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Generac's Management blows major chunks

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

I have been working at Generac Power Systems

Pros

The best reason to work at Generac is if you are interested in the generator market and need experience.

Cons

Management doesn't know anything. They can't communicate to save their lives. We learn about job critical information a day before the public does. We, the employees, have to constantly make excuses for upper management. I don't think management isn't from the same planet as the rest of us. Turn over in our department is more than 50%. My report to doesn't know the product and her report to is even worse - and she reports to the president of the company! Some of her great lines are:
1) We are make 360 degree changes from what we used to do.
2) Double $150 is $250!
3) I really can see people having on average $46,000.00 in disposable income.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

I think the biggest thing for senior management is to stop playing intra office politic's games. It seems like all they are trying to do is keep their jobs as they fire people below them.

Doesn't Recommend

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    Certainly not cutting edge

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer I
    Current Employee - Engineer I

    I have been working at Generac Power Systems full-time

    Pros

    A lot of the people who actually do the work here are great. Many employees have been here for 10-20+ years and it's most likely because this is an easy place to work if you don't want to be challenged, promoted, recognized for good work/ideas, etc. If you show up, do some work, don't cause problems, and go home - you could fly under the radar here forever.

    Cons

    There's absolutely no upward mobility. They hire Vice Presidents here 2-1 to workers, which I find hysterical. Ergonomics is a topic that goes unmentioned here. The working population is mostly age 50+. You can imagine what kind of values and ethics come along with that kind of group.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    High growth company with silos

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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 full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    - growing quickly
    - 'get done' attitude

    Cons

    - weak career path for high performers
    - top driven org structure

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start requiring responsibility and don't be afraid to fire veterans who are simply the loudest voices in the room

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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