Aggreko

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Aggreko Reviews

Updated 3 October, 2014
Updated 3 October, 2014
23 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great Sales Process and Development Program

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Aggreko full-time

    Pros

    Great Sales Process and Development Program

    Cons

    -Rapid Growth, sometimes difficult to keep up.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Fast Paced, challenging environment

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

    I have been working at Aggreko full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Everyone is willing to push ahead to achieve the goals. A can do mentality for large projects. Possibility to relocate to many countries.

    Cons

    High workload, ethos of work all out can be draining. Not as family friendly in some regions work life balance needs to be managed by individuals or you can work too much.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider how your employees can get a better balance of work and home life.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Well set-up and innovative BI system

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - BI Developer in Glasgow, Scotland (UK)
    Former Employee - BI Developer in Glasgow, Scotland (UK)

    I worked at Aggreko as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    I worked briefly on projects within the Business Intelligence system. The system is well set up, with a lot of attention paid to technical coherence and system stability. It's very clear what the constraints are within which development takes place in this system. I was a contractor, but some permanent colleagues were working on innovative projects including integrating of map data.

    Cons

    The flipside of the level of attention paid to system stability and release process is invevitably that the processes could sometimes feel a bit burdensome. This is still preferable to an uncontrolled environment with constant firefighting and chaos. There were some problems involving team members located in far-distant timezones, which sometimes made communication difficult. The hours of work (8-4) are not my favourites hours of the day!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Good work experience

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Ops Manager in Dubai (United Arab Emirates)
    Former Employee - Ops Manager in Dubai (United Arab Emirates)

    I worked at Aggreko full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Each project has its own challenges which is good if you like challenges.
    Possibilities to grow and develop within the company

    Cons

    No work life balance due to long rotations and short leave.
    This will eventually brake up especially if you have a family.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Lack of communication between different departments

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

    I have been working at Aggreko full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The industry is exciting; the work can be challenging; prospects are good; management is capable and hard-working.

    Cons

    A body of supporting staff that feels redundant--Finance and admin teams are huge--and no idea what they are up to.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get more structured management mechanisms and make it engaging for all the staff; review overheads and strengthen sales capabilities; streamline processes.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    It was ok

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Aggreko

    Pros

    Benefits are not that bad

    Cons

    Bad ability to grow within the company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Not that great with regards to management

  8.  

    Good company, great product, inadequate pay

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Dubai (United Arab Emirates)
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Dubai (United Arab Emirates)

    I worked at Aggreko full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Personal development opportunities, company has a 'can-do' mentality, exposure to executive management internally due to relatively flat corporate structure.

    Cons

    Inadequate bonus structure. Poor work-life balance due to amount of international travel.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Felt like being home!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Travel Assistant in Caracas, Capital District (Venezuela)
    Former Employee - Travel Assistant in Caracas, Capital District (Venezuela)

    I worked at Aggreko full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    There was so much to learn allowing yourself to develop professionally and personally. Great opportunities for progression and very well remunerated.

    Cons

    It was hard on some point to balance work around my personal life but I liked it so much that I would not mind to a certain extent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take yearly appraisals more seriously and tie it to remuneration bonus/benefits (even though it is a HR formality, many people do need it to motivate themselves and push)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Not people oriented.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Aggreko full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Pay well, good time off practice, but you have to work around the clock to get it.

    Cons

    Lack of direction, everyone is only focused on making their big salaries at the top. Good ole boys network.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do not create a "have: and have not" culture

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    nightmare.

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

    I worked at Aggreko full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    none. there are no pros with this company

    Cons

    repressive, unhealthy culture. no work life balance. engineers with egos.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get new management.

    Doesn't Recommend

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Aggreko manufacturing plant. (Photo thanks to Geogrpah user Lairich Rigy, Some Rights Reserved)
Aggreko, Dumbarton (Photo thanks to Geogrpah user Stephen Sweeney, Some Rights Reserved)
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