Plug Power Reviews

Updated July 23, 2015
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  1. Great company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Latham, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Latham, NY

    I have been working at Plug Power (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Largest Fuel cell Motive power engineering company

    Cons

    albany gets cold in winter


  2. Service Technician

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    Current Employee - Technician
    Current Employee - Technician

    I have been working at Plug Power full-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Being involved with a green energy company that is exponentially growing.

    Cons

    They are growing so fast that there seems to be a lack of communication and seems as though they are always dealing with issues reactionary rather than being proactive.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure you have the right people in key positions to help with efficiency and communication.


  3. Engineer

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Latham, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Latham, NY

    I worked at Plug Power

    Pros

    Fun place to work. Great opportunities for creativity.

    Cons

    Fuel cells stink. Way too complicated to be commercially and unreliable to be viable. Not to mention, hydrogen is not easy to come by unless you live on the sun. Customers are recipients of government subsidies. Without them, nobody in their right mind would buy fuel cell products.


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  5. stay away!

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    Former Employee - Service Technician in Pottsville, PA
    Former Employee - Service Technician in Pottsville, PA

    I worked at Plug Power full-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    the training was pretty good. the technology could have some promise, but the execution is all wrong.

    Cons

    very disorganized. poor work/life balance. POOR PAY!!!! products are JUNK! most "engineers" are right out of college with no experience. little chance for advancement except if you want to travel full time. Temp agency that they use has horrific so called "benefits" They ship units that didn't even pass testing, just hope it works.

    Advice to Management

    offer better pay and drop the temp agencies for hiring.


  6. 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 (More than a year)

    Pros

    There is good food near by.

    Cons

    Was not a permant employee.


  7. 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

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

    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.


  8. 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 (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Game changing potential in alternative energy

    Cons

    Lack of new customers embracing the technology

    Advice to Management

    new customer acquisition continues to be a challenge


  9. 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 (More than a year)

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

    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 Management

    Investigate supposed "terminations" within the past 9 months.


  10. 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 (More than a year)

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

    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 Management

    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.


  11. 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

    Disapproves of CEO
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.



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