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Generac Power Systems Reviews

Updated December 7, 2017
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Pros
  • most shop coworkers are good people (in 17 reviews)

  • Great people to work with - really top notch engineering talent in particular (in 12 reviews)

Cons
  • Work/ life balance is no longer in line (in 19 reviews)

  • More concerned about hitting deadlines so upper management gets their bonuses than the actual success of a project (in 22 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Employed"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Generac Power Systems full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    95 % great people. Most are extremely hard workers. Compensation mediocre.

    Cons

    Manager's /directors/vps need not be fearful of those who are not pulling their weight. Listen or ask peers or those around them. Pay needs to revolve around performance. What would it take to replace that employee? Everyone is replaceable.

    Advice to Management

    Engage, listen, appreciate. Yes, there is some who need to be reevaluated, not necessarily for performace. But no questions for actions and ethics. Lead by example


  2. "Good Co."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Generac Power Systems full-time

    Pros

    Good company to start a career

    Cons

    Pay is below standards. Bonuses are a joke if you get one.

  3. Helpful (3)

    "A Boys Club Thru and Thru"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Generac Power Systems full-time

    Pros

    Expanding the portfolio to decrease sales pressure on any single product line.

    Cons

    With all the publicity around sexual harassment in the workplace lately, I'm sure many employees could think of a few people who should go down at this company if some HR files were pulled out. Beware of this when you're applying.


  4. "Credit Specialist"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Generac Power Systems full-time

    Pros

    Great boss and coworkers, great benefits, 2 weeks vacation and a lot of holidays off. Food days every month and a great atmosphere.

    Cons

    Tedious work thats keeps piling up. Have to wait for a lot of other departments in order to do your work, so a lot of waiting around.

    Advice to Management

    Create simpler ways of going about getting everything done.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "I feel this company isn’t veterans friendly at all. I wouldn’t recommend any veteran to work for them."

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    Former Employee - Production Assembler in Jefferson, WI
    Former Employee - Production Assembler in Jefferson, WI
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Generac Power Systems full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I really enjoyed my co works and team leader that I work with. Depend on what section you are in the teamwork and helping each other out was outstanding with your co-works

    Cons

    Well you apply for one job and they offer you a different job. The upper management lack communication and leadership.

    Advice to Management

    Maybe you should take a hard look at the supervisors that you have in charge. The supervisor I had was very inconsistent with the day operations.


  6. "worker"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Generac Power Systems full-time

    Pros

    most shop coworkers are good people. job stability

    Cons

    hours are long. weekends often are a must

    Advice to Management

    listen to feedback from employees


  7. "Generac"

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    Current Employee - Inside Sales in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Inside Sales in Milwaukee, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Generac Power Systems full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    They have a good compensation program

    Cons

    They're base salaries are a little low

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Inside Sales Representative"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Generac Power Systems full-time

    Pros

    Really fun team, casual and supportive work environment, brand recognition

    Cons

    Lots of red tape, minimal support from management - for assistance you are primarily dependent on peers, which is occasionally problematic

    Advice to Management

    increase interaction and effort towards supporting your team in any issues they bring up would go a long way. It would be nice to feel as if management were as committed to resolving a particular account's issues as each individual rep - too often it feels like things are minimized by superiors. Take feedback into consideration.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Assembly of Home Stand By Generators"

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    Former Employee - Assembly Worker in Whitewater, WI
    Former Employee - Assembly Worker in Whitewater, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Generac Power Systems full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    good bunch of people to work with

    Cons

    Very hot during the summer


  10. Helpful (4)

    "how can a company do this?"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Whitewater, WI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Whitewater, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Generac Power Systems full-time

    Pros

    Nothing that I can think of.

    Cons

    When you put your two week notice in at Human Resources and you are told by Human Resources that your last day is the moment you are putting your 2 week notice in and you are told you are not being fired...shady deal....if I had to do it all over again, I would not apply for a job here.

    Advice to Management

    Please treat your employees with all fairness, they are the ones who make your products.


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