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BTU International Chairman, President, and CEO Paul J. van der Wansem
Paul J. van der Wansem
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  1. Great people, family environment, desire to bring new products to market.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Management Consultant in North Billerica, MA
    Current Employee - Management Consultant in North Billerica, MA

    I have been working at BTU International full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Some very bright marketing, engineering and sales people dedicated to work together.

    Cons

    Industry is crowded, innovations take time to commercialize.


  2. Not a good career choice

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineer in North Billerica, MA
    Former Employee - Engineer in North Billerica, MA

    I worked at BTU International

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Employees are good at bringing new employees up to speed and sharing information.

    Cons

    Management does not treat employees well. Expect a 1-week shutdown at least once or twice a year, which forces you to take vacation or file unemployment. There is no opportunity for advancement. Overall morale is very low. On my very first day at orientation, I was told by HR that people at BTU have created a "funny" acronym: "Better Than Unemployment".

    Advice to Management

    Expand your product portfolio so that you dont have to force shutdowns every year. Make individuals (managers and engineers) accountable for their action/non-action.


  3. Not for the ambitious

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BTU International

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Low pressure, very flexible work hours, good life/work balance.

    Cons

    Low pay & benefits, industry outlook is insecure. There have been layoffs.

    Advice to Management

    None.



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