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Advanced Energy Reviews

Updated October 2, 2014
Updated October 2, 2014
31 Reviews
2.4
31 Reviews
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  1.  

    great

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

    I worked at Advanced Energy

    Pros

    the engineers were extremley innovative

    Cons

    The management had lack of long term strategy

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good experience with such a good and helping people.

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    Current Employee - Software Test Engineer in Bend, OR
    Current Employee - Software Test Engineer in Bend, OR

    I have been working at Advanced Energy as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Work life is awesome. All matters is job completion. Family is most priority than work. Awesome management.

    Cons

    I don't recall any cons other than minimum number of employees it have to work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Assembly

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    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 an year)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    great

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Advanced Energy full-time

    Pros

    good people, very smart, work life balance, highly technical, great location, hard working people, niche market, plenty of phd's , involved with csu

    Cons

    limited career path, highly competive,

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Talented company, confronts challenging times

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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

    Very talented engineering teams, well established processes, albeit can be somewhat bureaucratic. Groups also often support proper development timelines and engineering feedback to marketing to get real products out with high reliability and in realistic timelines. They also were supportive of opportunities to increase skills, through internal learning opportunities especially.

    Cons

    CEO's change relatively often,... latest CEO is off-shoring some groups to be closer to customers' manufacturing bases (Asia). Difficult to say how extensive the off-shoring will be. Middle management does a very good job overall, although, they could improve through empowering individuals to have a little more say in what direction they'd like them to work in.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    As with most top to middle management exchanges, and down into the engineering organizations: improving transparency is always a challenge, and also insuring the organization can effectively communicate information up and down the ranks (yes, the top needs to listen as well!). Continuing to address these challenges will insure the organization stays cohesive and has the best chance of success in the boom and the bust times.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great People, quickly losing jobs.

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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 an year)

    Pros

    Room for advancement as long as your job isn't being moved to China. Great people, everyone in Fort Collins was a pleasure to work with.

    Cons

    Lay Offs, Jobs are being sent to China.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Advanced Energy the fastest moving company I ever worked for

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

    I worked at Advanced Energy

    Pros

    Great professional enviroment. Employees treated well at all levels and asked to be involved in improvement activities.

    Cons

    Extremely fast pace. Work not steady

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pitch the China plan and move ops back to USA. China is acually costed this company more than it has saved

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Material handler

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

    I have been working at Advanced Energy as a contractor

    Pros

    There was a good culture

    Cons

    They have lay off's all the time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Enjoy the fruits of your labors.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    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

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    No opinion of CEO

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