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Hypertherm Reviews

Updated April 20, 2017
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  1. "Overall a great place"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Finance in Hanover, NH
    Current Employee - Finance in Hanover, NH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Ownership culture, shared rewards include profit sharing and HSOP, strong management team, on-site medical office, on-site fitness, focus on wellness (physical, mental, financial), heavily involved in the community (32 hours paid community service time), culture of continuous improvement, educational support, generous paid time off, focus on team based solutions, lean and green. I have a great leader too; he has a direct impact on my engagement and I work hard for him and for the company.

    Cons

    Your experience and satisfaction can depend heavily on your area, team, and leader. Some areas have better work/life balance than others. I wish there were more opportunities to telecommute so that I could move out of the area but stay with the company.

    Advice to Management

    Aim higher- strengthen leaders to inspire! Inspired Associates will get us where we want to go; don't accept lack of engagement and don't settle for simply engaged- aspire to inspire!! Keep up the good communication- Evan's humor during company meeting makes him relatable and credible; people want to follow him. Continue to seek excellence and be good leaders, but spend some time with other teams. How cool would it be to have members of management spend a couple of hours shadowing in teams outside of their focus so that they can appreciate what it takes to do what we do?


  2. "Great values, great company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Process Engineer in Hanover, NH
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Process Engineer in Hanover, NH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    This company truly cares about it's associate-owners, and the community.

    Cons

    None really. Perhaps I would say there are limited office locations, but that is not a criticism.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hanover, NH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hanover, NH
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Hypertherm really focuses on the Associate (employee is a forbidden word) and takes the associate perspective into most, if not all, decisions. The no layoff policy is testament to the fact that they value their responsibility more than most companies. Had I not moved from the area I would still consider it a privilege to work there.

    Great people - especially in the regional offices

    Cons

    Decision making can be very slow and tedious; sometimes the obvious answers don't get acted on quick enough.

    No opportunity to work remote (unless in sales).

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work, but don't let tradition dictate every decision. Don't let politics get in the way of making decisions and getting things done.


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  5. "Company owned by the associates!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hanover, NH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hanover, NH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Associate owned with a family feel
    The company focuses a lot on the culture and trying to make this a better place to work
    Training and development is good - sponsored degree program
    Good benefits - profit share, stock, health, community service time
    Strong focus on wellness with onsite physician and nurse
    They are really trying hard to be a great place to work, if you are motivated and want to be part of a great organization that cares about their employees I would say Hypertherm is it.
    No layoffs

    Cons

    Senior leaders are sometimes not as connected to the associates as they should be.
    Some areas they lack resources so work life balance can be tough at times

    Advice to Management

    Continue to listen to the associates voices
    Keep salaries and benefits competitive


  6. "Good Stuff"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Specialist III in Hanover, NH
    Current Employee - Product Specialist III in Hanover, NH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Really care about their associates

    Cons

    Can't always see the forest from the trees

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!


  7. "Great place to work!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lebanon, NH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lebanon, NH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Strong integrity and respect for all associates (flat structure - direct impact daily)
    100% Associate Owned as of January 2014
    Global leader in its technology
    No layoff philosophy
    Laid back, high expectation environment - perfect combination for success
    Positive work life balance
    Strong support for community service, environmental stewardship and wellness

    Cons

    Limited promotional growth opportunities in certain specialty areas.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the course! I am proud and fortunate to work for Hypetherm. Only one of my previous employers leadership team came close to Hypertherm's Sr. Management teams ethical and moral fortitude. It is nice to be part of such a great company.


  8. Helpful (3)

    "Hypertherm - a company that has always operated with integrity and kept a strong focus on American-built technology"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lebanon, NH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lebanon, NH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    World leader in its technology (industrial cutting products)
    No layoffs - EVER
    Egalitarian culture, a sense of equality (no offices, not a large focus on titles)
    Strong ethics from the top down
    Forward thinking

    Cons

    Consensus-based culture can often delay decision making.

    Advice to Management

    I am proud to work for an organization with a Management Team as ethically sound as Hypertherm's. My hope is that leadership mentality will carry on in future years.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Fantastic company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hanover, NH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hanover, NH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Continuous improvement culture.
    Employee ownership.
    Strategic leaders.
    Great products that help individuals and businesses build, grow and become more successful.

    Cons

    Strong interest in Associate development but in recent years insufficient funding for external training and conferences. Organization needs constant influx of new skills and ideas.
    Need to continue to create a greater "accountability culture," both internally and with partners.


  10. "Positive, engaging culture"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Hanover, NH
    Former Employee - Manager in Hanover, NH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Every associate is highly valued, as flat an organization of this size as you'll find, engaging business challenges to solve, extremely impressive founder and president

    Cons

    No layoff policy sounds fantastic but can create an insular culture over time

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the genuine focus on associate development!


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Hypertherm - Great place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hanover, NH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hanover, NH
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great benefits, very good work/life balance, focus on associate development and well being, progress attitude toward career and work development, employee ownership provides a sense of responsiblity and teamwork.

    Cons

    Salary and total compensation package is low for market and cost of living, location can be a challenge for those who relocate, rapidly changing culture has caused some issues between leaders and individual contributors.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to focus upon total benefit package and address issues of fairness between the 'have' and 'have-nots'.


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