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Breakthrough Technologies Reviews

Updated March 16, 2017
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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Good people"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Evanston, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Evanston, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The owners are hard working and really care about employees. Great work-life balance. Generally supportive atmosphere. Clients are mostly education, non-profits, and associations.

    Cons

    Owners are old school and slow to adopt change. Some managers are disruptive. No definite mission or product, they are not very discriminating about the types of work they'll accept.

    Advice to Management

    Get a company strategy and mission instead of just accepting pretty much everything that comes your way.


  2. "What an awful experience. Feel misled and betrayed."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Breakthrough Technologies full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Not much to share here. Would give fractions of a star if I could.

    Cons

    Was recruited by them from a job I liked (I wasn't looking for a new job, they found me via linkedin and pursued me). During interview I now feel like some things were left out. Asked one of the interviewers (one of the owners) about future of company and where it was going and now feel like some things were left out of the responses that should've been put on the table up front in order to make a better informed decision.
    Accepted the job and was there for a month and was let go due to revenues not being able to support bringing me on afterall. I left a good job to take a job that was sold to me as being a bright future. I now find myself jobless with a family to support.
    I would think twice and ask a LOT of questions before accepting anything with this company. In the short time I was there I learned that there aren't many people there with over 2-3 years with them. Doesn't seem to be a place where people are happy enough to go and stay for any length of time.

    Advice to Management

    Please be honest with people. If you're going to bring people on, make sure the revenue is there to support that. Those people have families to support too.


  3. "Well-Intentioned, Might Be Onto Something"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Breakthrough Technologies (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    A good crew of thoughtful, quality-focused engineers. Emphasis on tech.

    Cons

    Needs focus, sink or swim environment, limited training and can be hard to feel welcome.

    Advice to Management

    Delegate to trusted, experienced others.


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  5. "Software Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    Nice company to work on.

    Cons

    I cannot think of negative points


  6. "President"

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    Current Employee - Consultant in Prior Lake, MN
    Current Employee - Consultant in Prior Lake, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Breakthrough Technologies (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great company, It is my company

    Cons

    No downsides, I developed it

    Advice to Management

    Do what you are doing


  7. "Breakthrough Technology Review"

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    Current Employee - Director of Operations in Clinton, SC
    Current Employee - Director of Operations in Clinton, SC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Breakthrough Technologies full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent leadership but very fast growth is causing demanding environment

    Cons

    Getting enough capital for growth has been difficult despite high growth industry projections.

    Advice to Management

    Try to slow the growth to a bearable level so that resources can be set for the tasks that need to be done.


  8. Helpful (3)

    "Breakthrough"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Evanston, IL
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Evanston, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Breakthrough Technologies full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Small company, good people, good culture.

    Cons

    Small company, good people, but no job security.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "interesting......"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Breakthrough Technologies part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Easy work not too taxing

    Cons

    Chaotic, there seems to be on the fly...

    Advice to Management

    order and operation