Grundfos

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Grundfos Reviews

Updated November 6, 2014
Updated November 6, 2014
22 Reviews
3.2
22 Reviews
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  1.  

    Good company to work for.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Finance in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Finance in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Grundfos full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Grundfos is a good company with a positie working environent. They look after the employees well from top to bottom. Working for the compnay presents lots of oppurtunities for progression as well as the oppurtunity to travel.

    Cons

    The communication within the company can be lacking. This is to be expected to some degree in a compnay this large but there are times when people don't fully understand the direction a particular project is going or who is in charge

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More communication and clairty in some processes.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    I have had a very positive experience with this company.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Junior Pricing Analyst in Downers Grove, IL
    Current Employee - Junior Pricing Analyst in Downers Grove, IL

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

    Pros

    I've had a great experience so far within this compay. My manager respects the fact that I have a life outside of work and is very supportive during projects. We get great holiday (2 weeks off for Christmas) and other good benefits. Good hotels, good dinners, and great new management.

    Cons

    Suffers from the same technological problems of any other global company. Lack of communication between different parts of the company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    European Water Pump Company to Increase US Jobs

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

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

    Pros

    Excellent benefit package, sold vacation time, compensation is generous. Leadership is restructuring for the better. New office in Downers Grove is very neat and clean. Focus on culture and values is important.

    Cons

    Constant change, lack of communication amongst colleagues, lack of policies and procedures

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    European-centric and arrogance is taking over in America

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

    I have been working at Grundfos full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    The people here are the best...it's too bad they are not treated better.

    Cons

    European management is moving into the American companies and pushing their agendas here without the input of American workers that have been in the market for decades. Along the way, they are slicing and dicing American employees and bringing in their European colleagues to give them experience in management, eliminating opportunities for Americans.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Actually live the Grundfos values, because right now you are faking it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Arrogance is their downfall

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Aurora, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Aurora, IL

    I worked at Grundfos full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Benefits are good, most of the employees are good people. Nice places to travel and we always stay at nice hotels. Many employee luncheons and great holiday time off.

    Cons

    They talk about employee value, but don't follow any practices around it. If you aren't a European male, you won't go far is this male dominated company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees and actually practice your corporate values.

    Doesn't Recommend
  7.  

    Great benefits, great ideals, but processed and regulated to the point of inaction.

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

    I have been working at Grundfos full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits: 5% of salary added to 401(k) in addition to matching (3%); Medical insurance is paid after 5 years of employment (single employees are always paid)
    Company is dedicated to making clean water available to the world
    Some of the best products in terms of reliability and efficiency
    Privately held forever; they won't be bought out.
    Opportunity for a long career, or changing careers within the company.

    Cons

    The marketing says "Be (responsible) > Think (ahead) > Innovate (is the essence of what we do)" but there is so much wasted time and resources adhering to processes that take far too much energy. Supply chain is marred by an overly strict approval process. This results in exceptionally reliable products, but backfires when the market is saturated or if something does go wrong (because little effort goes into making the service experience any good).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Gut the product line; we are spread far too thin.Focus less on the pump (in most systems, it is just one component) and more on what can be done for the system. Prioritize the specification, ordering, and service experience for the customer. What good are our pumps if they can't get them on the shelves or get them serviced quickly? Get out of your own heads: Bjerringbro is not the center of the world, and although you may say you know that, wisdom is proved right by her actions.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Lack of training program, numbers based company

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

    I worked at Grundfos

    Pros

    Benefits, the workers not much after that

    Cons

    They say skilled work then why is there no training program? Numbers based. Say they want hard workers but fire people left and right.some supervisors don't have experience on the line.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a training program, get supervisors who are experienced with this company and the production of pumps, because if they don't know what it's like then how can they help improve the work?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Changing Organization

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

    I have been working at Grundfos full-time

    Pros

    Good core group of people who want to succeed. There are opportunities to contribute to the company's success.

    Cons

    The company changes a lot and doesn't always give new ways of working a chance to succeed before moving on to something else.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get the new CEO in place so he can begin his team in place and move the company forward.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    My experiences

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Head in Asia, TN
    Former Employee - Head in Asia, TN

    I worked at Grundfos full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Very good products
    Ethical in business practices
    Systems driven

    Cons

    Weak management in country business units
    Local business heads are not well qualified to lead

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get good sound country business heads

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Moving from great to good !

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

    I have been working at Grundfos full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Overall is a good company with great environment, benefits, cultural tolerance and moving all the time with new initiative that will not give you time to get bored

    Cons

    New management focus in short terms results forgetting about people, plenty of opportunities for HR. Looks like sometimes decisions are base in personal goals and not professionally as should be in a Global company. Weak management to implement organizational changes or improvements.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please go back to talk & listen employees at all levels, do not stay in the clouds and go back and live the Group core values.

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