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Advanced Energy Reviews

Updated February 2, 2017
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Yuval Wasserman
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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)

  • Employees not valued, customer barely valued, all that matters is shareholder value (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Great company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  2. "manager"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Promising plans for the future

    Cons

    Slow in making decisions and informing staff of changes.

    Advice to Management

    Change complicate and long winded processes to save time.


  3. "Rating for Advanced Energy"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seoul (South Korea)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seoul (South Korea)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Advanced Energy full-time

    Pros

    Great technology leadership and cost competitoveness

    Cons

    short term and cost focused.

    Advice to Management

    investmenet for the long term term future


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

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  6. "Senior Engineer"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pune (India)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pune (India)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Advanced Energy full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good place to work,
    manufacturing style work environment,
    supportive colleagues
    long work hours on weekdays but no weekend workings

    Cons

    office location far from city,
    no proper conveyance and food in canteen,
    management do not have clue why Indian business center has been established
    HR to understand the duties

    Advice to Management

    Have interaction with US top management and have a purpose for center.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Enjoying the Experience So Far"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Advanced Energy full-time

    Pros

    Have friendly colleagues who are also very experienced in the field. My manager has been approachable and very accessible form day one. The campus is nice and well maintained too.

    Cons

    From my understanding to this date, there are no bonuses which more of a downside to some than to others. The training is in more of a do it yourself structure, however, all other engineers have been happy to answer questions.


  8. "Nice people - poor pay"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Collins, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Collins, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The work environment is decent depending on the department you work in. The people are helpful and nice. Everyone wants to do a good job.

    Cons

    There is a culture of fear and mistakes are not tolerated, which is not the impression during the interview stage. The pay program is not competitive. In this day and age who has heard of a company not offering a bonus?!

    Advice to Management

    Start listening to employees instead of dictating.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Nice place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    It is a professionally run company, with a casual, friendly environment. The people are nice to work with, right up to senior management. The company is always improving the way things are done. They do nice things for us. We had a great holiday party and a summer barbeque and everything was done nicely. We have free coffee and fruit. We have other events or celebrations throughout the year, so they try to make it a fun place to work. I feel appreciated. We have a 401k plan with a company match. They offer tuition assistance. There is flexibility for work/life balance. They want our opinions and suggestions and some are actually implemented. There are employee programs that allow employees to show appreciation for each other. If you make a mistake, they are forgiving. There is a women's leadership forum where you can listen to a variety of speakers and learn. There are various employee committees to join so you can make a difference. They will pay for you to attend seminars if you want to continue learning. This is a nice place to work and I am happy working here.

    Cons

    No company is perfect. Advanced Energy could use some improvement in the area of communication; sometimes people don't share the information they should with the appropriate people. Sometimes things don't happen the way you think they should, but that is anywhere. Sometimes things take too long to get approved. But the pros of working here far outweigh the cons.

    Advice to Management

    It would be nice to see more promotion opportunities.


  10. "Great opportunities in a growing company!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 5 years)

    Pros

    Advanced Energy is a great company focused on growth, both in the market and for employees. There are a lot of intelligent, hard-working employees that help drive the company forward.

    Cons

    It can be a fast paced environment, and you have to be open to changing priorities (which is both a pro and a con).

    Advice to Management

    Keep recognizing good employees.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Good Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Advanced Energy full-time

    Pros

    Good company to start at.
    Easy work.
    Friendly Co-Workers.

    Cons

    Constant fear of being let-go/laid off.
    Sub-par training.
    Low pay increases/pay raises.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the floor workers, don't hire so many people so quickly just so you can lay them off later.



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