Machine Operator/ Assembly (Former Employee), Livonia, MI – January 23, 2014
Pros: great pay, great co workers and team work
Cons: overall leadership, long hours, and faulty machinery.
It was a great place to work. The job required a lot of hours and it was hard. Only work, sleep, and back to work. It did place a strain of my household and other priorities but the pay was great. The company was a government funded company and had suffered a 500 million dollar recall on its products and was running out of funds quickly to sustain.
Sr. Supplier Quality Engineer (Current Employee), Livonia, MI – July 25, 2014
Pros: if you like responsibility, this is the place to be
Cons: i haven't had a manager since i hired in.
A123 is a young company, and their primary source of success is totally depended on the people. All internal process are in different stages of being development which makes the work environment difficult. Pay compensation has been stagnate. Benefits have improved from last year.
Pack Line Operator (Former Employee), Livonia, MI – March 4, 2014
-Build Up To 6 Packs A Day Individually -I Learned To Working With High Voltage Connections And Running The Bauer Test Machines -Did Their Best Some Very Hard Working Co-workers Like My Self But Others Very Unproductive -Getting Up Early Was The Hardest Part Of The Job Nut I Made It Happen Everyday -Best Part Of The Job Was Building The Pack Successfully – more... All The Way To The End With No Flaws – less
Struggling to adjust to new ownership and lower than expected new business.
Sr. Commodity Manager (Former Employee), Westborough, MA – April 1, 2013
Recent Chapter 11 has caused adjustments in work force and cuts in work-life benefits. Times will be tight into 2014 as the company tries to recover business. New owner should provide some stability financially during this time.
Engineer (Former Employee), Waltham, MA – March 5, 2013
Pros: good fringe benefits
Project success was highly dependent on team members ranging the entire gamut. Some managers are easy to work with while others are notoriously difficult. Many of the engineers and technicians are willing to go out of their way to help on a day-to-day basis.
Company recently filed for bankruptcy protection, and the stability of a future is somewhat – more... up in the air. – less
Tests Technician (Former Employee), Westborough, MA – December 4, 2012
Working was interested. I have learned something new, but not fully my profile as electronic tech.I was not very happy bu management, You could stay for a few day without any work. My work place was very noisy.
Facilities Manager (Former Employee), Westborough, MA – November 7, 2012
It was a more reactionary workplace ,not much planning . I learned to always be ready for a new direrection tomorrow. There were some very good managers but with little direction. There were alot of very dedicated workers. Seeing the same mistakes beening made over and over. Seeing new products being brought to market.
Mix Operator (Former Employee), Romulus, MI – October 25, 2012
Pros: free coffee
At the start of our day we would have a pre-shift meeting to understand where the lines are since we left. The co-workers were great, always smiling and friendly. I learned how to run a mix line to create lithium ion batteries. The hours were the most enjoyable part of the job. Three days on four days off, four days on three days off at 12 hour shifts.