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Aggreko Reviews

Updated February 20, 2017
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Pros
  • Fun coworkers, good benefits and wellness options (in 8 reviews)

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

Cons
  • Not as family friendly in some regions work life balance needs to be managed by individuals or you can work too much (in 12 reviews)

  • Upper management and structure are poor (in 5 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Be Careful..."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Decent salary / benefits are offered.

    Cons

    Management is frequently out of touch with day-to-day work. Communication is sparse and often inaccurate or misleading. Promotions and raises are often based on favoritism, not skill or experience.

    Advice to Management

    Employee well-being and the bottom line are not opposing goals.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Run the other way"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Instructional Designer in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Instructional Designer in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good non management people to work with.

    Cons

    Management ethics are a matter of convenience. HR backs up managers that lie. They feel that with Texas being an "at will state" they have no need to validate any reason for firing someone. When requesting meetings with HR management to resolve dispute issues, they ignore you.

    Advice to Management

    Learn what Talent Management is, train your people on equal employment laws, and start over with your entire training and development team... they cannot even develop their own team, let alone others.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Enjoyed working here for the most part"

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    Current Employee - Service Tech III
    Current Employee - Service Tech III
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Aggreko full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good pay and good benifits chance to travel if you want. Good training program.

    Cons

    No work life balance in smaller shops, Iv'e been on call 75% on the time in the last 7 years, also lower management can't control there Techs. Have one tech that get paid fro 8 hours and is not even at the shop fro 8 hours, when working at shop employees sit in office 6-7 hours a day and management does nothing about it.

    Advice to Management

    Upper management has no Ideal what goes on Area manager has not even been to our shop in over a year.


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  5. Helpful (3)

    "nightmare."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    none. there are no pros with this company

    Cons

    repressive, unhealthy culture. no work life balance. engineers with egos.

    Advice to Management

    Get new management.


  6. Helpful (4)

    "Not people oriented."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay well, good time off practice, but you have to work around the clock to get it.

    Cons

    Lack of direction, everyone is only focused on making their big salaries at the top. Good ole boys network.

    Advice to Management

    Do not create a "have: and have not" culture


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Current but very wary employee"

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    Current Employee - Marketing in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Marketing in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Aggreko full-time

    Pros

    Benefits Package is good, pay is good

    Cons

    Human Resources and Management is terrible. HR is never available, they are always in meetings. Too many managers. I've silently watched several wonderful employees have problems and they receive little to no assistance from HR, they have eventually left. My respect and view completely changed when I saw a key marketing communications member laid off because of personal reasons and not for business reasons at all. This showed me that no one can be trusted and that if you challenge someone they will find a reason to let you go. Although my job is secure, I've lost respect.

    Advice to Management

    Open your eyes and hold on to valuable employees. Find out why HR is always gone and never in the office.


  8. Helpful (2)

    "Avoid like the plague"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Operations in Dumbarton, Scotland (UK)
    Former Employee - Operations in Dumbarton, Scotland (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Diverse opportunities to develop your career in various departments with good people on the ground and plenty to do. Corruption and politics are so rife that it cannot be long until this company is taken over by a decent organisation willing to make it a decent place to work.

    Cons

    rotten to the core with cliques and politics. heard of too many good people and good friends being stabbed in the back by managers trying to stay in a job they are unqualified for. The place is rife with animosity and corruption, so unless you are happy to stay at shop floor level and take your chances that your manager supports the same football team or ethnic group then you should avoid this company like the plague.

    Advice to Management

    Leave, because you are destroying a once great company. Your Behaviours and attitudes are polar opposites of what you ask of others.


  9. Helpful (1)

    ""The new seior management going to make Aggreko a real disaster place to work""

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Dubai (United Arab Emirates)
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Dubai (United Arab Emirates)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Aggreko full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good salary and benefits. Grading system for employees benefits.

    Cons

    Management constantly asked for feedback through "anonymous" methods and the real output showing to the public is not really the one which is voted by the employees. Aggreko was a great place to work until few years back. The new management is really "useless" and doesn't know how the business to be run and support the employees. There is a big frustration build among the employees since the recent restructure and that is reaching to the end stage now. Lot of good talented employees are leaving Aggreko. The rest of the good talented employees has been taken out from the company in the name of "redundancy" and the senior management has appointed their favorite guys in such positions. Most of them appointed doesn't have any business background or experience. Employees lost their passion and demoralized.

    Advice to Management

    Open your eyes and show appreciation for your employees before they are all gone. As someone commented stop promoting "idiots" to manager/Dept head positions who doesn't have any business background of the position they are holding. The senior management should remember one thing that they are destroying a very good managed company in the past.


  10. Helpful (3)

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

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  11. Helpful (2)

    "NO work life balance here"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.



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