Grundfos Reviews

Updated July 1, 2014
Updated July 1, 2014
17 Reviews

3.1
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Carsten Bjerg
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  1.  

    Satisfied

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Grundfos

    Pros

    Good working environment. Strong management team

    Cons

    Difficult career progress for fresh entry

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    Arrogance is their downfall

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Aurora, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Aurora, IL

    I worked at Grundfos full-time for 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
  3.  

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

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Olathe, KS
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Olathe, KS

    I have been working at Grundfos full-time for 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
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  5.  

    Lack of training program, numbers based company

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    • 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
  6.  

    Changing Organization

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    • 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
  7.  

    My experiences

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    Former Employee - Head  in  Asia, TN
    Former Employee - Head in Asia, TN

    I worked at Grundfos full-time for more than a 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
  8.  

    Great job, going places.

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    Current Employee - IT Administrator  in  Makati City (Philippines)
    Current Employee - IT Administrator in Makati City (Philippines)

    I have been working at Grundfos as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    If you're good in computers, programming, software development-I'd bet the salary is extremely good.

    Cons

    Now I get to work for two entities who demand me in a single body. The only thing I knew is that blunders are always remembered, but accomplishments... hmmm, it's just another day. While human effort are highly appreciated, they couldn't just be measured in numbers. Even finding comfort would spell contempt.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Kindly check the salary of all your workers there at the bottom. Maybe those in the management don't care for them at all, and yet they're the one's sweating while your top brass are in air conditioned units.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    just soso

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    Current Employee - SAP FICO Consultant  in  Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
    Current Employee - SAP FICO Consultant in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)

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

    Pros

    salary is very low compare to other company

    Cons

    office nice but very remote and always change location

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    improve the staff management

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

    A Very good company to work here

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Grundfos full-time

    Pros

    The company's value system is so strong, work-life balance is provided to all employees, very solid product company focused on product quality and customer services. Believes in Innovation and improvement. I would say- it is business leader in the pump industry. I learn many things here - a true global environment, increased knowledge levels etc.
    There is saying about its management "What we say, we do and what we do, we say".

    Cons

    The limitation and constraints of R&D (India) comes on the way for the next career level. A very limited scope for the R&D india as very limited roles and opportunities are less as the expectation from R&D is limited and driven by headquarters.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There should be motivation for all level of employees even though the there are limitations but there are way to keep motivated employees.

    Neutral Outlook
  11.  

    Grundfos in Singapore

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    Former Employee - Intern  in  Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Intern in Singapore (Singapore)

    I worked at Grundfos as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Quite a good Work-Life Balance and everyone here are happy everyday. Even during periods of heavy work load, people can take things at their own stride.
    Lower management gives freedom and independence. So long as you can get the job done well, they do not bother you. not much office politics as well, or atleast, it isn't so open and public.
    Plenty of oppotunity

    Cons

    not much cons in this office

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    middle management needs to come down to to understand constraints.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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