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Gardner Denver Reviews

Updated Jun 19, 2019

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Found 129 reviews

2.8
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36%
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65%
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Gardner Denver CEO Vicente Reynal
Vicente Reynal
10 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good colleagues make the work environment fun(in 7 reviews)

  • "Good pay and benefits but could treat employees better(in 6 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Marketing Data Analyst Review"

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    Current Employee - Intern Marketing in Milwaukee, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Gardner Denver part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Learning environment, Flexibility, Space for Growth, Genuine

    Cons

    I do not have any cons

    Gardner Denver2019-04-17
  2. "Too Political"

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    Former Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Fort Worth, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Gardner Denver full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Nice offices, good benefits, shops are all air conditioned. Most of the people are nice.

    Cons

    Managers seem to be promoted by "failing upwards". True leaders are far and few between, they prefer bosses who will not hesitate to throw others under the buss if it means they will escape responsibility. Seen it happen many times. Not sure what will happen now that GD has merged with IR.

    Advice to Management

    Lead by example and help your employees by showing up

    Gardner Denver2019-06-19
  3. "Good company"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Gardner Denver full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits good managers

    Cons

    Not a lot of advancement

    Gardner Denver2019-05-31
  4. "Pretty Supportive"

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    Former Employee - Development Engineer in Bentleyville, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Gardner Denver full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Management Truly wants you to succeed

    Cons

    When it comes to crunch time you can be really under pressure

    Advice to Management

    Value your employees

    Gardner Denver2019-05-03
  5. "Employee"

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

    I have been working at Gardner Denver

    Pros

    Great people to work with. Employees are dedicated to help each other

    Cons

    Asking for time off is a pain and they make you feel bad for it. When trying to use their tuition reimbursement upper management will find any reason to tell you no or inform you you won’t need that here when, by their rules it lines up perfectly with your career ( MBA, engineering, quality, etc). One of your goals is professional development, but that will get pushed aside anytime you want to better yourself for the...

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    Advice to Management

    Review upper management personnel and make some changes. Compensate your employees appropriately. Stop paying them as low as possible and limiting their raises. Bonuses would be a huge moral boost. Tell your employees how proud of their hard work you are. Let them know they are doing a good job Stop running your employees at a to lean rate. You are overworking them and running them into the ground. Giving one person...

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    Gardner Denver2019-05-21

    Gardner Denver Response

    May 23, 2019Human Resources

    Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback. We are pleased that you are part of a great team where employees support each other. It is key for us as ‘Global Teamwork’ is one of our values. However, we are sorry to hear that you had difficulty getting tuition reimbursement ...

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  6. Helpful (1)

    "If you are considering a career with the company, DON'T!!!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Benbrook, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Gardner Denver full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    NONE, NONE, NONE, NONE, NONE.

    Cons

    They have a slave driver atmosphere and don't care about you or your family. They would work you 24 hours a day if they could get away with it. When you can't fulfill what they are asking, you are threatened with termination. They plant is run like a prison and you are not given proper breaks. When a problem is presented to management, they throw it away. High turnover because management is horrible. Terrible leadership....

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    Advice to Management

    Fire everyone and start over.

    Gardner Denver2019-05-18

    Gardner Denver Response

    May 23, 2019Human Resources

    Thank you for your feedback. Your opinion is important to us. We are sorry to hear your experience. Work life balance of our employees is important to us. It is very important that each location is following Gardner Denver policies which adhere to regulations set by the Department ...

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  7. Helpful (2)

    "A lot of bosses"

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    Former Employee - Field Service Technician in Quincy, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Gardner Denver full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    When you get time off it’s well earned. When you do get time off.

    Cons

    Where to start. The pay for what your doing is low. The Insurance for you and your family is expensive and getting worse. The senior staff and headquarters personnel could care less about you. Support in the field is terrible. The sales staff doesn’t understand the product line at all. It goes on and on. Once your in the field your in a rut forever. You will never move up unless you know someone high up or you have a...

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    Advice to Management

    Know your people and call them. It starts with the people in the field to sell your product.

    Gardner Denver2019-03-20

    Gardner Denver Response

    March 29, 2019Human Resources

    Thank you for taking the time to write a review. Your feedback is important to us. We would like to learn more about your experience and how we can improve. Please email us by using the ‘contact us’ button on www.gardnerdenver.com

  8. Helpful (1)

    "work environment"

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    Former Employee - Hand Finisher 

    I worked at Gardner Denver full-time

    Pros

    Good company to work for.

    Cons

    Some managers are racist not all

    Gardner Denver2019-01-23
  9. "Manage inventory, scheduling, purchasing shipping frac pump production and repairs"

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    Current Employee - Senior Buyer/Planner/Purchasing Mng in Odessa, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Gardner Denver full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Team environment, consistent employment

    Cons

    Benefits could be improved on.

    Gardner Denver2018-11-27
  10. "Mechanical Engineer"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I have been working at Gardner Denver full-time

      Pros

      Great place to work. Most of the people are easy to get along with.

      Cons

      The work can be a bit repetitive using the different software packages there.

      Gardner Denver2018-09-11
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