Generac Power Systems Reviews
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- "Poor pay to work ratio and bad management." (in 54 reviews)
- "Pay was low." (in 39 reviews)
- "Upper management is absolutely ridiculous." (in 21 reviews)
- "Some managers have turned their departments into revolving doors, yet it never catches up with them." (in 20 reviews)
- "They have no leadership in paint department and paint departments needs often go unnoticed or get shirked aside all together." (in 18 reviews)
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Updated Dec 1, 2023
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- 5.0Jul 20, 2023Team Lead Consumer SalesCurrent Employee, more than 3 yearsWaukesha, WI
Lots of room for growth Competitive Pay Promotes from within often Decent work life balance Not too stressful of a company/environment
Micromanaging can be an issue Company is growing so there are tech, HR, systems etc. growing pains
- 2.0Nov 5, 2023Customer Experience RepresentativeFormer Employee, more than 3 years
I worked in the contact center environment. Management does foster a positive work environment. They have a call center fun committee and try to encourage a positive attitude, which is a plus working in a call center.
The longer you are in, the less growth there is. I was training new people coming in with no previous experience who were making 3-5 dollars more than me. At the beginning of the year, there was zero overtime and fears of layoffs, but currently we are understaffed and they are desperate for anyone to take a shift. It feels like since I started a number of years ago, things have gotten more and more inconsistent. Metrics in the call center have gotten increasingly toxic as well. It feels like quantity over quality and for those of us that want to do better for our customers, that is frustrating.1
- 4.0Dec 1, 2023HR AssistantFormer EmployeeWhitewater, WI
Met some awesome people, and great co-workers.
At times, it could be overwhelmingly busy - but it is a great way to learn the business!
- 1.0Nov 6, 2023Territory ManagerFormer Employee, more than 3 yearsSouth Burlington, VT
great products and good customer base
Review of Generac Power Systems I recently had the opportunity to experience Generac Power Systems from the inside, and I must say that there are some significant concerns that I feel compelled to share. While the company has its strengths, such as a leader in the generator market, several issues severely hamper its overall effectiveness and the satisfaction of its employees, customers, and dealers. Communication Breakdown One of the most glaring problems is the extensive chain of command within the organization. The hierarchy is so convoluted that communication frequently gets lost in translation. As a result, employees' concerns, valuable feedback, and even critical issues often fail to reach the right ears. This lack of streamlined communication hinders the company's ability to respond promptly to emerging challenges and opportunities. Inaccessible Management Another concerning aspect is the difficulty in reaching the management that can drive meaningful change. It often feels like customers, and dealers are left in the dark when trying to convey their voices and concerns. In a customer-centric world, this inaccessibility to management is a major drawback. Open channels for customer and dealer feedback and a responsive approach are essential for building trust and improving business relationships. Inadequate Pay and Compensation The pay and compensation structure at Generac Power Systems is another area of concern. Regardless of how much effort employees put into their roles, it seems that recognition and rewards are limited. A fair compensation system is essential for motivating and retaining talent, and the current approach falls short in this regard. Nepotism Issues Furthermore, nepotism appears to be a recurring issue within the company. This practice not only undermines the morale of deserving employees but also results in the loss of great talent. Merit-based hiring and promotions should be the cornerstone of any successful organization, and nepotism disrupts this balance. In conclusion, while Generac Power Systems has its merits, the issues of communication breakdown, inaccessibility to management, compensation, and nepotism pose significant challenges that need immediate attention. The company should consider implementing transparent communication channels, revising compensation structures, and addressing nepotism to ensure a fair and inclusive work environment. It's my hope that these concerns will be addressed, and Generac Power Systems can reach its full potential.3
- 2.0Nov 18, 2023Dealer AcquisitionsFormer Employee, more than 3 yearsPewaukee, WI
Good for a foot in the door and experience
No opportunities to advance your career. Would rather hire externally than internally for leadership positions. Micro-managed at every level.1
- 2.0Jul 28, 2023DirectorFormer Employee, more than 10 yearsWaukesha, WI
Good product with a well known brand
The head of marketing doesn’t understand the market or the channels we sell into. They have never dealt with a dealer network, hardware, MRO, or electrical wholesale. They do not understand the customers and how they go to market. What is worse is they are incapable of actually understanding this but give direction like they understand. They think the same thing that worked selling toothbrushes will work on selling a generator that costs $15k through the electrical distribution channel. They are driving up the cost of marketing by going outside for the work they should be getting the internal team to do. We have seen this scenario before when it comes to a SVP of marketing spending a lot with outside agencies and it doesn’t end well for them. There is zero management or leadership in marketing and it is starting to show. It is a dumpster fire caused by one person.11
- 1.0Nov 10, 2023PlannerCurrent Employee, more than 10 yearsEagle, WI
Some of the people that work here.
Some of the management is not friendly towards women. Plus it is difficult to move around in the company if you are not a yes person. Management has a habit of scolding people in front of their peers and humiliate the person.1
- 3.0Oct 18, 2023Product ManagerFormer Employee, more than 1 year
Some really smart people Good work life balance Interesting technology
Reckless leaders Corrupt Bad benefits Bad managers Bad culture1
- 2.0Sep 26, 2023Quality Technician IIFormer Employee, more than 3 yearsWhitewater, WI
the culture of the work place is fair and people get along fairly well with each other
leads do not switch people on the manufacturing line for cross training, will instead leave people in a particular station they do well in even when the stated the have an injury and the station is making the injury worse. also management does not have their head screwed on straight and forces quality to not do their jobs with ease.3
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Generac Power Systems has an overall rating of 2.9 out of 5, based on over 750 reviews left anonymously by employees. 41% of employees would recommend working at Generac Power Systems to a friend and 34% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has decreased by -2% over the last 12 months.
41% of Generac Power Systems employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Generac Power Systems 2.8 out of 5 for work life balance, 2.5 for culture and values and 2.7 for career opportunities.