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American Superconductor Reviews

Updated March 3, 2017
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American Superconductor President, CEO, and Director Daniel P. (Dan) McGahn
Daniel P. (Dan) McGahn
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  1. "Great place to work even after all of the financial hardships!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Devens, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Devens, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at American Superconductor full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Management very collaborative and open to employees input on how to make to make company better, compensation and benefits packages are very good, business relaxed dress code, and the people are genuinely great to work with.

    Cons

    Work/Life balance - Need to get with the times and implement a more acceptable "flexible" work hours environment - possibly 4 day work week or work from home rotation; better workspace for managers - this would allow for more productivity and protect areas of confidentiality - little to no privacy in current set-up on production and office spaces.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "My experience at American Superconductor was very good, it was an excellent workplace."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Technician in Devens, MA
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Technician in Devens, MA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at American Superconductor full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The technology was very interesting, the environment was conducive to learning, and the staff continues to be top notch.

    Cons

    The only downside to working at American Superconductor was the stability of the business.

    Advice to Management

    Try and retain more of the dedicated current employees, and bring back those who loved working there.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "A great place to work if advancement is not important"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ayer, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ayer, MA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    An exciting fast paced environment on the cutting edge of a new technology. If you enjoy working on products and ideas that are revolutionary and one of a kind it is a place where you can be happy as long as you stay out of the "politics". Silence is golden enjoy your job.

    Cons

    Not enough advancement from within. Company tends to go to the outside to fill positions rather than promote from within. If you vocalize disatisfaction with the status quo you are then viewed as a complainer and your chances for advancement dwindle even more. Way too much emphasis placed on political correctness. Showing your feelings is discouraged and frowned upon. Can sometimes be "Stepford" in to get along go along or else!

    Advice to Management

    give clearer paths to promotion and advancement. Improve employee recognition for a job well done. Do not shoot the messenger and understand when someone points out something that is upsetting to them it does not mean they are not a team player.


  4. "what a great company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Development in Johannesburg (South Africa)
    Former Employee - Business Development in Johannesburg (South Africa)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at American Superconductor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great People , Great Company to Work For...

    Cons

    Management slow to react as in all big companies

    Advice to Management

    More flexibility to follow up on new opportunities


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