GT Advanced Technologies

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GT Advanced Technologies Reviews

Updated August 29, 2014
Updated August 29, 2014
14 Reviews
2.7
14 Reviews
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  1.  

    Good place to learn corporate structure

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at GT Advanced Technologies full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The company has a very good benefit package and bonus structure in good years. There are quarterly meetings via video conference where questions to upper management are welcomed and answered.

    Cons

    There is volatility regarding career stability. Divisions have been opened and closed in the same calendar year.

  2.  

    Over all a good experience

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at GT Advanced Technologies full-time

    Pros

    Above average pay, lots of work

    Cons

    Benefits are marginal, no time to make improvements.....to hurried to push the work out.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great people, talented engineers, but not sure about management

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at GT Advanced Technologies

    Pros

    Truly talented engineers and technicians. Willing to share, care each other.

    Cons

    Top management is a question.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat engineers more carefully.

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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Production

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    Former Employee - Never Listed  in  Mesa, AZ
    Former Employee - Never Listed in Mesa, AZ

    I worked at GT Advanced Technologies as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    It was close to home.

    Cons

    No management. No culture. No direction. It appears they build equipment, but have no idea how to build the end product. They lack seasoned engineering, but have low experienced engineers, with on the fly change hoping something works, with limited if any success.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire a framework of experienced seasoned engineers and develop your process, document what works, and build a base.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Growing Company, Good Opportunity

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    Current Employee - Technician  in  Mesa, AZ
    Current Employee - Technician in Mesa, AZ

    I have been working at GT Advanced Technologies full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good 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.

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stock holders are important, but without employees, there are no stock holders. Take care of your people!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Controlled Chaos at its best

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Tech II  in  Mesa, AZ
    Current Employee - Tech II in Mesa, AZ

    I have been working at GT Advanced Technologies full-time for less than a year

    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 ManagementAdvice

    -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?

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Fair Company - Poor insight

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at GT Advanced Technologies

    Pros

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

    Cons

    GT 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very good technical company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at GT Advanced Technologies full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Provides career opportunities, good salary.

    Cons

    No company loyalty. Mismanagement. Senior management overpaid and unqualified.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You cant keep turning over people and survive.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  10.  

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

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    Former Employee - Purchasing  in  Merrimack, NH
    Former Employee - Purchasing in Merrimack, NH

    I worked at GT Advanced Technologies full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Interesting technology and a newer office building.

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get better organized and improve lines of communication with employees. Quit wasting money.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Project Manager

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    Former Employee - Project Manager  in  Merrimack, NH
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Merrimack, NH

    I worked at GT Advanced Technologies full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Professional , result oriented team. Recent diversification may help.

    Cons

    company growth is very cyclical in nature

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

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