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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

I have been working at Hutchinson Technology full-time for more than 10 years

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

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    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

    I worked at Hutchinson Technology

    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
  2.  

    Great place to work twenty years ago, OK place to work now.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Hutchinson, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hutchinson, MN

    I worked at Hutchinson Technology

    Pros

    Overall this is a fairly decent place to work. The pay is excellent for skilled positions and the benefits are average.

    Cons

    The biggest issue now is the loss of market share and inability to reverse that trend in the near future, if at all.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Step back and compare your company's current status compared to ten to fifteen years ago and take the necessary actions to turn this thing around. Make honest business decisions based on only business, not personal relationships.

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
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