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Gardner-Denver Water Jetting Systems Reviews

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  1. "Financial Controller"

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    Current Employee - Financial Controller in Tomball, TX
    Current Employee - Financial Controller in Tomball, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Gardner-Denver Water Jetting Systems full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent Work Environment. Good pay, a little on the downside with health insurance but ok.

    Cons

    Not too many cons here. A really good company to work for. as stated above Health insurance could be a little better.

    Advice to Management

    Work on improving health insurance.


  2. "Sr. Design Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Montgomery, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Montgomery, TX
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Gardner-Denver Water Jetting Systems (Less than a year)

    Pros

    A facility with a small engineering group, which allows each person to make a substantial difference to the success of the company.

    Cons

    The company is closing its Houston facility in July, 2016 and has undergone several layoffs and RIF's recently.


  3. "I was the in-house advertising department and marketing services person."

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    Current Employee - Senior Marketing Coordinator in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Marketing Coordinator in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Gardner-Denver Water Jetting Systems full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    I did the branding and materials for Water Jetting Systems, which was formed by the merger of 3 distinct companies. I got to do everything from start to finish and there was always a new challenge. This was a perfect fit for me.

    Cons

    GD never understood water jetting as an industry or as a product line, and treated it inappropriately. The company has problems, beginning with the "wage parity" program setting all salaries across the board, no matter the location, by Quincy, IL standards... which means they cannot get or keep competent personnel.

    Advice to Management

    Quit trying to make your entire staff contractors. Too many major engineering problems that need fixing in order to compete in the marketplace, and people who have no skin in the game are not going to fix the problems.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "" A Complete Mess""

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Decent pay and benefits but lacks career growth. This is a real 40-hour a week job – few people work more than that. If you play "the game” it’s easy to be liked by management.

    Cons

    Poor Management and high employee turnover. It's not about what you know but who you know. Poor upper level management decisions are preventing the company from growing and becoming profitable. This place will suck the life right out of you.

    Advice to Management

    There's a reason why employees don't stay. Listen to your employees or you will end up with only the incompetent ones. Acknowledge that you might have the wool pulled over your eyes by division. Low morale isn't your biggest problem, you need to stop making excuses and start by making changes with Division Senior Management. People are going to continue to leave until that happens.


  5. "Great People, Loved Working here"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Gardner-Denver Water Jetting Systems part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly atmosphere, great communication, Hard Working

    Cons

    Some division between departments, A little outdated in methods

    Advice to Management

    Interconnect divisions more


  6. "Shrinking company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Gardner-Denver Water Jetting Systems (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Wide variety of tasks. Lots of opportunity to cross train. Opportunity for "Peter Principle" type employees to rise in rank.
    Stable sales & service staff.

    Cons

    Pay scale based on "parity" with Quincy, IL... not on par with the rest of the oil-patch. Massive loss of qualified personnel in all areas coupled with inability to replace them. Most of key professional staff is contractors that are looking for other jobs.

    Advice to Management

    Time to start paying local scale for engineering, machine shop and large assembly.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Constant turn over of management staff. Great learning experience."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    Their people are the best co-workers!

    Cons

    Descrimination and work place harassment.

    Advice to Management

    Management should take leadership classes.