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Broadwind Energy Reviews

Updated June 26, 2014
Updated June 26, 2014
10 Reviews
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10 Reviews
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Broadwind Energy President & CEO Peter C. Duprey
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  1.  

    I had a very satisfied experience working for Broadwind Energy

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    Former Employee - Payroll Assistant in Cicero, IL
    Former Employee - Payroll Assistant in Cicero, IL

    I worked at Broadwind Energy as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    A contract position with Opti staffing

    Cons

    There was no downsides working there.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great working envioroment

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

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

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    Former Employee - Director in Manitowoc, WI
    Former Employee - Director in Manitowoc, WI

    I worked at Broadwind Energy full-time

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Chronically 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 ManagementAdvice

    Treat employees with the same respect as customers. Revamp inneffective performance management process and structure.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Challenging

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Executive in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Executive in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Broadwind Energy full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Awful place to work!!!

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    Current Employee - Welder in Manitowoc, WI
    Current Employee - Welder in Manitowoc, WI

    I have been working at Broadwind Energy full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Air 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 ManagementAdvice

    Pay 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Great culture with many career opportunities

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst in Abilene, TX
    Current Employee - Analyst in Abilene, TX

    I have been working at Broadwind Energy full-time (less than an year)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    -Keep listening to employees
    -Continue growing consistency in all areas

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Broadwind is a company in a successful turnaround situation.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Naperville, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Naperville, IL

    I have been working at Broadwind Energy

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep improving the infrastructure and clarify the mission of Broadwind.

    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Management is incompetent, dishonest and far from transparent

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Naperville, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Naperville, IL

    I have been working at Broadwind Energy

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do everyone a favor and leave

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Working here is very educational for my career goals.

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    Current Employee - Intern in Naperville, IL
    Current Employee - Intern in Naperville, IL

    I have been working at Broadwind Energy

    Pros

    They are supportive and challenging.

    Cons

    The tasks are still in the development stages.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Start Up Environment with the red tape of a bigger organization

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Naperville, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Naperville, IL

    I have been working at Broadwind Energy

    Pros

    Feel like you are working for a good cause

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop treating your employees like a burden; stop giving yourself huge bonuses and equity compensation; think like an employee

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Broadwind Energy

    Pros

    Wind energy industry is a good industry to work for.

    Cons

    Bad business lately. Really went down after the downturn.

    Doesn't Recommend

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