The job is unstable constant layoffs and unprofessional staff.
Production Machine operator (Current Employee) – Livonia, MI – June 5, 2017
you never know whats going on when working at A123, The job is very unprofessional supervisors constantly use profanity although it was in a joking manner often times. It still came across very unprofessional. The hiring manger Tiffany Coleman never know whats going on with everyone's employment regarding layoffs which was frustrating and she is very secretive with telling you information about your job. December 26, 2017 the day after Christmas everyone was randomly laid off. The supervisors did not let us be aware of what was going on before hand nor after, instead we were randomly notified with calls on an off day informing us that we would not return into further notice. half of the employees were let go and others like my self had to randomly wait to find out what was going with employment. we didn't start back work until the end of march and once we came back we were notified that we were only there temporary until June 30th with no reasons why ? worst job I could every have. Highly recommend else where if you are looking for something stable, less layoff & STABLE. sometime they might mess up on your pay this have happen to me several times so please watch out and keep track of how much you are making.
its no longer 12 hour shifts
layoffs, unprofessional, Unstable, everyone is clueless when it comes to your concerns.
Production Worker (Former Employee) – Livonia, MI – May 23, 2017
I love working here. Management was always their to assist you if you have any problems with equipment. Always had security on duty I enjoyed working in a fast past environment and build car batteries. the hard part is minding your business and staying focused on your work. don't get caught up in alot of gossip that will get u off track.
Process Technician (Current Employee) – Romulus, MI – May 3, 2017
Work was fun I learned something new everyday about manufacturing. The culture here was great. The most enjoyable part of the job was being able to come into work everyday with great people that all worked towards the same goals.
Coater (Former Employee) – Romulus, MI – May 1, 2017
Great work environment minus harassment which stop after a while. I don't deem being harassment of any kind expectable it is just expected in a unfiltered male environment. The pay and unlimited over time was a plus as well as the flexible schedule it allowed me to work 12 hours a day a part time job on the weekends as well as do school.
Maintenance Technician (Current Employee) – Romulus, MI – April 20, 2017
Its a decent place to work.great shift working 3 days on 4 days off one week and 4 days on and 3 days off next week. No overtime.and closing building down in romulus and didnt tell employees of new building in novi
Operating Cathode Coating Processor (Former Employee) – Romulus, MI – April 13, 2017
Loved this job. 12 hour shifts equaled good pay. Bosses let you be. Worked in crew of 4-6. Overnight shift preferred. Peaceful, friendly, workplace. Clean work space. Shame they went under.
Started with meeting to fill us in on previous shift's work. Dressed in protective gear. Set up aluminum rolls for cathode coating. Decided designated area and manned machines. Changed roles/responsibilities throughout night.
Good pay, hassle free from bosses and customers, appropriate breaks
12 hour shift, hard to balance work/free time in life
Process Engineer (Current Employee) – Romulus, MI – March 31, 2017
My time at A123 has been very beneficial to me. I obtained great working experience and knowledge. The Romulus facility was full of good people and good culture. The company filed for bankruptcy in 2013 and now it appears that us production is coming to a halt which is why I have labeled the job as stressful. Most of the work that was done in the US over the last few years was done to enable plant launches oversees.
Team Lead (Former Employee) – Livonia, MI – March 22, 2017
They don't care about the operators. The management needs lots of work. The operators are treated poorly with no time off without being threatened about their job. Even after finish their 90 day probation.
Contractor (Former Employee) – Livonia, MI – March 20, 2017
I worked from 6:00am -6:30pm. When I arrive at work, I will get suited and the supervisor will tell us about our machines and problems the previous shift had. Next, I would head to my machine and do a handoff with an employee from the previous shift and they will tell you what's wrong with your machine. I did the same once my shift was over.
Machine Operator/Assembler (Current Employee) – Livonia, MI – March 13, 2017
A typical day is not to bad it's just you might be moving around a lot but other then that the job is good. I learned how to repair battery or module whichever one you want to call them. Also I learned how to test them by putting amps in them an checking to make sure the welds are good on the module.
Associate Research Engineer (Current Employee) – Waltham, MA – March 12, 2017
The most outstanding part of A123 is the management. A few years ago there was a massive overhaul of the management, and the new exec team made it a priority to get a better system in place. They are very open and honest with everyone, and anybody can (and does, when needed) contact the execs directly about any concerns. I truly feel like they listen and respond accordingly. Additionally, middle management is held accountable for their performance, both positive and negative. It's a very laid back culture that really emphasizes giving employees what they need to succeed.
Operator/Laborer (Former Employee) – Livonia, MI – March 9, 2017
I would say that the people are very nice, but the company does not seem to work overall. There are are many experienced professionals that I feel have become very comfortable in their roles and scopes of responsibility/expertise. The makes it very hard to improve in problematic areas and punishes individuals who good outside of their assigned comfort level/scope with extra responsibilities.