management Services (FMS) Division

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Fuel Management Technician in Greensboro, NC
    Current Employee - Fuel Management Technician in Greensboro, NC

    I have been working at Gilbarco full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Flexible and laid back. I worked on third shift and had a lot of autonomy. Not too much interference from management

    Cons

    FMS is a dead end position. To advance you have to transfer to a different position within the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management needs better trained supervisors and not just friends of the boss who don't know how to deal with people.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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