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Alta Devices Reviews

Updated August 29, 2018
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  1. "FA"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Very good exposure and opportunity to various department

    Cons

    It has very bulky management team


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Good group of people"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Alta Devices full-time

    Pros

    Innovative technology, growing company, good opportunity to learn

    Cons

    Dealing with Headquarters can be burdensome

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Innovative Company, Occasional Managerial Issues"

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    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Alta Devices full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    -profound, groundbreaking work and real engineering/R&D happening on a daily basis
    -high potential for technological growth and distribution

    Cons

    -occasional lack of proper delegation


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Excellent product but unstable financially"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Alta Devices full-time

    Pros

    Flexible hours for salary employees

    Cons

    Purchased by Chinese company with financial problems


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Facilities space planner"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Alta Devices full-time

    Pros

    Great people to work with. Good family- life balance

    Cons

    Managment can work against you


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Experience some changes"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Alta Devices full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good Benefits/ Compensation
    Smart people
    Challenging/Interesting work

    Cons

    Growing too fast
    Start up mentality can be both good and bad (need balance)
    Because of rapid growth more communication is needed

    Advice to Management

    Keep listenting, stay present, take us public


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Mechanical Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    People, Money, Vacation, Cool Technology

    Cons

    Company's future, Expansion in other countries

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Great technology, poor business prospects"

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    Former Employee - Scientist in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Scientist in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Great technology, product of two top US universities, now owned by China :-(

    Cons

    Business prospects still unclear, 9 nears since the company was founded. Chinese owner, Hanergy Thin Films, in dire financial position; not sure how long they'll fund this expensive Silicon Valley based operations. Do your research before accepting an employment offer.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Technician"

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    Current Employee - Technician in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Technician in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Alta Devices full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good people here
    great technology
    good pay

    Cons

    lacking accountability and leadership
    parent company is financially unstable (Hanergy, China)
    have not yet been able to mass produce product

    Advice to Management

    don't be so passive - when mistakes are made or goals fall short - kick *ss and take names


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Equipment Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Equipment Engineer in San Mateo, CA
    Current Employee - Equipment Engineer in San Mateo, CA

    I have been working at Alta Devices (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great technology and smart co-workers to work with

    Cons

    Overall a great place to work at