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Updated Mar 7, 2022

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Achates Power President and CEO    David Crompton
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  1. 5.0
    Former Intern, more than 1 year

    Amazing people, good management

    Mar 7, 2019 - Database Developer in San Diego, CA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    The atmosphere is very friendly and professional. Good management.

    Cons

    I could not find any cons

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  2. 2.0
    Current Employee

    Cut through culture

    Mar 7, 2022 - Engineer 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Learning opportunity, good growth options if you do you best.

    Cons

    Cut throat culture. Not a place if you like steady pace of work.

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  3. 3.0
    Former Employee

    good place to start after phd

    Dec 1, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    fast changing environment like any other start-up, keeps you busy and learn fast

    Cons

    not stable for long term employment

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  4. 4.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Fantastic Student Work Experience

    Oct 4, 2021 - Mechanical Engineering Co-op Student in Farmington Hills, MI
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Interesting innovative projects in the design and modernization of two-stroke opposed-piston engine technology. Excellent learning environment in a team with a fantastic talent base of knowledgeable engineers.

    Cons

    Separation between main facilities (San Diego) and satellite office (Farmington Hills). Difficult project release deadlines.

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  5. 3.0
    Current Employee

    Good place

    Feb 13, 2021 - Senior Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Interesting work, friendly people, fun.

    Cons

    The pace is a bit hectic.

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  6. 3.0
    Former Employee

    Great place to learn new skills

    Dec 1, 2020 - Test Technician 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Working on State of the art technology

    Cons

    Long days in the test cells

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  7. 1.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Incapable Technical Leadership

    Sep 14, 2020 - Manager 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Situated in sunny southern california

    Cons

    technical leadership not being honest ant true to employee

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  8. 3.0
    Former Employee, more than 10 years

    10 years of 2 stroke opposed piston engine development

    Jul 28, 2020 - Senior Development Dyno Technician/Engine Assembler in San Diego, CA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Culturally inclusive to all employees

    Cons

    cut staff by >40% after covid announcement

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  9. 3.0
    Former Employee

    Novel Engine Startup That Struggles With Employee Morale

    Mar 12, 2019 - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Interesting work, everyone plays a large role due to small company size, lots of room to grow and learn, people work hard

    Cons

    Long work hours expected out of employees, impossible deadlines and project timing (unless employees work constantly), no real upward movement structure, overpromising and underdelivering

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  10. 2.0
    Current Employee

    Great Colleagues, Poor Management

    Apr 11, 2018 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Group bike rides. And some great colleagues.

    Cons

    Lack of coordination among upper management. Top heavy company. No room for advancement, lateral moves only.

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