A123 Systems

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The technology is flawed and basically worthless

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Current Employee - R&D Scientist in Hopkinton, MA
Current Employee - R&D Scientist in Hopkinton, MA

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

Pros

Good pay, good benefits, working with very smart people

Cons

I mean the technology is totally flawed because the process of making high performance LiFePO4 is very expensive and prone to quality issues. Bad communication and ultra stupid expectation of automotive market, and very poor quality control, which resulted in recalls and recalls. Worthless stock options (I chose not to take this because I know the problem of this company so well).

Advice to ManagementAdvice

You people are crooks because you had no confidence in this company and sold your shares from the beginning and gave yourself golden parachutte before selling to the Chinese company. CEO, CFO, COO all deserve to be in jail now!

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    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 an year)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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..

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    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 an year)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Communicate

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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