Advanced Energy
2.4 of 5 27 reviews
www.advanced-energy.com Fort Collins, CO 1000 to 5000 Employees

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Garry W. Rogerson

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25% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Employee's are the same as office furniture

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Fort Collins, CO

    ProsSome very talented engineers and technical people.

    ConsThe CEO and subsequently his direct reports (he brought them all in) have ZERO value for human capital. If you have worked there prior to his arrival, are getting older or make what he believes as too much money.....Pack your bags, you WILL be gone. Regardless of your performance. They exit people in a manner that is VERY close to illegal.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet out Rogerson!!! You have ruined a once great company.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Really screwed up company

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsNew technology, senior leadership seems committed to expansion and acquisition strategy and a diversified product line, generally a strong team that works hard

    ConsShifting priorities from senior leadership with little regard for employees who are basically just assets, hire-and-fire mentality, zero expectation of loyalty on either side. Very little day-to-day engagement from senior leadership. The culture seems to favor prefer people who yell louder rather than collaboration

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe problem starts at the top. The CEO must be replaced for any hope of saving this company.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    A once-great company

    Electrical Engineer (Former Employee)
    Fort Collins, CO

    ProsBefore recent management took over, was a great company where innovative people could flourish and were well-compensated. It used to be the kind of company where you want to work forever...

    ConsNew management came in and reduced compensation dramatically, fired extremely talented people (many just left), and off-shored much of the business. The people who have survived are overworked and there out of fear of losing their jobs. The "engineering" team is now working in a manufacturing facility with no sunlight ("the dungeon"), inside cubicles that are flood-stained (I'm not making this up) and with no promise of a future there. Everyone I know who worked there has quit (if they were lucky) or have been layed off. The only good news is that all the extremely talented people that have left have gone to work for their competitors.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet your resume updated.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Just a shadow of its formal self

    Engineer (Former Employee)
    Fort Collins, CO

    ProsIf you can get into one of the view engineering groups left (that has not been off-shored), there is much to learn and for sure you will be challenged with a great engineering experience. Pay and benefits seem to be in par with similar industries. There are some extremely talented engineers there (not many left though); the employees that remain are very good people.

    ConsExecutive management simply does not care about employees...period! Board of directors is focused on "share-holder value". If you want a company were you can contribute your ideas to upper management then this is not the place for you. Lots of slogans and mission statements, but no substance behind them. Layoffs are frequent and deep; but they spin it in such a way as to not have to make announcements, so most of the public does not see half the layoffs.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPeople are what make up a good company! Your taking the most productive, innovative, and motivated people (as the USA is known for) and tossing them to the side. And by the way, employees are share-holders too! Your short term strategy will not pay off.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Very disappointing experience. Company has on attention to employee-related issues/balance, only on shareholder value.

    Senior Professional (Former Employee)
    Fort Collins, CO

    ProsOne person on my team was great. The rest were back stabbing and vindictive. The level of unprofessionalism was staggering. I've never worked in such a horrible environment.

    ConsToo many to mention. As someone who is intimately involved in this company's affairs - DO NOT WORK HERE.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFire yourselves and hire replacements.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    AE moto: we cannot deliver!

    Software Engineer III (Former Employee)
    Bend, OR

    Pros* Location - Bend, OR is fabulous.
    * Promises - they said a lot - did nothing.
    * Offer Letter - had the correct legal disclaimers.

    Cons* Offices - trailers, construction, cubes, dust, bad light, noise, and lack of ventilation (smell).
    * Management - talk, talk, talk; promise, promise, promise ... no deliveries.
    * Direction - none.
    * Dishonesty - I was promised a 10% bonus and quit because they changed the policy and dropped bonuses.
    * Petty - their HR docs states 401k matching at 50% of the first 5%; which they did until somebody decided to retroactively remove 1/2 of all their matching - months after I had quit. Can they do that ?

    Advice to Senior Management* Before you write offer letters make sure you will honor them.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Learning opportunity... What not to do to your employees!

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Fort Collins, CO

    ProsAE offers a decent pay.

    Conslack of respect & professionalism

    Advice to Senior Managementgrow up

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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