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Good company with decent benefits
Laborer (Former Employee) –  Waukesha, WIApril 6, 2018
I worked over the summer for this company and was really hoping to get hired on.I got to work with hands,which i enjoyed ,and saw the products go from frames to fully functioning machines.Greatest part is its a union shop,so people really try to get hired on.
Pros
Union shop
Cons
Hard to get hired on
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Enjoyable part of the job.
Assembly (Former Employee) –  Whitewater, WIMarch 31, 2018
My boss and line lead were both amazing people. Many of the people there were great to work with. Always great conversation while we got our jobs done.
Pros
overtime
Cons
low pay, no sick/personal days
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Quick paced
Data Entry (Former Employee) –  San Diego, CAMarch 28, 2018
Fast paced job with good benefits, schedule usuallly the same although some overtime hours. Overall a good learning experience and hope to work in the data entry field again.
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Resolution Specialist (Current Employee) –  Waukesha, WIMarch 22, 2018
Generac does not care about their employees at all. They favor each and every one. If you do not suck up you will go no where here. They pay no vacation and have horrible raises. They treat you like garbage as well. They monitor every little thing like you are in kindergarten.
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Average work place but good work
Line starter (Former Employee) –  Whitewater, WIFebruary 4, 2018
The work was good if you take the time to learn how to do it right. The supervisors were good at managing people. The job was good but the commute was difficult for me.
Pros
Good work for good pay
Cons
Long commute for me
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Enjoyable place to work.
Engineering Intern (Former Employee) –  Waukesha, WIJanuary 16, 2018
Company camaraderie is great at Generac. Everyone is a pleasure to work with. Advancing within the company seems to be slow. Facilities are nice and foster productivity.
Pros
Company Outings
Cons
Slow internal growth
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Fast Pace
Customer Service/Parts Order Filler (Former Employee) –  Whitewater, WIJanuary 10, 2018
Would get orders for the parts that someone ordered. Went to the different departments to get parts. Put the parts in a box and put them on the machine was the shipping person could ship that part out.
Pros
lunch breaks
Cons
hot in factory
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Tough Place To Work
Freight Associate / Customer Service (Former Employee) –  Waukesha, WIJanuary 9, 2018
They will work you to the bone with very little to no reward. Long hours are required for the position with little to no assistance along the way. You are held to a very high standard and if you fall behind they will leave you behind and move on to the next candidate that is looking for work.
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Good place to work.
Assembler (Former Employee) –  Whitewater, WIDecember 24, 2017
This is a good place to work. There isn't much room for advancement and the pay was too low for me. If you're not worried about how much money you make, this is the place to work. Very low stress!
Pros
low stress
Cons
low pay
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Good place to work
General Laborer (Former Employee) –  Berlin, WINovember 2, 2017
Liked the work but the people where somewhat hard to handle at time.But once you got to know everything about the job it was a Lot of fun.would work here again in the future if offered.
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Not a great experience
PRODUCTION LEAD (Former Employee) –  Waukesha, WIOctober 27, 2017
Very fast paced. Management was very lacks. Micro-management was the norm. No organization and policies and procedures were not written down. All SOP and SORM manuals were outdated and the work environment was very negative all around.
Pros
Pay was competitive
Cons
No organization
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Meat market
Assembler (Former Employee) –  Oshkosh, WIOctober 5, 2017
Fast paced relentless sweat shop. unorganized and sterile atmosphere. unappreciative management. low pay and extremely high turnover! Supervisors treat people as numbers
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Expectations on attainable
CUSTOMER SUPPORT REPRESENTATIVE TIER 2 (Former Employee) –  Waukesha, WISeptember 20, 2017
Set too high of expectations for the amount of hours in a day. No set structure within the department. The goals were constantly changed and there was too much micro managing done.
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All of management people were very fair
Staff Right (Former Employee) –  Milwaukee, WISeptember 18, 2017
The work was a good learning experiance. they taught me many things i never knew how to do.the only thing i didn' like is they wouldn't hire me because i didn't have a G.E.D.
Pros
It was very interesting work and time went by fast
Cons
they wouldn't hire me
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Stressful
Machine operator (Former Employee) –  Waukesha, WIJuly 27, 2017
Your working on a production line with a few other people and you all have to maintain a pace with each other. There is a minimum quota per day and if you don't get that there is usually overtime.
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Good place to work
Assembler/Production (Current Employee) –  Whitewater, WIJuly 1, 2017
Good place to work. Constantly busy which makes days go by fast. Hours are great. Lots of cross training so no chance of getting bored doing the same thing over and over. Leads are very helpful if you want to move to different station. Supervisor could be a little friendlier, but luckily don't have to deal with her on a daily basis. Benefits are great. Pay could be a little better for the work we are doing but is not terrible either. Different vendors come in every day for lunch which is nice. Saftey training is remarkable. All in all I feel its a good place to work.
Pros
Always busy, good benefits
Cons
unfriendly supervisor
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flow
Shipping and Receiving Clerk (Former Employee) –  Whitewater, WIJune 19, 2017
I enjoyed working for this company. Everyone was nice and willing to help train you properly. It was very busy and long days. Men and Women worked together everyone did everything you were trained to operate all equipment.
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Used to be a family run company and everyone looked out for each other.
Receptionist (Former Employee) –  Waukesha, WIMay 19, 2017
Great place to work, always given the opportunity to advance. Many social functions and team building seminars. The employees are really helpful and help train you.
Pros
lots of chance of advancement
Cons
location
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Contract Only
Data Analyst (Former Employee) –  Jefferson, WIMarch 24, 2017
Pleasant work environment with likable management. Clean and safe building with secure entry. Lighting is poor quality in the manufacturing area. It is dim.
Training is continuous in this Lean Manufacturing facility. Planning is excessively changed on a daily basis for a plant that manufactures product for a stock situation which limits its ability to use Lean manufacturing principles.
Pros
Pleasant Environment & Knowledgable Staff
Cons
Contract job- not full-time, low wage
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Typical factory job
ForkIf operator/assembly (Former Employee) –  Whitewater, WIMarch 16, 2017
Fast paced environment. Crank out the generators. Quota is a target. No real consequences for not making rate, some rewards When rate is exceede. Rewards were usually pizza for the shift provided by management.
Pros
Fast paced, shift went fast.
Cons
Some stations were rathe boring
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