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Hach Company Reviews

Updated September 14, 2017
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Pros
  • Good benefits, good co-workers, room to advance (in 11 reviews)

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

Cons
  • Not certain that work / life balance is a priority here (in 12 reviews)

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

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  1. "Order Picker"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Hach Company part-time

    Pros

    Free ice cream for workers

    Cons

    Hot warehouse work. Physically demanding.


  2. "Fantastic opportunities for growth both at Hach and our parent company Danaher."

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

    I have been working at Hach Company full-time

    Pros

    Research and Development has been creating breakthrough technologies for many years. Hach truly cared for your career development and provides not only training, but hands on experience to practice what you learn.

    Cons

    Hach is looking for people who want to be challenged, who want to grow and who want to impact the world by fulfilling our mission of achieving life's potential. If you just want to punch the clock and collect a paycheck, you will be very unhappy here.

  3. "Stay away from this company they will disappoint you"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Field Service Technician
    Former Employee - Senior Field Service Technician
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Hach Company full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    There are no pros to working here. Benefits are basic and average.

    Cons

    If you want to keep up with their KPI's then you have to work long hours. Factory training is a joke. Support from the company if you run into trouble is non existent. High turnover.

    Advice to Management

    Stop lying to your employees. They can see through the fact that all you care about is the bottom line. And further more stop setting people up to fail. If they bring up concerns, then not only listen but do something about it.


  4. "Shipping 1st"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Picker/Packer
    Former Employee - Picker/Packer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Hach Company full-time

    Pros

    Fun work environment
    Great pay

    Cons

    Always on OT 10 plus hours weekly
    Favoritism

    Advice to Management

    Lack of communication by Manager


  5. Helpful (5)

    "Salesperson"

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    Current Employee - Salesperson
    Current Employee - Salesperson
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Hach Company full-time

    Pros

    Company mission to help ensure clean water for all.
    Compensation, although the comp plan is too complicated.
    Brand recognition and products.
    Coworkers are great.

    Cons

    Comp plan and account segmentation is so complicated, the business logistics team that is charged with managing the data and CRM can't even figure it out.
    Management expects you to work 12-14 hours a day, on weekends and when you are on vacation, and does not respect your non-work hours, that is unless you are the type that likes getting bombarded with emails at night and on weekends.
    Management has their heads stuck in meaningless dashboards.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on what matters.
    Balance the work load and stop insisting on operating as lean as you are. When people retire, replace them rather than spreading the work.
    Resist problem solving non-existent problems just to problem solve.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Technical Advisor II"

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    • Senior Management
    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.


  7. "interview"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    good company to work for

    Cons

    some hours are long days

  8. 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.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Great company with a great tradition."

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    • Senior Management
    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.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "good and bad at Hach"

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Senior Management
    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.


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