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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. Helpful (1)

    "No Future"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    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 Their technology is just getting outdated.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.


  2. "Rollercoaster"

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    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.

  3. "Good Company"

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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!


  4. "HTI"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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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.


  5. "operator"

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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


  6. "Circling the drain"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay for low experience. Free parking and weak coffee. Good coworkers who will leave you for a different firm.

    Cons

    They never make sales projections, they have a list of debt, they lost their Thailand facility to flooding and have too much floor space for what they need

    Advice to Management

    Get your financial situation in order, and do a much better job mentoring new employees. Make stronger coffee, it only helps productive.


  7. "HTI"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Altoona, WI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Altoona, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Hutchinson Technology (Less than a year)

    Pros

    This is a high technology company with extremely nice facilities and latest state of the art manufacturing equipment

    Cons

    business conditions vary widely due to economic conditions and customer orders. These frequent swings result in plant and employee turmoil. Moved a lot of their manufacturing capacity out of the United States

    Advice to Management

    Plant work environment is generally above average, although the stress induced by market and business fluctuations makes it hard on the employees. Fears of layoff and downsizing impact moral.

  8. "Expendable"

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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

    Pros

    Interesting job, good co workers

    Cons

    Low pay, bad management, no direction, no future.

    Advice to Management

    Wasting time in the biomedical field was far to risky to bank the companies future on. Why not leverage existing abilities?


  9. "Interesting work, unstable company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hutchinson Technology (Less than a year)

    Pros

    High tech products and processes

    Cons

    Company struggles in difficult industry


  10. "Good but not stable"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hutchinson Technology full-time

    Pros

    Close to home. Good work environment

    Cons

    Annual instability. Lay-offs High Health care premium

    Advice to Management

    Improve health care premium cost and 401 K match


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