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Advanced Energy Reviews

Updated September 11, 2014
Updated September 11, 2014
31 Reviews
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Garry W. Rogerson
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Employee's are the same as office furniture

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Collins, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Collins, CO

    I worked at Advanced Energy full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Some very talented engineers and technical people.

    Cons

    The 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 ManagementAdvice

    Get out Rogerson!!! You have ruined a once great company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Really screwed up company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Advanced Energy full-time

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Shifting 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    A once-great company

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    Former Employee - Electrical Engineer in Fort Collins, CO
    Former Employee - Electrical Engineer in Fort Collins, CO

    I worked at Advanced Energy full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Before 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...

    Cons

    New 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 ManagementAdvice

    Get your resume updated.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Just a shadow of its formal self

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Fort Collins, CO
    Former Employee - Engineer in Fort Collins, CO

    I worked at Advanced Energy full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    If 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.

    Cons

    Executive 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 ManagementAdvice

    People 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

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

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    Former Employee - Senior Professional in Fort Collins, CO
    Former Employee - Senior Professional in Fort Collins, CO

    I worked at Advanced Energy full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    One 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.

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fire yourselves and hire replacements.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    AE moto: we cannot deliver!

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer III in Bend, OR
    Former Employee - Software Engineer III in Bend, OR

    I worked at Advanced Energy full-time (more than an year)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    * Before you write offer letters make sure you will honor them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

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

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Collins, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Collins, CO

    I worked at Advanced Energy

    Pros

    AE offers a decent pay.

    Cons

    lack of respect & professionalism

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    grow up

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Worst local management, poor work location

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    Former Employee - R&D Engineer in Pune (India)
    Former Employee - R&D Engineer in Pune (India)

    I worked at Advanced Energy full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    No serious pros to join this company, unless you don't have a job...

    Cons

    Very poor local management. Incompetent people managing the show.
    Very bad work location - the claimed technological company is in the warehouses 30 km away from centre of the city
    No canteen facilities
    No public transport in this location, so half day leave is seriously a big concern.
    Poor commutation facility
    Incompetent and poor skilled HR and Admin departments

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve management techniques by first going through proper training. Build transparency, communicate well about your efforts to employees. Find a senior and experienced HR.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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