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Aggreko Reviews

Updated July 18, 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. "Sales Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Sales Engineer in Glasgow, Scotland (UK)
    Current Employee - Sales Engineer in Glasgow, Scotland (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company, great team,

    Cons

    Top heavy in middle management


  2. "chief accountant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great experience and exposure to the international standard

    Cons

    Growth rate could be at zero due to internal politics

    Advice to Management

    check favoritism and back biting

  3. "Used to be a great company."

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    Former Employee - Manager in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Manager in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Wages are on par with industry.

    Cons

    Poorly managed company.
    Terrible team environment and low morale.

    Advice to Management

    Company need Canadian based upper management, it can't be run from the U.S.


  4. 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


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Field Service Mechanic"

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    Former Employee - Power Generation Mech- Tech Intl in Muswellbrook (Australia)
    Former Employee - Power Generation Mech- Tech Intl in Muswellbrook (Australia)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Equipment, training, and co-technician, Support staff, Workload, Renumeration.

    Cons

    Management lacks the intelligence to let staff know of expected changes in procedure. When management changes which is on a regular basis the new one comes aboard with out knowledge of how his or her predecessor ran the show . Changes that put in jeopardy technician careers. And also company does not care in the slightest about family.

    Advice to Management

    Learn to communicate and when you make a mistake own up to it.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Makes me cringe..."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Aggreko (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Like any other company, some of the people are nice and decent.

    Cons

    Management (all levels) are the worst thing in this company. Extremely poor. I've been around, but I've never seen a company with so many bad managers, in my life. They are completely out of touch.

    HR is useless. Don't make the mistake of taking any issues to HR, or you'll end up losing your job.

    Too much gossip, back-stabbing, and other shenanigans happening in this company. No career prospects. Please note, you'll see these comments from people from all around the world.

    Advice to Management

    What's the point? Advice to shareholders: sell!


  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. "Assessment of Aggreko Plc"

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    Former Employee - Generator Technician in Eldoret (Kenya)
    Former Employee - Generator Technician in Eldoret (Kenya)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Aggreko full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great company to work in Engineering when starting out as you can travel and see the world.
    Strong international brand name.

    Cons

    Restructuring every 2/3 years is not good for company stability.
    The temporal nature of the contracts may not be attractive for experienced professionals.
    Emphasis on hiring local staff at the expense of qualified expatriates is expensive.
    Poor work/life balance company to work in.

    Advice to Management

    The salaries and allowances paid in third world countries is by far lower than her competition (Caterpillar, APR, RSS ).
    There's is a bias in favour of Scotsmen and Women who rise faster in the company than other staff from the rest of the world.


  9. "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


  10. "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.


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