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Generac Power Systems

Assembler

May - August 2020 • Whitewater, WI

What I liked

I liked the people I worked with. I formed good relationships with everyone on the floor. Also, the pay was very good.

What I wish was different

I wish I didn't have to start at 5 AM!

Advice

Assembly line factory job. It can be hard work, but the pay and people make up for it. Easy to learn, and good people to work with. Usually working 50 hours a week, and more overtime is available if you want it. Overall, a great summer job for a college student like myself looking to make good money in the summer.
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Assembly Line Tender

July - September 2020 • Whitewater, WI

What I liked

The pay and overtime

What I wish was different

The conditions and management

Advice

Don’t expect them to listen to suggestions
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Recruiting Intern

August - December 2020 • Whitewater, WI

What I liked

The experience gained was very valuable as well as coming to work in an environment that was so friendly yet productive.

What I wish was different

Driving distance

Advice

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Product Management Intern

February 2019 • Waukesha, WI

What I liked

I had a great boss and I liked that I was able to work during the school year and the summer.

What I wish was different

I wish they paid me more and had more of a plan for what I was going to do

Advice

I would say it's important to take initiative if you work at Generac because some days you are going to be so bored but if you ask around you can find work
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Supply Chain Intern

June - September 2019 • Berlin, WI

What I liked

I loved this job. The people were very great and knew what they wanted from their interns. From the moment I walked into the job to the moment I left, they had a plan for me to help get better.

What I wish was different

One of the few things that was rough was that I had a project that I was doing and I was not given enough time at the end of my internship to see the end result of the project. However, I was a outlier in that the other 2 interns were able to start their project earlier and saw a result. They just had me start a tad late.

Advice

Take everything in and remember, people are there to help you. Everything about my internship was a learning experience and when I did not understand, I always asked and my bosses were always understanding.
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Quality Engineering Intern

May 2019 • Eagle, WI

What I liked

I loved the people and the atmosphere of the office. I also really liked being able to go from the office to the plant floor to get a change of scenery.

What I wish was different

I never got a project to complete over the course of the summer. Day to day tasks were enjoyable, but there was not an overarching project.

Advice

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Community Relations Intern

June - December 2018 • Waukesha, WI

What I liked

I loved the workplace culture here! Everyone is so friendly and accommodating. I was nervous since this was my first intership and Generac is a big company, but I felt so supported.

What I wish was different

At some points I felt like a small fish in a big pond, since Generac is a huge company, but I still felt that my work was important.

Advice

Networking is key. By constantly talking with my coworkers, I made many lifelong friends and mentors.
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Engineering intern

May 2019 • Waukesha, WI

What I liked

I enjoyed the real world experience. Whether it was just CAD or working on other projects, it was always interesting and kept bringing new challenges.

What I wish was different

I would have liked the opportunity for a more hands-on experience. Working for a larger company with multiple separate production plants, I didn’t get to see much of what I was working on.

Advice

Any work experience in college is great experience. Positive or not, you get to learn what you do and don’t like about your future career and about companies in general. I would definitely recommend looking for internships early and often in college.
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Engineering Intern

May 2019 • Waukesha, WI

What I liked

I was put in with the Electronics team, and got to be involved in many projects during my internship. There was a lot of troubleshooting to do, which enhanced my understanding of certain topics of electrical engineering that can only come from experience. They also have a cafeteria with some good food.

What I wish was different

I think this was the best experience I have received from an internship. Can't say anything bad about it.

Advice

Come in ready to learn or you won't be able to understand the next steps.
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Industrial Engineering Intern

June 2018 • Eagle, WI

What I liked

Helpful engineers that were always willing to lend a hand.

What I wish was different

Advice

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Corporate environmental health and safety intern

July 2017 • Waukesha, WI

What I liked

The way they treat interns is if they are full-time employees which gives a good idea of what I will be doing when I graduate.

What I wish was different

Nothing

Advice

Learn how to use Excel and understand how to analyze data.
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Accounting Intern

April 2018 • Waukesha, WI

What I liked

Lots of exposure to different aspects of a business.

What I wish was different

Higher pay

Advice

Ask as many questions as you can.
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Supply Chain Operations Intern

July - August 2018 • Berlin, WI

What I liked

Very kind, managers showed they cared for their workers

What I wish was different

Slow to hire, waited a while before finally being offered the position

Advice

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Engineering Systems Intern

May 2018 • Waukesha, WI

What I liked

The atmosphere everyone was so nice and helpful. Additionally how much I learned about different engineering programs such as Creo and Windchill.

What I wish was different

I wish it wasn't so far away from my house. Other than that I can't say I would change anything.

Advice

Make sure to learn as much as you can and ask questions if you have them. It's a completely different experience than school and you will have a learning curve, but it will show you what it's like to have an actual job in your field.
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