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"right place -wrong time"

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Livonia, MI
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Livonia, MI
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I have been working at A123 Systems full-time (More than a year)

Pros

the work schedule - only work 15 days per month; learning new technology with bright hopes for the future after being jobless for 2 years; the med/dental package and other benefits; the people

Cons

lots of bad decisions by management that led to lots of wasted time/money; lack of communication; no sense of direction or plansfor improve

Advice to Management

should have been more worried about cost and quality before building up huge inventory of cells / batteries that were found to defective causing big costly recall; better people in management making everyday decisions

Other Employee Reviews for A123 Systems

  1. Helpful (1)

    "A123 Systems is a poorly run organization with huge management issues."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Materials Technician in Waltham, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Materials Technician in Waltham, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at A123 Systems full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    To be honest with you I am hard pressed to give you any pro to working at A123 Systems. But if I were to give one up side to the company is they have assembled a good group of people to work with. However due to poor organization they are fleeing the company.

    Cons

    The down side to working for A123 Systems is they do not know how to manage their money. They are an extremely top heavy organization that is more interested in how to line the board members pockets with gold instead of spending their money on things that would make the organization run better and actually deliver a product and make a profit.

    Advice to Management

    Develop some people skills. Stop taking bonuses.


  2. "Chaos"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Livonia, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Livonia, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at A123 Systems full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great benefits (medical, dental, vision, 3 weeks paid vacation, 1 week paid sick time, 13 paid holidays) & Great people

    Cons

    Financially irresponsible, favoritism throughout the company, inefficient communication

    Advice to Management

    Utilize the resources you have before throwing money at the problem. Lead by example.

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