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Good company, low pay

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • 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

Pros

They will teach you a lot and make sure you completely understand your job.
Every supervisor I had but one was awesome and really seemed to care about the employees.
Opportunities for growth within company.
Solid Benefits

Cons

Lower than average pay scale for the industry at least for production workers
Mandatory overtime up to 60 hours a week
Time is not given off without a consequences.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Most management does their job very well. To one I would say to get to know your employees a bit more and don't just give negative feedback if you are not going to give positive feedback when one goes above and beyond

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Every company has its good points and bad - Generac is no exception.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineer
    Former Employee - Engineer

    I worked at Generac Power Systems

    Pros

    Generac depends heavily on the individual efforts of its workers (read tribal knowledge). You also get exposure to a large variety of manufacturing methods. On a related note, the project content can be quite diverse. So, if you're an enterprising self stater,you can build up a resume quite quickly. Additionally, since the turnover is so high, it's easy to find good references. Generac is a good stepping stone. By and large, the people you work with are knowlegable, dedicated, and friendly. The environment itself is enjoyable. Although being the new guy on the block can be difficult, after a 1-2 years, you'll find your part of the fabric of Generac (there always seem to be new people arriving). Generac can be a rewarding place to work, but you had best be happy in the position you hire in as because few advancement growth opportunities exist in product development. That also means you should be sure to negotiate a starting salary that you're happy with as well.

    Cons

    First, be aware that Generac has a very old school culture. If you work for Generac, your going to wear a tie. Second, If you're in product development, there is very little room for advancement. Generac doesn't groom or develop internal candidates for management positions in product development. Although, I find that this statement isn't true on the manufacturing side of the business. When I left, Generac had hired about 7 new product development managers off the street - not one internal candidate was promoted (and a few talented individuals do exist). Last item, the Generac insurance is difficult to do correctly (worse than average). There is a price for having cost effective health care. Plan on getting to know your administrators.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You need to stop the revolving door. I've never had a problem with my immediate manager. I don't think that is where the problem is.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  2. 5 people found this helpful  

    A place to work when you can`t find anywhere else

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

    I have been working at Generac Power Systems

    Pros

    The work is easy with not much thought involved.Able to change jobs or departments(just takes forever) If you keep your head down and do your job you wont have any problems.

    Cons

    The pay seems substandard. Management is terrible,with very few exceptions.Have a question or something is not working the way it should who should you ask? A supervisor seems logical,no not here all they know is their "effectivity "reports,and don`t seem to have the time or knowledge to answer questions or address concerns you may have or they will "get back to you",which seldom happens.A general lack of respect toward manufacturing employees.Training is very substandard,a you`ll figure it out,atomsphere

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make Generac a place people want to stay,not a place people are waiting to leave.
    Drop the elitist management attitiude,have supervisors learn and know their area. Show respect to the people you supervise or manage.Pay quality employees a quality wage(outside of the office too)

    No opinion of CEO
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