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Hach Company Loveland Reviews

Updated January 10, 2018
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Loveland, CO

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Pros
  • Good benefits, good co-workers, room to advance (in 9 reviews)

  • Good Pay, freedom to set your own schedule (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • Quite hard to keep healthy work/life balance (in 13 reviews)

  • Management does not appreciate anything you do and there is no work/life balance (in 5 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Smart people & great mission"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Loveland, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Loveland, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hach Company full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Overall, I think that Hach has a bright future. I have never worked someplace that had so many smart, dedicated and considerate people and good people is what makes successful companies really excel.

    The mission of Hach - ensuring water quality for people around the world - really resonates as well. It is evident that this higher-level goal is also top of mind for management, as is developing talent and seeing people grow in their careers.

    Cons

    It is definitely a hard working culture, which can occasionally get in the way of more relaxing time off. There is also not a lot of recognition for people that go above and beyond - seems that is just the expectation.

    Advice to Management

    Get out to Gemba more and really see the work being done. Could give you a new sense of appreciation for how great your employees really are and, perhaps, encourage you to up the rewards and recognition as well.


  2. "Global Product Manager"

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    Current Employee - Global Product Manager in Loveland, CO
    Current Employee - Global Product Manager in Loveland, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hach Company full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Large range of products, fast-paced with lots of opportunity for advancement.

    Cons

    Still working to improve data systems for better decision making.

  3. "Great Place to work"

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    Former Contractor - Assembler in Loveland, CO
    Former Contractor - Assembler in Loveland, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Hach Company as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Very easy assembly job, great managers and great work atmosphere.

    Cons

    Takes a long time to get hired on with the company.

    Advice to Management

    Make it a shorter time to get hired on to the company. Having some great contract workers, evaluations should be done more often.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Technical Advisor II"

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    Former Employee - Technical Advisor in Loveland, CO
    Former Employee - Technical Advisor in Loveland, CO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Hach Company full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Strong leadership
    Established customer base
    Fairly organized
    Valuable metrics

    Cons

    Product quality was not always good.
    Worker culture feared negative metrics and some might cheat to show positive metrics.

    Advice to Management

    Tackle "us vs them" attitude to gain true followership of reports.
    Pick goals and metrics carefully and see them through to the end.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Poor Management"

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Loveland, CO
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Loveland, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Hach Company full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I enjoyed working for a company that was helping the world's water quailty.

    Cons

    Old school business practices. Very poor management. Benefits were just ok. Not focused on their employees. Low employee morale.

    Advice to Management

    They need to put people in management that are good at motivating their employees, not just because it's the next step for someone to climb the corporate ladder. My manager didn't have one day of experience or the knowledge on how to lead a team. Stop managing in a dictatorship style and more in a motivational style and your employees will feel more compelled to work hard and will enjoy their job.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Machine Operator in Loveland, CO
    Former Employee - Machine Operator in Loveland, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Hach Company full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    You'll learn a lot if you apply yourself. Cafeteria. Very safe. Decent pay.

    Cons

    It's tough to hit your numbers at first, but the jobs a breeze afterwards. The down time can be aggravating. If anything happens during the manufacturing or delivery of the parts your line is shut down and you'll end up having to work to make up the difference.

    Advice to Management

    Build up a bigger stock of parts from fab so people don't have to rush.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Good Company/Good Benefits"

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    Current Employee - Regional Sales Manager in Loveland, CO
    Current Employee - Regional Sales Manager in Loveland, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hach Company full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, work from home in sales, company car, 5% match on 401k.

    Cons

    Slow to make changes on product lines due to Danaher way of business. Lack of e-commerce on Hach Environmental companies. Hach gets all priority rather than their focus on Hach Environmental companies.

  8. Helpful (14)

    "Ludicrous Leadership!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Loveland, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Loveland, CO
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Hach Company full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Maybe the paycheck, but you're selling your soul for it.

    Cons

    What Hach calls Process the rest of Corporate America would call Gross Mismanagement. Fail Fast due to lack of planning and clear vision while iterating thru fixes Is Not Process!

    If you enjoy doing your work over and over because the requirements are never properly framed by your leader the 1st, 2nd, 3rd... time, you'd love it here.

    If you enjoy having your hair set on fire regularly because your leader decided to make a material change over night with effectively zero detailed planning, you'd love it here.

    If you think every "leadership" request should be a drop everything and make it happen fire-drill, you'd love it here.

    If you enjoy getting emailed on your days off and expected to respond to them, if you're lucky enough to even be able to take days off that is, you'd love it here.

    If you think Work-Life balance is a ludicrous concept, you'd love it here.

    If you are/were an employee in Sales/SalesOps and can relate to this post, Like it so those considering working at Hach are given fair warning before they accept their jobs.

    Advice to Management

    Fire the SalesOps Mgmt team, the entire organization will thank you.


  9. "Need pedigree degree"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Loveland, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Loveland, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Hach Company full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Competitive benefits and growing company with new state of the art R&D facility coming.

    Cons

    Hach Company generally promotes based on having a pedigree degree. Their favorites are Darden, Stanford and US Naval Academy.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Experienced team member"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous in Loveland, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Loveland, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hach Company full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Opportunity for new responsibilities enabling personal growth, stable, good manager. Products are meaningful.

    Cons

    New president is too focused on managing up. Misses employee engagement opportunities where he could show appreciation to rank and file team members. Understaffed.

    Advice to Management

    Focus less on promoting yourself and more on helping your team win.


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