Advanced Energy Reviews

Updated July 3, 2015
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  1. Planner

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Advanced Energy

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    They pay well even though they are also paying the staffing agency.

    Cons

    They are moving most corporate jobs offshore which makes US based divisions jobs more difficult due to communication and parts availability.

    Advice to Management

    As usual its all about making a buck....


  2. Material handler

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    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Fort Collins, CO
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Fort Collins, CO

    I have been working at Advanced Energy as a contractor

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    There was a good culture

    Cons

    They have lay off's all the time


  3. Great products, employees not valued

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

    I worked at Advanced Energy full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great technology and products for growth markets. Probably the best tech company in the area. A very fast paced environment where everyone must contribute.

    Cons

    Total disregard for employees. Continual management changes continually changing the company.

    Advice to Management

    Enjoy the fruits of your labors.


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  5. Great place to work when conditions for the business are good.

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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

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity for advancement during the course of my employment.

    Cons

    Business is a rollercoaster. Bottom line profits take precedence over American jobs so many are lost to move more of the business to China.

    Advice to Management

    Reinvest in America. The products produced overseas (China especially) are not as good as those produced in the USA. You are selling out America.


  6. a lot of changes during the past years since merger

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Advanced Energy

    Neutral Outlook
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    interesting skills; always new challenges

    Cons

    quite a few forms and sometimes too cumbersome;

    Advice to Management

    accept expert knowledge of employees also in second-tier positions


  7. Okay

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Advanced Energy

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    You get paid more, because you have a good chance of being laid off.

    Cons

    Employees dont quit. They get laid off.


  8. The old way of staying profitable is not working anymore.

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    Former Employee - Engineer
    Former Employee - Engineer

    I worked at Advanced Energy

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    This is a high energy work environment with high expectations. Your co-workers are very helpful and respectful. All in all, AE has been a good place to work in a fast moving industry.

    Cons

    Change top level management seems to be taking the comany back to a previous way of doing business. The advice from management has been to roll with the changes or possibly lose your job, but many people are losing out anyway. Using the conventional wisdom of "Cut jobs and facilites until profitable again" is not working, the stocks have remained basically flat and are struggling to get into 2-digits even after two RIFs.

    Advice to Management

    To the new CEO; advice to employees has always been to get creative when no obvious solution is in sight. I say the same to you. Business experts from the past have no better knowledge of the future than anyone else. Start getting creative and dump the old ways of slashing jobs.



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