Advanced Energy Reviews

Updated July 3, 2015
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  1. Planner

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    • Senior Management
    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. engineering technologist

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    Former Employee - Engineering Technologist in Fort Collins, CO
    Former Employee - Engineering Technologist in Fort Collins, CO

    I worked at Advanced Energy

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    during the time i worked there up until the developing CEO retired its was one of the best places i ever worked. I was able to develop positive processes and do incredible development projects and association was incredible.

    Cons

    ceo left, business sent to china, moral deterioration, product quality,

    Advice to Management

    loyalty loyallty loyalty


  3. Helpful (1)

    Great environment!

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Advanced Energy

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

    Pros

    Friendly co-workers, growing company, great pay/benefits

    Cons

    None for me. Great environment.


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  5. Advanced Energy, Fort Collins

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Test Engineer in Fort Collins, CO
    Current Employee - Senior Test Engineer in Fort Collins, CO

    I have been working at Advanced Energy

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    It was a good place to work on LabView skills and RF expertise. Good autonomy and lots of responsibility. Chance to travel to China.

    Cons

    No extra compensation for travel even though gone for more than a month. Large workload and long hours expected/needed to hit anywhere close to performance expectations. This company hires and fires on a regular basis.

    Advice to Management

    I understand the need to respond to market fluxuations, but the constant hiring and firing burns out the people left and causes a loss of respect for the company. You get rid of the good with the bad. Try keeping the good and firing the bad.


  6. Unstable environment for employees.

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Advanced Energy full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Talented people in a tough environment.

    Cons

    High bonus payouts to executives, while staff don't see much.

    Advice to Management

    Remember it's the employees that make the company.


  7. Assembly

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Low Voltage On I Mega Watt Converters in Fort Collins, CO
    Current Employee - Low Voltage On I Mega Watt Converters in Fort Collins, CO

    I have been working at Advanced Energy full-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    environment, exposure to new technology, professional work ethics, clean room facilities make for comfortable work day. Management includes personnel in efforts to assure Quality and a well manufactured product.

    Cons

    location is a problem, it's along drive for me. As I now work for a temp agency I'm faced with uncertainty of the length of employment I will be needed.

    Advice to Management

    none


  8. Great mission, poor senior leadership

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Advanced Energy full-time (More than 8 years)

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

    Pros

    Great mission, good team to work with, good program managers, good work/life balance.

    Cons

    Very poor senior management - top talent (leaders and staff) left or leaving. Poor communication to staff; hence, it seems like decisions are reactionary and not well thought out. Lack of vision and long range plan. Seems to be directed by electric utilities opposed to representing the interest of the rate payers.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate more with staff. Share corporate vision and plan - more than just high-level power-point slides. Anyone can make those, what is the real plan behind them. Do more for the rate payers instead of the utilities.


  9. Great products, employees not valued

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  10. Helpful (1)

    Employee's are the same as office furniture

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

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

    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 Management

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


  11. A company in change and not in a good way

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Great Technical and Engineering People

    Cons

    Self absorbed upper management ( VP and above) that only knows how to how to cut cost in order to increase the stock price to a target of $27 per share. The founder of the company wants to sell the company and move on.

    Advice to Management

    Take responsibility for your actions. Also it is time to change upper management!



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