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  1. "Ten Years Too Late - What A Wonderful Company!"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Communications Manager in South Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Assistant Communications Manager in South Boston, MA

    I worked at SatCon Technology full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    This wonderful company was ten years too late in my opinion. What I mean by that was that SatCon was so much like a "dot-com" in its culture, thinking, vision, and use of technology. This company was a joy to work for. The sense of community and camaraderie between the staff, management, and clients was so much like a circa 1998 - 2000 dot-com. Think of all the awesome, fun, hard-working, creativity, casual environment, fostering workplace for ideas, amazing collaborative enterprises, that dot-coms were before the bubble burst and the rampage of slash and burn conservatives companies that foisted the jobs of three people on those that 'weren't let go'.

    But SatCon was ten years too late and the current work world is just too conservative for such a progressive organization.

    SatCon's vision about helping to build the 'sustainability' industry was both ahead of its time and long overdue. Solar, wind, and bio-fuels are the energy sources of the future and SatCon would have been a great organization to help pioneer those industries.

    I am sad to have seen it go under and bought up by a foreign conglomerate that is only keeping it going in name only.

    And don't listen to any of those reports about litigation against SatCon. This company was excellent, and very good to me.

    This was a great American company and should still be here in America!

    Cons

    The only con that I can think of is that SatCon is no longer in business!

    Advice to Management

    I really wish you could have made it work and still be around.


  2. "Went downhill fast"

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

    I worked at SatCon Technology (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great technology (when it worked). Good co-workers.

    Cons

    CEO overreached. Failure of outsourced manufacturing. Product defects caused huge field service problems.

    Advice to Management

    Don't release technology before it's ready.


  3. "Design Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Electrical Engineer in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Electrical Engineer in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at SatCon Technology full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    technology-oriented company. Upper-management think high of people with high skills and good ideas.

    Cons

    Middle or low- level management lacks vision


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Poor executive organization filters all the way down."

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    Former Employee - Product Manager in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at SatCon Technology full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Satcon pays well and has decent benefits. It is exciting to work in a volatile industry such as solar, but often is very stressful.

    Cons

    Absolutely terrible self centered management. Decisions are often made with little to no research, often leading to disastrous results. Proper business practices are put aside in favor or a "go as fast as you can to reduce time to market" mentality. Company reorganization will happen often and somehow you are always the last person to know that you have a new title or boss.

    Advice to Management

    Good luck with the bankruptcy.


  6. "Not bad"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Company was at nice place in Boston. Water front view 7th floor. Interesting job, small company
    Very nice people. Very nice people

    Cons

    Could not compete with big guys. Lost market and money. Could not survive long time.
    Lesson learned


  7. "Great People, Great products"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    True R&D Environment with support from management. On-site manufacturing and testing facilities

    Cons

    Lack Leadership/Direction Upper Management
    Lacking funding and money to proceed with next line of products

    Advice to Management

    Consider employees input


  8. "Organized"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Implemented Processes and team building. Long hours but always flexible. Work-Life balance

    Cons

    no complaints at the moment


  9. "not good"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    ok pay and flexible shift.

    Cons

    No future growth, too many incompetent middle managers and very unprofessional.

    Advice to Management

    treat others like the way you want to be treated.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "senior management is team of professional scam artist who is now paying the price for cooking the books"

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

    Pros

    if you left the company before the new management, you are lucky

    Cons

    glad to leave in time

    Advice to Management

    get a good lawyer