Kaeser Compressor Reviews

Updated July 25, 2015
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  1. A company that focuses on the long view and employee development

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fredericksburg, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fredericksburg, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Kaeser Compressor full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    privately held, stable company. Global industry leader with a wide range of customers that provide stable growth. No layoffs during the recessions of '01 or '09. Many long term employees gives it the feel of a family run company. Provides the best work/life balance of any company I've worked for.

    Cons

    Smaller and flatter organization doesn't offer the career advancement opportunities or compensation packages of a Fortune 500 company.

    Advice to Management

    Strengthen communication with the field. Frequently communicate the short and long term goals to keep everyone working towards the same end.


  2. Frustrating

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent Product, Excellent Literature, good assistance from HQ, energy efficiency

    Cons

    Varying Inventory, Long Lead Times, very secretive culture, NO sales Energy, uncompetitive pricing on smaller units.

    Advice to Management

    Energetic Sales Managers to energize the Sales Force.


  3. Sales Representative

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Kaeser Compressor full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good starting sales position. You will have lower than average sales volume compared to other sales jobs and decent base salary. Minimal supervision depending on your manager. The Kaeser brand is highly respected for quality.

    Cons

    You are NOT trained until after you have been with the company for at least 3 months. You are expected to make sales calls without having much of a clue about what you are saying. You have corporate support but be prepared to be spoken down to, as if you are an idiot. If you can endure the first year it becomes more palatable.

    Advice to Management

    Train sales staff immediately. Stop constantly changing sales goals.


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  5. Great work experience!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service Coordinator/Warranty in Greensboro, NC
    Former Employee - Customer Service Coordinator/Warranty in Greensboro, NC
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Kaeser Compressor full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Wonderful group of people to work with. Job duties kept things interesting. Great benefits aside from the salary.

    Cons

    Salary was not very competitive.


  6. Helpful (2)

    A massive waste of time for me.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Service Manager
    Former Employee - Service Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Kaeser Compressor full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    They give profit sharing. That is the only possible pro there is at this company.

    Cons

    Money terrible versus the responsibility. No help from corporate. They change the focus daily. So called Manager never there and when there always late. They never listen to the people that do the work. They relie on people in a bubble at corporate, that haven't a clue.

    Advice to Management

    Before you promote from within, use common sense and interview the employees that work around the individual. 1000 miles away you don't know jack about the individual. Also, listen to the people that actually do the work. Trust the people that increase the revenue not ruin it. Stop being clueless. Get rid of the people that are working all day to justify thier existence, not the ones that are building the customer base and increasing revenue and making the company better.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Not a viable position for a seasoned sales professional

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in New England (Jamaica)
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in New England (Jamaica)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Kaeser Compressor full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good technology. Great products. They are known for their quality in the marketplace.

    Cons

    Keywords: Micromanagement, Bureaucracy, distributers and sub-distributers taking your business, no loyalty to sales.

    Advice to Management

    Change from the top down. A reflection of who sits at the top.


  8. Helpful (2)

    A stepping stone job.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - OUTSIDE SALES
    Former Employee - OUTSIDE SALES
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Company makes a great product. In fact you could say it is the best in the industry. They spend a lot of money on marketing and engineering. Giving their products and services lots of exposure.

    Cons

    For a company that has one of the best but most expensive products in their industry they do not understand that they make a product that needs to be sold by professional salesman. The company culture is that salesman are replaceable. Upper management is top heavy and after sales support is non existent. Despite California labor laws that say otherwise. They will not pay you on any commissions for sales that you made once you leave the company. Despite selling the most expensive products in the industry the pay/commissions and benefits are the lowest in the industry. This job is not bad to learn the industry and make some connections and use that to find a better job within the industry with a competitor. For a privately held company there is a LOT of red tape. Kaeser is held hostage to it;s own ISO standards. The tail is clearly wagging the dog here and makes simple day to day business activities a nightmare.

    Advice to Management

    Embrace your sales force and make a clear cut organization chart. Revise ISO policy to free up branch level personal to make smart timely business decisions.



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