A123 Systems

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Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Livonia, MI

ProsGreat benefits (medical, dental, vision, 3 weeks paid vacation, 1 week paid sick time, 13 paid holidays) & Great people

ConsFinancially irresponsible, favoritism throughout the company, inefficient communication

Advice to Senior ManagementUtilize the resources you have before throwing money at the problem. Lead by example.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    A123 Systems might succeed with better leadership and more knowledgeable customers.

    Senior Mechanical Engineer (Current Employee) Westborough, MA

    I have been working at A123 Systems full-time for more than a year


    Pros: Good salary, good benefits, reasonable flexibility and occasional WFH permitted. Reasonably strong engineering core with many years of battery system… Cons: Too many levels of management trump engineering efforts with poorly founded decisions and political maneuvering. Management is not entirely unreasonable - however, critical decisions… Advice to Senior Management: Stop promising impossibly low budget product to customers with breakneck program paces - Product quality and reliability deserve more respect than you give them. Stop meddling… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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    A123 can fail at any time, employees already gave up hope and no hope for Wanxiang take-over.

    Battery Scientist (Current Employee) Livonia, MI

    I have been working at A123 Systems full-time for more than 3 years


    Pros: 1). Get paid while you are not doing that mich… Cons: 1). Company is like a victim whose heart was just ripped out fresh by Lazard capital, it is still beating in the hand of the… Advice to Senior Management: We all know any new owner will terminate you the second this transaction is over, but that day will never come, because there is no… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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