Hutchinson Technology Reviews

Updated July 8, 2015
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  1. Interesting work, unstable company

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

    I have been working at Hutchinson Technology (Less than a year)

    Pros

    High tech products and processes

    Cons

    Company struggles in difficult industry


  2. Good but not stable

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hutchinson Technology full-time

    Pros

    Close to home. Good work environment

    Cons

    Annual instability. Lay-offs High Health care premium

    Advice to Management

    Improve health care premium cost and 401 K match


  3. Technician

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

    I have been working at Hutchinson Technology full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Wide array of processes and technologies keep things interesting. Also great employees and working relationships. Has been a challenging but enjoyable place to work.

    Cons

    Cyclical and seasonal product demand - Seeing a shift with world demand as more people move to mobile computing and cloud based storage.


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  5. Terrible

    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Hutchinson Technology

    Pros

    There are no pros here.

    Cons

    Mis-management doesn't scratch the surface of this sham of a company.

    Advice to Management

    Buy an island in international waters before the final implosion.


  6. Great people, managment aweful

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Hutchinson Technology

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

    Pros

    The people are great there. You get plentiful days off which is the best benefit there. The pay is not too bad.

    Cons

    The place is not stable. It is losing money so the job employment is very unstable. I was laid off and was mostly lied to in the reason I was laid off. The managment don't treat you well and are not honest with you.

    Advice to Management

    To be honest and treat the employees better.


  7. Excellent Company

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

    I have been working at Hutchinson Technology

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    The company truly cares about its employees and is small enough that the management knows all of the employees.

    Cons

    Its a 24/7 business and with that comes quality of life issues that they are trying to balance with maintaining a profitable business model


  8. Helpful (1)

    Great company to work for

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    Focus on the customer, continue to diversify


  9. Overall Positive but have survived where others havent

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

    I have been working at Hutchinson Technology

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

    Pros

    Some room for movement, Best time-off package around

    Cons

    Layoffs occur way too often


  10. Was a great company

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

    I worked at Hutchinson Technology

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Benefits went down hill along with stock options and bonus


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

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

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

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

    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.



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