FuelCell Energy

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FuelCell Energy Reviews

Updated December 18, 2014
Updated December 18, 2014
11 Reviews
2.6
11 Reviews
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FuelCell Energy President, CEO, and Director Arthur (Chip) Bottone
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  1.  

    Healthy work-life balance amidst growing pains of a company trying to gain market share.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Danbury, CT
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Danbury, CT

    I have been working at FuelCell Energy full-time

    Pros

    Healthy work-life balance, working excessive hours is not an expectation.
    Coworkers are generally friendly, willing to work together while making the day enjoyable.
    Fast-moving environment with many opportunities to improve design and product.

    Cons

    Salary is competitive, but sub-par benefits make net salary below competitive rates.
    Promotions are difficult to come by in some instances.
    General feeling amongst employees that annual raises are sub-par.
    In some cases, management seems to lack familiarity of important parts of the business.
    Physical work environment well overdue for some upgrades.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It seems that a lack of forward planning tends to hold the company back. Suggest planning for realities of the market, rather than optimistic view of the market and using that to move the company forward to gain market share.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Former employee

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager in Danbury, CT
    Former Employee - Manager in Danbury, CT

    I worked at FuelCell Energy full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The technology is catching on. You also get to work with and learn from some of the most brilliant people in the field.

    Cons

    The company is low or no profits after 40 + Years in business. The company was being run using 1970-80 MRP systems and you're expected to perform at todays pace and standards

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give your company an upgrade in culture, infrastructure, and pay.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Fool cell energy

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer
    Current Employee - Engineer

    I have been working at FuelCell Energy full-time

    Pros

    Low expectations. Lots of low hanging fruit.

    Cons

    Managers fail to understand requirements and engineering fundamentals as well as the need for project ROI. business only comes from gov.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quit.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Old boys club

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at FuelCell Energy

    Pros

    Great HR people, decent wage

    Cons

    on my 5th boss in 2 years.
    Old boys club, if the veteran workers dont like you for some reason dont expect to work here long

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    watch your veteran workers, they have become lazy, 4 hours of O/T to sweep a 6' square.... costing the company money while some of us struggle to get 2 hours O/T a week

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great co-workers.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at FuelCell Energy

    Pros

    The co-workers are friendly and helpful.

    Cons

    Limited opportunity to advance due to the small company size.

  7.  

    Great group of people, good engineers and support staff.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Danbury, CT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Danbury, CT

    I have been working at FuelCell Energy

    Pros

    One can quickly learn a lot about this technology.

    Cons

    Small company, salaries are below industry standard across the board. It's a good stepping stone for a good engineer or technical person.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Working for an emerging technology is a risk, to get and keep good people they must be paid to compensate for that risk.

    Doesn't Recommend
  8.  

    Interesting work, smart co-workers

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Danbury, CT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Danbury, CT

    I have been working at FuelCell Energy

    Pros

    Compensation
    Opportunities to learn
    Able to balance work/life
    Intelligent co-workers

    Cons

    Opportunities for advancement
    Location is okay if you like hot, humid summers and lots of snow in winter

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Good company so far....

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Torrington, CT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Torrington, CT

    I have been working at FuelCell Energy

    Pros

    Clean work environment, friendly co-workers

    Cons

    monotonous, same job for the last week sanding and cutting...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    better communication with lower workers

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    FCE

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Danbury, CT
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Danbury, CT

    I have been working at FuelCell Energy

    Pros

    Good support on flexible working arrangements.

    Cons

    No profit in 20+ years.
    No upward mobility
    No lateral mobility

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on the problems in current products and slow down on the development of new products.

    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Lacking Good Engineering Leadership

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Danbury, CT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Danbury, CT

    I have been working at FuelCell Energy

    Pros

    The R&D Group at FuelCell is very sound and well managed. The group work really hard at everything they do.

    Cons

    The engineering group lack good strong engineering leadership. This has been seen by many design flaws and lack of testing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Appoint sound engineering management who know not to change two or more variables in a design at once. .. .

    No opinion of CEO

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