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Panicking employees openly talking about leaving the company

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Current Employee - Battery Engineer in Ann Arbor, MI
Current Employee - Battery Engineer in Ann Arbor, MI

I have been working at A123 Systems full-time (More than 5 years)

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Get paid for doing nothing, get paid while polishing your resume using company resources. Good salary and latest technology in lithium battery

Cons

People are leaving in droves, even some managers openly told their subordinates they are working on their resumes and networking with outside. No collaboration with GM on chevy spark since the April accident! Soon will not be able to pay salary and keep lights on! There are rumors everywhere and people can't focus on their work on a daily basis.

Advice to Management

Focusing on EV while the product quality, price can't even remotely viable is a recipe for failure, even you get free money! Get out of the much hyped auto business and focus on other areas where price is not a factor!

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  1. An OK place to work...communication is lacking

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    Current Employee - Production Operator in Romulus, MI
    Current Employee - Production Operator in Romulus, MI

    I have been working at A123 Systems full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Clean environment, easy work load, temperature controlled, management is nice. Great benefit package.

    Cons

    Communication amongst shifts and the "higher ups" is pretty poor.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate


  2. Helpful (1)

    The death of A123 is imminent

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Scientist in Livonia, MI
    Current Employee - Research Scientist in Livonia, MI

    I have been working at A123 Systems full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Exciting new field that can't attract investors

    Cons

    The company is running out of money, they no longer provide bathroom tissue in the toilet in order to save money!

    Advice to Management

    Sell to Ford Motor Company if you can convince Ford


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