GT Advanced Technologies Reviews

Updated June 8, 2015
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Pros
  • Decent pay, good benefits, hr and office people were easy to communicate with (in 3 reviews)

  • Exciting place to work and learn (in 2 reviews)

Cons
  • Senior management overpaid and unqualified (in 3 reviews)

  • Mid to upper management apparently didn't know how to direct and effectively apply their collective knowledge (in 2 reviews)

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  1. Process Engineer

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    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Process Engineer in Merrimack, NH
    Former Employee - Process Engineer in Merrimack, NH

    I worked at GT Advanced Technologies full-time (More than 5 years)

    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Lower level employees are very supportive of each other and definitely work as a team. Many ways to learn new processes and improve skills. I enjoyed my work.

    Cons

    The number of directors and managers is out of balance with the number of non directors and managers. For an organization of this size, there are way too many chiefs. Also, while diversification was stressed, secondary projects were often not properly supported.

    Advice to Management

    Need to take a serious look at the number of upper level staff - for a company of this size there are way too many directors and managers and not enough actual workers. Also, listen to engineers working on projects before committing to customers.


  2. Fabrication Manufacturing Technician

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mesa, AZ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mesa, AZ

    I worked at GT Advanced Technologies full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I was given the opportunity to manufacture and process sapphire glass using different tools and machinery. It was very challenging and I enjoyed it. I understood the busy schedule which helped me increase my knowledge.

    Cons

    As a new company just starting, I can only say, we passed through quite a bit of hic-cups which helped us make processing easier and understandable.

    Advice to Management

    Sure wish we could have made the longevity of the business last.


  3. Great Company with Top Performers and Awesome Culture

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Salem, MA
    Former Employee - Manager in Salem, MA

    I worked at GT Advanced Technologies (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Ok, so its in Chapter 11, so you might question this review. But this is a great company with some of the top quality people that I have ever worked with. They took big risks but could achieve very amazing things. Great pay, awesome treatment in travel etc.

    Cons

    Downsides - don't expect stability. If you like a wild ride this is the place.

    Advice to Management

    Better career development.


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  5. Manufacturing tech, (Trainer ,kaizan material management team member and more to explain.)

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at GT Advanced Technologies

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Like a lot learn many new things and meet good people.

    Cons

    company closed the business for good all people lost job

    Advice to Management

    My Manager and Supervisor refer me apply for internal job opening but company closed after Few months.


  6. Good company.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Tech Ll in Mesa, AZ
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Tech Ll in Mesa, AZ

    I worked at GT Advanced Technologies

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Chances for advances with in company

    Cons

    I wish it would have made it. I loved working there.

    Advice to Management

    None


  7. Start up in Mesa Arizona failed.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at GT Advanced Technologies (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great people to work with in the production and quality engineering teams. Excellent salary structure. The whole production process was very interesting and an excellent learning experience. This would have been an excellent place to work.

    Cons

    The ramp up of production was too aggressive. The upper managers were focused on just quantity and did not allow for the quality to improve from the learning cycles.


  8. Helpful (1)

    I don't expect GT to be around much longer.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Production Technician in Mesa, AZ
    Current Employee - Production Technician in Mesa, AZ

    I have been working at GT Advanced Technologies

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Many good people to work with.
    Lots of new equipment allowed for new training and growth.

    Cons

    Bankrupted by upper and middle management.
    Lack of communication throughout the company caused a lot of waste in resources.
    No clear guidance from management. Too many cooks in the kitchen makes for a chaotic workplace.

    Advice to Management

    Improve communication.
    Fire incompetent managers and supervisors.


  9. great place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineering Technician IV in Mesa, AZ
    Former Employee - Engineering Technician IV in Mesa, AZ

    I worked at GT Advanced Technologies

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    everything was great at work

    Cons

    Company file for bankruptcy protection

    Advice to Management

    n/a


  10. Great Product! Good Managers; CEO?

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at GT Advanced Technologies full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Exciting Products
    Most of the employees that I worked with were outstanding.

    Cons

    Company leadership doesn't know how to lead.

    Advice to Management

    Make a plan and stick to it.


  11. Great job, but disappointed the plant closed.

    Former Employee - Shift Lead/Machine Operator in Mesa, AZ
    Former Employee - Shift Lead/Machine Operator in Mesa, AZ

    I worked at GT Advanced Technologies

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits. Loved the 12 hour shifts. Loved the job and my co-workers were great.

    Cons

    The plant closed in Mesa, AZ



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