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Gardner Denver Reviews

Updated May 7, 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. "Office Coordinator"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  2. "Regional Account Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Gardner Denver (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good benefits and competitive salary

    Cons

    Too big with limited support for smaller divisions


  3. "Great company"

    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
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Gardner Denver full-time

    Pros

    They are extremely flexible with scheduling and expose you to the leading edge of that field. I really enjoyed my employment.

    Cons

    There are no cons except for the location. The town is poor and lacks some amenities that small towns won't have.

    Advice to Management

    Keep on keeping on. Management left you to do your work and would help advise on problems when asked for assistance.


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  5. Helpful (3)

    "Beware! No direction, high turnover, low moral"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Milwaukee, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There was a time when you felt your co-workers were family and that management cared about the well-being of the masses. Middle-Management, ironically, is actually good for the most part. Being a global organization looks good on your CV.

    Cons

    - Owned by private equity firm, so meeting "budget" is a monthly routine and anyone can/will be fired to meeting whatever the shortfall is for that particular month

    - Unbelievably high executive turnover. A new CEO over year. New CIOs. New VP's/Presidents of divisions. Fired executives. It's a revolving door of C-Level leadership. Every one that comes in is even less in touch with those down the food-chain

    - Layoffs. Lots of them. Often. It doesn't matter which department you work in you'll be cut. HR and Finance have been gutted.

    - No Direction. New direction every other month or it changes depending on how the budget is for the month. It's a nightmare.

    - Cost cutting has made everyone take on the work of the 5 co-workers that lost their jobs.

    - Europeans basically dictate how the company runs. This isn't a US company other than where the headquarters are located.

    - Company seems to enjoy closing sites or moving them and then closing something else. It's musical sites. They waste more money building new facilities and then closing them than you can imagine. Open this year, closed the next and everyone is out of a job. Oh, we'll move a site down the road... then close it. Again, everyone loses their job.

    - Benefits for this global company cost about double as comparable companies. The medical coverage will put you in the poor-house if you ever use it. High deductibles, high premium, and you have to pay 20%.

    Advice to Management

    Just sell this mess of a company to someone who will actually invest in it and make it great again. KKR doesn't care. GD leadership only cares about their paychecks. How about some compassion? Save money when times are good so you're not firing 3/4 of the corporation when the numbers don't look great. Weed out your worthless directors/VPs that keep making the same mistakes and get some seasoned professionals with fresh ideas to take the reins. Stop letting Europe make the decisions and for the US to abide by what they insist.


  6. "Try Hard"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Gardner Denver full-time

    Pros

    It was great to work for in many respects. My coworkers were pleasant and easy to work with. They tried really hard to satisfy the customers.

    Cons

    Management rules with ivory tower mentality. You can't relate any bad news of what is happening in the field without fear of reprisal. The monthly meetings are a joke as they sit around and pat each other on the back. Senior field guys basically just ignore the product managers and do their own thing.

    Advice to Management

    The world is changing and not having a coherent eCommerce or social media strategy is going to effect ongoing product sales.


  7. "Customer Service"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    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.


  8. "Office"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  9. "Customer Service"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Gardner Denver full-time

    Pros

    The Salary was acceptable and better than many other businesses in the area

    Cons

    Management is not guided by a single customer focused vision but instead by a investment companies need to make money


  10. "Top or flop"

    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

    I have been working at Gardner Denver full-time

    Pros

    Fair Salary, good network of co-workers

    Cons

    Talking about "work-life balance" but do not taking care at all.

    Advice to Management

    Could hire more People, that could help to get things improved


  11. "MACHINIST"

    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
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Good benefit, 401k, and vacation time pay.

    Cons

    Too much over head expand.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to enforce Lean management.


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