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"A great place to work if advancement is not important"

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ayer, MA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ayer, MA
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Pros

An exciting fast paced environment on the cutting edge of a new technology. If you enjoy working on products and ideas that are revolutionary and one of a kind it is a place where you can be happy as long as you stay out of the "politics". Silence is golden enjoy your job.

Cons

Not enough advancement from within. Company tends to go to the outside to fill positions rather than promote from within. If you vocalize disatisfaction with the status quo you are then viewed as a complainer and your chances for advancement dwindle even more. Way too much emphasis placed on political correctness. Showing your feelings is discouraged and frowned upon. Can sometimes be "Stepford" in to get along go along or else!

Advice to Management

give clearer paths to promotion and advancement. Improve employee recognition for a job well done. Do not shoot the messenger and understand when someone points out something that is upsetting to them it does not mean they are not a team player.

Other Employee Reviews for American Superconductor

  1. "Needs Leadership"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at American Superconductor full-time

    Pros

    Decent benefits package, technology has potential, fairly flexible with work hours for salaried employees; the people are loyal and genuinely want the company to succeed

    Cons

    Much to do with very few people to get it done; most are overworked, overwhelmed and disenchanted; seriously lacking the leadership needed to bring the company to where it should be

    Advice to Management

    Don't bury your head in the sand. Recognize there are issues and be brave enough to confront and fix them. Make the tough decisions needed to get this company back on the right track. It is time to worry about the future of the company and those of us that are working hard to help it succeed, not your personal needs. Hire capable people who will and what to help us, not someone who is attractive in appearance.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Stay away"

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

    I worked at American Superconductor full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great people to work with.

    Cons

    The executive level management is a joke and all they care about there money and stock options. Could (Would) be a great company without them.

    Advice to Management

    Fire CEO and revamp upper management

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