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"Too much focus/gamble on automotive."

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Former Employee - Engineer in Westborough, MA
Former Employee - Engineer in Westborough, MA
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I worked at A123 Systems full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

Very nice and smart people to work with on a day-day basis.
Above average salary and benefits.

Cons

The "Good Old Boys Network" was very strong at the senior management level.
Too many Directors and Managers; not enough people to do the work.
Low -performing managers were not identified properly.
Designing high-power battery packs can be stressful.

Other Employee Reviews for A123 Systems

  1. Helpful (1)

    "A ship without a course..."

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    Current Employee - Materials in Livonia, MI
    Current Employee - Materials 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

    Although working through some quality issues, I believe the technology is sound and there is allot of interest in the product.

    Cons

    No leadership - No Plan - No Direction - No Accountability - No Objectives - No Performance Metrics, just come in and start from scratch every single day.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the experts you've paid so well to employ! Many people know what it takes to turn that company around but no one listens and you get the impression that no one really cares.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Good pay, poor management."

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    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

    They pay well. Benefits are good. They are involved in the community and charitiies. There are people there that are trying to change the mindset and mood. They will be owned by someone else soon and hopefully this means new management.

    Cons

    Poor upper management. Poor planning. Rushed to production without dotting all the "i's" and crossing all the "t's". Departments don't work together to solve problems. Management is resistant to change or new ideas.

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