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Gardner Denver Reviews

Updated May 7, 2017
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Pros
  • Good pay, able to work independently, and great people (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. "Great place for work and life balance"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Open door policy
    Employees are generally easy to get along with
    Laid back atmosphere
    In office gym is a great benefit

    Cons

    In recent years the change of management has cause some turmoil as has the recent sale but the foundation of the company still remains.


  2. "Gardner Denver, Sedalia, MO, provides great opportunities to contribute to a production environment and gain experience."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sedalia, MO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sedalia, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Gardner Denver full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    The people are reasonable. There are very few "difficult" people. Everyone that works hard, and keeps a cool head is honored and offered promotional opportunity as they arise.

    Cons

    Location. Although Sedalia has most of what anyone could need, people who like living in large cities might not be used to it.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work. Be sure to take notice of those whose work generally goes unnoticed. Small recognition goes a long way here. Empowering people to take charge of their responsibilities without micro management is a real strength here.


  3. "Gardner Denver a good work environment with lots of opportunity."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Development Engineer
    Current Employee - Development Engineer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Gardner Denver full-time

    Pros

    - The work scheme is not rigid it is easy to move around.
    - You are pretty close to management and they will listen to your ideas.

    Cons

    - Pay may not be as high as other oil and gas companies.


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  5. "A great place to work, with the current oil market, hours are plentiful"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Machinist in Tulsa, OK
    Current Employee - Machinist in Tulsa, OK
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Gardner Denver full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Offers matching 401k plus an additional 4% that matures after 3 years employment.

    Cons

    The usual politics between administration and blue collar


  6. "A company with many opportunities"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Gardner Denver (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    A great place to get to know the oil and gas industry. If you work hard and get along with management, you will have a successful career.

    Cons

    You are in a market that has ups and downs. This could create stress in a person who does not deal with change easily.

    Advice to Management

    Keep hiring the employees that are positive and willing to go the extra mile.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great company to work for."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Gardner Denver full-time

    Pros

    Gardner Denver has a good culture that fosters a team work environment. Management tends to stay off your back if you're getting you're work done. I haven't been micromanaged and receive good feed back on what I'm doing right and what I can get better at. The work life balance is the best I've seen compared to other places I've worked and am aware of through friends and family. The company provides ample vacation days as well as holidays.

    Cons

    Pay isn't bad, but I know they could do better. There are only a few communication gaps in operations, but the good news is I see ,and am a part of, these gaps closing.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.


  8. "Field Service Technician"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Field Service Technician in Shreveport, LA
    Former Employee - Field Service Technician in Shreveport, LA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Oil field frac pump repair

    Cons

    Oil field unstable very hard work and dangerous

    Advice to Management

    Keep the employees you have. They are going to be hard to get back later.


  9. "analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Lead CAE Engineer in Lake Forest, IL
    Former Employee - Lead CAE Engineer in Lake Forest, IL
    Recommends

    I worked at Gardner Denver (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good working environment and compensation

    Cons

    Location is lit bit isolated


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great Place To Work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Quincy, IL
    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Quincy, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Competitive salary, goal-oriented, team environment

    Cons

    Multiple locations, remote management, difficult to communicate


  11. Helpful (2)

    "Denver's a long way from Colorado"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Design Engineer in Fort Worth, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Design Engineer in Fort Worth, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good working environment. I found all the people there very friendly, and easy to work with.

    Cons

    Even though the writing was on the walls with regards to downsizing, the company could have been more forthright about layoffs.

    Advice to Management

    Be 100% honest with regards to layoffs. Rather than having last minute (hour) layoffs, give the employees a 60 day warning so they can look for jobs while still employed.


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