GT Advanced Technologies
2.8 of 5 10 reviews
www.gtat.com Merrimack, NH 500 to 999 Employees

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Updated May 16, 2014

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Tom Gutierrez

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25% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Growing Company, Good Opportunity

    Technician (Current Employee)
    Mesa, AZ

    ProsGood vibe, good benefits, and plenty of opportunity for those who are proactive, ambitious, and have some skills and common sense. I hear nothing but good things from those who have been with the company for a long time.

    ConsA bit disorganized at the moment due to growth and scale of current major project.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStock holders are important, but without employees, there are no stock holders. Take care of your people!

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

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    Fair Company - Poor insight

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGood benefits and good salary. Hard work and results will also net you a bonus. My experience is in the solar equipment and materials side.

    ConsGT expectations are very high for your devotion and loyalty, this in not rewarded when the market conditions get bad. They have extremely bad market intelligence as evidence of the large capital investment in St. Louis and then closing the plant in St. Louis after the project was compete. This resulted in the lay off of almost 100 people world wide.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDu diligence is worth the time and investment upfront before betting on market conditions that do not support large investments.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Controlled Chaos at its best

    Tech II (Current Employee)
    Mesa, AZ

    Pros-Feels like a great place.
    -Lots of hours to work.
    -Its a job.

    Cons-When they say 60+ hours they mean 70. Miss a day and don't plan on having a job.
    -Never meant my manager till they let me go. And you are...
    -Heard horror stories of safety.
    -Was hired do one job and was doing 5 different jobs each with a different manager.
    -Day 3 I found out we could take breaks before lunch.
    -Took me 10 people and 7 days asking with 2 hours of my own time to find the correct safety glasses I had to wear.

    Advice to Senior Management-Controlled chaos and working your employees to death only works for so long.
    -The horror stories of people being fired after doing something was based on training you failed to give the employees needs to stop.
    Forklift training, Flash Gear, Proper Safety Gear the first time
    Why wait every time for someone to be hurt and blame them?
    -Give an Employee one manager not five. Who do you can when your sick?

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Very good technical company

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsProvides career opportunities, good salary.

    ConsNo company loyalty. Mismanagement. Senior management overpaid and unqualified.

    Advice to Senior ManagementYou cant keep turning over people and survive.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    If they got their act together it wouldn't be half bad.

    Purchasing (Former Employee)
    Merrimack, NH

    ProsInteresting technology and a newer office building.

    ConsFeast of famine with workload. Disorganized management. Company wastes a LOT of cash.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet better organized and improve lines of communication with employees. Quit wasting money.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Project Manager (Former Employee)
    Merrimack, NH

    ProsProfessional , result oriented team. Recent diversification may help.

    Conscompany growth is very cyclical in nature

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

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    Stay away or get burned

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsThey were leaders in the industry.

    ConsThey use staff and then get rid of them. The only ones that last are the guys on the top filling their pockets.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPeople are the company for long term growth. Stop milking the company.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    It's all about the numbers! Lets go make it in overseas!

    Engineering (Current Employee)
    Merrimack, NH

    ProsLeading egde of technologies, well a least trying

    ConsLikes to by other companies and use their technology

    Advice to Senior ManagementPut on your big boy pants and do what you feel is the correct thing to do, not be just a yes man - "brown noser"

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Became difficult to work at which is why I left

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Merrimack, NH

    ProsThe brilliant minds
    Great technology
    Competitive salaries

    ConsLack of Executive engagement w/ employees
    Too many changes of power/titles - little direction

    Advice to Senior ManagementLook around at the team you have - they are brilliant and not being listened to.

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    Good place to work - if you have the right manager

    (Former Employee)

    ProsGrowing industry. Room for upward mobility. Fair compensation and benefits.

    ConsLow moral since company was overrun with cutthroat upper management. Former management and staff quickly replaced. Not a place for happy people anymore, but if you are aggressive and your career is all that matters in your life, it might be for you.

    Advice to Senior ManagementRemember that employees are more than just a cog in a machine. Also, take it down a notch and exhibit your human side.

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