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Compact Power Equipment Reviews

Updated December 17, 2017
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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Decent Job"

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    Current Employee - Field Service Professional
    Current Employee - Field Service Professional
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Compact Power Equipment full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    You get paid weekly, you get a company vehicle, they cover all travel expenses and reimburse meals up to $36 a day while traveling overnight out of town.

    Cons

    Management is all over the place on rules and regulations. Same with the contract terms on some customers. We were also just purchased by The Home Depot, quite a few technicians aren't very excited about this.

    Advice to Management

    The direct management is fine, even the Divisional management is alright for the most part. The VP of the company needs to quit "ruling by fear". Those tactics are outdated and he needs to change. That "fear" trickles through the veins of the company and rests in the techs. That affects the production and morale.


  2. "Being bought out is killing them"

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

    Pros

    local management is not bad

    Cons

    Lose of vacation time, MORE RED TAPE and general lose of hope since merger.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "If your looking for a career look elsewhere"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Mill, SC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Mill, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Compact Power Equipment full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Cant think of any at this time

    Cons

    This space doesnt give enough fonts to explain all the negative aspects of working for Compact Power.

    Advice to Management

    GO back to school to learn how to run a business and treat people in the 21st century.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Not very good place to work for"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Compact Power Equipment full-time

    Pros

    None. This place about drove me to drink.

    Cons

    To many to list. If you get very sick kiss your job good buy.

    Advice to Management

    Stop allowing the clicks to happen. It feels like high school


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Very bad management in the call center service side. Very close minded . Promotes non talented lead."

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    Former Employee - Customer Service in Fort Mill, SC
    Former Employee - Customer Service in Fort Mill, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Compact Power Equipment full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Free coffee or tea. Friday free breakfast. Not strict on dress code. Some employees wear jeans during the week when they are not supposed to. Tattoo’s showing on employees when in the hand book says no tattoos showing

    Cons

    Very inexperienced team leads. This is in the service side call center. Team lead talks about other employees in team meetings. Very unprofessional. Very sloppy dresser and under arm Oder.

    Advice to Management

    Don’t shut out the employees that have many years of experience. Open your ears and eyes just because someone knows the computer DOES NOT MEAN THEY CAN MANAGE. You can’t take a pig and call it a horse. A pig is a pig


  6. "Field Service Professional"

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    Current Employee - Field Service Professional in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Field Service Professional in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Compact Power Equipment full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible. Decent pay and benefits.

    Cons

    Sometimes you feel a bit of a condescending attitude towards the techs from other departments and upper management.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it real.


  7. "former employee"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    none, bad place to work

    Cons

    No training, no decent benefits

    Advice to Management

    fire yourselves

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Field Service Professional"

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    Former Employee - Field Service Technician
    Former Employee - Field Service Technician
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Compact Power Equipment full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Not many, flexible hours is a plus just very rare to get 40 hours of work for a week.

    Cons

    If you like working holidays and weekends without overtime pay this job is for you.

    Web based platform for diagnostic tools- Completely dysfunctional, way too many redundant files with no flow to them. Too many equipment files having been duplicated in other files. New/old equipment not always easily to identify with the file description being completely off in many cases. Huge time waster.

    Inventory System- Inventory was very rarely correct, completed inventory twice and after this should’ve been 100% correct when ordering a part for a call and never was. How can you monitor parts usage when there’s obvious issues?

    Driving Home 1.5-2.5 hours from a location I would never in my normal routine be located and to donate 45 minutes of that time back to Compact Power every trip is just NOT reasonable and WEAK POLICY!

    Advice to Management

    FIX your dispatch system!


  9. "Great working experience"

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    Former Employee - Field Service Professional in South Bend, IN
    Former Employee - Field Service Professional in South Bend, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Compact Power Equipment full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great learning experience for different equipment, great management and teamwork

    Cons

    Hours being cut to prevent overtime, ends up messing with company benefits


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Misleading and misguided outfit. Ma and Pa mentality."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Compact Power Equipment full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Company truck. Gas card. Tablet to play games on.

    Cons

    EVERYTHING. The IT is terrible !! The management is terrible !!! The OT is the worst, if not illegal !! All chiefs, no Indians.

    Advice to Management

    Get out of my business, QUIT micro managing !!!


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