Hutchinson Technology

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Used to be a great place to work...

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Former Employee - Engineer  in  Hutchinson, MN
Former Employee - Engineer in Hutchinson, MN

Pros

HTI was a great company -- spent 19 years there. In the later years, it got a little depressing with constant threats of layoffs. But speaking from just a company point of view: competive pay (with the cities), always treated with respect and integrity (as a woman engineer), challenging projects, great benefits. Always opportunities to move around within the company, training was supported and encouraged.

Cons

Not sure the medical division was the right avenue for company growth.

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Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Other reviews for Hutchinson Technology

  1.  

    Started out good but has become very depressing and frustrating to work at HTI

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    Current Employee - Skilled Trade  in  Eau Claire, WI
    Current Employee - Skilled Trade in Eau Claire, WI

    Pros

    Wages are fair and the benefits were good at one time. Very high tech equipment and clean work environment

    Cons

    12 hour shifts, tracking overtime worked in case of a need to force someone to work, many benefits taken away, mandatory overtime enforced, poorly managed, supervisors not addressing issue when needed, letting good productive workers go and keeping ones who are a waste of space.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    HTI had 75% of the market at one time and now it is sitting at about 15%, this is not because of the people working and putting out the parts. Biomed division dump it because it has gone no where. Upper management having orientation and lunch with employees hired through an employment service, what a slap in the face how about the employees that have stuck with the company through all the hard times! Good people are leaving left and right wake up management and get your act together!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    I think I now know how the people on the Titanic felt.

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    Former Employee - Engineering Technician  in  Hutchinson, MN
    Former Employee - Engineering Technician in Hutchinson, MN

    Pros

    The engineers that you work with are some of the brightest people I know. The engineering challenges are cutting edge.

    Cons

    Company is imploding since many of the disk drive manufacturers have consolidated and taken business elsewhere or in-house. Solid state drives are already competitive on an IO basis and when their prices drop, they will decimate this company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You can no longer pretend this is an industry that will rebound or that the medical device division will ever materialize as a serious player after going nowhere for over a decade.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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