Alpha Technologies

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Good People, Satisfactory Operation (Bellingham)

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Current Employee - Analyst in Bellingham, WA
Current Employee - Analyst in Bellingham, WA

I have been working at Alpha Technologies full-time (less than a year)

Pros

-The company is rather stable while retaining a small friendly culture
-There has been quite a bit of autonomy in both of the positions I have held
-The company does as much as it can to retain working employees

Cons

-Somewhat polarized; difficult to progress without working your way into sales or having a strong engineering background
-Starkly contrasted business units do not integrate well together and make for a confusing and inefficient infrastructure
 -Deep rooted political structure makes for erratic workflow cycles

Advice to ManagementAdvice

The largest challenge in any given day is sorting through what has become a very sprawled out business. By utilizing the existing tools (SAP) in a broader depth much of this frustration could be minimized.

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Neutral Outlook

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Does management know what they are doing?

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Bellingham, WA
    Current Employee - Engineer in Bellingham, WA

    I have been working at Alpha Technologies full-time

    Pros

    One of the few professional employers in Whatcom County.
    A mix of start-up and long-term, stable experiences available.
    Co-workers are easy to work with.
    Continued growth even through the recession.
    Decent benefits.
    Minimum overtime for salaried positions. Good work/life balance.

    Cons

    Management has no idea what I do on a day-to-day basis.
    Management promises one thing to the customer, and expects engineering to make it happen, regardless of what is actually possible.
    Management does not listen to its employees.
    Low salary.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Actually listen to your employees. They work directly with the customers, and have valuable insight into customer relationships.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Probably exciting in Engineering. Not in Supply Chain/Operations

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Alpha Technologies full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good family/life balance. Overall company is very focused on employee well being. Looks like very exciting place for design engineers.

    Cons

    Supply Chain/Operations is treated as purely support functions. Sales drive everything, including impossible to meet promises to customers. No clear alignment of Marketing and Operations/Supply Chain strategy

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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