A123 Systems - Good co-workers, poor management execution | Glassdoor
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"Good co-workers, poor management execution"

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Co-workers were friendly and supportive. Was a good learning experience in a new technology area. Immediate managers were professional. Compensation and benefits seemed generally above average.

Cons

They have gone into bankruptcy now which seemed where they were headed while I was there. Everything seemed to be a rush to make product while little effort was put into establishing the necessary fundamentals first. Quality seemed to suffer as a results and the enviroment was frequently chaotic with much "putting out fires" behavior. A lot of spending without careful consideration of need or advisability.

Advice to Management

Should have taken more time to have built a solid base.

Other Employee Reviews for A123 Systems

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Good technology, poor execution"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at A123 Systems full-time

    Pros

    The compensation and benefits are decent, and the underlying core technology is sound.

    Cons

    The organizational is poorly structured and there is little accountability for the key decision makers. The end result is a chaotic development process full of constantly shifting priorities.

    Advice to Management

    Eliminate the matrix structure and replace it with a series of cross-functional teams reporting directly to project managers. Define goals much more clearly and incent employees to achieve those goals.


  2. "Good place"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    great opportunity to learn an emerging technology

    Cons

    still has growing pains to over come


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