American Superconductor

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A great place to work if advancement is not important

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ayer, MA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ayer, MA

I worked at American Superconductor

Pros

An exciting fast paced environment on the cutting edge of a new technology. If you enjoy working on products and ideas that are revolutionary and one of a kind it is a place where you can be happy as long as you stay out of the "politics". Silence is golden enjoy your job.

Cons

Not enough advancement from within. Company tends to go to the outside to fill positions rather than promote from within. If you vocalize disatisfaction with the status quo you are then viewed as a complainer and your chances for advancement dwindle even more. Way too much emphasis placed on political correctness. Showing your feelings is discouraged and frowned upon. Can sometimes be "Stepford" in to get along go along or else!

Advice to ManagementAdvice

give clearer paths to promotion and advancement. Improve employee recognition for a job well done. Do not shoot the messenger and understand when someone points out something that is upsetting to them it does not mean they are not a team player.

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very poorly managed company with lots of hidden agenda at the top and very poor leadership (none).

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at American Superconductor

    Pros

    Independent of what you do and how bad you contribute, as long as you know the right person at the top you are fine. You dance to the music from the top you are safe.

    Cons

    There is NO leadership
    There is NO vision
    The so called leadership does not have a clue for the contributions that makes the goals met.
    Very sad place

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Walk the talk
    You need to first identify who are the true leaders. You have not demonstrated to the working employees that you know this.
    Do not rely on those incompetant (in your terms) leadership.
    At the end of the day you need to be competent enough to pick the right leaders not those who tell you what you want to hear to safeguard their jobs and their agendas.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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    Great company with poor management

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    Former Employee - Industrial Engineer in Middleton, WI
    Former Employee - Industrial Engineer in Middleton, WI

    I worked at American Superconductor full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The people I worked with and the product we made were great and of the highest quality. This was a great company to work for with a ton of potential.

    Cons

    The executive level management over extended themselves and put all of their eggs in one basket. Now the basket is gone.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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