I worked at Gardner Denver full-time (More than 8 years)
Good colleagues make the work environment fun. Decent pay and benefits. Work/Home balance is achievable if desired. Willing to invest money to make the company better.
Easy to be pulled into too many projects if you have expertise in a loosely related field. Very willing to put majority of work on a few employees who care.
Advice to Management
Have a direction, ensure it comes from the top down, and hire people that buy into it and believe in it. "Hire smart people and get out of their way"
I applied in-person. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at Gardner Denver (Quincy, IL) in April 2016.
I talked to the HR recruiter a number of times over the phone, he was very nice, then visited them in person in Quincy, IL. When I went to Quincy, I met with 6 people who asked me about myself and my qualifications. Nothing out of the ordinary. The one thing that I thought was weird was that my potential immediate boss was out of town so did not interview with him.