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GEA Group Reviews

Updated June 6, 2017
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Pros
  • Relaxed work environment, Good Benefits, Almost everyone has an office, work is varied and interesting, (in 4 reviews)

  • Its a good company to work for in terms of work environment (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • regardless your work input only your working hours count for salary increment (in 4 reviews)

  • Management plays favorites, there's no room or plan for growth, and no one is held accountable for their work (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Unstable"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Mechanical Drafter in York, PA
    Current Employee - Mechanical Drafter in York, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Team environment and everyone gets along like a family.

    Cons

    To many to name at the moment.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Enjoyed the time working for GEA"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Frisco, TX
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Frisco, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at GEA Group full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Enjoyed the time working for GEA, smart people, made great friends, good benefits, European mentality, Enjoyed working with colleagues around the world (specially Netherlands). Company with lots of potential, Great technology and resources. Had a bad experience at the end with a person however I still give the company 4 out of 5.

    Cons

    Company changed customer focus to stock holder focus. Does not take care of their own employees (most valuable assets). Surviving environment. Lack of motivation. Lots of room for improvement.

    Advice to Management

    A company’s most valuable asset is its employees. Do what ever it takes to keep talented people.


  3. "service engineer"

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    Current Employee - Service Engineer in Groton, CT
    Current Employee - Service Engineer in Groton, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at GEA Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    good company name and thats it

    Cons

    nothing organised, all money based

    Advice to Management

    more respect to employees


  4. "GEA"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plainfield, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plainfield, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at GEA Group (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits, 401K Match

    Cons

    Too many restructures of Departments and Management.

    Advice to Management

    Yearly reviews and better compensation for those who earned it and not an overall raise to everyone.


  5. "service"

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    Former Employee - Field Service in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Field Service in Houston, TX
    Recommends

    Pros

    great people to work with

    Cons

    career growth prospects could be better


  6. "Project Engineer Intern"

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    Former Employee - Project Engineer Intern in Tenafly, NJ
    Former Employee - Project Engineer Intern in Tenafly, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at GEA Group (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Work very closely with other Project Engineers. Somewhat casual environment, and everyone is very friendly and professional.

    Cons

    The interior is a little drab and outdated.


  7. "Office Administrator"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Office Manager in Hayward, CA
    Former Employee - Office Manager in Hayward, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at GEA Group full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great team of people to work with.

    Cons

    Moved to the Central Valley.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!


  8. Helpful (2)

    "If Money is not Important it's a great place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Professional in Columbia, MD
    Current Employee - Professional in Columbia, MD

    I have been working at GEA Group full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Relaxed work environment, Good Benefits, Almost everyone has an office, work is varied and interesting,

    Cons

    Undergoing a re-organization and peoples responsibilities and not always well defined. No type of training program, Pay is low and no such thing as a promotion or bonus, Very flat organization so there no room for advancement. Probably only 4 African American professionals in all of 2500+ worldwide employees.

    Advice to Management

    You talk a good "diversity" speech. Let's see some action.


  9. "Times are a changin"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Aurora, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Aurora, IL
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at GEA Group (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Laid back. Colleagues are very nice. Small office atmosphere.

    Cons

    No accountability. Little opportunities. No direction. Company is letting people go every week.


  10. "Great people and culture"

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    Former Employee - Pennsylvania in York, PA
    Former Employee - Pennsylvania in York, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at GEA Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great people and culture
    Manufacturering environment with unique refrigeration product
    Good management support
    Team players

    Cons

    Job security tough with parent company in Germany making decisions to consolidate and streamline functions. Becoming matrix type organization.
    Forward planning of new products do not follow a Product Life cycle and a well thought plan with risk analysis done to help the supply chain succeed.
    Low advancement opportunities right now.

    Advice to Management

    Don't change the culture of who you are as a close family type organization . Keep the goals of improving processes insight.


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