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A123 Train Wreck

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Former Employee - Technician in Livonia, MI
Former Employee - Technician in Livonia, MI

I worked at A123 Systems full-time (More than a year)

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

Pros

Good benefits and nice pay if you are not a production worker.

Cons

Complete lack of common sense, organization and accountability by any department.. The quality of their product and the manufacturing equipment is terrible at best.. I was so happy to have found another company to work for that is the complete opposite of A123.

Advice to Management

You have proven time and time again that you do not have the right people in the positions that you needed to become a success. Mismanagement has run this company into the ground. Nice golden parachute the executives have given themselves just before announcing a complete recall of their garbage product. You people keep smiling all the way to the bank..

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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


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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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