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Aggreko Reviews

Updated October 17, 2017
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  1. "Worldwide presence"

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    Current Employee - Service Center Manager in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Service Center Manager in Miami, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Aggreko (More than a year)

    Pros

    Different location to move to. Worldwide presence. Good co-workers, they want to succeed. Good company to get experience. Excellent techs.

    Cons

    Difficult to obtain bonus and HR sucks. But everything else is excellent. Management is approachable. Nothing else is bad here.


  2. "Great experience, long hours, low hourly pay"

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    Former Employee - Technician in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Technician in Miami, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    great industry exposure. great technician culture. good benefits

    Cons

    long hours for comparatively low hourly pay.

    Advice to Management

    culture isnt something declared from the top down. you have to create the environment for the culture you want.

  3. "ACTS"

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    Former Employee - ACTS Technician
    Former Employee - ACTS Technician
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Awesome if you want to see the country and not your family.

    Cons

    24 days on the road, then 4 days home is the work cycle. 70-90 hours per week is expected.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more technicians to improve the work-life balance.


  4. "Tech"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Aggreko full-time

    Pros

    Gained a lot of knowledge

    Cons

    To many chiefs and not enough indians


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Used to be a great company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Aggreko full-time

    Pros

    None right now. The company is on constant restructure!

    Cons

    new management has no idea what they are doing

    Advice to Management

    get their head out of the gutter


  6. "Proyect engineer"

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    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Barce, IN
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Barce, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Best company un the world

    Cons

    Really Yo much work hours


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Best technicians, worst management."

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    Former Employee - Technician II in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Technician II in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Aggreko has alot of pros for working there. There is alot of freedom day to day. The service truck is personal use, and we used them for everything (you pretty much live in it anyways.) The other technicians are awesome. So many good people have come and gone with Aggreko. The training is also really good if your manager lets you attend.

    Cons

    The management is horrible. If I wanted a manager straight from college or Applebees I would go work at Applebees. They will work you to the bone and not bat an eye. Don't expect hard work to get you anywhere, all it will get you is 100 hour work weeks and tiny raises. All the good employees left when the management somehow got worse. There are other options out there, and everyone with a brain realized that. You cannot fix bad management with more management.

    Advice to Management

    You had the best employees that the industry had, and you lost many and will continue to lose more if you do not figure out how to manage the local depots.

  8. "Operational model changes"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent company, dynamic, agile and efficient.. Training and safety are highest priorities.

    Cons

    Too many reestructures and changes keep the personnel in a state of uncertainty about their jobs.

    Advice to Management

    Change is fine, adapting to the market demands is fine, but give time to he changes to work.


  9. "Good company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    Experienced people, willing to share and mentor, opportunities across the world, decent time off, benefits comparable to most companies these days with high deductible, but offer hsa as well.

    Cons

    Oil prices have an impact, lots of change for an extended period of time, need more focus on training, refreshing of skills.

    Advice to Management

    Let employees know you are willing to hear theor suggestions


  10. "Great people, terrible local management"

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    Current Employee - Technician in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Technician in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good culture and drive to support customer.
    Good technician training (when they actually send you)
    Average pay - better than many truck shops, but less than our major competition
    Good company to get your feet wet in rental generator industry and then move on to competition

    Cons

    Terrible management, especially at the local level.
    Only views technicians as "replaceable assets" not as valuable individuals
    Can be hard to have a good work/life balance

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your people in the trenches. Quit restructuring every 2 or 3 years. We need stability.


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