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Aggreko Reviews

Updated May 17, 2017
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Pros
  • Fun coworkers, good benefits and wellness options (in 9 reviews)

  • It gives you an opportunity to work in a world class standard working environment (in 6 reviews)

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  1. 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.


  2. "Outside Sales Representative"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pearland, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pearland, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Awesome people on a local level, they really care about you personally and you become kimd of a local family. Good benefits and wellness programs

    Cons

    Sales and operations are disconnected from each other. Management and Leadership have an omnious apearance of being above and better than the workers. Leaders are completely disconnected from true everyday operations but constantly have meetings to improve these operations to appease their shareholders at the expense of their most valueable stakeholders, their employees who execute the rentals and bring in the money!

    Advice to Management

    Less talk, more appreciation and understanding of the needs of the people on the ground doing the actual work. Keep communication open through out organization, not just for upper management. Less talk about action and more actual action!

  3. "No work life balance"

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    Former Employee - Americas Power Projects Financial Planning Analyst in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Americas Power Projects Financial Planning Analyst in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Aggreko full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good place if you are coming out of college

    Cons

    Management does not value employees for their efforts.

    Advice to Management

    If you overwork your employees at least recognize their effort


  4. Helpful (7)

    "Awesome place to work until new management came to town!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Swedesboro, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Swedesboro, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Aggreko full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Pay rate was good. Work schedule was nice. Opportunities to change positions in office were available. Had a good working relationship with sales people. Room for growth within office, but not company. Vacation days were nice.

    Cons

    The more you know, the more work you are required to do. People who make mistakes are never held accountable for their actions. Too many managers in one office that don't know how to do the function they are managing. Management constantly asked for feedback and when given management did nothing with it. Management showed a lot of favoritism and didn't care that it was flaunted. Computer systems are terrible and constantly have issues/not available. Management constantly spend, spend, spend, which caused office to close. Closed down admin office due to company being in the red, yet are hiring more and more executive positions to stay in the red.

    Advice to Management

    Little less spending on nonsense, little more spending for things that actually help the company. When given feedback, do something with it. Have people in management positions that can actually do the job they are making an attempt to manage. Hold people accountable for failures and actually let the people who do a good job know that it is noticed.


  5. "Easy to get cut loose"

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

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

    Pros

    Good pay
    Good hours
    Good benefits

    Cons

    Management is unpredictable
    Safety can get thrown out the window unless it creeps back up. Automatically the techs fault.
    3 writes ups and your out no matter who you are.
    Decision making highly questionable.
    Raises more then a dollar are near impossible.
    Not much room for growth.
    Labor intensive.
    Wacky hours

    Advice to Management

    The techs work long hours, deal with the customers in person, and handle all the bull. Trust your techs


  6. "Mixed Review"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Aggreko full-time

    Pros

    Interesting industry, various markets, unusual marketing department layout and leadership

    Cons

    various managers, lack of transparency, sexism


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Rental Coordinator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Nice bonus structure, good people on my level, good equipment and service

    Cons

    Poor management, very dishonest, would change requirements for bonuses at last minute, no loyalty to employees

    Advice to Management

    Be more considerate of your employees they are the ones that make you money and keep you going.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "NO work life balance here"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Stable company with many locations around the world.

    Cons

    Employees are not appreciated. We are given minimal support by upper management and unreliable computer systems but we are expected to do the work of 5 men every single day.

    Advice to Management

    Open your eyes and show appreciation for your employees before they are all gone. More and more people are leaving Aggreko every day and management is not taking any responsibility for the environment they have created.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Loved the company but management ran me out the door"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Aggreko full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits, opportunity for travel, continuous growth, provides a great service

    Cons

    North America - Upper management refuses to address poor performing middle management. Continous loss of their most important asset - talent. Many very talented and bright people have left the company due to executive managment failing to address ineffective middle managers. The believe is that these managers have been there 15 yrs or more and are basically untouchable. The staff can be divided in two - Long timers and short timers. Not many fall into the middle.

    Advice to Management

    Time to address some of your "tenured" management


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Lack of management"

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    Former Employee - Head Engineer
    Former Employee - Head Engineer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    good training when it is already to late

    Cons

    managers are egotrippers, no feeling with the outside activities

    Advice to Management

    get your experienced techs to run the service so they can grow and get rid of the friends and family managers, you are creating inbreaders...


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