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Updated March 13, 2017
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  1. "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


  2. "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.


  3. "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.


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  5. "Great company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Latham, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Latham, NY
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Largest Fuel cell Motive power engineering company

    Cons

    albany gets cold in winter


  6. "Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Latham, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Latham, NY

    Pros

    Fun place to work. Great opportunities for creativity.

    Cons

    Fuel cells stink. Way too complicated to be commercially and unreliable to be viable. Not to mention, hydrogen is not easy to come by unless you live on the sun. Customers are recipients of government subsidies. Without them, nobody in their right mind would buy fuel cell products.


  7. "stay away!"

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    Former Employee - Service Technician in Pottsville, PA
    Former Employee - Service Technician in Pottsville, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    the training was pretty good. the technology could have some promise, but the execution is all wrong.

    Cons

    very disorganized. poor work/life balance. POOR PAY!!!! products are JUNK! most "engineers" are right out of college with no experience. little chance for advancement except if you want to travel full time. Temp agency that they use has horrific so called "benefits" They ship units that didn't even pass testing, just hope it works.

    Advice to Management

    offer better pay and drop the temp agencies for hiring.


  8. "Job site was close to home."

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    Former Employee - Production Technician (Temp) in Latham, NY
    Former Employee - Production Technician (Temp) in Latham, NY

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

    Pros

    There is good food near by.

    Cons

    Was not a permant employee.


  9. "Great technology with enormous potential if they can drive down costs."

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    Current Employee - Vice President of Marketing in Latham, NY
    Current Employee - Vice President of Marketing in Latham, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Game changing potential in alternative energy

    Cons

    Lack of new customers embracing the technology

    Advice to Management

    new customer acquisition continues to be a challenge


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    "Company would do well if management is changed"

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Latham, NY
    Former Employee - Engineer in Latham, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good scope in the market,Great engineering team to work with,flexible,easy going ,supportive, great technology(fuel cells) to work on and plenty of challenges and non linearity in engineering issues faced in deployment make the work more interesting , very friendly work culture at the non management level.Good location,lots of colleges around, "Plenty of fish" for college grads that are single coming into the job.

    Cons

    management makes promises that engineering cant keep up with and ends up losing more money than invested, when there is more work they lay people off.Short staffed in times of need,short of money because of managements desperation towards commercialization.Low Pay for all levels of employment since company is going through a tough phase.

    Advice to Management

    Please quit so a new team can come in with a fresh approach or take things "one at a time,well at that time" and consult engineering before you make unrealistic promises and dont come back and start yelling at engineering like a jughead on moonshine and dope.Engineering is doing the best it can.


  11. "Plug Power inside look"

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Latham, NY
    Current Employee - Engineer in Latham, NY
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    New technology, science, new markets;
    sometimes acts like small company
    diversity; culture is open and loose
    opportunities to influence a start-up into commercialization
    has transitioned beyond the "not invented here" syndrome

    Cons

    Many times acts like large Fortune 500 company;
    unfocused, trying to put too many "lines in the water".
    fiscal management has been poor.
    Accountabilityextremely poor
    too many locations to support for such a small company with small revenue stream.
    Talented executives have mostly departed.
    Has had difficulty understanding what potential customers want and need.
    Was too focused on the science and a "build it and they will come" mentality
    cultural and management differences in different locations is a divide.

    Advice to Management

    Focus; follow the dollars; make business leaders accountable for business units.
    Situational awareness is key
    Hire some executive talent from the markets you are trying to serve. Don't focus on other fuel cell companies.


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