Hutchinson Technology

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Hutchinson Technology Reviews

34 Reviews
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34 Reviews
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Hutchinson Technology President, CEO, and Director Wayne M. Fortun
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  1.  

    nice place to live and work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hutchinson, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hutchinson, MN

    I have been working at Hutchinson Technology full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    friendly and cozy working environment

    Cons

    the industry is hit by replacing technology

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Used to be a great place to work...

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineer in Hutchinson, MN
    Former Employee - Engineer in Hutchinson, MN

    I worked at Hutchinson Technology full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    HTI was a great company -- spent 19 years there. In the later years, it got a little depressing with constant threats of layoffs. But speaking from just a company point of view: competive pay (with the cities), always treated with respect and integrity (as a woman engineer), challenging projects, great benefits. Always opportunities to move around within the company, training was supported and encouraged.

    Cons

    Not sure the medical division was the right avenue for company growth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    An under-diversified company that moves at the whim of the tech industry.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Process Development Engineer in Hutchinson, MN
    Current Employee - Process Development Engineer in Hutchinson, MN

    I have been working at Hutchinson Technology

    Pros

    While working at HTI I had a great relationship with my manager and supervisor. Overall I really enjoyed my experience. This being my first job the company was helpful in bringing me up to speed and supporting me through my first few difficult projects.

    Cons

    Technology tends to be a boom and bust market; HTI is no exception to this, in down times there is very little job security in the company and this can make everything very stressful. The company has invested a lot of money in 2 ventures recently and has been disappointed in the payback on those investments. Both product timeliness were too aggressive and the company has struggled to capitalize on their investment during this rough economic time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Many of the life time employees had seen this type of business cycle before, this one felt worse because it coincided with the recession in the general economy but as in the past this recent bust cycle for the company seems to have hit bottom. I believe HTI is here to stay though a greater diversification in product line is needed in order to stabilize the employment cycles that the company sees.

    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Up and Down but overall pretty good place to work.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hutchinson Technology

    Pros

    Great technology. Demanding but good learning environment.

    Cons

    Market volitility. Not a diverse product offerring.

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    good job, unstable market

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Hutchinson Technology

    Pros

    good home/ life balance, oppurtunity for personal improvement, rarely promotes from within

    Cons

    suspension market is unstable market, frequent layoffs,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    tihgten quality control

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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