Hutchinson Technology

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Hutchinson Technology Reviews

Updated July 21, 2014
Updated July 21, 2014
33 Reviews
2.7
33 Reviews
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Hutchinson Technology President, CEO, and Director Wayne M. Fortun
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  1.  

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

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Hutchinson Technology full-time for 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
  2.  

    Very technical questions were asked.

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    Current Employee - Engineer  in  Hutchinson, MN
    Current Employee - Engineer in Hutchinson, MN

    I have been working at Hutchinson Technology full-time for more than a 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
  3.  

    I enjoy my job, wish others would too.

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    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 for 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
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  5.  

    good people to work with

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hutchinson Technology full-time for 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
  6.  

    Stressfull

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    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
  7.  

    Horrible

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    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
  8.  

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

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Hutchinson, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hutchinson, MN

    I worked at Hutchinson Technology full-time for 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
  9.  

    it was a wonderful experience

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hutchinson Technology

    Pros

    good pay is always a plus

    Cons

    leadership and biomeasurement is not going the right way

  10.  

    nice place to live and work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Hutchinson, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hutchinson, MN

    I have been working at Hutchinson Technology full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    friendly and cozy working environment

    Cons

    the industry is hit by replacing technology

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Challanging Environment

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    Current Employee - Technician  in  Eau Claire, WI
    Current Employee - Technician in Eau Claire, WI

    I have been working at Hutchinson Technology full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great challanges in a good environment, interesting array of technology and processes, great co-worker team-work

    Cons

    Little opportunity for advancement, stagnant / declining pay and benefits over the last 5+ years

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Employee moral can have a direct impact on Quality. Find a way to get people motivated and excited for the future of the company.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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