Hutchinson Technology

  www.htch.com
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Until the layoffs hit, it was a great place to work.

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Former Employee - CM Administrator in Hutchinson, MN
Former Employee - CM Administrator in Hutchinson, MN

I worked at Hutchinson Technology

Pros

Had great internal, ongoing training system; middle management and below were great people; had great facilities (lunchroom, exercise room, work environment)

Cons

Upper management's vision failed in moving into flash drive production. "Buddy" system counted more for who got laid off than did quality or knowledge/education. Also too much thought into making big bucks for the stock holders than doing what is right ... however, no understanding as to why upper management continues to post raises and bonuses received with no remorse for those who don't.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Get rid of CEO asap and his personal buddies! Many, many wrong decisions in who was laid off and who was kept ... it just might be too late to recover! Need to think QUALITY, need to go back and find the HUMAN quality again.

Disapproves of CEO

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    Unstable

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

    I worked at Hutchinson Technology

    Pros

    Sound systems, good work life balance

    Cons

    Unstable. Regular layoffs, arrogant management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sell while you can

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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    Working as an Engineer with HTI.

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    Current Employee - Process Development Engineer in Hutchinson, MN
    Current Employee - Process Development Engineer in Hutchinson, MN

    I have been working at Hutchinson Technology

    Pros

    Breadth of skills and knowledge that you gain working at HTI is second to none. After, at least a year or two of working there, you will have gained experience in engineering tools and techniques that could be beneficial in future employment positions, should you seek to move to another company.
    The employees are all friendly and helpful and, for the most part, work together very well, keeping the focus on the common goal of making good produc t and minimizing scrap.

    Cons

    The downside is the current financial position of the company, which has led to multiple layoffs and corporate restructuring, leaving behind a wave of overworked employees with little incentive or motivation to stay with the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The leadership is probably doing the best that they can, given the current financial position of the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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