A123 Systems

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A123 can fail at any time, employees already gave up hope and no hope for Wanxiang take-over.

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Current Employee - Battery Scientist in Livonia, MI
Current Employee - Battery Scientist in Livonia, MI

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

Pros

1). Get paid while you are not doing that mich work, good benefits.
2). Learning new things from other smart people!

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 ripper and the brain can fuction for another 30 sec, but death is imminent.
2).Company solicited buy-out from every car company, every energy company and every major conglomerates, but they all turn it down due to ZERO hope of a commercial success.
3). Totally worthless stock options.
4). Technology is wonderful technically, but the cost is way too high.
5). Incompetent managers, and still audacious enough to demand 12 month pay upon termination by the new owner.
6). Quality control is too difficult, leads to very high cost per kwh. (>$1500/Kwh)
7). Folks from Ann Arbor and R&D headquarter also felt as bad as us.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

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 realistic hope A123 will be on NASDAQ NEXT YEAR (requirement for take-over)), CFIUS will kill it and Wanxiang will be drowned by the spit from politicians in an election year.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    crazy place to work

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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

    you can pretty much come to work and still get paid.

    Cons

    we should be in the manure bussiness because that,s what we make.IF you dont kiss management butt cant move up in the ranks.Worst supervision in the world,females beware male supervisors are pretadors and if you dont play you wil be out the door

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    lose your buddy systems and stop lying

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    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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