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Great, for Vermont

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Former Employee - Software Engineer III in Barre, VT
Former Employee - Software Engineer III in Barre, VT

I worked at Northern Power Systems

Pros

Relative to other places to work in Vermont, Northern Power is great. It's probably the best employer in Central Vermont. Good benefits, good pay, friendly people, lots of stuff going on. A really interesting place to work. And it feels good working in alternative energy.

Cons

Wind isn't doing great as an industry. Money is tight and management is sometimes penny wise but pound foolish. Management doesn't necessarily have the technical acumen to really understand what's going on, which is unfortunate because the products are so high-tech and cutting-edge. Office politics can be an issue. Promotions can be based on seniority more than merit.

Advice to Management

Offer promotions on merit, not seniority. Spend a little more on stuff that matters and a little less on pompous executives.

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    Challenging place to work where there was absolutely no training program or process to get new employees up to speed.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Northern Power Systems

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    They manufacture a very good product that is attractive, reliable and fills a gap for renewable energy in many locations in and out of the US.

    Cons

    Management a bit out of touch with day to day employees. Seemed more concerned about the cars they drive and the vacations they take instead of figuring out how to solve problems. Micro management from top management into the day to day operations. No real leadership taking place. Management only looks after themselves. Reminds me of high school mentality.

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to the revolving door. Many good people left because of poor management and lack of leadership. Know they know this from talking to those that have left. It is a shame they have the ability to fix problems but neglect to do so, so long as they get paid large salaries to do nothing. Listen to the folks that are closest to the customer and then take that information and lead the company. Show employees you can be trusted.


  2. Good place

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Northern Power Systems (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great place to work if you live in the Barre-Montpelier area. The company is always going through exciting changes and involved in global markets that present different challenges to overcome. Great work culture and respectful of work/life balance.

    Cons

    Stability is an issue. Much of the changes impacts revenue causing lay-offs. Bonuses, salary increases and promotions are difficult to attain.

    Advice to Management

    Ask your employees what is really going on.


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