E Ink Reviews

Updated August 3, 2014
Updated August 3, 2014
6 Reviews

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6 Reviews
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Changing culture

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at E Ink

    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.

    Approves of CEO
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    Electro-Optical Technician Intern

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    Former Employee - Electro Optical Technician  in  Cambridge, MA
    Former Employee - Electro Optical Technician in Cambridge, MA

    I worked at E Ink as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    -Good environment with other young engineers
    -Always work to keep you busy
    -Friendly co workers
    -Nice perks and company events

    Cons

    -Excessive micromanagement (esp. in this department)
    -Mundane tasks from day to day
    -No clear goal besides get product out on time
    -Minimal career opportunities

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't worry so much about making sure your employees' are performing 100% everyday. Train them properly and trust that they will want to do a good job. The micromanagement is really over the top, and has a negative effect.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    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

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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    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 for more than 5 years

    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...

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good Tech, so so management

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at E Ink

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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