Technician (Current Employee) – Danbury, CT – June 18, 2018
This company has not had a profitable year for the last 18 years! That's correct...18 years! They are a publicly traded company, so you can look it up for yourself. They may have had one break even quarter, but that is it.
The only way they survive is to continue to issue stock and raise more money. The recent management team isn't any different than the previous ones. Song and dance...raise more money. Dog and pony show...raise more money. You get the idea.
Service Materials Specialist (Former Employee) – Danbury, CT – December 21, 2017
Variety of work and responsibilities looked forward to going in each day. Team environment fostered with co-workers. Took advantage of my experience enjoyed interaction with people at all levels. Focused on internal and external customer service. Was on service call 24/7 one week a month added to salary. Overtime was voluntary. Hardest part of the job was dealing with changing priorities and frequent scheduling changes. Management and supervision was minimal once confidence in abilities in work ethic and responsible attitude was established. Listened to and readily accepted opinions and recommendations if you made legitimate contributions.
Job is good but supervisors not that professional they mix personal feeling with work
Process Technician (Former Employee) – Torrington, CT – December 27, 2017
The place is good to work central air conditioning, but the management not professional at all, iso standards is just on the paper in reality they don’t go by iso quality standards , they do just numbers try to do more so supervisors to get the bonuses. Overall is different on paper than in reality they treat employees like animals.
FIELD SERVICE TECHNICIAN (Former Employee) – Danbury, CT – June 15, 2017
Fuel Cell Energy is a fun place to work but if you value job security I wouldn't work there. They have a problem making profits and rely on subsidies from the government to keep the operation running. If you like working with advanced technology then this place is for you, if you value job security, steer clear.
Field Service Technician (Former Employee) – San Francisco Bay Area, CA – July 9, 2012
I actually like the work that I do. I love the job. You do some of your work form home you travel allot. You have allot of independents. However the job ask allot of you. At times you can work 80 hrs weeks, the benefits are okay, not great. Its hard to plan out a healthy personal life because the job requires allot of your attention. I normally don't mind, but it seem like that lack of pay raises and no room for advancement is demoralizing. Job Security was always an issue to the point I never felt safe with doing something like buying a house. Your pretty much left on your own which is okay, but it can get stressful when its only you working on a difficult problem.
some what flexible work schedule, no imediate supervision, work form home at time.
job security, sub par benifits, little to no pay raises
Process Operator (Current Employee) – Torrington, CT – September 28, 2017
Company is run on egos and personalities. Don't ask, don't tell. Engineers are know it alls, operators don't know anything, even with many years of experience. They love to take the wind out of your sails. Management needs to stop surfing the internet and start doing their jobs.
Materials Service Specialist (Current Employee) – Danbury, CT – June 28, 2017
Daily support of a Global Service Center as well as a number of field service technicians. In this roll, I have gained knowledge of Microsoft AX & Master Control. I have also broadened my warehouse and inventory skills as the inventory is much more different than past jobs. I currently work in fast paced yet easy going work environment. Current management lets you work without micromanaging. The hardest part of the job is having to be prepared for large last minute requests. I enjoy learning new things and recommending new ideas or processes for a more streamlined workflow.
Shift Lead (Current Employee) – Danbury, CT – May 29, 2017
Departments rely heavy on team work to achieve a resolution or to complete daily tasks. Hardest part is being able to be flexible and expand your skill set outside your job title to achieve optimum outcome. There is not... if any upward advancement. Training opportunities are slowly improving. Co-workers are encouraging and have good energy.
Freedom to learn anything if you put the effort in.
Engineer (Former Employee) – Danbury, CT – November 4, 2014
FuelCell is a good place to be an engineer, and to have the freedom to take ownership of a project. However, the opportunity for advancement is limited beyond a certain point and the salaries tend to be on the low end.
Process Operator (Former Employee) – Torrington, CT – April 22, 2017
Its fast paced and You're constantly building product and each shift has to reach a certain number everyday. Management was pretty good about the number goals too and they would work with you if you needed time off or anything as well. There i learned a lot on how to work in a assembly area and how to make parts and use the machines for production. The most enjoyable part was the people i worked with.
Clean, organize, not flexible with people's needs, same daily routine, but management was good and always hit company goals! Hope the add more ways to keep people motivated at work, sometimes same routine gets boring, and stressful!
Analyst (Current Employee) – Danbury, CT – March 29, 2017
This company is full of genuinely nice, good working people. Provides for a great working experience, but overall company is very understaffed. Office culture is a bit stale; needs some more younger faces.
Great people to work for and with. Everyone I've worked with is willing to teach their skills to anyone. It's a great place to work if you're interested to learn. It keeps your mind busy throughout the day. It is a very rewarding place to work. The only downside is advancement takes a very long time. The supervisors and managers here are incredible. All of them are quite intelligent and readily able and willing to thoroughly explain something in detail if you don't understand it. I've learned incredible amounts of information in such a short period of time from everyone, supervisors and other technicians alike.
Great environment, easy-going people, a great learning experience, a good sense of accomplishment
Health plan is expensive, takes a while to advance/receive promotions