Hutchinson Technology

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Hutchinson Technology Reviews

Updated December 16, 2014
Updated December 16, 2014
36 Reviews
2.7
36 Reviews
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Hutchinson Technology President, CEO, and Director Wayne M. Fortun
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  1.  

    Great company to work for

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineer in Hutchinson, MN
    Former Employee - Engineer in Hutchinson, MN

    I worked at Hutchinson Technology full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Relaxed worked environment but still focused on results. Good pay and benefits. Excellent place to work while it was growing, unfortunately it has been shrinking for the last 8-10 years.

    Cons

    Several critical decisions caused the company to contract. I think these could have been avoided by better decision making. At times management seems arrogant which is what got them into trouble with key customers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on the customer, continue to diversify

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Overall Positive but have survived where others havent

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

    I have been working at Hutchinson Technology

    Pros

    Some room for movement, Best time-off package around

    Cons

    Layoffs occur way too often

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Was a great company

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

    I worked at Hutchinson Technology

    Pros

    Flexible, Family, last few years the benefits started to go down hill

    Cons

    Benefits went down hill along with stock options and bonus

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    When business was good, things were good. When business went bad, things got bad.

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

    I worked at Hutchinson Technology full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    There aren't any pros due to the lack of profitability and the subsequent negativity that produces.

    Cons

    The company is not profitable, and isn't improving. Opportunities are also going away with the Assembly off shoring to Thailand.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Very technical questions were asked.

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

    I have been working at Hutchinson Technology full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Friendly work environment and flexible time off policy.

    Cons

    big layoff always going on. sad to see people let go.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    good job.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    I enjoy my job, wish others would too.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Eau Claire, WI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Eau Claire, WI

    I have been working at Hutchinson Technology full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    I don't think there are any pros to this company.

    Cons

    don't know when you will be let go.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Why are you keeping lazy people & letting good workers go?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    good people to work with

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hutchinson Technology full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Nice company to work for

    Cons

    Stability is the biggest concern

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Stressfull

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineer
    Former Employee - Engineer

    I worked at Hutchinson Technology full-time

    Pros

    Pay is decent. work is challenging and always changing. you will get to travel to Thailand a lot.

    Cons

    the town of Hutchinson is small. job security isn't great. they are known for lay-offs. as an engineer you are less likely to be laid off but not completely safe. outsourcing to oversees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    Horrible

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

    I worked at Hutchinson Technology

    Pros

    Nothing, nothing, nothing and more of nothing

    Cons

    Worst place I've ever worked at.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fire everybody

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Was good .... back in the 90's

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

    I worked at Hutchinson Technology full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Very good training and safety record. They have some very high tech processes and machinery as well as great people to work with.

    Cons

    When the original founder stepped away from the day-to-day operation of the company they got caught up in the "Ayn Rand" philosophy and the company has gone downhill from then.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start making good decisions based on data, not knee jerk reactions!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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