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Kaeser Compressor Reviews

Updated Aug 15, 2019

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31 Ratings
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  • "High sick rates are a reflection of the drab and miserable working environment(in 3 reviews)

  • "Upper management games the system to minimize employee benefits & pay(in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Compressor technician"

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    Current Employee - Compressor Technician in Lenexa, KS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Kaeser Compressor full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great company! Great people. Excellent factory training program.

    Cons

    Not too many opportunities to advance within the company.

    Kaeser Compressor2018-10-11
  2. "Hypocritical, Micromanage 😡😡"

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

    I worked at Kaeser Compressor full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Can’t find any but if you desperately need a job you can start there.

    Cons

    Don’t work there. Micromanaging goes through the roof.

    Advice to Management

    Stop doing everything manually!!!!

    Kaeser Compressor2019-08-16
  3. "Decent stepping-stone"

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    Former Employee - Service Technician 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Kaeser Compressor full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Decent entry to the industry, or stepping-stone to a better company.

    Cons

    Slow, overly bureaucratic, bound by byzantine corporate policy, local branches run like personal fiefdoms.

    Kaeser Compressor2019-06-21
  4. "Promises, Promises"

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    Former Employee - Service Supervisor in Not, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Kaeser Compressor full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great health and 401k Benefit package

    Cons

    Wages do not keep up with the cost of living, Lots of back stabbing to get ahead. Wages are not very consistent across the board. Newer people can get hired on at the same pay that you are at and you have been working there several years and exceeded your set goals.

    Advice to Management

    Be a Manager and hold employees accountable for the decisions they make. Reward those whom really dedicate themselves, show up to work, Don't just keep someone because they have a position that is hard to fill because of the current market.

    Kaeser Compressor2019-06-14
  5. "Good Entry Into Industrial Sales"

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    Former Employee - Commercial Sales Representative in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Kaeser Compressor full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Decent internal training program, lots of opportunities to train, well made products

    Cons

    The Branch I worked at had a lot of micromanagement issues. The compressors are so expensive and complex that we priced ourselves out of a lot of jobs. Not a lot of opportunity for internal promotion.

    Advice to Management

    Trust your employees to do the right thing. Try to make products more affordable.

    Kaeser Compressor2019-02-25
  6. "Good Place to work"

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    Service Technician in Fredericksburg, VA
    Recommends

    I worked at Kaeser Compressor for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good pay and decent hours

    Cons

    They had poor scheduling of jobs to do

    Kaeser Compressor2018-10-04
  7. Helpful (2)

    "National Service Department"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Kaeser Compressor full-time

    Pros

    Work / Life balance. Good benefits.

    Cons

    Poor compensation. Management lacks leadership qualities. Favoritism. Lack of formal training. High personnel turnover. Metrics for bonuses are a joke.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees like professionals. Stop partaking in blatant favoritism.

    Kaeser Compressor2018-10-27
  8. Helpful (1)

    "Slow and uncertain"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Kaeser Compressor full-time

    Pros

    Benefits are okay for a foreign company

    Cons

    The manager is poor at following up on promises

    Kaeser Compressor2018-09-17
  9. Helpful (2)

    "Worst Micromanagement Ever"

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    I have been working at Kaeser Compressor

    Pros

    Well-made products, lots of training opportunities, company car and cell phone

    Cons

    Micromanagement is absolutely ridiculous. This company insists on centralizing all of their power at the top and they don’t listen to their guys in the field or empower them to be better.

    Advice to Management

    Loosen your grip and trust your employees, unless they give you a reason not to. If you felt they weren’t good people than you shouldn’t have hired them. Get a grip on reality too, limiting the freedom of your employees to make their own decisions does not lead to them working harder and making more sales, it angers them and drives them to other companies.

    Kaeser Compressor2018-09-28
  10. Helpful (2)

    "Accountant"

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

    I have been working at Kaeser Compressor full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    It was a short commute

    Cons

    Being treated like an idiot, micro-managing no internal support

    Kaeser Compressor2018-07-25
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