Advanced Energy Reviews

Updated Feb 19, 2021

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3.8
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Advanced Energy President, Chief Executive Officer Yuval Wasserman (no image)
Yuval Wasserman
35 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good Money & great people to work with(in 8 reviews)

  • "Work Life balance, friendly manager(in 6 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Too much micro management that is detrimental to growth or improvement of middle management(in 5 reviews)

  • "It seems there is a small disconnect between upper management and the employees, leading to some choices that don't always make sense(in 4 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Very good employer

      Dec 15, 2020 - Director 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      People are great to work with. Management and Executives are well groomed. CEO is outstanding!

      Cons

      I do not see much from my side.

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    2. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Great place to work

      Jan 12, 2021 - Program Manager in Fort Collins, CO
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great people to work with.

      Cons

      Lots of change but this comes with a growing company.

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    3. 4.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Good company

      Jan 11, 2021 - Human Resources Coordinator in Denver, CO
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Remote, competitive salary, good benefits, 4 weeks paid vacation

      Cons

      cant think of any right now

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    4. 2.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Engineering Team is Poorly Managed

      Feb 15, 2021 - Engineer in Fort Collins, CO
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Interesting product - high power RF generators used in silicon manufacturing.

      Cons

      Engineering team is being poorly managed. Workload is huge, Engineering dept. understaffed, equipment needed to do your work is not available for weeks or months. Older, established Engineers unwilling to help newcomers for whatever reason (job security, office politics?). Management afraid to discipline them for fear they will leave. Management does not understand need to phase out problematic employees (or at least have backups for them so they can enforce rules on them).

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    5. 4.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Astec America, LLC

      Oct 22, 2020 - Administration in Carlsbad, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great company during the years in Oceanside and Carlsbad, CA.

      Cons

      Astec has been through several company sales over the past 7 years greatly changing the culture.

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    6. 4.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Amazing Workplace to Grind!

      Oct 1, 2020 - Mechanical Engineer 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great place to work and always many challenges at hand!

      Cons

      A bonus would've be nice.

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    7. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Fine overall experience

      Aug 5, 2020 - Accounting Manager in Fort Collins, CO
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Competitive salaries and benefits. Most employees were friendly and supportive.

      Cons

      Company culture is ever-changing and varied by department

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    8. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Wannabe with Ancient methods sitting on Paramount product

      Sep 13, 2020 - Engineer in Fort Collins, CO
      Recommend
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      Pros

      1) Pay is good 2)Few engineers are really smart 3) Insurance is ok 4) free coffee 5) AE is set as a major player in the market

      Cons

      1) The company is run by a bunch of old engineers who use ancient methods and are power hungry and control freaks 2) The "Engineering" Managers are a joke. They wouldn't pass an undergrad basic electronics test and have no clue what the products do. They wouldn't even be good program managers 3) Most of the employees have just been at the company forever and are simply sitting on their jobs 4) Few talented new hires were just frustrated and quit 5) Yelling and cursing is the norm as is office politics and drama and everyone keeps blaming the system 6) The so called "Leads" have no idea what they are doing and every product/shipment to customer will be delayed no matter what and the program manager faces the heat every single time 7) People who say that they are excited to wear "many hats" and think that they are contributing to the project are the guys that are actually being a burden on other engineers 8) Manager sit around doing excel sheet and are at the mercy of older engineers for surviving in their jobs 9) favoritism runs rampant and the "new" program of " employee appreciation" is the same bunch of guys getting stock bonus every quarter 10)The so called value and culture is just talk and no one even has any clue what employee harassment or company ethics mean 11) There is literally no invention or innovation as the company sits on their 30 year old Paramount and Apex products and the belief is that the bigger fish wont let them die 12) This is a "high tech" company that is " powering the 4th industrial revolution" that fears technology itself and technical people 13) Top management hired today will quit in 2 years

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      4 people found this review helpful
    9. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Decent working environment

      Jun 15, 2020 - Electrical Engineer in Milpitas, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Experienced coworker, enough support from headquarters

      Cons

      Design with limitted timeline with multiple tasks

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    10. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      good company to work for.

      May 14, 2020 - Test Technician 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      good company to work for.

      Cons

      sadly i was made redundant

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