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Broadwind Energy Reviews

Updated September 29, 2017
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  1. "Management"

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

    I worked at Broadwind Energy full-time

    Pros

    Dynamic business in an exciting market segment, renewables.

    Cons

    A lot of churn in corporate leadership due to historical decisions.

    Advice to Management

    Engineering expertise desperately needed to take company to next level.


  2. "Broadwind Towers"

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    Former Employee - Quality Engineer in Abilene, TX
    Former Employee - Quality Engineer in Abilene, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Broadwind Energy full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Incredible management team working together as a team with all levels of employees to manufacturer a great quality product.

    Cons

    Due to limited customers lay offs is always on your mind.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Paint/Blast"

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

    I worked at Broadwind Energy (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Not much except laid back

    Cons

    Poor management, poor cost efficient work practices, not qualified employees on some positions, keep less qualified worker than higher qualified

    Advice to Management

    figure it out


  4. "Supervisor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Broadwind Energy full-time

    Pros

    Awesome opportunity, emerging business, lots of potential

    Cons

    Unclear expectations, poor organizational development

    Advice to Management

    Listen


  5. Helpful (1)

    "would never recommend to anyone. STAY AWAY! employee for 3 years."

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

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

    Pros

    Alot of down time, not very hard work. Above competitive pay. Shop floor employees support each other and work well together. overtime usually available. Entry level positions available

    Cons

    Horrible insurance. HR is clueless to how things actually are run on the shop floor. You're just a number and not a valuable team member. HR puts up "employee first/safety first" front but lacks actual ambition. Quality control is a joke and problems get pushed down the production line without getting corrected, ending up being 5x the effort to repair it would have taken to just do it correctly. Dirty shop, dirty break rooms, dirty bathrooms and horrible air quality. Company spends ridiculous amounts of money on new process equipment without fully researching performance gains, then leave it sit in a corner to gather dust because they don't use it. Supervisors get stressed from management always wanting more production which snowballs to them putting it on the employees. Production is run as sprint sprint sprint, hurry up get it done, make it work instead of a consistent reliable pace. Culture is toxic and company values are at best a banner on their website to make the company look appealing to potential customers. I really dont need to go on do I?

    Advice to Management

    I can't even begin to list what they would need to do, its such a backwards mindset company.


  6. "Human Resources"

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    Former Employee - Human Resources in Abilene, TX
    Former Employee - Human Resources in Abilene, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Broadwind Energy full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great people to work with. Small company where you could implement changes easily without having to be weighed down with a long string of approvals. Lots of challenging work and learning opportunities.

    Cons

    Lots of turnover. it was a constant battle of keeping enough headcount and retaining knowledge of processes. Made it had to focus on much of anything else. I left for personal reasons after new management had come in and the new management seemed to have some great ideas for the team. Hopefully this has helped with the turnover.


  7. "Manufacturing Engineer"

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with

    Cons

    Everything is managed to the 10th degree. nothing is done quickly

    Advice to Management

    streamline our authorization process. Let people get things done.

  8. "Smoke and Mirrors"

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    Former Employee - Director of Sales and Marketing
    Former Employee - Director of Sales and Marketing
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good People in the trenches. Decent pay.

    Cons

    Horrible vision, no leadership, horrific amount of turnover in middle and upper management. No clue on how to manage the operations or commercial side of the business. uses accounting tricks to minimize losses. Towers Division President is so far out of his element its tragic. Nepotism is rampant. Had to sell service business division for under asset value due to mismanagement. Gearing business is a shell of its past and CEO (former CFO) is so lost its borderline criminal.

    Advice to Management

    Sell to someone before you cause a lot of good people to lose their jobs.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Broadwind"

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

    I worked at Broadwind Energy full-time

    Pros

    Plenty of overtime, good people to work with

    Cons

    Terribly dirty, unsafe working conditions. Management tells you how to do your job even though they have no experience doing it

    Advice to Management

    Get out of your own way.


  10. "Lots of good, hard-working people"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Manitowoc, WI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Manitowoc, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    When looking at this information, you need to be aware there is a corporate center in Cicero and different business units in different locations and are not all the same. The Towers segment has a location in Manitowoc, WI and Abilene, TX. Both locations have a lot of really good, skilled and hard-working people that get the job done. Lots of newer leadership in these locations as well. Trying to improve things all the time so that's good. You can join the company with little or no experience and learn. I see people moving into different roles all of the time, if they work hard.

    Cons

    The production jobs are hard work so you can't come in thinking you can just sit around. Those jobs are hands on and physical, but a lot of people want that. Not everyone can sit behind a desk.


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