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Gardner Denver Reviews

Updated October 19, 2017
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Pros
  • Good pay and benefits but could treat employees better (in 6 reviews)

  • decent pay, job security, great building block for better jobs (in 5 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. Helpful (1)

    "Gardner denver"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Gardner Denver full-time

    Pros

    decent pay, job security, great building block for better jobs

    Cons

    long hours, little time off. Management will find good employees and work them into the ground


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Product Manager"

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    Former Employee - Product Manager in Quincy, IL
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Quincy, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Gardner Denver full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good colleagues make the work environment fun. Decent pay and benefits. Work/Home balance is achievable if desired. Willing to invest money to make the company better.

    Cons

    Easy to be pulled into too many projects if you have expertise in a loosely related field. Very willing to put majority of work on a few employees who care.

    Advice to Management

    Have a direction, ensure it comes from the top down, and hire people that buy into it and believe in it. "Hire smart people and get out of their way"

  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. Helpful (1)

    "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. "Customer Service"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Good people to work with.

    Cons

    Management lays off key roles without replacing them and then adds more duties to other employees than work day allows with empty promises. Pay does not match what is expected. Insurance requirements are ridiculous.

    Advice to Management

    Stop making promises to employees that you have no intention of keeping.


  7. "Office"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good people and decent managers

    Cons

    Not a lot of growth for office outside of Management

  8. "MACHINIST"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Good benefit, 401k, and vacation time pay.

    Cons

    Too much over head expand.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to enforce Lean management.


  9. "Lacks diversity"

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    Former Employee - Warehouse Data Entry in Tulsa, OK
    Former Employee - Warehouse Data Entry in Tulsa, OK
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay is usually well in office settings, production pay is standard.

    Cons

    Lack of advancement opportunities for females in the work place.

    Advice to Management

    Increase your diversity, more women and minorities and offer them advancements based on their job skills.


  10. "Product Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Quincy, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Quincy, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Gardner Denver (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    They offer a full product line that allows for multiple opportunities as a Product Manager.. The product line is fairly up to date with R&D changes happening. The distribution network is strong overall.

    Cons

    Advancement is definitely based on who not what you know or your performance. They are not as big picture focused as they should be. Opportunities for market share growth are out there but they seem to pass on them. Too many changes in direction and upper management

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the long term employees and focus on keeping top talent. Get out of the who you know game. Put more effort and resources into R&D and engineering.


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