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Gardner Denver Reviews

Updated July 5, 2017
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Pros
  • Good pay and benefits but could treat employees better (in 6 reviews)

  • My coworkers were pleasant and easy to work with (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • It is directly related with the oil and gas market so when things are good, they are really good (in 4 reviews)

  • Talking about "work-life balance" but do not taking care at all (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "GM, Sales & Operations"

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    Former Employee - GM, Sales & Operations in Paducah, KY
    Former Employee - GM, Sales & Operations in Paducah, KY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Gardner Denver full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good company, benefits, products. Maintains market trends, new product development and sales enablement. Promotes from within and rehires where possible.

    Cons

    Top down culture. Senior managers have longer tenure than middle managers. Middle managers treated as fall guy when things go south instead of support.

    Advice to Management

    Need to shift management style to allow more employee involvement.


  2. "Executive Secretary"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Gardner Denver full-time

    Pros

    People are a pleasure to work with.
    Benefits are generous.
    Culture is sane!

    Cons

    KKR moved the offices to Milwaukee, Wisconsin -- otherwise I would still be there, enjoying it!

    Advice to Management

    N/A

  3. "Gardner Denver review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Quincy, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Quincy, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Gardner Denver full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great Atmosphere and people to work with

    Cons

    Most areas are somewhat understaffed


  4. "Decent company if you have a good manager"

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

    I worked at Gardner Denver full-time

    Pros

    Some really great management level people in the Fort Worth office, and most of the coworkers in the office are easy to work with.

    Cons

    Having managers over departments that they don't understand or aren't around enough to get a feel for the team is generally a bad idea. The only career opportunities are management, if you don't want to manage people you are stuck.


  5. "Gardner Denver Mechanical engineering Co-op program"

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    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineering Co-op Program in Sedalia, MO
    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineering Co-op Program in Sedalia, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Gardner Denver (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - Managers allowed co-ops to make high level decisions on their own early on, high level of trust was great
    - Lots of hands on experience

    Cons

    - Poor work life balance
    - Location is not the best
    - Management discouraged open communication, constant fear of stepping on toes


  6. "Machinist"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Gardner Denver full-time

    Pros

    Good pay....thats about it.You do get so much overtime you begin to think you live there and a christmas party with dry corny jokes.

    Cons

    A circus...Never know if you have a job or not.
    A job of more,more,more with less people and supplies.Lots of overtime,no family life.
    Hard on your health.Very stressful.
    You are a number.

    Advice to Management

    Take care of the ones who take care of you.


  7. "Sensitive to oil"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tulsa, OK
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tulsa, OK
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    When things in the oil business are going good it is reflected here as well as far as available work and overtime

    Cons

    When things in the oil business are bad it is reflected here as well as far as available work and overtime

    Advice to Management

    Don't add so much fluff of employees when you don't need it so you don't have to lay-off people when things get tight. Also don't tell employees things are good, then in a month later have a big lay-off

  8. "Do not waste your time"

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    Former Employee - Inside Sales in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Inside Sales in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Gardner Denver full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    None that I can think of, was supposed to do inside sales ended up asking me to do yard work
    I left

    Cons

    Company will lie to you constantly, told me I would do sales and it took a month to get a laptop, they asked me to do yard work, after I got computer they laid me off
    Liars and deceitful

    Advice to Management

    Wake up


  9. "Office Coordinator"

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    Former Employee - Office Coordinator in Fort Worth, TX
    Former Employee - Office Coordinator in Fort Worth, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Gardner Denver full-time

    Pros

    casual, laid back environment, the people are friendly

    Cons

    lack of communication, if you're not personally liked you won't move up, skills don't matter


  10. "Anonymous for fear of being targeted"

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    Current Employee - No Way, Would BE Targeted in Sedalia, MO
    Current Employee - No Way, Would BE Targeted in Sedalia, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Gardner Denver full-time

    Pros

    Normal pros, pay, insurance, 401k

    Cons

    Pure train wreck, group leaders and supervisors have no leadership, efficiency is not a priority, be liked or be looking for another job.

    Advice to Management

    Throw the Code of Ethics handbook out along with the employee handbook. Incredibly hostile environment.


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