Advanced Energy
2.3 of 5 23 reviews
www.advanced-energy.com Fort Collins, CO 1000 to 5000 Employees

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Updated Mar 28, 2014

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Garry W. Rogerson

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25% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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great

Project Manager (Former Employee)
Fort Collins, CO

I worked at Advanced Energy

Prosthe engineers were extremley innovative

ConsThe management had lack of long term strategy

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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great

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Advanced Energy full-time

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

Conslimited career path, highly competive,

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Talented company, confronts challenging times

Electrical Engineer (Former Employee)
Fort Collins, CO

I worked at Advanced Energy full-time for more than a year

ProsVery 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.

ConsCEO'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 Senior ManagementAs 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.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great People, quickly losing jobs.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Fort Collins, CO

I worked at Advanced Energy full-time for more than a year

ProsRoom 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.

ConsLay Offs, Jobs are being sent to China.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Advanced Energy the fastest moving company I ever worked for

Supplier Quality Engineer (Former Employee)
Fort Collins, CO

I worked at Advanced Energy

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

ConsExtremely fast pace. Work not steady

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

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great products, employees not valued

Manager (Former Employee)
Fort Collins, CO

I worked at Advanced Energy full-time for more than 3 years

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

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

Advice to Senior ManagementEnjoy the fruits of your labors.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Fort Collins, CO

I worked at Advanced Energy

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

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

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Okay

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Advanced Energy

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

ConsEmployees dont quit. They get laid off.

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The old way of staying profitable is not working anymore.

Engineer (Former Employee)

I worked at Advanced Energy

ProsThis 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.

ConsChange 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 Senior ManagementTo 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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A company in change and not in a good way

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Fort Collins, CO

I worked at Advanced Energy full-time for more than 5 years

ProsGreat Technical and Engineering People

ConsSelf 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 Senior ManagementTake responsibility for your actions. Also it is time to change upper management!

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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