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Updated Sep 11, 2021

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3.0
45%
Recommend to a Friend
66%
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Generac Power Systems CEO Aaron Jagdfeld
Aaron Jagdfeld
258 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good people, lots of HR fun activities(in 21 reviews)

  • "Great People in the workers seats(in 16 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Any attention from upper management for doing your job well means micro-management(in 29 reviews)

  • "No work life balance constant part shortages and standing around(in 21 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Generac Power Systems Sales

      Sep 10, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Generac is growing very fast, which enables job growth and experience.

      Cons

      With growth comes issues surrounding communication demand is very high for product and sometimes they are unable to keep up

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    2. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Ops Engineering

      Jul 20, 2021 - Manufacturing Engineer III in Whitewater, WI
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Continuous flow of challenges. Company is willing to invest in new production equipment/technology. Opportunities to travel/relocate if desired. All signs point to a bright future with continued growth for Generac which provides substantial job security

      Cons

      Extremely difficult to complete goals on time, under budget, etc. due to steadily increase in demand. Currently experiencing severe resource shortages which has been resulting in certain positions being required to pick up slack time after time. Short term workload increase would seem to be acceptable however thus far, it seems like Generac hasn’t identified this as a core issue. A consistent flow of employees leaving and spots not being filled at all or in a timely manner will continue to dig a bigger hole to get out of.

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      4 people found this review helpful
    3. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      No thanks.

      Jun 3, 2021 - Test Engineer in Waukesha, WI
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Coffee machines around every corner. Great lunch staff Exercise facility Can be a great opportunity if you are in the right department with the right manager?

      Cons

      2 points for some awesome USA-made product and semblance of company direction, but the rest of the experience was beyond terrible. -Would definitely question any positive reviews on Glassdoor. Revolving door, will hire you if you have a pulse. Clearly no discretion to some of the hires. Example: My manager couldn’t make it as an entry-level test engineer, but somehow became the manager of the department? Treats good employees like meat grinder. Coworkers with cooperative ability and social skills rare here. Expect aggression and inferiority complexes. Lowballed on salary when hired by 5 k. Raises based on ivory tower “HR goals”. Manager picks your goals without your input, resulting in some impossible goals and 1% raises that don’t outrun yearly inflation. Definitely not a good place for recent graduates to build career. Too many sociopaths and good ‘ol boys on top of their mountains doing whatever they want. More politics and power struggle than operation. Test lab had no feedback to design process. Ragdoll treatment. Either you say yes or you will hear about it. The same goes for showing up exactly at 8 AM. Health insurance premiums are expensive for individual. Healthy activity tracking rebates turn enjoyable exercise into another chore. Unhealthy vending machines and food everywhere. Exercise center, but after going full-time there was no energy left for that Long commute from most locations. Overall very glad to not be employed here anymore. Health and pay has improved significantly by going elsewhere.

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      11 people found this review helpful
    4. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Great destination for career engineers - all others beware.

      Aug 23, 2021 - Project Manager in Waukesha, WI
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      If you are an engineer, I suspect you will do very, very well here. It is an engineering outfit; every other employee exists to support engineering (hint hint, know your place).

      Cons

      Fear seems to be the only mechanism used to influence performance. Feedback was never positive, never upbeat, even when the numbers were met and the stock tripled. Zero opportunities in most departments other than operations and engineering.

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    5. 3.0
      Current Employee

      GNRC

      Sep 1, 2021 - Accounting 
      Recommend
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      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Learned a lot and worked with various levels within the company

      Cons

      Pay was minimal and benefits were okay at best.

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    6. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Growth!

      Aug 31, 2021 - National Sales Manager 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Unlimited opportunity for a young professional to prove themselves and move upward within the organization.

      Cons

      SAP investments need to be made

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    7. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Dynamic Growth Company

      Aug 23, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Career growth opportunities Resources for training are plentiful Constant improvement in employee engagement and benefits

      Cons

      Shifting priorities Unrefined processes Too many leaders, not enough doers

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    8. 3.0
      Current Employee

      Jefferson plant

      Aug 24, 2021 - Quality Technician in Whitewater, WI
      Recommend
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      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Pay, recognition, overtime, schedule, travel time

      Cons

      Human resources dept., no communication between shift each being told different company policies to abide by

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    9. 1.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Worst job I have ever had

      Jun 27, 2021 - Assembly Line Worker in Eagle, WI
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Nothing I can think of except free parking

      Cons

      They give you unreasonable goals when they are extremely short staffed people walk out and quit everyday they don't want to do anything managers don't care if employees standing around and do nothing then they ask you to do the work for them it's unimaginable that a Fortune 500 company a company that's growing so big treats their employees so horrible when they literally have to increase wages so they can keep people but the wage is you're making still don't make enough because you never see your family I see my family literally maybe 5 hours a week because you work so much 7 days a week for mandatory overtime and when you go home all you want to do is sleep because they work you like a dog. They treat the employees that been there for 10 to 20 years like they are gods and the new people like they are nothing and when you tell them something like about your machine they act like you don't know what you're talking about.

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    10. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Growing Company, needs to invest

      Aug 19, 2021 - Packaging Engineer II in Waukesha, WI
      Recommend
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      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Growing company with wide product offerings

      Cons

      Lack of investment in software to help perform role better/quicker

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