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Updated Jun 26, 2014

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2.9 10 reviews

57% Approve of the CEO

Broadwind Energy President & CEO Peter C. Duprey

Peter C. Duprey

(7 ratings)

33% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    I had a very satisfied experience working for Broadwind Energy

    Payroll Assistant (Former Employee) Cicero, IL

    ProsA contract position with Opti staffing

    ConsThere was no downsides working there.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGreat working envioroment

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great industry, great challenges. Work-life balance is not in the vocabulary, however. Corporate disconnected from ops

    Director (Former Employee) Manitowoc, WI

    ProsExciting industry with major players as significant customers. Excellent quality product, and good mid-management team and office staff - quality people.

    ConsChronically understaffed in both production and office, employees are merely assets and not partners. Internal training rare, support and funds for external professional development is non-existent.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTreat employees with the same respect as customers. Revamp inneffective performance management process and structure.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Challenging

    Executive (Former Employee) Chicago, IL

    ProsOne gets to see many facets of business that you wouldn't ordinarily see.

    ConsSlow to make decisions, bureaucratic, trying to be a large company without the resources.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTreat the business like the startup it is. Once you're making money, then implement the latest ideas from larger businesses, until you're making money focus on getting to that point so that you can reward those investors that have trusted you with their money.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Awful place to work!!!

    Welder (Current Employee) Manitowoc, WI

    ProsIt's a job. Not really any pros at this job, it's a company that needs a union or something.

    ConsAir quality is terrible, never received any raises in 2 1/2 yrs. worked there, always about numbers now and no quality. There is a reason workers are quitting mr. Broadwind. Management likes to jack up money on estimates made by their estimators.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPay your employees what competitors are paying instead of giving yourselves bonuses,you penny-pinchers. Maybe you would keep some people if you people would give a dam. How's the cat thing going I hear you got an empty plant with no work, might be solved if management would stop adding an obscene amount of money to a bid that one of your estimators bidded at. Or maybe there is a plan with that building just like the one in dakota.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great culture with many career opportunities

    Analyst (Current Employee) Abilene, TX

    Pros-Great culture
    -Autonomy
    -Pay and benefits
    Management cares more about quality and employee satisfaction as it relates throughout the organization and conveying it to the client. A very clear expectation of what responsibilities are in place for current position

    Cons-Different business groups spread out across nation
    -Currently a lot of change in processes

    Advice to Senior Management-Keep listening to employees
    -Continue growing consistency in all areas

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

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    Broadwind is a company in a successful turnaround situation.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Naperville, IL

    ProsThe challenges and learning experiences gained from working here will be taken to further any career. Improving this company can make someone very marketable.

    ConsThe focus of where to improve wavers and communication is a bit strained. Because of this lack of infrastructure, improvements can be difficult.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep improving the infrastructure and clarify the mission of Broadwind.

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    Management is incompetent, dishonest and far from transparent

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Naperville, IL

    ProsSome good people but turnover is detrimental. New Managemenis clueless and should understand where the focus needs to be

    ConsTurnover is detrimental. New Managemenis clueless and should understand where the focus needs to be. The company will fail under current management.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDo everyone a favor and leave

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Working here is very educational for my career goals.

    Intern (Current Employee) Naperville, IL

    ProsThey are supportive and challenging.

    ConsThe tasks are still in the development stages.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Start Up Environment with the red tape of a bigger organization

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Naperville, IL

    ProsFeel like you are working for a good cause

    ConsDisconnect between management and the operating subs; no communication; no team work; no accountability

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop treating your employees like a burden; stop giving yourself huge bonuses and equity compensation; think like an employee

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsWind energy industry is a good industry to work for.

    ConsBad business lately. Really went down after the downturn.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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