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Kaeser Compressor Reviews

Updated September 14, 2017
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  1. "Great place for Professional Development"

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    Current Employee - Branch Manager in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Branch Manager in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Kaeser Compressor (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Excellent training in all Fields
    Management that cares
    Rock Solid equipment

    Cons

    Ther price for quality is high. But built for a lifetime isn't just a saying


  2. "Sales Manager"

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    Current Employee - Sales Manager
    Current Employee - Sales Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Kaeser Compressor full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Private company, great product, great opportunity

    Cons

    You need to be driven to be a success

  3. Helpful (3)

    "Imploding Business"

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Kaeser Compressor full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Equipment training is good...and that's about it.

    Cons

    Lack of leadership, lack of responsibility, it feels as if the company hates for the salesman to make money, management is unorganized and will drive your customers away. Upper management is extremely stupid and think too highly of themselves. A certain invidual flies into town once every few weeks only to give things away for free and then takes all the credit. What a manager that guy is. Processes here are typically slow. Accounting tends to push my commission checks back as much as they can. Completely pathetic.

    Advice to Management

    Fire everyone in management and start fresh. Get it together.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Sales team is a revolving door."

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Houston, TX
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Kaeser Compressor full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good benefits, decent training, you can get good experience in the industry by working here, good stepping stone to another job.

    Cons

    Very long lead times with equipment, management wants to add too many bells and whistles to every quote, no parts or inventory on hand at local branch, not competitive in pricing all across the board, customers have to talk to 10 different people before getting the answer they need due to centralized sales and service, no local support, management has no people skills, turnover is so high and they want their employees to act like robots. Horrible service support. Stay away from the Houston branch if you plan on being successful in your career. You compete with national sales guys more than you compete with competitors. They will do nothing but drag you down. STAY AWAY!

    Advice to Management

    Keep equipment and parts in stock locally. Get a grip.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Service manager"

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    Former Employee - Service Manager
    Former Employee - Service Manager
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Kaeser Compressor full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Was able to work with a great group of service technicians, which made the experience as a whole a great one. The technicians support to a new service manager was unparalleled. They were always willing to take a moment and answer any questions related to the service department.

    Cons

    The downside to this position is, if you're a new service manager with no experience working in service, you will struggle, for there is no offical training program, specifically, for a new manager. If you come in with managerial experience, then this position will only require a small learning curve, mainly in the operating system "SAP".

    Advice to Management

    Implement a training program for new managers.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Sale Manager"

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    Former Employee - Direct Drive Sales Manager in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Direct Drive Sales Manager in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Kaeser Compressor full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great product. Great Benefits. Above average training.

    Cons

    Over priced, not competitive Very poor management in the Houston branch. Very poor service. No Leadership in Houston Texas

    Advice to Management

    Change your management team. Carry some stock, have some stability in the region. Poor service.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Backward, bureaucratic organization"

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    Former Employee - Sales Repr
    Former Employee - Sales Repr
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Kaeser Compressor full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good people in the field.

    Cons

    Policy & procedures make even simple tasks difficult. Upper management games the system to minimize employee benefits & pay.

  8. Helpful (4)

    "Sales Representative"

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    Former Employee - Technical Sales Representative in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Technical Sales Representative in Charlotte, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Kaeser Compressor full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Quality product; don't have to apologize for quality. That's a big plus for anyone selling into the industrial marketplace. Decent marketing and technical support. Technical training is suitable for the industry. Good entry-level industrial sales position. Very protective of territories. Solid corporate fundamentals. Company makes money every year and the profit sharing is above average.

    Cons

    Relative hard cap on earning potential. The Sales Representative position is not a long term career job, mainly because Kaeser does not develop or support sub-distributors well and there is minimal pay for parts sales. Hard to build a sustainable sales career without a solid base of producing subs or parts sales. Sales training is less than poor, though the technical training is above average. If only all sales people were engineers. The company focuses on new equipment sales only, so used or refurbished sales and trade-ins are frowned upon, leaving the sales rep at a competitive disadvantage to competitors who offer these options. Sales management is done through paperwork. The company has a talented team of data miners, particularly the CEO, and it's a numbers-driven company. That's not unusual for the industry, but it's not the best working environment. Corporate culture is cliquish and heavy-handed.

    Advice to Management

    Deepen the distribution channel. Alter the compensation of field and inside sales people so there is an incentive to maintain customer relationships and increase parts sales. Develop credible sales training.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Corporation Benefits with A family Company Feel"

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    Current Employee - Recruiter in Fredericksburg, VA
    Current Employee - Recruiter in Fredericksburg, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Kaeser Compressor full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The company has great benefits, too include an on site gym, fitness classes, health screenings, profit sharing, weight loss programs. Departments help
    support each other, a good positive, team atmosphere.

    Cons

    At this point I can not really say there are any cons, my experience has been positive. I'm happy with what is provided.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Frustrating"

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent Product, Excellent Literature, good assistance from HQ, energy efficiency

    Cons

    Varying Inventory, Long Lead Times, very secretive culture, NO sales Energy, uncompetitive pricing on smaller units.

    Advice to Management

    Energetic Sales Managers to energize the Sales Force.


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