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  1. Engineering Intern

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    Current Intern - Engineering Intern in Westborough, MA
    Current Intern - Engineering Intern in Westborough, MA

    I have been working at Boston-Power as an intern (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great working environment. EV industry in China so employee can get many opportunities to travel to China

    Cons

    Making progress a little bit slow due to its research and lab workloads. Not a very mature company


  2. Poor management

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I worked at Boston-Power as an intern

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

    Pros

    Could be a good company

    Cons

    No company values, no direction

    Advice to Management

    Create new products and not a me to product


  3. Beware of company claims

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Boston-Power full-time

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

    Pros

    Non other than a pay check

    Cons

    Total lack of leadership, buyer beware

    Advice to Management

    Have employees rate their supervisors


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  5. Great people and culture with major changes since original founding team left

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    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Contract Employee in Westborough, MA
    Former Contractor - Contract Employee in Westborough, MA

    I worked at Boston-Power as a contractor (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Smart people, interesting technology, fun place to work, great company culture thanks to original founding team. However things took a 180 degree turn when Chinese private equity bought out the company and rolled the founding team. The battery business is tough and gestation time for a new venture is long.

    Cons

    Lack in strategic direction and primary market: notebook power to mobile/automotive power to stationary power? Manufacturing and marketing now targeting China exclusively.

    Advice to Management

    Bring the business back to benefit the US market and labor force Seek support from US Government


  6. If you like change, work here

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Westborough, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Westborough, MA

    I worked at Boston-Power

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great people, smart, supportive, care about each other Products have great promise, competitive market, but they still have some unique appeal Can make a difference here

    Cons

    Change is rapid, not for the faint of heart Many shifts in strategy Needs a lot of time and money to succeed

    Advice to Management

    Stay honest and keep people in the loop Great people will stay if they have a voice in the company Stick with one product strategy


  7. Helpful (3)

    Disconnected Senior Management ruined the company

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    Current Employee - Survivor in Westborough, MA
    Current Employee - Survivor in Westborough, MA

    I have been working at Boston-Power

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

    Pros

    Some very nice, caring people. Besides this, there is no good reason to be here knowing that we are all losing our jobs.

    Cons

    Endless meetings and no time to actually do work. With no customers, lots of emphasis on making even the most mundane issue a huge deal that EVERYONE needs to get involved and chime in on which only hinders progress more. Perception that there are customers that want our product...we have an enormous stockpile of cells that NOBODY WANTS.

    Advice to Management

    Look back and now know how NOT to run things. Utterly disengaged from Day to Day dealings in the company. You need to be honest and direct with the employees about what is going on and the strategy...getting your face in the paper or talking at conferences may stroke your ego but it doesnt help the company.


  8. Helpful (2)

    Feels like a sinking ship

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    Former Employee - Electrical Engineer in Westborough, MA
    Former Employee - Electrical Engineer in Westborough, MA

    I worked at Boston-Power

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    My boss was incredibly nice and understanding, and did a good job of shielding his employees from meetings. Without him I would have left way before I did. I was paid very well I was treated very well Some people were very knowledgeable

    Cons

    Constant meetings. The longer you are employed there - the more meetings you are forced to go to. I've never seen it this bad. I think my boss had about 30 seconds/day of non-meeting time Many employees haven't gotten raises in years Lots of red tape and levels of management to battle your way through if you want a change to be made Purchasing system is really slow and silly (expect orders to take multiple days to get placed) Lots of people there are just barely good enough at their jobs to not get fired - lots of incompetence Some employees are abused to meet project goals, and then are not rewarded for it (I wasn't among those, but certainly witnessed it from afar) Lots of unhappy employees - and I think management is pretty much unaware of this fact

    Advice to Management

    Too many managers, not enough engineers. Fix that. Give raises. Praising somebody in a meeting is *not* enough reward for somebody giving up lots of personal time for projects - try money/vacation time/promotion/etc if you want happy employees. Get rid of inefficiencies - ie reduce meetings, speed up purchasing process, etc


  9. Most fun and rewarding

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Boston-Power

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    I have deep respect for what this team has done and is doing.While I have probably never worked harder in my life, I can also say I have never learned as much in one company. The growth of the company allowed me to grow with it. This is a start-up which is making a difference globally.... and this makes me proud every day!

    Cons

    A true start-up; not enough resources, process or time to achieve success, which must come through the team instead.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the work - and keep us in the loop... we are growing a global company.


  10. Helpful (4)

    Not what it seems from the outside

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Boston-Power

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

    Pros

    High growth industry; lots of VC funding. Incredibly talented team.

    Cons

    Little to no delegation; most employees are under-utilized and could be doing so much more.

    Advice to Management

    Develop a strategy and stick to it.


  11. Helpful (1)

    This place is going down in a hurry !!!

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    Current Employee - IT Doesn't Matter
    Current Employee - IT Doesn't Matter

    I have been working at Boston-Power

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Good benefits Decent pay Challenging work 3 weeks vacation for new employees Friendly coworkers to a certain extent Friendly management staff

    Cons

    Obsolete product technology. Competition is way ahead but everyone seems to be sleeping. Incompetent management Too many chiefs and not many indians Management has crazy expectations about getting things done. Most of the management staff has no "real world" experience.

    Advice to Management

    Well the senior management staff needs to be changed. Its been 6 years since the company founding and it has not gone anywhere. We need new and competent management at the C and VP level.



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