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3.8
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Evan Smith
38 Ratings
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  • "Very slow decision making means they miss market opportunities because of indecision(in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Hypertherm"

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    Current Employee - Mechanical Design Engineer in Lebanon, NH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hypertherm full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great place to work with a one-of-a-kind culture.

    Cons

    I can't think of anything bad.

    Hypertherm2017-05-09
  2. "Quality Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hypertherm full-time for 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.

    Hypertherm2018-10-24
  3. Helpful (5)

    "Think long and hard"

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    Current Employee - Assembler 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hypertherm full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    You see all the awards and articles on Hypertherm. But, the truth is this was a company that used to be "a great place to work" as many of their awards say they are. As one of the larger employers in the state that is only a 45 year old company, with many employees working 20 plus years in this organization, one would think this would be a place you would want to retire at. There are truly some great people in this... organization. Many of the lifer's are banking on their stock options to be able to retire. Some are stuck there and do not want to change. The profit sharing and stock options are good, provided you negotiated a decent salary coming in, as they try to sell the total compensation package to you, rather than focusing on your base salary. But, your profit sharing is a percentage of your base salary so you want to do well negotiating coming in.

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    Cons

    This company needs to understand how their reputation has been getting worse, especially since the Couch's cashed out. Hypertherm builds a decent plasma cutter, but upper management doesn't care about the associates any longer. Over the many years I was there I saw a lot of people quit or get fired that had not been there long. It's all about sales and profit now. You are not valued unless you are an engineer it... seems. They have a zero lay off policy but they fire people without too much concern. Also, they have the good old boy network in many different departments so not many people are held accountable. Having a 100% associate owned company is great when you can use that as a loop hole to pay zero federal taxes. But, when you have a board of directors that are making decisions about acquisitions and the future of the business does 100% associate ownership really mean anything to an associate? It doesn't make you anymore important or anymore valuable. You might be able to have a cleaner work station with your suggestions...This place is very political and the higher you move up the worse it is. It takes a committee to make any decisions. When things goes wrong the fingers start pointing all over, there is a horrible lack of accountability. The bottom line is that this company has a very difficult culture to work in and who you know or suck up to you will get you much further than knowing your stuff and getting the job done. I wouldn't recommend this company to anyone unless you were desperate for benefits or starting out your career. Everything moves so slow and if you do not drink the cool aid you will be left out of the clicks.

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    Advice to Management

    Figure out how to get your multiple business teams on the same page and hold the proper people accountant-able instead of having witch hunts.

    Hypertherm2017-04-06
  4. "sales"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Hypertherm full-time

    Pros

    great place to work at

    Cons

    I hve zero cons to reaveal

    Hypertherm2016-07-29
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Great company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Hypertherm full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great place to work, associate owned, and excellent corporate citizen.

    Cons

    Smaller company still with conservative long term growth strategy.

    Hypertherm2015-07-08
  6. "Company owned by the associates!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hanover, NH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hypertherm full-time for 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

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    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

    Hypertherm2015-05-16
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