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Maxwell Technologies Reviews

Updated August 22, 2017
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  1. "Good Experience"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Maxwell Technologies full-time

    Pros

    Great work experience.
    Good 401k plan.

    Cons

    There can be a lot of shifting in terms of priorities.

    Advice to Management

    More communication downstream.


  2. "Revolving Door at Exec Level"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Maxwell Technologies full-time

    Pros

    Maxwell has some really great people in both US and Switzerland
    Just purchased their biggest competitor (Nesscap)
    They have majority market share

    Cons

    Draconian layoff on Feb 27th took out shipping clerks all the way up to VP level
    Has "Focus on Everything" approach; employees spread way too thin
    Very high turnover at VP-level; currently no CTO, no Mktg VP, no Engineering VP
    Annual company revenue on the decline

    Advice to Management

    Empower middle-management; back off on extreme risk-averse legal positions; determine top 3-5 markets and focus heavily on those

  3. "Horrible, hostile work environment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Coworkers are nice, hardworking people. Location is good and convenient. Facilities are ok. However, read below. Cons outweigh the pros

    Cons

    Horrible place to work, never see CEO and CFO as they hide in their offices all day, lots of infighting and backstabbing amongst female directors / VPs, hostile work environment for employees, less than average salary increases and no bonuses for good performers while execs earn hundreds of thousands of dollars in bonuses. People work a lot of overtime and travel a lot and are not rewarded.


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    "The company is having moral problems"

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    Former Employee - Senior Paralegal in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Paralegal in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Maxwell Technologies (More than a year)

    Pros

    The company is having moral problems due to management.

    Cons

    Terrible working environment and management. There is a lot of in-fighting


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Going from bad to worse"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in El Cajon, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in El Cajon, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Maxwell Technologies (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The hands on working team is dedicated and talented.

    Cons

    Management is not focused and senior leadership has seen significant turnover in the last year, CEO and CFO are there to sell off the company and only care about their bonuses to get it done.


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    "Weak Management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Maxwell Technologies full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good pay, Bright Engineering Teams

    Cons

    Leadership was not focused and customer base not diversified. Managers could not be trusted. One manager hid from his employees in a conf room.

    Advice to Management

    Creating a more trusting environment.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Garbage"

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    Former Employee - Production/Machine Operator in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Production/Machine Operator in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The production line worker...they work hard....

    Cons

    Upper management are garbage....don't care bout the worker.... That's why one of the San Diego building is shut down.. Some of us was 3/4 even 5yrs as temp some management can't even speak English.... Lol stupid

    Advice to Management

    Advice to company.....star looking in how long a temp been there if it more then 3 month let them go....or let sign a contract for 6 month...then let them go.... There a lot of favoritism...in management... Look in the area.....

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Incorrect info in Glassdoor - Franz Fink is the current CEO"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Technology is sound with very bright scientists and engineers.

    Cons

    Business opportunities needs more focus; seeking way too many markets with limited resources.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Changes in the work"

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    Current Employee - IP Specialist Paralegal in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - IP Specialist Paralegal in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    This is a face paced environment and there is always opportunity to learn new things.

    Cons

    Priorities change rapidly, so you often feel like your work was a waste of time because it is never used.

    Advice to Management

    Develop more defined career paths.


  10. Helpful (4)

    "Will not recommend"

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    Current Employee - Senior Operations Data Analyst in Chula Vista, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Operations Data Analyst in Chula Vista, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Maxwell Technologies (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits. Other than that, I don't know what else I think is good about this company.

    Cons

    Micro managed by upper management. Too many executive level, and not enough employees.


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