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6 people found this helpful  

Would stay away, does damage to your career

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  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Engineering in Waukesha, WI (US)
Former Employee - Engineering in Waukesha, WI (US)

I worked at Generac Power Systems

Pros

Leader in power generation. The company has respected products in their market and a great history. High potential for growth if changes are made to improve relations with employees and pay scale.

Cons

Management is very ignorant of employees and respect they give. Very sub standard pay scales for area in technical help. Turnover is very high because of work environment and no attempt to improve it. There is a lack of a coordinated plan to manage projects to complete on time. Very vertically managed company with old school employees at odds with new innovative thinkers that could move this company into a higher class.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Start to address poor reputation as an employer in the area. Most people either get stung by this company and leave or stay away because of its reputation. Remove old school work environment office rules and become flexible and respect diversity.

Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great place to work

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    • 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

    Fantastic opportunities for those willing to work hard. Promotions from within encourage employees at all levels to make the most of their opportunity at the company.

    Cons

    Fast paced environment can be too much pressure for some. But for those that put high energy into it, they are rewarded.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work - continue to communicate your strategy with all levels of the organization and people will continue to work hard for the company!

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not sure how it made the top places to work...it's still touted, even though that was many, many years ago.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Generac Power Systems

    Pros

    The people are the best part. There are some very strong relationships that have been built and that make the company what it is today.

    Cons

    The company just went public but doesn't have leadership that is experienced implementing the necessary changes to move from a privately held company to a public company. Employees are very frustrated by both the lack of direction and constantly changing direction. Also, if you are looking for flexibility that allows for some work/life balance, do not come here. Benefits are so/so, vacation package is poor and you're told there is no negotiation, until you find out the person next to you was given 3 weeks.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire leaders that are have experience in a public company and not the home grown leaders you currently have who only have their experience from Generac to pull from.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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