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Hach Company Reviews

Updated March 24, 2017
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  • Not certain that work / life balance is a priority here (in 11 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)

    "Great company with a great tradition."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Hach Company full-time

    Pros

    Great company, great discipline and corporate values.

    Cons

    I would say the company is old fashioned and needs to catch up with the changes in the current business environment. But overall a positive experience.

    Advice to Management

    Help empower employees as managers, way too much waste in seeking approval today.


  2. "good and bad at Hach"

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    Former Employee - Senior Field Service Technician
    Former Employee - Senior Field Service Technician
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Pay was respectible and 99% of the people were great to work with. It was an enlightning experience working with drinking water plants and waste water plants.

    Cons

    inconsistent rules and policies as regard to what is payable for time worked. Supervisors who have never carried a tool bag in their life micro-manageing and judgeing the performance of their staff. These same supervisors also create ridiculous and impracticle rules that the technicians are to follow but they can ignore.

    Advice to Management

    Why aren't supervisors out in the field doing service calls? Not only would this help to eliminate the huge back log of PM's but it would also help them make better policies during the meetings they have. This is the only company I worked at in the last 29 years where supervisors don't do any service calls. I suspect this is the reason for poor performance and not being happy at the job, which is the same thing when you think about it.


  3. "Hach chemical"

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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 Hach Company part-time

    Pros

    Great work place and friendlly

    Cons

    Not a ton of compensation benefits


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  5. "Customer Service Supervisor"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hach Company full-time

    Pros

    Good pay and good people

    Cons

    A lot of work


  6. "OK place to work."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Hach Company full-time

    Pros

    Job security in a secure industry

    Cons

    Need better training systems. Need much smaller worker to supervisor ratio.


  7. 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.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Operations manager"

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    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Ames, IA
    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Ames, IA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Hach Company full-time

    Pros

    Great company with lean culture engrained in their DNA! They invest heavily in training the management team. Very professional organization

    Cons

    Low bonus plan. Lack of high level macro 3 year plan

    Advice to Management

    Better succession planning


  9. Helpful (5)

    "Decent place work, needs a focus on individuals."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Hach Company full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Decent place to work, salaries are okay. Lots of great effort on technical front, process improvement, opportunities to get involved and make a difference.

    Cons

    Salaries are okay, just that... okay and not much more. Problem with the efforts noted above is there are not enough Indians and too many chiefs. Also too much focus on PD/KPI, sometimes you have too look at the whole forest and not get caught in the PD/KPI weeds. Little compensation for employees who go above and beyond. Poor work-life balance. Little opportunity for career advancement.

    Advice to Management

    Take a look at these reviews. We loved working at Hach, but you make it to easy to jump ship when better opportunities come knocking. Yes, they do come knocking. There needs to be a better work-life balance, compensation, recognition for employees doing the work, and for those who are truly contributing to the bottom line. Don't overlook the skill sets people have and exhibit daily. They want to use their skills. It have them continually questioned and squashed by people who are incapable or inferior working above them.


  10. 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.


  11. "Former Technician"

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

    Pros

    Fair compensation and benefits package.

    Cons

    Bad training program, and not a good place for work life balance.



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