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  1. "It was a great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Senior Research Scientist 
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    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Automotive Fuel Cell Cooperation full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    Great, inspiring atmosphere, challenging tasks, fantastic colleagues

    Cons

    The company is currently closed.

    Automotive Fuel Cell Cooperation2019-05-02
  2. "Company closed"

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Burnaby, BC
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    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Automotive Fuel Cell Cooperation full-time for more than 20 years

    Pros

    Great staff. Intelligent, motivated and exciting work force.

    Cons

    Mismanaged by underlings in parent companies

    Automotive Fuel Cell Cooperation2018-10-12
  3. "Senior Technologist"

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    Former Employee - Technologist in Burnaby, BC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Automotive Fuel Cell Cooperation full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Supportive work / life balance. Direct line manager was very engaged with the team and did his best to keep all of us engaged during the last 2 years of a chaotic transition.

    Cons

    Company was recently shutdown by Daimler and Ford in the summer of 2018.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to external and employee / new employee feedback about warning signs from OEMs before it is too late. Too late for AFCC but a good lesson for other companies.

    Automotive Fuel Cell Cooperation2018-09-09
  4. "Great culture, but I was a co-op, so my tasks were monotonous."

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    Former Employee - Research Team, Co-op in Burnaby, BC

    I worked at Automotive Fuel Cell Cooperation full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    -Great people to have as co-workers. -Great facilities. -Interesting experience to be gained if you want to be in the Fuel Cell industry.

    Cons

    -monotonous tasks, such as assembling test units, leak checking, editing test plans, data crunching, etc. Tasks that seem interesting at first, but get very repetitive after 8 months. -less opportunity for interesting, and challenging projects. ( although there is some opportunity to pursue your own interesting projects, most of your time must be devoted to completing the monotonous tasks first).

    Automotive Fuel Cell Cooperation2018-08-21
  5. "Going, going... gone."

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    Current Employee - Support in Burnaby, BC
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    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Automotive Fuel Cell Cooperation full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    Awesome company culture, great people, really good salary and benefits.

    Cons

    Answering to two masters is at time confusing (Daimler and Ford), lack of clear direction for the company, little room for growth/advancement. Company is about to close.

    Automotive Fuel Cell Cooperation2018-05-28
  6. Helpful (2)

    "Had fun"

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    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Burnaby, BC
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    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Automotive Fuel Cell Cooperation full-time

    Pros

    - Great HR team gluing the company together - Smart engineering team - Dedicated and determined to do the best with what they were given - The only thing preventing commercialization is the will of the OEM's to do it

    Cons

    - OEM politics poison the work place - Lack of stack funding is slowing down commercialization - Outgoing CEO didn't manage the company - Daimler Germany management team incapable of working collaboratively with Vancouver team (lack of respect and "we know best" attitude) - Daimler design decisions from 1990's forced upon stack team don't make sense but there was too much ego invested by Daimler high-ups to be able...

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    Advice to Management

    - Bank transferable skills - Polish your CV - Prepare for a pay cut

    Automotive Fuel Cell Cooperation2017-12-08
  7. "Afcc good working force ... but week mangement"

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Burnaby, BC

    I have been working at Automotive Fuel Cell Cooperation full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    Good working environment, great people to work with...

    Cons

    Too many managers to lead < 140 people... not take lessons from previous programs/ projects.....poor decision making by upper management

    Automotive Fuel Cell Cooperation2017-11-17
  8. "Interesting place to work, worth the experience."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
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    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Automotive Fuel Cell Cooperation full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    Nice and competent colleagues and people.

    Cons

    The management is not sure what to do.

    Automotive Fuel Cell Cooperation2017-09-22
  9. "Engineering position at AFCC"

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    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Burnaby, BC

    I have been working at Automotive Fuel Cell Cooperation full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    Friendly environment, work life balance

    Cons

    poor management quality and structure

    Advice to Management

    nothing available at this point

    Automotive Fuel Cell Cooperation2017-08-26
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Illusion of important work at a great company"

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    Former Employee - Product Engineer in Burnaby, BC
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    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Automotive Fuel Cell Cooperation full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    -Hydrogen fuel cells have potential to replace combustion engines in big vehicles -HR department does a great job promoting a fun work environment -Opportunities to connect with good people at Ford and Daimler -One of few automotive technology companies in Vancouver area

    Cons

    -Joint-venture owners (Ford and Daimler) give AFCC minimum funding to maintain claims of developing fuel cell technology, but do not pursue serious fuel cell vehicle programs -Few managers have experienced success in fuel cells or in any other industry -Despite being split from Ballard in 2008, still occupies Ballard office and lab space.

    Advice to Management

    Get serious or Vancouver will be the former home of the fuel cell industry.

    Automotive Fuel Cell Cooperation2017-07-17
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