E Ink Reviews

Updated July 14, 2015
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  1. Friendly company culture

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    Current Employee - Manager
    Current Employee - Manager

    I have been working at E Ink full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Opportunity to contribute in different roles. People are generally very nice, its a friendly culture.

    Cons

    Growth path is not well defined.


  2. scientist

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    Former Employee - Scientist in Billerica, MA
    Former Employee - Scientist in Billerica, MA

    I worked at E Ink full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great work environment and culture. Fast paced and simply awesome people to be around with.

    Cons

    Long hours and terrible management team. I feel strongly that some of the engineers does a better job than the project managers.

    Advice to Management

    Please learn to trust your employees and let people be creative and enjoy the excitement of producing a new product or design.


  3. Cool Technology - and a team of very dedicated people

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at E Ink full-time (More than a year)

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    E Ink's technology is highly differentiated, which makes working there fun -- especially when it comes to meeting with customers about new applications.

    Cons

    Strategic decisions and organizational changes can sometimes take a long time to be implemented.


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  5. Low pressure, but low upside.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    I have been working at E Ink

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The work is low pressure and interesting.

    Cons

    No stock options and it being a smaller company with the headquarters on the East coast, don't see a huge potential career growth of financial opportunity here.


  6. Changing culture

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at E Ink

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Some old timers still hold on to the fun startup culture that once prevailed. Flexible work hours.

    Cons

    Very biased promotion system. Pay is mediocre. Culture moving towards an old stodgy boring corporate model.


  7. Helpful (2)

    Great Company! Smart, fast-paced and technically challenging

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    Current Employee - Scientist in Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Scientist in Cambridge, MA

    I have been working at E Ink full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Some of the brightest people I have ever met and had the pleasure to work alongside. E INK started at MIT and still retains many MIT (and IVY league) graduates. Very, interesting technology that really captures the true essence of nanotechnology coupled with commercial success. People are quite friendly, and it is easy work on projects that one would be interested in working.

    Cons

    Moving away from Cambridge to Billerica will hurt the recruitment and retention of the best minds in Boston (and probably the world). The market size for e-readers has shrunk significantly due to tablets, and more marketing and new ideas needed fast. If you are looking to slow down, E INK might not be for you; it's very fast-paced, and energetic.

    Advice to Management

    Normalizing the technical capability to the size of E INK (~200 technical employees), this is probably one of the most technically superior companies in the world. However, the business development group is dismal. Hire many more people that are capable of finding new markets for E INK screens and new uses for capsules/mircocups. Diversify your products!


  8. Helpful (1)

    E-Ink: A conservative 10+ year old startup

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at E Ink

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

    Pros

    exposure to cutting edge technology, potential to revolutionize an industry, very intelligent co-workers, opportunity to shift roles, not too much bureaucracy

    Cons

    salary sub-par, conservative management, too much cost-cutting, new technology chasing old-fashioned customers, high dependence on asia operations without permanent staff there

    Advice to Management

    must invest money to make money, need stronger marketing team, try to address the attrition problem, throw more events to build morale


  9. Assistant manager

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    Current Employee - Assistant Manager
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager

    I have been working at E Ink full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Full of chaotic management. You can survive as long as you don't have any ambitious goal in your career.

    Cons

    Some top manager does really suck! I respect them is only because they are boss, their title and they control my appraisal. Besides these, they are nothing at all.


  10. it's a stable company with reasonable management and workload

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hsinchu (Taiwan)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hsinchu (Taiwan)

    I have been working at E Ink full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    reasonable workload, kind bosses. it may not the one paying the most to me but it gives me a balance of work and life

    Cons

    employees here are not the most creative ones. they come to work, complete their own work and go home, which are the typical way of work...


  11. Helpful (3)

    Good Tech, so so management

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at E Ink

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

    Pros

    E Ink is a very cool technology with great potential and there are a large number of great, smart, friendly folks who work there.

    Cons

    Little communication from the top down. Odd fracturing between groups. Little company spirit. This is a company that needs some direction.



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