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Generac's Management blows major chunks

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Dealer Acquisitions  in  Whitewater, WI (US)
Current Employee - Dealer Acquisitions in Whitewater, WI (US)

I have been working at Generac Power Systems

Pros

The best reason to work at Generac is if you are interested in the generator market and need experience.

Cons

Management doesn't know anything. They can't communicate to save their lives. We learn about job critical information a day before the public does. We, the employees, have to constantly make excuses for upper management. I don't think management isn't from the same planet as the rest of us. Turn over in our department is more than 50%. My report to doesn't know the product and her report to is even worse - and she reports to the president of the company! Some of her great lines are:
1) We are make 360 degree changes from what we used to do.
2) Double $150 is $250!
3) I really can see people having on average $46,000.00 in disposable income.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

I think the biggest thing for senior management is to stop playing intra office politic's games. It seems like all they are trying to do is keep their jobs as they fire people below them.

Doesn't Recommend

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great starter but top heavy

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Generac Power Systems full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great starter job but at times it is who ya know not what ya know. Very top heavy with way to many people that need to justify their jobs

    Cons

    Top heavy
    Hard to move up unless you know the right people
    Great coworkers
    Strange bonus structure

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    High growth company with silos

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Waukesha, WI (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waukesha, WI (US)

    I have been working at Generac Power Systems full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - growing quickly
    - 'get done' attitude

    Cons

    - weak career path for high performers
    - top driven org structure

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start requiring responsibility and don't be afraid to fire veterans who are simply the loudest voices in the room

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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