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Hutchinson Technology Reviews

Updated June 27, 2017
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Pros
  • Informal work environment (blue jeans) (in 9 reviews)

  • Great work environment and great people, clean facilities, good benefits (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • way too many lay offs you never know if you will have a job within a month (in 4 reviews)

  • Upper management is not accountable for quarter over quarter losses (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "HTI"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hutchinson Technology full-time

    Pros

    Great company to work for!

    Cons

    No cons or dislikes for this company


  2. "QA Review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Hutchinson Technology full-time

    Pros

    Having a 4 day work week is nice so I can work two jobs and still have a day off.

    Cons

    Not knowing whether or not you will have a job is quite discouraging.

  3. "Downhill"

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    Former Employee - Process Development Engineer in Hutchinson, MN
    Former Employee - Process Development Engineer in Hutchinson, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Hutchinson Technology full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Challenging work and nice teamwork mostly. Better capabilities in lab compared to previous compny.

    Cons

    Location is in the middle if nowhere. Upper management is incompetent which led to company sale at deep discount to a competitor.

    Advice to Management

    New management seems unwilling to listen. Have reputation of not caring about employees.


  4. "Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Hutchinson Technology full-time

    Pros

    Great people to work with.

    Cons

    Company not investing in itself,


  5. "Maint Tech"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Hutchinson Technology full-time

    Pros

    Allow improved production equipment and processes

    Cons

    To many middle managers. Only made one product. The medical device the were making was a money pit, no market for it.

    Advice to Management

    Reduce the number of departments.


  6. "Dissapointment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hutchinson, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hutchinson, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Hutchinson Technology full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good pay and good hours until they make you change them every few months...
    Many great co-workers!
    Very clean and provide many small detail amenities
    Tons of overtime if you want it and are in the right department...

    Cons

    0 opportunity to move up in the company unless you are "in" with someone or have worked there for 20+ years...
    Management could care less about their employees!!!
    way too many lay offs you never know if you will have a job within a month!!

    Advice to Management

    CLEAN HOUSE big time!!!!!
    Stop hiding behind your desks all day long
    Work with your team and learn what is going on, use the golden rule treat others like you would like to be treated!
    Stop putting people in positions they do not deserve, it is just bad judgment and it looks bad for EVERYONE!


  7. "Project Manager"

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

    I worked at Hutchinson Technology full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good Salaries/Benefits
    Great people to work with.

    Cons

    Management ran the company into the ground. Not willing to hire external management, everyone home grown to protect each other.

    Advice to Management

    Too late...

  8. "Tool and Die Maker"

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    Former Employee - TOOLMAKER in Eau Claire, WI
    Former Employee - TOOLMAKER in Eau Claire, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Hutchinson Technology full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    you can have an unstable job

    Cons

    Have none

    Lays off to often

    Advice to Management

    Work on culture and values


  9. "Great experience"

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

    I worked at Hutchinson Technology full-time

    Pros

    Breadth of projects that we worked on and the exposure were priceless for my career development.

    Cons

    Salary is not as competitive and the location is not necessarily ideal.

    Advice to Management

    Diversify projects and capitalize of employee expertise.


  10. "Fun at first, but heart-wrenching end to employment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hutchinson, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hutchinson, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Hutchinson Technology full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Entry level experience was good. Many facets of engineering were practiced.

    Cons

    in latter years, employee moral was awful due to company downsizing / layoffs

    Advice to Management

    Buy out by TDK may be the best thing that has happened to HTI.


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