Seventy percent of U.S. employees aren’t engaged at work . But at Hypertherm, that percentage plummets to zero.
Hypertherm designs and manufactures advanced metal cutting systems. While that might not sound like the sexiest industry out there, every employee you talk to raves about how invested they are in the company and how satisfying their job is—not to mention their appreciation for Hypertherm’s positive impact on the world.
See for yourself:
Everyone leaves here feeling accomplished every day.
I love seeing things get made, moving along a conveyor belt, and knowing that I'm creating something real for the economy. I’ve been here for 10 years, and I’ve loved every day of it.
Being a company owner really helps inspire an excellent work ethic. We want to get things done and done right, and I think that makes the future of Hypertherm so exciting.
Ortakales isn’t the only team member with a stake in the company. Hypertherm is 100% employee-owned and has profit-sharing bonuses and a no-layoff policy. According to software engineer Justin Gollota, this feature makes its associates feel enormously valued and like they’re all part of the team.
When Madhura Mitra started at Hypertherm, she was just an intern. However, now she’s a full-time design engineer—and credits her decision to stay to the incredible team atmosphere. Mitra’s path from intern to engineer proves there’s a lot of potential for the individual at Hypertherm. There’s also lots of potential on a company-wide scale. Hypertherm has been in the industry for almost 50 years and is in 93 countries. It combines its global reach and history of excellence with impressive growth, expanding its fine quality product lines into new industries, gaining many more customers, and making its existing products even better.
And to top it off, the company is also incredibly dedicated to making the world a better place. Hypertherm has a recycling program, zero landfill waste reduction goals, and 100% renewable energy purchases (earning it a spot in the EPA Green Power Partner Leadership Club). Additionally, employees are paid for 24 hours of community service annually—with over 80% of associates volunteering time regularly—and run the HOPE Foundation, contributing to over 100 charitable organizations nationwide.
It’s hard to imagine getting to work at Hypertherm every day and not feeling engaged. So check out its offices, take a look at Hypertherm’s open positions —and get ready to become way more engaged in your work.