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Advanced Energy Reviews

Updated July 20, 2017
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Pros
  • There is flexibility for work/life balance (in 3 reviews)

  • With any company there are good people but many are leaving or have already left (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • upper management is controlled byt Marketing and causes disastrous changes (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Event Specialist"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Freelancer - Event Specialist in Fort Collins, CO
    Former Freelancer - Event Specialist in Fort Collins, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Advanced Energy (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great people to work with and exciting products to promote.

    Cons

    Constant change in middle management.


  2. "Great company"

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    Current Employee - Engineer III in Fort Collins, CO
    Current Employee - Engineer III in Fort Collins, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Advanced Energy full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The location is great. I like the work culture respecting each other. Salary is decent. It is a engineering company.

    Cons

    No bonus. There are not many young people in engineering. The company size is relatively small with small number of employees.

  3. "You get out of it what you put in"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Collins, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Collins, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Advanced Energy full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great company to work for. Excellent Pay. Health insurance is VERY low cost to the employees. Yes the hours can be long at times but the company is flexible with a lot of time off. I have never missed a family function because I had to work. Ample opportunities for growth. Many front-line workers have been promoted into upper level positions over the years. These opportunities are not just handed out. They are earned. Work hard, contribute, and avoid the entitlement mentality; you will be successful. You get out of it what you put in.

    Cons

    Company can be reactionary which is driven by the markets we serve. Management demands agility however has instituted bureaucratic systems virtually guaranteeing we can not be. Deadlines are often unrealistic.

    As with most companies there are mixed reviews. AE has it's problems but all companies do. Despite the negative reviews, most employees seem to want to stay with AE. Many who leave try to come back. Overall a great place to work!

    Advice to Management

    Keep up to good work. The focus on employees has improved dramatically in recent years.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Current employee"

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    Current Employee - Colorado in Fort Collins, CO
    Current Employee - Colorado in Fort Collins, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Advanced Energy full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great, smart people. People will go the extra mile for co-works and for the customer.

    Cons

    Advanced Emergency. Every issue seems to be raised to crisis level, so people are often working frantically rather than intelligently.

    Advice to Management

    Cut down on status updates and crisis mangement, while focusing on our vision and winning.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Mine"

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    Former Employee - Test Technician in Fort Collins, CO
    Former Employee - Test Technician in Fort Collins, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Advanced Energy (More than a year)

    Pros

    Not bad pay for the region

    Cons

    Not appreciated for technical skills

    Advice to Management

    Trust your proven people


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Good experience with such a good and helping people."

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    Current Contractor - Software Test Engineer in Bend, OR
    Current Contractor - Software Test Engineer in Bend, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Advanced Energy as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Work life is awesome. All matters is job completion. Family is most priority than work. Awesome management.

    Cons

    I don't recall any cons other than minimum number of employees it have to work.


  7. "Assembly"

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    Current Employee - Low Voltage On I Mega Watt Converters in Fort Collins, CO
    Current Employee - Low Voltage On I Mega Watt Converters in Fort Collins, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Advanced Energy full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    environment, exposure to new technology, professional work ethics, clean room facilities make for comfortable work day. Management includes personnel in efforts to assure Quality and a well manufactured product.

    Cons

    location is a problem, it's along drive for me. As I now work for a temp agency I'm faced with uncertainty of the length of employment I will be needed.

    Advice to Management

    none

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Talented company, confronts challenging times"

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    Former Employee - Electrical Engineer in Fort Collins, CO
    Former Employee - Electrical Engineer in Fort Collins, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Advanced Energy full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Very talented engineering teams, well established processes, albeit can be somewhat bureaucratic. Groups also often support proper development timelines and engineering feedback to marketing to get real products out with high reliability and in realistic timelines. They also were supportive of opportunities to increase skills, through internal learning opportunities especially.

    Cons

    CEO's change relatively often,... latest CEO is off-shoring some groups to be closer to customers' manufacturing bases (Asia). Difficult to say how extensive the off-shoring will be. Middle management does a very good job overall, although, they could improve through empowering individuals to have a little more say in what direction they'd like them to work in.

    Advice to Management

    As with most top to middle management exchanges, and down into the engineering organizations: improving transparency is always a challenge, and also insuring the organization can effectively communicate information up and down the ranks (yes, the top needs to listen as well!). Continuing to address these challenges will insure the organization stays cohesive and has the best chance of success in the boom and the bust times.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Great People, quickly losing jobs."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Collins, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Collins, CO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Advanced Energy full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Room for advancement as long as your job isn't being moved to China. Great people, everyone in Fort Collins was a pleasure to work with.

    Cons

    Lay Offs, Jobs are being sent to China.


  10. "Advanced Energy the fastest moving company I ever worked for"

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    Former Employee - Supplier Quality Engineer in Fort Collins, CO
    Former Employee - Supplier Quality Engineer in Fort Collins, CO
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great professional enviroment. Employees treated well at all levels and asked to be involved in improvement activities.

    Cons

    Extremely fast pace. Work not steady

    Advice to Management

    Pitch the China plan and move ops back to USA. China is acually costed this company more than it has saved


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