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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)

  • great company to work for, everyone is helpful and willing to teach you (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. 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...

  3. "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


  4. "No Table"

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

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

    Pros

    Bonus is Higher, if you could get them

    Cons

    too much former colleagues, none one is stable here,


  5. "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


  6. "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!


  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 (3)

    "Sinking ship"

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    Current Employee - Product Manager in Glasgow, Scotland (UK)
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Glasgow, Scotland (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good salary, good working hours.

    Cons

    Where to start?, this was a fantastic work hard, play hard company 'Orange Blood' which has now been destroyed by new senior management types on six figure salaries who don't know the business or the people that work for them.
    No career direction
    office rife with poisonous politics and back stabbing
    poor performance and attendance not addressed
    unqualified managers promoted to more senior roles and failure rewarded?
    HR support non existing
    CEO and senior directors absent, do not even say hello how do you do when they walk by or even know your face!

    Advice to Management

    Wake up, stop promoting idiots, too top heavy with senior management, look to support the shop floor guys that actually do the work. Ask the question WHY are all the good decent hardworking long term employees leaving?


  9. "Poor working conditions"

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Aggreko as a contractor

    Pros

    Interesting industry for growtih prospects over the next five years, for those companies that can take advantage of new technology.

    Cons

    Staff development practices out of touch with current industry developments. Poor conditions under senior management level. Unwillingness to engage in best practice. No real commitment to reducing reliance on fossil fuels and carbon pollution.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in staff professional development that is forward looking. Senior management have no real grasp of the energy industry.


  10. "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


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