Gowan Company

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Gowan Company Reviews

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good company experiencing growing pains.

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

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

    Pros

    Mid-sized, family owned company means less bureaucracy. Projects can move in a timely manner. Company is growing and in a strong industry.

    Cons

    Family owned company means less advancement opportunity. Friends of the family given preferential treatment. Cronyism abounds. Bonus structure does not motivate individuals to accomplish tasks. No accountability on an individual level.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    As you grow to be a large global company, hire skilled, experienced employees and pay them well.

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  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Yuma, AZ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Yuma, AZ

    I have been working at Gowan Company

    Pros

    family owned, progressive, wants the best for employees

    Cons

    favoritism, Yuma is an unpopular city

    Recommends
  3.  

    The excitement turned into disappointment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Yuma, AZ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Yuma, AZ

    I worked at Gowan Company

    Pros

    International environment, casual atmosphere, benefits

    Cons

    Should implement competitive salaries
    Too much turn over
    Scarcely promote talented people
    Lack of growth opportunities

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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good Company for the Right Person(ality)

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing in Yuma, AZ
    Current Employee - Marketing in Yuma, AZ

    I have been working at Gowan Company

    Pros

    Excellent family-oriented company. Great for parents. Flexible with hours / work schedule. Encourages socialization among employees with company luncheons and happy hours. A great company to work for if you have the right personality and attitude, but it's definitely not for everyone. Amazing bonus opportunity (but not always guaranteed) and good benefits program.

    Cons

    Highly competitive and the same people get recognized over and over again. Takes a long time (years) before you are fully accepted into the "tribe" of Gowan, but once you're in you're golden. Salaries are not always the greatest, typically much lower than industry average. Raises are very, very small and far between. Negotiate well before agreeing to accepting an offer. Very cliquey social groups.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Greater appreciation for ALL employees, not just your 'darlings' or 'stars' of the company. Every position is vital for survival, treat them like they are (at least try.) Better salaries. Otherwise, good job.

  6.  

    positive place to work

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

    I have been working at Gowan Company

    Pros

    work starts from 7-3:30 M-F with chances of overtime

    Cons

    work is all outside in the shop

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

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