Gardner Denver

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Gardner Denver Reviews

Updated 8 August 2014
Updated 8 August 2014
25 Reviews

3.6
25 Reviews
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Gardner Denver CEO Michael M. Larsen
Michael M. Larsen
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  1.  

    This is one of my better jobs.

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    Current Employee - Material Handler  in  Sedalia, MO (US)
    Current Employee - Material Handler in Sedalia, MO (US)

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits. Long time friends

    Cons

    Too many hours worked in a week

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Very well rounded company with great values

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    Current Employee - Engineering Intern  in  Pittsburgh, PA (US)
    Current Employee - Engineering Intern in Pittsburgh, PA (US)

    Pros

    Company brings out the most in people. Brings a positive attitude and leads to teamwork.

    Cons

    Company has had some organizational issues. This has been getting better.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to hire students that are the right fit, regardless of the University attended.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great place for work and life balance

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Open door policy
    Employees are generally easy to get along with
    Laid back atmosphere
    In office gym is a great benefit

    Cons

    In recent years the change of management has cause some turmoil as has the recent sale but the foundation of the company still remains.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good Company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Material Handler  in  Sedalia, MO (US)
    Current Employee - Material Handler in Sedalia, MO (US)

    Pros

    This company works with you when you have family issues and have to adjust your schedule.

    Cons

    Pay could be better than it is

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good company to work for

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Tulsa, OK (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tulsa, OK (US)

    Pros

    Great coworkers. The managers took an interest in their subordinates and everyone seemed to have an "open door" policy.

    Cons

    Not a lot of lateral movement or chances to cross-train. For the most part, it felt that whatever position you were hired for would be the position you would remain in for the duration of your tenure.

    Recommends
  7.  

    Toxic political environment

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great team of people, company with a long history of reliable products that is sinking because of corporate greed.

    Cons

    Employees are running away faster than rats from the sinking ship. Senior leadership and HR are trying to stop this but the trust is lost. Administrative overhead is increasing while HR service is reduced.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Get out while you can!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Quincy, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Quincy, IL (US)

    Pros

    Company with a large global footprint and very proud history. With the recent change in leadership, this proud ship is sinking fast.

    Cons

    It is obvious that the new leadership doesn't care about the company and is only interested in selling Gardner Denver for a quick buck. Larsen and his cronies will cash in big time and will not have to work another day in their lives, while the other 7000 employees will be left jobless. So sad.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Avoid if Possible

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Tulsa, OK (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tulsa, OK (US)

    Pros

    - Decent salary
    - Lay-offs are extremely unlikely

    Cons

    - Toxic political environment
    - Reactive Culture is Frequently Operating in Crisis Mode
    - Extremely resistant to change and new ideas
    - Good Ol' Boy System

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    good learning experience

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Tulsa, OK (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tulsa, OK (US)

    Pros

    Good life Good pay good culture

    Cons

    dont know how to retain talented ppl.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    no comments

    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    I had a great experience at GD for almost ten years as the company grew and changed.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Quincy, IL (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Quincy, IL (US)

    Pros

    -- The international nature of the businesses makes it complex, but also interesting.
    -- The diversity of products and customers served provides employees a wide variety of areas in which they can excel.

    Cons

    -- The focus on reducing compensation and benefits in all areas outside the executive suite can make for a tough environment in which to work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to use the really great Gardner Denver Way internal business system to leverage the company's synergies proactively with organic growth through customer-driven innovation excellence.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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