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It was like watching a horrible car pileup in slow motion

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at A123 Systems

Pros

You got a lot of days off every week, Overtime was there if you needed it , and the benefits were great.

Cons

Management never respected anybody, they never cared if you had a family crisis and needed it to leave you would be fired. The company slowed down production and laid off a bunch of employees

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

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    No development growth within the company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at A123 Systems

    Pros

    great health, vision, and dental benefits
    the company has a very accommodating policy in terms of work and personal life balance

    Cons

    leadership fail to motivate employee to be their best
    ideas are easily dismissed because of management decisions
    poor operational execution and too much emphasis on technical and R&D

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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    Great Products, cool technology, lots of growing pains

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Quality Engineer  in  Chesterfield, MO
    Former Employee - Senior Software Quality Engineer in Chesterfield, MO

    I worked at A123 Systems full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great freedom to implement and explore new technologies. Very much a "get the job done" environment. Good compensation, and opportunity to affect change.

    Cons

    Appearance of instability, lack of profitability, very reactive (not proactive) management. Benefits went from top tier to bottom of the barrel because of lack of profits, very disappointing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take advantage of the NEC acquisition and bring the company back to the desirable status it once had as a an employer.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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