Capstone Turbine

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Capstone Turbine Reviews

Updated October 4, 2014
Updated October 4, 2014
10 Reviews
3.4
10 Reviews
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Capstone Turbine President, CEO, and Director Darren R. Jamison
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Exciting technology company with great upside potential

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Chatsworth, CA
    Current Employee - Manager in Chatsworth, CA

    I have been working at Capstone Turbine full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Family friendly workplace; great opportunities to help make a significant difference to the bottom line; competitive salaries

    Cons

    cash weak company but on the verge of profitability; weak cash position poses significant constraints to accomplish more

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to improve focus on core priorities and limit multiple distractions. There are not enough human resources to engage in multiple projects which partially relates back to weak cash position so the need for focus is more important than perhaps larger more profitable companies

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Amazing product lack of management

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Capstone Turbine

    Pros

    It's a place to get involved with high tech product. You challange your knowledge and fall in love with a cool technology.

    Cons

    Lack of management ends up to losing money, missing deadlines, purchasing useless tools and etc. They start with a reasonable salary but no growth for future!

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    A few tweaks away from Profitability

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Support Technician in Chatsworth, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Support Technician in Chatsworth, CA

    I have been working at Capstone Turbine full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Awesome green energy technology
    - Ideal office location
    - Good office space
    - Nice co-workers
    - Competitive Salary

    Cons

    - Too many smart people that leads to too many meetings
    - Too many product configurations offered
    - Team building and R&R Program is non-existent
    - Limited growth opportunity

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Stop offering so many product configurations
    - Stop working on Liquid Systems for now and Focus on increasing reliability on Gaseous Systems

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    A High-Intensity Entrepreneurial Environment

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Chatsworth, CA
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Chatsworth, CA

    I worked at Capstone Turbine full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    + Small company environment.
    + Good Pay.
    + Nice office space.
    + Great resources to get work done.
    + Good potential for growth.
    + Easy to get noticed and make a difference.

    Cons

    - Long hours.
    - Challenging product line and business environment.
    - Too many meetings.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Emphasize shorter, smaller meetings. Don't hash things out in conference, as it takes up a lot of productive work time.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    A great product and a company that needs more structure

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chatsworth, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chatsworth, CA

    I worked at Capstone Turbine full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The company finds a way to keep on going despite never having made a profit. The product is fantastic and needs to find its way into the market to be successful.

    Cons

    The company has not made a profit and does too many different configurations instead of doing a few very well and is always chasing the sale instead of making a consistent product

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management is too lenient with sales and is always making engineering then purchasing play catch up. Need to narrow down catalog offerings and stop special orders unless down payment, minimum quantity and reasonable times are stipulated.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to work, plenty of options to work outside job description

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Capstone Turbine

    Pros

    Capstone provides a lot of room for exploring job areas outside your job scope, lots of inter-departmental career growth opportunities.

    Cons

    Routine lay-offs and shakey financials.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Less inter-departmental tension would benfit lower-level employees

    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    OK place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assembly Technician in Chatsworth, CA
    Former Employee - Assembly Technician in Chatsworth, CA

    I worked at Capstone Turbine

    Pros

    Good perks, benefits and wage. Employees get time off during major holiday. The place is closed to major bus line and train station.

    Cons

    Executive move in and move out of CFO position. What was going on? The company does not make any gross income and yet does not keep an eye on its costs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think you guys are hiding something. Instead of changing executives all the time, why not get the right people in the first place.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    bad working environment very and job life environment

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Capstone Turbine

    Pros

    good working environment and loveable colleagues

    Cons

    bad management very bad working hours

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    grow up

    Doesn't Recommend
  10.  

    Good pay, long hours, fractured executive team

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Capstone Turbine full-time

    Pros

    Above average pay with lots of opportunity for growth/advancement.

    Cons

    Siloed departments perpetuated by a lack of cohesion within executive management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Come down from your 2nd floor ivory tower and take a good look at the results of your misalignment.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Overall company review

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Capstone Turbine

    Pros

    Pay was reasonable, good benefits, enjoyed shut down with pay at end of the year. For the most part co-workers were friendly.

    Cons

    Lack of management in communicating to employees, not taking the time to get to know them. Mgmt seemed more concerned about themselves when it came to raises, bonuses. Even rewarding those that did not perform. Lacks planning.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take the time to get to know your employees before making decisions that will affect them. Understand the total picture before moving ahead. LISTEN TO YUOUR EMPLOYEES!

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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