Capstone Turbine

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Updated May 30, 2014

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3.4 7 reviews

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Capstone Turbine President, CEO, and Director Darren R. Jamison

Darren R. Jamison

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50% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    A High-Intensity Entrepreneurial Environment

    Systems Engineer (Former Employee) Chatsworth, CA

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

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

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    A few tweaks away from Profitability

    Senior Technical Support Technician (Current Employee) Chatsworth, CA

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    A great product and a company that needs more structure

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Chatsworth, CA

    ProsThe 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.

    ConsThe 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 Senior ManagementManagement 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.

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

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

    Product Manager (Former Employee) Los Angeles, CA

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

    ConsRoutine lay-offs and shakey financials.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLess inter-departmental tension would benfit lower-level employees

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    OK place to work

    Assembly Technician (Former Employee) Chatsworth, CA

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

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

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good pay, long hours, fractured executive team

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementCome down from your 2nd floor ivory tower and take a good look at the results of your misalignment.

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

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    Overall company review

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

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

    ConsLack 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 Senior ManagementTake 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!

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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