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Gardner Denver Reviews

Updated April 13, 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. "Gardner Denver review"

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    • Senior Management
    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


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

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    • Senior Management
    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

  3. "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.


  4. "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.


  5. "No real internship program"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Engineering Intern in Princeton, IL
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Engineering Intern in Princeton, IL

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

    Pros

    Good pay, able to work independently, and great people.
    Working alone helped me to develop valuable problem solving skills

    Cons

    No real internship program, although working with no supervision was nice, it was frustrating at times to have no direction or someone to help you learn.

    Advice to Management

    Have a more structured internship program that allows us work more closely with the engineers.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Lots of turnover of top management over the past few years"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Marketing Specialist in Quincy, IL
    Current Employee - Product Marketing Specialist in Quincy, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good people, versatile company with decent benefits

    Cons

    Lack of training, sometimes seems the company is too big for its own good


  7. "good learning experience"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tulsa, OK
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tulsa, OK
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good life Good pay good culture

    Cons

    dont know how to retain talented ppl.

    Advice to Management

    no comments

  8. "My experience has been good, Gained a lot of experience that can be used in my career."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sheboygan, WI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sheboygan, WI
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - Work is always fast paced and different every day
    - The managers are not over bearing on their employees
    - Good Industry to work in

    Cons

    - A lot of emails sent out randomly with no regard to the correct person who should be answering them
    - Management only communicates with employees when there is problems

    Advice to Management

    Please keep and a short and long term vision of the company. Also, please know what is going on your facilities that are far away. I am not convinced mgt has a clue


  9. "Gardner Denver Thomas historically has been a pretty good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sheboygan, WI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sheboygan, WI

    Pros

    It was well known that GDT was a leader in its field and has been a nice place to work over the years. The workforce has historically been very, very stable. That showed that GDT was indeed a good place to work. Management gave employees support in medical emergencies.

    Cons

    No employee wellness program to speak of. Also, there was no formal training programs until recently.

    Advice to Management

    Training programs for sales personnel and for mid-level and upper management would benefit the company.I would also establish an employee wellness program.


  10. "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.


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