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Hypertherm Reviews

Updated December 10, 2018
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  1. "Customer Service"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in New Brighton, MN
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in New Brighton, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Hypertherm full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Wonderful team to work with. Very relaxed atmosphere with a strong shared ambition.

    Cons

    No flexibility in the schedule.


  2. "Employee Owned"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Technical Recruiter
    Former Employee - Technical Recruiter
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    100% employee owned. Profit sharing. No layoffs. Collaborative organization that stands by it's overall values. Very well thought out business model & effective/organized manufacturing processes. Friendly people & great recognition in the community.

    Cons

    Things take a long time given the consensus environment. Location makes it very difficult to recruit top talent but it is a beautiful area.

    Advice to Management

    Don't be afraid to adapt new practices that are outside of the "Hypertherm way". Less red tape is good sometimes.

  3. "Quality Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hypertherm full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great place to work, good benefits including profit share.

    Cons

    Guaranteed portion of salary tends to be on the low side as a result of profit share, however profit share isn't gauranteed.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing.


  4. "Mo3"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hypertherm full-time

    Pros

    The profit sharing and stock ownership

    Cons

    Some of the shop floor leaders are unfair


  5. Helpful (2)

    "A solid company with some problems"

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

    I have been working at Hypertherm full-time

    Pros

    The people are generally good to work with and care about doing a good job. The company has a strong history and the future outlook is good in terms of business and expansion.

    Cons

    They try to convince you the total benefits package is great but it is merely average at best. Salary growth once you are in the company is poor, you can expect to fall behind the average pay unless you are aggressive in pushing for raises and promotions. Decision making within the company is very slow. Decisions are always made by groups of people and often get delayed such that the company has lost a lot of agility in responding to market needs.

    Advice to Management

    The total rewards package is not nearly as good as you think.
    Improve the leadership structure to speed up decision making


  6. "Product Manager"

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    Former Employee - Product Manager in Hanover, NH
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Hanover, NH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Team environment , benefits, profit sharing

    Cons

    I can not think of a single con!

    Advice to Management

    Work more on advancement


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Manufacturing Process Engineer"

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

    I have been working at Hypertherm full-time

    Pros

    -100% employee-owned (3 year to vest)
    -annual profit sharing
    -safe working environment
    -mostly great people to work with
    -great location if you enjoy the outdoors
    -no state income tax in NH
    -onsite primary care with no co-pay and walk-ins available
    -onsite fitness facility available 24 hours to employees

    Cons

    -shrinking opportunities
    -company coddles low-performing individuals
    -company cares more about CSR initiatives then getting actual work done (not uncommon to see people going for "wellness-walks" when there are projects with slipping deadlines that need to be focused on
    -low paying compared to other companies (they claim the total rewards is better than other companies, and certain parts are, but profit sharing is a gamble and can be frustrating during a low-profit year when you work all year hoping the bonus will make up for getting underpaid throughout the year and then realize profit sharing doesn't offset what you could have made elsewhere).

    Advice to Management

    -increase salaries and not have as high profit sharing percentages at the end of the year
    -hold people more accountable to their actual jobs
    -be more transparent

  8. "Packaging Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hypertherm full-time

    Pros

    Great environment. Care about associates. Good benefits.

    Cons

    Can't think of any right now


  9. "Corporate Recruiter"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Corporate Recruiter in Claremont, NH
    Current Employee - Corporate Recruiter in Claremont, NH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hypertherm full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Inclusive culture
    Transparent management team
    Dedicated to the well-being of their associates

    Cons

    Limited opportunities for growth in some areas of the business


  10. "Great people, great products, still growing"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hypertherm full-time

    Pros

    Healthy atmosphere, smart, driven people, good work-life balance

    Cons

    Very cautious as a company, can be frustrating if you need faster feedback.

    Advice to Management

    Don't be so afraid to fail sometime.