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Updated November 11, 2018
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  1. "Sales Coordinator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Latham, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Latham, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    This company is made up of passionate individuals which creates an unbelievable work environment that is driven by an employee-first mentality.

    Cons

    There is not much I can think of that is wrong with this company.


  2. "For a remote service technician your experience may vary by location."

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    Former Employee - Field Service Technician in Louisville, KY
    Former Employee - Field Service Technician in Louisville, KY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible scheduling, excellent benefits, great pay.

    Cons

    The structure is such that you will have no choice but to tolerate a high level of blatant disrespect and tolerate the tsunami of charades that may come your way if you want to keep your employment. You will need to work much more than 40 hours per week during peak season.

    Advice to Management

    Develop a set of respectable ethical principles and values and do not deviate from them for the purpose of self-preservation.

  3. "Literally the worst employer ever. Seriously."

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

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

    Pros

    Absolutely none. Absolutely none. Absolutely none.

    Cons

    Every single moment working for Plug Power was torture. Neglect of the equipment creates potentially lethal situations. The company has no sense of direction. This ship will sink...without a doubt.

    Advice to Management

    Find another employer.


  4. "technician"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Latham, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Latham, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    difficult to figure out any pros about this company

    Cons

    No work life balance, less compensation, no professionalism


  5. "Good place to work, but company direction can be improved."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Friendly and Cooperative work environment.

    Cons

    Company is still unsure how large it wants to be.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Field Service"

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    Current Employee - Field Service Technician
    Current Employee - Field Service Technician
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, ability to be lenient in schedules, and freedom to make your own decisions for the most part. Ability to rise fast if your willing to move and make yourself available for the company. Great people in the company everywhere and most people are easy going and can just roll with the punches. The technology does have promise with proper implementation. All in all the people in the company are great and fun to work with for the most part. It is a good job overall and I don't regret coming here.

    Cons

    Unorganized, poor leadership and management. The same mistakes are made over and over. The excuse of 'startup in growth phase' expired 10 years ago.

    Advice to Management

    Resign


  7. "Production Technician"

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    Former Employee - Production Technician in Latham, NY
    Former Employee - Production Technician in Latham, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company Picnics. Can take a day or 2 off to handle personal business.

    Cons

    Not trying to hire people, revolving door with employees. Training comes from other employees, some managers don't handle work violence correctly.

    Advice to Management

    Quit doing the " Buddy System" and invest in knowledgeable employees.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Tech"

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

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

    Pros

    The pay, learned from some great techs unfortunately that are no longer there as well. The benefits were good also.

    Cons

    Everything else, terrible management, terrible human resources, they belittle you, make you work 70 plus weeks and still its not enough! You can't make up lost times, re think before becoming employed here.

    Advice to Management

    Actually listen to your people!


  9. "Finance"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Plug Power full-time

    Pros

    Wonderful people; positive work environment

    Cons

    Volatility in day to day; work agenda


  10. Helpful (1)

    "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.


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