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Aggreko Reviews

Updated December 6, 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Be Careful..."

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    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 (2)

    "A Mixed Bag"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Competitive pay for technicians and salary for management. Decent benefits package. Opportunity for overtime for technicians and bonuses for management.
    Pay raises for technicians based upon qualifications and training.
    Very good in house training program for technicians.
    Tool allowance for technicians.
    Newly instituted personnel review system appears stronger then previous system, but failure on follow through and assistance will need to be judged.

    Cons

    Upper management is disconnected from middle management and day to day operations. While upper management has frequently commendable plans and views for the company, they are not communicated and carried out down the company into the rank and file.
    Poor communications intra-company. Infrequent updates of company long term plans, and when it does happen, follow through and push down into the company from upper management does not happen.
    IT support and equipment for technicians is rare.
    Limited in house training for management.
    Old management personnel review system was very weak and did not provide adequate feedback. No follow through on reviews.
    Overwhelming focus on the bottom line causes some managers to cut corners, leaving their employees on the front line exposed.

    Advice to Management

    Better communication at all levels of the company would go a long way towards unifying the company. While good plans, views and intentions are good, they do not work unless they are pushed to permeate down the company into the rank and file.

  3. "Amazing environment to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    International carrier opportunities and language challenging. The world is our work environment.

    Cons

    Transforming company - contatly changing environment

    Advice to Management

    Keep investing in people and focusing on operational excellence.


  4. "Invigorating"

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    Current Employee - Human Resources Analyst in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Human Resources Analyst in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    You get a great sense of management opportunities abroad.

    Cons

    Endless work hours and travel

    Advice to Management

    Bonus incentives based on performance


  5. "Powerful and aggressive working environmeny"

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    Current Employee - Sales in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Current Employee - Sales in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Full freedom and help to try out new things and helps you in succeeding in them.

    Cons

    Rigid schedule and unnecessary wastage of money on unplanned travel and hotel booking.

    Advice to Management

    Give us a bit more dynamic management that can see through problems and implement solutions and not so much undue stress on getting the numbers.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "power rental company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    no 1 in power sector, registered in london stock exchange in top 100

    Cons

    2 much of work, no time for own work


  7. "Learning Experience"

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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

    Young Fast growing Company with scope for growth

    Cons

    Some changes are not thought through and hastily implemented

    Advice to Management

    try to keep the growth up while maintaining employee satisfaction.

  8. "Good company to work with"

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    Former Employee - Senior Position
    Former Employee - Senior Position
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Company provides challanging environment being globally placed which gives opportunity to individuals to excel in their career. Employees have to struggle for business opportunities and they will get it.

    Cons

    Indians are not given due Weightage as compared to Britishers and thereby less opportunities to rise. Compensations for Indians recruited in India, are also less.

    Advice to Management

    They should not only give chance to Indian employees but should also be given due importance and employees be paid adequately.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Fast Growing company that still needs to get it's act together"

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

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

    Pros

    Great opportunities to work on new projects. Business is growing.

    Cons

    No personal life. Expected to work 24X7. Make wasteful decisions. Organization not very organized. Experience is not valued... "do as told"

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your people.... not just the surveys.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great company to work with."

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    Current Employee - Inventory Analyst in Dubai (United Arab Emirates)
    Current Employee - Inventory Analyst in Dubai (United Arab Emirates)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    culture and benefits ,highly customer-focused and phrases such as 'can-do' and 'action-centred' capture the spirit.

    Cons

    There's never a dull moment, every day is a new challenge.


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