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Badger Meter Reviews

Updated December 12, 2016
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Badger Meter Chairman, President, and CEO Richard A. Meeusen
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  1. "Great Experience"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Milwaukee, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Overall a great company to work for

    Cons

    The location of the office is not always the best area


  2. "Communication"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Badger Meter full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Benefits & flexibility is good. Some of the people are good

    Cons

    Lacks communication, pay scale is low compared to market rate

    Advice to Management

    Upper management needs to get some of the lower management to communicate better. Up the path scale closer to market value or the turn over rate will continue


  3. Helpful (2)

    "Stay Away"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Manager in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Manager in Milwaukee, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Badger Meter (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Nice facility that is maintained

    Cons

    Company is structured to fail. CEO makes all decisions and direct reports are afraid to speak up.
    Middle management has no clue what they are doing and engineering does not know how to get a product into the market. Worked there for 5 years and the only product launched was one where Badger bought the technology.

    Advice to Management

    Blow it up - Start over


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  5. "Maintenance Tech"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milwaukee, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Badger Meter (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Very busy with great bosses

    Cons

    Too many hours but great pay

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what your doing


  6. "Wonderful Company and Wonderful people"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brown Deer, WI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brown Deer, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible hours. Management was always respectful and helpful.

    Cons

    If you ever forgot your ID card the guard at the front gate would take forever to let you in.


  7. "Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Badger Meter full-time

    Pros

    Good team, good benefits, large company with capital to spend. Multiple divisions, overall large presence in the flow meter market.

    Cons

    Typical struggles of a mid-size corporation trying to grow. Difficulties with management, lack of mentors, compensation under par, poor communication, too lean for amount of work attempted.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more staff, you will only burn people out by working them this hard. Rating performance of a division solely by "earnings per square foot" only leads to ridiculous decisions being made regarding square footage.


  8. "Great and friendly workplace!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brown Deer, WI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brown Deer, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It's run by the CEO as a very small business despite being a great medium size company. This gives the workplace a very family friendly and team oriented environment. People generally really like working here.

    Cons

    People stay around because they like working there, meaning room for advancement isn't always a possibility in some departments, which is unfortunate if you want to work there for a long time and take on more responsibility and work to advance.

    Advice to Management

    For the most part, keep doing what you are doing but give more dynamic work to the more "lower-level" workers to develop them more. The interns are capable of a lot more than they are given.


  9. "One of the best manufacturing companies in Milwaukee"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milwaukee, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Badger Meter lives up to the excellent reputation it has in the Milwaukee community. It is dedicated to having a positive work environment for its employees and the communication between upper management and the rest of the company is amazing. All changes are communicated promptly. Management works well together with all employees. CEO is very outspoken but that is a great thing! He doesn't expect people to agree with what he says and gives employees plenty of opportunity to speak up if they do disagree with something. Very open door policy here.

    Cons

    I haven't been here long enough to know for sure, but like many companies of this size, I'm not sure there is much opportunity for advancement, but they make up for that with training and other education programs that are available.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the open communication, it is great!


  10. "Had a good run..."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milwaukee, WI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, great people to work with. If you are young and out of college, this is the company for you - lot's of potential opportunities there.

    Cons

    The pay and benefits at Badger Meter are fairly low if you are shopping around. Also don't expect a ticker tape parade when you leave after long term employment. Feel they could recognize and appreciate their long term employees better.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Great Work/Life Balance and Culture"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milwaukee, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Competitive pay and comprehensive benefits, including tuition reimbursement and a new fitness reimbursement program. The company is very supportive in regards to development opportunities, whether it be classes, seminars, or degree programs.

    The work-life balance provided in my position is phenomenal. My team is readily available to take over when one of us is out sick or on vacation.

    Upper-management is very approachable and visible. Previous reviews indicate that the CEO is very outspoken (1000% true), but I would much rather have a bold personality than someone stuffy and unapproachable. Management often takes time to be active in the community, speaking and being at many school and career events.

    Cons

    Like most mid-sized companies, growth/advancement opportunities are lacking, purely due to the size of the company. There are advancement opportunities in some areas, but a promotion may not happen as quickly as some would like. They do a good job of communicating this to you before you start, so you have a realistic outlook of your career with the company.

    On the same note, entry level positions are rare, so most interns find positions outside of the company after graduation.

    Advice to Management

    Accountability is key. If someone makes a mistake: own up to it, learn from it, and move on.

    Decisions could be made in a more timely manner. If you're going to tell somebody 'no', then say so!



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