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  1. "productionn planner"

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    Former Employee - Production Planner in Lake Forest, CA
    Former Employee - Production Planner in Lake Forest, CA

    I worked at Quantum Fuel Systems (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great environment and very most relaxing

    Cons

    Warehouse management lacked of organization


  2. "Good people to work with, relaxed environment."

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    Former Employee - Network Engineer in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Network Engineer in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good people to work with
    good work-life balance
    fair pay and benefits
    geared toward employee growth
    good career advancement

    Cons

    None, I can think of.


  3. "Fun, growing company with leading natural gas storage technologies that better the environment."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lake Forest, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lake Forest, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Quantum Fuel Systems full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, stock options, extended holiday shutdown, recent exponential growth, great long term career company. Very busy, great coworkers, competitive pay. Many employees have been here over a decade or two. Lots of highly intelligent people here.

    Cons

    Sometimes gets very busy with workload but still fun to juggle it all.

    Advice to Management

    Getting back to annual raises and stock options has been nice now that the economy has turned around. More frequent praise for workers is needed.


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  5. "Love working here and watching the company grow"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lake Forest, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lake Forest, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Quantum Fuel Systems full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Employees work together well, stable environment, very smart and driven people, friendly environment, really believe this company will go far especially with the major growth of the CNG industry.

    Cons

    Lots of work to do to keep up with the recent successes of the company


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Terrible leadership lack moral and technical knowledge"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lake Forest, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lake Forest, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    friendly people
    Friendly HR people
    cool ideas.
    few good engineer

    Cons

    Lack of leadership
    Manager seem to be ignorant technically.
    mechanical engineer preform Electrical engineer job.
    Safety hazard.
    Making false promises to government and customer.
    no access to lab equipment
    A lot of reverse engineering.

    Advice to Management

    Change Technical leadership, below CEO level. recommend hiring management team from fortune 100 company in the same field.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Exciting projects, unstable company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lake Forest, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lake Forest, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Work on leading edge alternate fuel vehicles' technology (Hybrid Electric) or Compressed Natural Gas or Hydrogen projects

    Cons

    Poor executive management's decisions and communication
    Unstable company


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Good company"

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

    I have been working at Quantum Fuel Systems full-time

    Pros

    The pay was very good and the people were great to work with. A few bad apples, but that is usually the case in most companies. They treated us like adults and so there was no time clock to punch and we were expected to just get our work done. Received ample lunchtime and hours were basic. Nice atmosphere to work in.

    Cons

    Management played favorites and there were a few layoffs with no real understanding of how these people were chosen. Some key players were laid off and their worth not discovered until it took its toll on the company. People who were detrimental to the company were allowed to flourish and people who were valuable were sent packing; all due to poor top management.

    Advice to Management

    Practice excellent management skills and make sure that the people you have in your company have that company's best interest in mind. Take the time to check to make sure that middle management is doing what they are supposed to be doing and don't keep the bad ones and lose the good ones.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Ethernal startup"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Quantum Fuel Systems full-time

    Pros

    Varied projects allow you to try and learn many different technologies. Fast paced environment. Little oversight. Great coworkers.

    Cons

    Underfunded company means unstable company. Periodic layoffs are then inevitable.
    Long term project funding is lacking. Company is dependent on government grants and new investor money. Company is periodically in turmoil with projects starting and then being abandoned. Long term planning is difficult.

    Advice to Management

    The company is top heavy. A change of business model might be needed.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Great place to develop career in engineering technologies for the alternate fuel industry"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Quantum Fuel Systems full-time

    Pros

    Working at Quantum as an engineer provides unique opportunities to be exposed to new technologies in hybrid and electric vehicles, as well as other alternate fuel energy projects.
    Not restricted as in larger companies, to handling a small piece of the project
    Team environment is excellent, among and between the different engineering groups
    Salary compensation above industry norm

    Cons

    There is not so much work stability as found in larger companies, as Quantum is in many ways a startup company that is still looking to break thru and be a profitable company.