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Another vicitim of the Recession, bad management

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Eau Claire, WI
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Eau Claire, WI

I worked at Hutchinson Technology full-time for more than 3 years

Pros

Great salary, benefits, personal improvement classes offered when I worked there.

Cons

Many layoffs, hiring of temp workers that were unprofessional/ used foul language on occasion when I worked there.

Private cafeteria closed and hot water machine was removed. Had to walk to cafeteria area to get coffee.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Dump or sell the bio division and concentrate on gaining market share.

The factory in Thailand never should have been built on a flood prone area, would have been better to keep the assembly jobs in the U.S so they could purchase the hard drives we helped make...

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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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

    I worked at Hutchinson Technology full-time for more than 10 years

    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.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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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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