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Updated Jun 29, 2014

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2.2 5 reviews

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Fuel Tech President & CEO Douglas G. Bailey

Douglas G. Bailey

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    A small company that can provide the experience to new project managers in pollution control technology

    Senior Project Manager (Former Employee) Warrenville, IL

    ProsFuel Tech has the experience and the reputation to deliver quality pollution control systems.A small company that can provide the experience to new project managers in pollution control technology in the heavy industry for coal fired boilers generation and industrial environments. Equipment like SNCRs, ESP, LNB, etc encompasses the core. They provide tools to be successful. It will be up to you to plan and develop a successful project. Career development is a plus where they will make sure that you are advancing in your careers with technical licenses and professional certification that help you do your job the best you can. Good communication is something that everyone can benefit from and is emphasized here.

    ConsThe pollution control technology environment is an up and down cycle that provides uncertainty to the industry. Large capital projects are starting to become rare but hopefully will turn around with regulations.

    Advice to Senior ManagementProtect your resources as I believe they are the reason Fuel Tech can deliver the quality product that the company's reputation and experience is known for.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Horrible

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Warrenville, IL

    ProsNone. I can't think of one "pro" when I worked for this company. There is a lot of whispering and out of office communication. There is no teamwork or unity anywhere in this company. If you are a people person, do not work here.

    ConsNo one is in charge. Constant stress with an HR department trying to promote themselves with disregard for those not in a position to defend themselves; the mentality is that "HR is the sheriff and can break the rules because no one is above them". Very strange and horrible company.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Pretty good smaller company to work for

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Batavia, IL

    ProsI think it's a pretty good business model, with a lot of upside. Smallish size means you had the opportunity to interact personally with senior mgmt. Relaxed environment, company picnic once a year, etc. You just have to decide if the career track is for you. For me, I had more luck since moving on.

    ConsSmaller company; opportunities for advancement were therefore pretty limited. Your experience depended on the personalities of your immediate superior (obviously). I was lucky in that regard, to work with good people. Also, I was quite junior (my first job) so what did I know about advancement?

    I will say that the pay, for me, was OK, but not the greatest, and I've found much better compensation packages since I've moved on. Your mileage may vary, but I did hear stories about a few coworkers (one of whom left) who were definitely underpaid.

    Also my stock option grant was virtually worthless after I left, which put a bad taste in my mouth.

    Also, if you are young, there was not much chance to interact with coworkers after work for drinks, and so on, most workers were older and had family obligations. For a social scene, and meeting people (not the point of a job, I know, but this does go to work/life balance), I had a better experience once I moved downtown.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Avoid this place unless you want to be beat down

    Project Engineer (Current Employee) Batavia, IL

    ProsThe travel opportunities to see the world are great. Being able to work unsupervised is a real plus too. If you work for Sales or Process you will be paid well and taken care of, you will get anything you need or want even if it is unwarranted.

    ConsThe personalities at the top of the org chart makes one think of going postal. The flat-out lies by the CEO to the employees when he came on board should get him fired. The lack of respect given to the employees is a shamefull fact of working here. It did not used to be this way but with the managmeent that has come in here the last couple years it is a fact of life now.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLearn how to manage intelligent people properly. Be honest with us!

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    Where incompetent people go to retire!

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsFor the most part, we are able to work with minimal supervision. If you need time off, it is never an issue so they are very flexible in that sense. Most of the people are great to work with.

    ConsCommunication is horrible. The senior management is in their own little world and very disconnected with the workers. They are too busy back stabbing each other to pay attention to really doing their own jobs and helping the people who report to them. There is no direction from management and therefore no recognition when you go above and beyond. There is no thought to promoting from within. Most of the V.P. level and up need to be chopped and start over before this company will be able to be on a the right track which is apparent by our ever falling stock price. Too many cliques among management to be effective. It is very hard to get fired so incompetent people are all over. Newer employees (past 2 years or so) are overpaid and at the top of the list for the incompetent people! Funny, they all seem to be friends from previous jobs!

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop fighting with each other and focus on the company itself. There are a lot of very good people who will leave as soon as the economy improves if they don't get their act together!

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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