Plug Power Reviews

Updated July 13, 2014
Updated July 13, 2014
7 Reviews
2.6
7 Reviews
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  1.  

    Job site was close to home.

    Former Employee - Production Technician (Temp)  in  Latham, NY
    Former Employee - Production Technician (Temp) in Latham, NY

    I worked at Plug Power full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    There is good food near by.

    Cons

    Was not a permant employee.

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    Very friendly people to work with. Despite of company's financial difficulties & product recognition in the market place

    Former Employee - Global Sourcing Quality Manager  in  Latham, NY
    Former Employee - Global Sourcing Quality Manager in Latham, NY

    I worked at Plug Power as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    You can be a hero, if you know your job. People are experiencing their hard work and learning, So if you are experienced then you can contribute a lot.

    Cons

    A conventional solution to a problem does not work here. So everything is challenged. No money available to engineered a right product and try to work it out with knowing a wrong parts.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management fully aware of the problems but the solutions are con trended by financial and logistic reasons.

  3.  

    I would describe my experience as very unprofessional and lacking skilled OTJ training personnel.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Plug Power

    Pros

    The ability to learn/teach myself a new technology was cool.

    Cons

    Lack of training, non-supportive personnel, and vindictive retaliation for disagreeing with unskilled supervisors. Micromanagement at its worst.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Great technology with enormous potential if they can drive down costs.

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    Current Employee - Vice President of Marketing  in  Latham, NY
    Current Employee - Vice President of Marketing in Latham, NY

    I have been working at Plug Power full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Game changing potential in alternative energy

    Cons

    Lack of new customers embracing the technology

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    new customer acquisition continues to be a challenge

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    This company was disorganized with regards to maintaining their fleet of fuel cell

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Plug Power full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I learned a great deal and met a number of knowledgeable individuals. I was able to understand and view the Hydrogen fuel cell technology up close and try to wrap my head around this nifty addition to science.

    Cons

    I was never formally trained as promised once in my interview and again after my date of hire. I had to endure negative reinforced behavior from certain senior employees. I was yelled and cursed at while at work as well as having to endure constant phone calls for breakdowns due to lack of maintenance and training. Parts nor servicing was organized at the site.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Investigate supposed "terminations" within the past 9 months.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Company would do well if management is changed

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    Former Employee - Engineer  in  Latham, NY
    Former Employee - Engineer in Latham, NY

    I worked at Plug Power full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good scope in the market,Great engineering team to work with,flexible,easy going ,supportive, great technology(fuel cells) to work on and plenty of challenges and non linearity in engineering issues faced in deployment make the work more interesting , very friendly work culture at the non management level.Good location,lots of colleges around, "Plenty of fish" for college grads that are single coming into the job.

    Cons

    management makes promises that engineering cant keep up with and ends up losing more money than invested, when there is more work they lay people off.Short staffed in times of need,short of money because of managements desperation towards commercialization.Low Pay for all levels of employment since company is going through a tough phase.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please quit so a new team can come in with a fresh approach or take things "one at a time,well at that time" and consult engineering before you make unrealistic promises and dont come back and start yelling at engineering like a jughead on moonshine and dope.Engineering is doing the best it can.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Plug Power inside look

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    Current Employee - Engineer  in  Latham, NY
    Current Employee - Engineer in Latham, NY

    I have been working at Plug Power

    Pros

    New technology, science, new markets;
    sometimes acts like small company
    diversity; culture is open and loose
    opportunities to influence a start-up into commercialization
    has transitioned beyond the "not invented here" syndrome

    Cons

    Many times acts like large Fortune 500 company;
    unfocused, trying to put too many "lines in the water".
    fiscal management has been poor.
    Accountabilityextremely poor
    too many locations to support for such a small company with small revenue stream.
    Talented executives have mostly departed.
    Has had difficulty understanding what potential customers want and need.
    Was too focused on the science and a "build it and they will come" mentality
    cultural and management differences in different locations is a divide.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus; follow the dollars; make business leaders accountable for business units.
    Situational awareness is key
    Hire some executive talent from the markets you are trying to serve. Don't focus on other fuel cell companies.

    Disapproves of CEO

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