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Plug Power Reviews

Updated November 29, 2017
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  1. "Great company to work for!"

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

    I have been working at Plug Power full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits and salaries. Good team environment with room for advancement

    Cons

    Company moves at a fast pace and sometimes scrambles to correct the mistakes from rushing into things


  2. "Production Technician, lack of respect"

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    Former Employee - Production Technician
    Former Employee - Production Technician
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The lower managers, like the cell leaders are good people and manage well or the most part. The ones who have the appearence of being the most professional are the least reliable (looks don’t determine work ethic or effectivenss). Other technicians are very friendly and can pick up the job well, that is, the one’s who stay.

    Cons

    Lack of respect and mismanagement on all levels. Communication between higher ups and the warehouse are disgraceful, a reason for late shipments and never having any parts to build fuel cells. Warehouse is always out of parts, and it always seems like the blame gets thrown onto the warehous, there needs to be more accountability. As for lack of respect, there is no respect the blue collars. When they ask for you to do overtime, it means there really isn’t a choice, or else. Also, b/c they run out parts, don’t expect a full 8-10 hour saturday, bc after the first four, there will be no parts. Just very mismanaged, thre’s good technology, and good people, this company just needs better leaders.

    Advice to Management

    Show some accountability. It’s not the warehouse’s fault that there are no parts, look at the finance team or whomever is talking to vendors. If parts are low, don’t just settle for building fuel cells without “integral or necessary parts.” Really try give each customer the best quality product. Also, if you want less mistakes in the factory, either raise the wages and attract/hirer more experienced technicians, or train the current technicians better. Plug could be a lot better.

  3. "H2 fuel cell tech"

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    Former Employee - Tech in Winter Haven, FL
    Former Employee - Tech in Winter Haven, FL
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good experience all in all

    Cons

    No guidance and there is lack of communication within

    Advice to Management

    Employee development


  4. "Not a great job"

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    Current Employee - Service Technician in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Service Technician in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay & benefits. Can wear headphones. Nothing else.

    Cons

    Schedule, parts are crap, continuous breakdowns, customer sites treat you like crap, management does everything to make you look like the bad guy

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees better if not as well as you treat your customers. Working 6 days straight is hell!


  5. "Production Technician"

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    Former Employee - Production Technician in Latham, NY
    Former Employee - Production Technician in Latham, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Plug Power full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Clean, clear instruction and direction, lots of overtime

    Cons

    Poor resource management. Keep running out of parts then scramble at the end of each quarter and the end of the year.

    Advice to Management

    Either start producing parts in house or keep current with vendors


  6. "Fuel Cell Technician"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    working with new and upcoming technology

    Cons

    because the the new and upcoming tech it is disorganized


  7. "I love working at Plug Power!"

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    Current Employee - Accounts Payable Supervisor in Latham, NY
    Current Employee - Accounts Payable Supervisor in Latham, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Supportive management, creative environment, friendly co-workers ... CEO is a genuine and nice person. Casual professional atmosphere that promotes growth.

    Cons

    The only thing I can think of is that is is growing so fast that more organization needs to be put in place.

    Advice to Management

    Management here are leaders, not "bosses". Keep up the good work.

  8. "Really great place to gain valuable experience."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of hands on experience, got to touch on many different parts of engineering. Was able to work without a lot of supervision and was trusted to do the tasks at hand.

    Cons

    Not many cons I can think of.

    Advice to Management

    Management was good and only being there for the summer, there really isn't any advice I can give.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Global Supplier Quality Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Albany, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Albany, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Innovative and challenging product in power system. Every step of your work shows in the product performance.

    Cons

    Because the product and its performance is unknown, so we often do over design or under design the parts and the systems. Sometimes cost override the benefits.

    Advice to Management

    Middle management staff do not have adequate experience to meet the needs of this unique machine.The top down management direction do not help making the success of the business, as top management thinking about the cost over the product success.


  10. "Growing Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Plug Power full-time

    Pros

    Plenty of opportunities to advance within the company

    Cons

    Sometimes engineering doesn't always match what happens in the field and it can be difficult to get support. Also parts can run low causing a back up on site.


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