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Hypertherm Reviews

Updated October 11, 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Hypertherm - Great place to work"

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    • 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'.


  2. "Positive, engaging culture"

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    • 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!

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Fantastic company"

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    • 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.


  4. "One of the best companies I've ever worked for"

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

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

    Pros

    Employee-owned
    Super-competitive wages and benefits
    Interesting technology
    Many opportunities to improve skills and knowledge

    Cons

    Seriously, I have no complaints!

    Advice to Management

    Keep focusing on continuous improvement and don't give in to the temptation to be like other corporations with faceless employees


  5. Helpful (3)

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

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    • 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.


  6. "Great place to work!"

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    • 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.


  7. "Good Stuff"

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    • 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!

  8. "Company owned by the associates!"

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    • 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


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company"

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    • 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.


  10. "Great values, great company"

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    • 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.


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