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Hutchinson Technology Reviews

Updated March 11, 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 5 reviews)

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

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  1. "Sales Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, MO

    I have been working at Hutchinson Technology full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great Bunch of associates and great work environment to have a rewarding career , Upper management are informative and understanding in all aspects of your preformance.

    Cons

    long hours and hard work with large demands on personal and professional life some overnight travel and dealing with claims and adjusters with your clients playing the middle man

    Advice to Management

    Support staff better and increase income and benefits to create an environment conducive to the American dream and fulfillment of employees


  2. "My co-op experience"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    nice people, very helpful environment and fast paced

    Cons

    technology is lacking in day to day use


  3. "Rollercoaster employment"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Journeyman Tool and Die Maker in Marysville, WA
    Former Employee - Journeyman Tool and Die Maker in Marysville, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Hutchinson Technology (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Was good when it first started out.

    Cons

    Poor management, run into ground, hung onto a medical device that never took off just kept losing money.


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  5. "Hutchinson Technology"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    fun, easy going, flexible time off

    Cons

    in the process of being acquired


  6. "Future doesn't look good"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hutchinson, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hutchinson, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Hutchinson Technology full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Informal work environment (blue jeans).

    Cons

    Just bought out by TDK which will keep it in the disk drive business until the end.

    Advice to Management

    Diversify into other technologies.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "No Future"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    If you like time off this company is constantly running out of work and sending you home on unpaid leave.

    Cons

    Management failed keep up with technology. Hutchinson is making the equivalent of a record player while the market has started buying Mp3 players. Their technology is just getting outdated.

    Advice to Management

    The lack of anything substantial from the new business development is embarrassing. Whoever is in charge of that division needs to be sacked and someone with some actual direction needs to be put in place.


  8. "Rollercoaster"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Process Specialist in Eau Claire, WI
    Current Employee - Process Specialist in Eau Claire, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hutchinson Technology full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Management is very reasonable.
    EMTO (employee managed time off) is very good and incredibly flexible.
    Most of the people who work there are easy to get along with.

    Cons

    Over-time today...Laid-off tomorrow...repeat x infinity
    Wages haven't kept pace, and lots of benefits were cut during the economic down turn.

    Advice to Management

    Improve communication where possible.


  9. "Good Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - TOOLMAKER in Hutchinson, MN
    Former Employee - TOOLMAKER in Hutchinson, MN

    I worked at Hutchinson Technology full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Very knowledgeable people. Outstanding training and personal development opportunities, very reasonable pay for a company that will completely train you to do the job you are paid to do in a fast paced highly technical environment.

    Cons

    Most employee's want to work to their potential. Unfortunately, many just want to ride the gravy train. More than average chronic complainers, feel entitled simply due to longevity or based on what the perception of what management unfairly receives. Too many individuals pretending to be caring leaders, when they are really looking to advance their career.

    Advice to Management

    Do not manage, lead!


  10. "HTI"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Hutchinson Technology full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great work environment and great people, clean facilities, good benefits

    Cons

    Unsure of job stability, long hours with little recognition,

    Advice to Management

    recognize the people who work long hours, even if it is just a "thank you" it goes a long way.


  11. "operator"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Operator in Bloomington, MN
    Former Employee - Operator in Bloomington, MN

    I worked at Hutchinson Technology (Less than a year)

    Pros

    full time, good benefits, overtime, good people,and clean environment

    Cons

    not a secure company, low moral, negtivity, don't tell us the truth, and not dependable

    Advice to Management

    none



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