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Generac Power Systems Reviews

Updated April 25, 2017
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Pros
  • Lots of good people at middle to lower levels (in 17 reviews)

  • It is a company with good fundamentals, a great strategy, and on the right track (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • Work/ life balance is no longer in line (in 18 reviews)

  • More concerned about hitting deadlines so upper management gets their bonuses than the actual success of a project (in 20 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "new products"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Tester II in Jefferson, WI
    Current Employee - Tester II in Jefferson, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Generac Power Systems full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    the company is working on getting better training for employees in different departments.

    Cons

    Not having enough work at some facilities to keep employees working 40 hours a week. A slow down in production.

    Advice to Management

    Employees first. Employees want a job that has 40 hrs a week.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Headed in the Right Direction!"

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    • Senior Management
    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

    Company has been growing quickly through acquisitions - lots of opportunity to be a part of the transformation of this company from one that was focused on only the US market in the past to a more global business going forward. The people are fantastic here - smart, committed, and hard-working - and are very supportive of each other. Its fun to be part of a team that wants to win!

    Cons

    Change can be painful for some - learning to adapt to new systems and new processes that have been implemented can be hard. But the positives definitely outweigh the negatives as there are many investments being made in the facilities, the systems and technologies.

    Advice to Management

    Keep pushing ahead with the transformation - it might feel difficult some days, but change is good and your team is behind you!


  3. Helpful (2)

    "Career Opportunities"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Career opportunities are plentiful if you want them as an employee. Benefits are economical as it relates to the cost back to the employee. Teams are great and work well with each other.

    Cons

    The company is growing fast. Employees sometimes struggle to keep up. Which is good and bad.

    Advice to Management

    Visibility is important to the organization


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "A great people focused company."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Service Operations Coordinator in Waukesha, WI
    Current Employee - Service Operations Coordinator in Waukesha, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Generac Power Systems full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    It's like working with a giant extended family. There are opportunities to move forward in almost anything that interests you.

    Cons

    When storm season hits the stress and long hours can take its toll on everyone. But considering why we do it; it's worth it.

    Advice to Management

    Never forget it's about the people.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "OnSite Project Manager"

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    Former Employee - Onsite Project Manager in Waukesha, WI
    Former Employee - Onsite Project Manager in Waukesha, WI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Practical exposure was excellent. Colleagues were very cooperative.

    Cons

    None. No cons.No Problems with working environment


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Line assembly"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Generac Power Systems full-time

    Pros

    Lots of overtime and people friendly

    Cons

    Its kinda heavyweight and very hot

    Advice to Management

    None


  8. Helpful (9)

    "Exciting, fast paced"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales in Waukesha, WI
    Former Employee - Sales in Waukesha, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fast pace, new initiatives, new products, enthusiastic leadership, new customers. Good teamwork in sales, marketing and product. I was in sales and it was a good experience.

    Cons

    There were 2 or 3 vocal people complaining about relationships that they themselves were caught up in. Those people are gone now. Good team, good culture.

    Advice to Management

    Keep positive, keep diversifying..


  9. "A diamond in the rough. Great company with lots of potential."

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    Current Employee - Manager in Waukesha, WI
    Current Employee - Manager in Waukesha, WI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Generac Power Systems full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Fast growing, energetic feel. Great people. Ethical. Career advancement potential. It is a company with good fundamentals, a great strategy, and on the right track. Surprisingly very little bureaucracy for a public company its size. They have hired a lot of really talented and experienced people in the last few years which has greatly benefited the knowledge base of the company. A lot of recent investment in people development.

    Cons

    There are some growing pains as the company has rapidly grown and is expanding quickly with a global presence. However, growing pains are normal and company management has good vision and sets right culture to meet the challenge. You need to be someone with realistic perspective and be patient with (and be excited about) the constant continuous improvement projects. If you're someone who is uncomfortable with change, this isn't the place for you.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on priorities and don't get caught in management distractions. Continue to reward and recognize hard work. Recent messages from management about the Company's commitment to flexibility for a healthy work-life balance was well-received, so keep it up.


  10. Helpful (4)

    "Great opportunities with a growing company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waukesha, WI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waukesha, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Generac Power Systems full-time

    Pros

    Great people to work with - really top notch engineering talent in particular. Fun being part of the team that is the leader in the rapidly growing market for backup power - presents tons of opportunities. Fast paced work environment - great ability to make an impact as the company grows. Tons of investment going into new systems, processes and facilities to improve efficiency and capabilities. Eight acquisitions over the last several years have greatly expanded the company's product line and the markets served.

    Cons

    Definitely need high energy, drive, creativity and intellect to succeed. Management understands the business very well and asks a lot of questions so you need to know your stuff. If you are looking for a place to keep a low profile or just punch a clock - this probably isn't the right fit for you.

    Advice to Management

    Keep focused on your core competencies - there are a ton of things that we do so much better than our competition and we need to keep it that way. With all the acquisitions, let's make sure we don't lose our way doing what we do best.


  11. Helpful (5)

    "Inside sales"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waukesha, WI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waukesha, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great team environment. Interaction between the levels of the sales team allows you to feel apart of the process.

    Cons

    If you do your job and and are tolerable to be around its a great place to work. The cons are not worth mentioning.


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