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"GPS"

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

Pros

Great opportunity to get into the power generation industry if that is what interests you. The company really is world-class in terms of leading the industry. The benefits package is very fair. The new CEO is younger and could potentially change some of the company's old ways.

Cons

The company is very "old boys club". Most of the upper managers have worked their way up in the company since it's early days (the company is only 50 years old) It is hard for young people to gain respect of managers, coworkers and company "lifers". The company is/was very very very antiquated in terms of work/life balance.
At the time I left, there was no "flex-time". Meaning as a salaried employee you had to work until 5 every day no matter what or take vacation time. You couldn't for example, work 7-4:30 on a day if you had to make it to the kids' soccer games by 5.

Advice to Management

Management certainly needs to respect and value education. They also should rapidly modernize the culture if they want to retain employees for the long term.

Other Employee Reviews for Generac Power Systems

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Solid company, changing quickly, great place to work"

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

    I have been working at Generac Power Systems full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    This is an organization which has changed rapidly in the past 5 years. Offers strong benefit package and truly cares about the opinions of its employees. Strong ties to the community, encourages volunteering and gives away hundreds of thousands of dollars annually.

    Cons

    Some tenured employees are having difficulty adjusting to changes in the business.

    Advice to Management

    Keep on investing in technology, it will support your strategy and pace.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Small company that has grown in the right direction"

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

    I have been working at Generac Power Systems full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    My co-workers and I are all very close; like family. We have a blast working together and can accomplish a lot as a team.

    There is a lot of room for growth and advancement, especially when you come in at entry-level positions. I moved from an Assembly Line Operator all the way up to a salary job in Materials!

    There are clear goals and values held by upper management, that flows down through the company. The morals and ethics of the workforce are top-notch, and everyone tries really hard to hit their goals.

    Cons

    Entry level pay and benefits are at or below industry standard.

    No music on the shop floor! :(

    Advice to Management

    Follow through on promises to employees. There's nothing worse than being offered something only to have it not happen or, worse, be taken away.

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