Northern Power Systems

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  1. Good experience with very nice people; long working hours

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Northern Power Systems full-time

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Nice People
    Casual but Hard-Working Atmosphere
    Decent Benefits

    Cons

    Job Stability/Growth - company has potential to be a huge success but until then, it job security is a little tough. Due to the nature of this industry, the company is mostly men. Due to the location of the company, most are very into skiing, biking, climbing etc. - sort of a boys' club atmosphere. Not rude or crude at all, just sporty.

    Advice to Management

    Keep working on the innovation and you will stay ahead of the competition. Protect your talent - you have some incredibly bright people in your organization.

  2. The place was like a revolving door.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Barre, VT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Barre, VT

    I worked at Northern Power Systems full-time

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

    Pros

    The product is very interesting and the plant is the cleanest I've ever seen.

    Cons

    Communication in some areas is not good and you never new when someone would suddenly be gone.

  3. Engineer

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Barre, VT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Barre, VT

    I have been working at Northern Power Systems full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Alternative energy company, Clean energy company.

    Cons

    If you want to feel like a nobody, this place is for you. What is important in that company is not what you can do or your ideas. It is who you know. Small click, awful atmosphere for the most part. No chance of being promoted unless you get along with the cockroaches of the company. Pay is average.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the cockroaches.

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  5. Great, for Vermont

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer III in Barre, VT
    Former Employee - Software Engineer III in Barre, VT

    I worked at Northern Power Systems

    Pros

    Relative to other places to work in Vermont, Northern Power is great. It's probably the best employer in Central Vermont. Good benefits, good pay, friendly people, lots of stuff going on. A really interesting place to work. And it feels good working in alternative energy.

    Cons

    Wind isn't doing great as an industry. Money is tight and management is sometimes penny wise but pound foolish. Management doesn't necessarily have the technical acumen to really understand what's going on, which is unfortunate because the products are so high-tech and cutting-edge. Office politics can be an issue. Promotions can be based on seniority more than merit.

    Advice to Management

    Offer promotions on merit, not seniority. Spend a little more on stuff that matters and a little less on pompous executives.

  6. Challenging place to work where there was absolutely no training program or process to get new employees up to speed.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Northern Power Systems

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    They manufacture a very good product that is attractive, reliable and fills a gap for renewable energy in many locations in and out of the US.

    Cons

    Management a bit out of touch with day to day employees. Seemed more concerned about the cars they drive and the vacations they take instead of figuring out how to solve problems. Micro management from top management into the day to day operations. No real leadership taking place. Management only looks after themselves. Reminds me of high school mentality.

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to the revolving door. Many good people left because of poor management and lack of leadership. Know they know this from talking to those that have left. It is a shame they have the ability to fix problems but neglect to do so, so long as they get paid large salaries to do nothing. Listen to the folks that are closest to the customer and then take that information and lead the company. Show employees you can be trusted.

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