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Capstone Turbine President, CEO, and Director Darren R. Jamison
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    A High-Intensity Entrepreneurial Environment

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    Former Employee - Systems Engineer  in  Chatsworth, CA
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Chatsworth, CA

    I worked at Capstone Turbine full-time for less than a year


    + Small company environment.
    + Good Pay.
    + Nice office space.
    + Great resources to get work done.
    + Good potential for growth.
    + Easy to get noticed and make a difference.


    - Long hours.
    - Challenging product line and business environment.
    - Too many meetings.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Emphasize shorter, smaller meetings. Don't hash things out in conference, as it takes up a lot of productive work time.

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    Applications Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Chatsworth, CA
    Anonymous Employee in Chatsworth, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 6 weeks - interviewed at Capstone Turbine in October 2010.

    Interview Details

    I noticed the position of Application Engineer posted on the website for Capstone Turbine Corporation and in the process completed the application within a few minutes. About a month later I was then contacted by the HR group and then asked to fill out the typical online forms and verifications. Then no response for several weeks but that’s standard operating procedure until I was then contracted to set up the phone interview.
    I received the call at the specified time by two members of the engineering department and off we went. In the process of the interview I was informed of the position along with the responsibilities which I would have no trouble of performing the task. What I found strange is that this position was titled as Application Engineer and in reality was nothing more than a Technical Representative. All of the engineering on the product along with the applications is completed so therefore all you are doing was merely performing verifications of the installations. Or you are verifying the proposed application the products will go in to for future use. No real follow up interview by the HR staff just a dear john letter and that was about it.

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Headquarters Chatsworth, CA
Size 150 to 499 Employees
Founded 1988
Type Company - Public (CPST)
Industry Manufacturing
Revenue $100 to $500 million (USD) per year

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