Aggreko Reviews

Updated 11 September 2014
Updated 11 September 2014
20 Reviews
3.4
20 Reviews
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Aggreko CEO Rupert Soames
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  1.  

    Good work experience

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    • 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 for 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
  2.  

    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 for more than a 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
  3.  

    It was ok

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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

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  5.  

    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 for 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
  6.  

    Not people oriented.

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

    I have been working at Aggreko full-time for less than a 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
  7.  

    nightmare.

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

    I worked at Aggreko full-time for less than a 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
  8.  

    Inspired in the start, but quickly became suffocated.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Technician  in  Houston, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Technician in Houston, TX (US)

    I worked at Aggreko full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    If you want hours, they have them.

    Too big to fail.

    Variety of equipment and jobsite scenarios.

    Cons

    very clique oriented team of techs. If you dont't agree with the long timers they will slowly push you out the backdoor with support of middle management.

    Pay raises are stagnant.

    Very chaotic in how they handle parts.

    Handheld time/parts system is trash, they know it, they refuse to accept it.

    Bump caps, what a joke.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get with the ground floor employees about issues on jobs/in shops instead of the filtered and politicised report given by lower/middle management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great Sales Process and Development Program

    • 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

    Pros

    Great Sales Process and Development Program

    Cons

    -Rapid Growth, sometimes difficult to keep up.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Exciting place to work but quality of life is not good. Business demands sometimes require short-notice travel.

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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

    Pros

    Lots of travel, sometimes exceeding 50% of the time. The company does well to take care of employees during business travel.

    Cons

    Short notice travel for long periods of time wreaks havoc with family life.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Process engineering

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Process Engineer  in  Abidjan (Cote d'Ivoire)
    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Abidjan (Cote d'Ivoire)

    I have been working at Aggreko full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Aggreko is a safe workplace

    Cons

    Aggreko is a hard working place

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    improvement in the training

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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