GEA Group Reviews

Updated 16 Jan 2021

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3.8
77%
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GEA Group CEO Stefan Klebert (no image)
Stefan Klebert
29 Ratings
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  • "The opportunity for flexible working hours are limited/not existing(in 6 reviews)

  • "Many managers have been placed into unrelated fields/roles during restructure making them completely incompetent to lead their new teams(in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Good"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer 

    I worked at GEA Group full-time

    Pros

    A great place to start your career as you will see, learn and build a broad spectrum of the processing industry

    Cons

    Each GEA company will have its own culture so it’s not possible to think of a con that can be applied universally

  2. "Travel"

    2.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    Former Employee - Engineer 

    I worked at GEA Group full-time

    Pros

    Use of a van at weekends

    Cons

    Too many hours, alot of travel

    GEA Group Response

    December 31, 2020Vice President Regional Human Resources

    Dear sender, I am sorry to read your feedback on your experience at GEA. We don’t intent to be an employer where you work too much. A good live-work balance is important. I would like to invite you to contact me or my colleagues in to discuss your feedback. We are open for learning and improvement. Yours, Stefan Broens Vice President Human Resources


  3. "Great"

    5.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Automation Engineer in Bristol, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at GEA Group full-time

    Pros

    Great Brilliant Marvellous company to be

    Cons

    None nothing niente rien niene

  4. "Global Company"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Southampton, England

    I have been working at GEA Group full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Opportunity to develop and shape the position to suit your interests, communicative and supportive manager in project execution team, opportunity to relocate with large corporate structure.

    Cons

    Small scale operation with unaccountable department management.

  5. "Good company to work for"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Stoneleigh, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at GEA Group full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Left to your own devices

    Cons

    Huge restructure on going

  6. Helpful (1)

    "Good place to work and great MD now back in charge"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Commercial Operations Manager in Milton Keynes, England
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at GEA Group full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great company and group and the Milton Keynes team were a great bunch to work with.

    Cons

    The 'worldwide restructure' knocked the motivation out of so many staff it was unbelievable, you went from a member of staff to a number in a box.

    GEA Group Response

    October 15, 2020Vice President Regional Human Resources

    Thank you for your feedback. The restructuring is indeed having impact on our organization, but should not make us numbers. Our employees are valued very much and we want them to feel like this to. Feel free to connect with me to share your ideas. Stefan Broens

  7. "Full of opportunities"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Area Manager in Bristol, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at GEA Group full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Investment in staff. Strong opportunity for those determined to build a career. Good company structure. Happy staff. Many additional perks for staff. Good working environment and staff are cared for well.

    Cons

    Yet to find any thankfully.

  8. "Employee support"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Contracts/Internal Sales Engineer in Milton Keynes, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at GEA Group full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Always available and easily obtainable

    Cons

    Can be less forthcoming when busy

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  9. Helpful (2)

    "Decent place to work, good people"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at GEA Group full-time

    Pros

    Leaders in product range and good people.

    Cons

    Training could be strengthened to support roles.

    GEA Group Response

    September 22, 2017Human Resources Vice President

    Thank you for taking the time to write your review. We are happy that you are having a good experience working at GEA and appreciate your feedback on how to make your experience more valuable. As such, we are working on ways to improve our training process. For instance, for new hires, we have recently implemented ‘first day administrators’ at each site to help with the on-boarding and training of employees. Thank you again for the review. Demile Robinson Gilmore Vice President, Human Resources North America and Latin America

  10. Helpful (4)

    "Listen to the workers"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Contract & Commercial Manager in Milton Keynes, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at GEA Group for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Was a good place to work, good people and some very hard working colleagues, and some not hard working. support was also great from office colleagues and those at HQ in Germany

    Cons

    It all changed when consultants were brought in to the group and started to make changes, not all decisions were bad but the ball was set rolling before the important changes had been made.

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