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  • 3 employees say

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    Good (3)
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    Satisfactory (0)
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    Subpar (0)
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    3.22
  • 0 applicants say

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Reviews for Capstone Turbine Corporation

Reviews - What employees say

3.22 Employees say
0.00 Applicants say
  • 13.Dec 2016
  • Employee

Company Culture

The culture was, during my years there, great for a long while. It was in decline when I departed.

Support from management

Like most places, the amount of support from management depends on which manager you have.

Teamwork

Some silo'ing, but teamwork within departments and sometimes across department lines was fairly common.

Freedom to work independently

I had a great deal of autonomy, but that was due largely to the work I did. Others were fairly tightly managed.

Internal Communication

Communication was a weak point. There were attempts to communicate, but these were often after the fact and were not terrifically helpful.

Career Development

There was no formalized career advancement process of which I was aware during my time there. Promotions seemed to be based largely on merit, but that meritorious performance did not always translate into success in the new role.

Office / Work Environment

Typical industrial setting.

Work-Life Balance

I never felt pressured to work more hours than I reasonably could and my family was not only considered, but often valued.

Company Image

I was, for a good long while, proud to work for this company. The product is an excellent idea and the people were - by and large - the finest kind.

Job Security

I left the company because I am uncertain about their long term prospects. There had been some downsizing and reorganizing to try to get the house in order, but it may have been too little too late.

Challenging Work

The work was varied. Some of it was challenging and with that I am well pleased. Some was not challenging.

What I like about the company

The people. The folks who worked there during my time were what made it.

What I dislike about the company

The lack of defined paths and processes. Communication was often an ad hoc affair and advancement was possible, but difficult to pin down.

Company Culture
4.00
Support from management
3.00
Teamwork
4.00
Freedom to work independently
4.00
Internal Communication
2.00
Gender Equality
3.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
3.00
Career Development
3.00
Overall compensation for your work
4.00
Office / Work Environment
3.00
Environmental Friendliness
4.00
Work-Life Balance
4.00
Company Image
4.00
Job Security
2.00
Handicapped Accessibility
3.00
Workplace Safety
4.00
Challenging Work
4.00
Inclusive / Diverse
4.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered Easy access to public transportation is offered Stock or equity options is offered 401(k) is offered Tuition assistance is offered 401(k) Match is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Capstone Turbine Corporation
  • City
    Chatsworth
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former job since 2016
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    Others

The following perks were offered to me

Health and wellness programs is offered Employee events is offered
  • 12.Jan 2016
  • Employee

Company Culture

Laid back environment for the most part. Double standard management - "Do as I say, not as I do."

Support from management

New management tends to obstruct initiatives that previous management implemented. Leadership support varies and depends on whether manager approves of the worker.

Internal Communication

Communication is not forthright between some departments which cause friction when decisions are made.

Gender Equality

Women who are promoted are generally favored by manager, and usually not qualified for the position.

Attitude towards older colleagues

There are many older employees and they easily blend into the work environment.

Career Development

Career development is offered only to employees who are favored by their boss.

Overall compensation for your work

Generous compensation and benefits.

Work-Life Balance

Flex time is good. Working during holidays when other departments are off is not good.

Company Image

Lately, the conversation amongst employees is about the future of the company.

Job Security

The series of layoffs have employees on edge. Employees get stressed when there is a new boss that dislikes them. The employee is usually quickly eliminated for an untrue reason by management.

Workplace Safety

Some training is done by outside source.

Inclusive / Diverse

Lack of diversity in management and in executive leadership. Strong opinions are not openly supported or received.

Suggestions for improvement

  • Executive leadership should be voted into position, and they should find a different method to really know what lower employees are experiencing with their managers, without employees being targeted for retaliation.

What I like about the company

The type of product company manufactures.

What I dislike about the company

Inconsistent management and executive management.

Company Culture
3.00
Support from management
3.00
Teamwork
4.00
Freedom to work independently
3.00
Internal Communication
3.00
Gender Equality
2.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
3.00
Career Development
2.00
Overall compensation for your work
4.00
Office / Work Environment
4.00
Environmental Friendliness
4.00
Work-Life Balance
3.00
Company Image
2.00
Job Security
2.00
Handicapped Accessibility
3.00
Workplace Safety
3.00
Challenging Work
4.00
Inclusive / Diverse
2.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered Parking is offered Easy access to public transportation is offered Stock or equity options is offered Reimbursed daycare is offered Desirable office location is offered Tuition assistance is offered Paid Parental Leave is offered 401(k) Match is offered Flexible spending account is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Capstone Turbine Corporation
  • City
    Chatsworth
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former job since 2011
  • Position
    Others
  • Department
    Production

The following perks were offered to me

Health and wellness programs is offered
  • 22.Dec 2015
  • Employee

Career Development

Not much of internal promotion. You pretty much stuck in same position for a long period of time. If you are lucky enough to make it thru the major lay-offs which happen every 2-3 years.

Overall compensation for your work

Pay rate and benefit compensations are attractive for the company this size.

Job Security

There are layoffs every couple years.

Inclusive / Diverse

The turn-over for middle management is so high. New idea are implemented every 6 months. Workers are accustomed to procedure changes. Very hard to set-up standard works.

Suggestions for improvement

  • The company is under pressure to be cash-flow positive. They need strong Sales group and focus on building new relationship with more partners.

What I like about the company

Floor workers working in team. They are willing to help each other out. Very friendly group. Company provide lab-tops and cell phones not to just the manager. The company is willing to invest in new technology. They provided K-cup coffee to all the employee not just for office workers or guests.

What I dislike about the company

High turn over rate.

Company Culture
4.00
Support from management
3.00
Teamwork
4.00
Freedom to work independently
3.00
Internal Communication
4.00
Gender Equality
3.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
3.00
Career Development
2.00
Overall compensation for your work
4.00
Office / Work Environment
5.00
Environmental Friendliness
3.00
Work-Life Balance
4.00
Company Image
2.00
Job Security
2.00
Handicapped Accessibility
3.00
Workplace Safety
3.00
Challenging Work
3.00
Inclusive / Diverse
3.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered Parking is offered Easy access to public transportation is offered Stock or equity options is offered 401(k) is offered Ability to work remotely is offered Tuition assistance is offered 401(k) Match is offered Flexible spending account is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Capstone Turbine Corporation
  • City
    Chatsworth
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former job since 2008
  • Position
    Others
  • Department
    Production

The following perks were offered to me

Free (company provided) Meals is offered Health and wellness programs is offered Employee discounts is offered Employee events is offered

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Review averages

  • 3 employees say

    Excellent (0)
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    Good (3)
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    Satisfactory (0)
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    Subpar (0)
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    3.22
  • 0 applicants say

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    Good (0)
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    Satisfactory (0)
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    Subpar (0)
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    0.00

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