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GEA Group AG, headquartered in Düsseldorf, Germany. In 2018, GEA generated consolidated revenues of around EUR 4.8 billion. The food and beverage sector, which enjoys long-term sustainable growth, accounted for around 70 percent of this total.

A former employee shares his experience on indeed.com, "Wasn't given all the tools to complete the job given in that position at GEA Group. Not well organized and expecting top work performance with out-of-date equipment."

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee says

"I have been working at GEA Group full-time Cons: Just not a good place"

Current Employee - Anonymous Employee says

"I have been working at GEA Group full-time for more than 3 years Cons: Negative Work Culture Poor Upwards Mobility Upper management has a poor grasp on issues (day to day & long-term) Poor Employee Appreciation"

Current Employee - Customer Service says

"I have been working at GEA Group full-time for more than 10 years Cons: Everything else is in free-fall as deep cuts in the wrong departments take place."

Former Employee - Anonymous Employee says

"I worked at GEA Group full-time Cons: Demand to see a copy of the Hive Off manual sent to firing managers - It states that 'age' can be used in determining who to lay off"

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"I worked at GEA Group for more than 5 years Cons: A masive amount of finger pointing and lack accountability. Management has no clue as to what is going on and leadership is nonexistent."

Current Employee - Professional says

"I have been working at GEA Group full-time for more than 5 years Cons: The "Hive-off" (downsizing) done as part of the restructuring to One-GEA was pretty clearly done by age (top down). That didn't get costs down far enough so the North American management team decided to cancel health insurance at one plant that had many long time employees. Those that didn't have a spouse with health care were forced to find private insurance or Obamacare, or leave. Many have done the latter. While people in Galesville were scrambling to find health coverage in November and December last year, the other North American plants were doing open enrollment and got a note talking about how great it was that their health care costs weren't going up."

Current Employee - Engineer says

"I have been working at GEA Group full-time for more than 8 years Cons: It has been over 2 years since the company has started the reorganization. Seems to be getting worse not better. Management sits around and socializes and just waits for the changes from above. They just apologize to employees that things are bad, there is no ownership of any work anymore. Everyone points there fingers at each other's group. There is no quality control, procedures or anything. The individuals that take pride in there work are being burned out as they try to compensate for the issues to keep the customers happy. There is no succession planning, training, mentoring, or goal setting. They try to entice people with money to recomend people for jobs but if you want to keep im good graces with people in your network you don't. This could go on and on...but it isn't worth it as management does not listen to the employees."

Current Employee - Engineer says

"I have been working at GEA Group full-time for more than 3 years Cons: - Upper leadership does not live company values No Integrity – They ignore the laws for the dollar No Responsibility – They have eliminated healthcare for targeted locations - Leadership is too focused on the shareholders. So much so, they have forgotten to take care of the customer and employees. It’s just a matter of time before the shareholder gets pissed too - Completely reorganized a great company into a disaster of a mess - Let go all internal IT and outsourced to Accenture Common to have systems down weeks at a time - Clearly targeted the older employees during layoff Some employees were even directly told by their managers that they were picked to be cut because they were the oldest on the team! - Outsourced accounts payable Company now is notorious for not paying bills on time - Vendors and temp agencies are now refusing to do business with us - Cut off notices / threats from utilities seem to be a normal thing around here. They have money but are so disorganized they can’t seem to pay on time. - Centralized all management in Europe Most of the new managers had no to little experience managing others, now expected to manage global teams yet have no clue - Many managers have been placed into unrelated fields/roles during restructure making them completely incompetent to lead their new teams - Many employees have been placed into unrelated fields/roles during restructure making them completely incompetent to perform their tasks - Employees are generally very dissatisfied about leadership and direction - The turnover for HR is extremely high - Most departments are understaffed and unable to fill positions"

Current Employee - Manager says

"I have been working at GEA Group full-time for more than 10 years Cons: Going in wrong direction. Can't even effectively pay their bills. Not because of money, because of outsourcing to Asia."

Former Employee - Anonymous Employee says

"I worked at GEA Group full-time Cons: Decided to consolidate, spent time/money to evaluate their employees, yet none of that was even considered when deciding who to let go. Appeared more of a front to the shareholders and employees and they really just removed people that were too old and/or had a high salary. The morale of the company was the worst I've ever been part of. I've heard and confirmed they took health care away from one location. Management plays favorites, there's no room or plan for growth, and no one is held accountable for their work. There is minimal/no HR/Finance/IT departments locally - everything is now outsourced. The CEO from Germany visited my location once, and did anything and everything to not be seen by the employees. Was escorted in and out for a meeting. Couldn't even say hello to the people that work for him."

Software Developer (Former Employee) says

"Es gibt keine Struktur und keinen Prozess im Unternehmen. Manager haben keine Vision und keinen Plan. Sie erzählen nur Lügen und betrügen."

Manager (Former Employee) says

"It was a decent company until management changes in 2015. Technically the company is very good globally delivering Dairy, Food, Beverage, Mining and O&G project systems and packages but lacks direction."

Field Service Engineer (Current Employee) says

"Horrible planning and scheduling. Little to no work life balance. More and more people are leaving which puts a huge strain on the people left out in the field. Cons: Horrible work life balance and raises"

Material Planner (Former Employee) says

"Wasn't given all the tools to complete the job given in that position. Not well organized and expecting top work preformance with out-of-date equipment. Cons: out-of-date manufacturing system."

Service Engineer (Current Employee) says

"Great company has gone through a massive change in the last 9 years of my employment some good some questionable but in all a really stable and growing company. Cons: Travel 90%"

Safety Officer (Former Employee) says

"1. Safety talk (toolbox talk), reviewing risk assessments, site inspection etc Cons: long hours"

Engenheiro (Current Employee) says

"Uma empresa renomada e boa, salario dentro do mercado, não paga PLR, mas a cultura interna dos colaboradores não ajuda no desenvolvimento dos trabalhos."

Project Manager/Engineer (Current Employee) says

"Managers are exposed to a wide variety of cross-functional teamwork, but commissioning burnout and unfilled positions in key roles create a large employee turnover."

Site liason officer (Former Employee) says

"Code 10 driver. And deliveries at a well known cheese factory, supplying and monitoring of all cleaning chemicals and equipment. High pressure work place. Cons: Permanent standby"

Praktikant (Former Employee) says

"Betreuung war ok, relativ viel Freiheit schlechte Anbindung mit den öffentlichen Verkehrsmitteln."

HR Advisor (Current Employee) says

"Lots of opportunities. Global Company working with a Shared Services environment."

Crediteurenadministratie (Former Employee) says

"Ik heb gewerkt op een grote afdeling. Dit is erg fijn, omdat je alle kanten van de administratie ziet. Cons: Altijd teveel werk"

Ingenieur (Current Employee) says

"Ein großes Unternehmen mit netten Kollegen und einem Allgemein entspanntem Arbeitsumfeld."

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