A1 Solar Power

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Updated Jul 21, 2014

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1.5 11 reviews

14% Approve of the CEO

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David Malka

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9% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Asked to give 110% to make this company succeed- but at no benefit to the employees.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsAll the office/install employees are awesome and the work atmosphere is pretty laid back.

    ConsNo benefits for any A1 Solar employees, no paid vacation, no paid sick days, and most holidays are work days. They make us listen to these motivational meetings, and encourage us to work harder, give it your all, and together we will grow. This company has tripled in size and profits this last year, with NO profit sharing, $0 bonuses, no major raises in compensation, STILL no benefits after 2 years of being promised they were right around the corner, lies about bonuses to come... Just a whole lot of shady propaganda to get us to give more, so that the "partners" can make a killing, with absolutely no incentive for the people making this whole company float and be extremely profitable.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTake care of your employees better with incentives, the good one will leave us.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    I have never been around a company where all of management are liars, write from the Sales Manger to the Owners.

    Solar Salesman (Current Employee) Redwood City, CA

    ProsNONE - Nothing but Lies - This company is being investigated be all Gov. Agency's concerned.

    ConsI was not able to say what I wanted to say here. You can find the original text at yelp's website. Just search for A1
    Solar Power in Concord or LA

    Advice to Senior ManagementQuit your lying and follow The basic rules om honesty and PAY your employees.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Never in my life have I worked this hard for so little

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsNOTHING- looking for another job. DO NOT APPLY TO THIS COMPANY YOU WILL PROBABLY BE HIRED WITHIN A DAY AND WILL REGRET IT AFTER A DAY.

    Possibly a resume builder since they work the hell out of you.

    ConsWhere to start...
    *NO BENEFITS
    *LOW SALARY
    *Management who do NOTHING all day and get paid more than really hard dedicated workers getting 18/hr.
    *The motivational meetings are the worst, it's more like a cult and they want to reassure you that everything is perfect and you're lucky to even have a job. (yes true- not in this case, this job will give you PTS)
    *They're so cheap we never have what we need in the office to even function and struggle to do the job sometimes because lack of resources and organization and standard procedures.
    *The accounting is so backwards they have a million people doing one thing. All they care about is money but they don;t have an actual strong accounting deot.
    *So much change happens you don't know what you're going to have dropped on you when you come back from your lunch.
    *They mold you into thinking about work %100 and thats not right. Everyone is always stressed out. Not only I but other employees say this job is effecting their home life.

    Advice to Senior ManagementYou're starting to do something right by looking at NUMBERS vs who can BS their way to the top. You increase salaries and promote idiots, take a look at talent and the employees who dedicate their time and energy. If someone is awesome at their job don't keep them there at the same low salary for all the hard work they have done and continue to do (and money they have made for you)-have them manage , give them better compensation and let them expand their talents onto others, otherwise you will continue to struggle and lose people to better more established companies with BENEFITS like 401k, Health, Vacation, Sick Pay and better salary. Face it you're not a startup any longer and you have he money.

    Look at job descriptions and base your salaries on that- work load & responsibility should equal better pay.

    We're an American company- start giving us the usual Holidays. It's discriminating to other culture and religion what you're doing by not giving us the typical American holidays to enjoy with our families.

    Shame on you for being so greedy.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    A very interesting company with very little business quality

    Lead Installer (Current Employee) Van Nuys, CA

    ProsIf you can stand the abuse you have a job

    ConsYour are treated with no respect. No matter what you do and how you do it is never enough even if you do as you are told. Your life is not important to them, you work hard, they promised to give you bonuses instate of wage increases and they never do. No safety training, no benefits

    Advice to Senior ManagementChange before us too late or OSHA comes get you

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    terrible; awful. demeaning place to work. no appreciation from management, whatsoever

    Sales (Current Employee) Van Nuys, CA

    Prosinteresting industry-get a job with some other company in the industry. the industry is still in its infancy; there's millions of homes still to get solar in california

    Consmean and despicable. no regard to the worker bees. upper management will learn the hard way. i could go on forever. a complete culture change is needed. it may or may not happen; who knows

    Advice to Senior Managementbetter get some religion fast, or you'll regret it

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    work place with endless opportunity

    Manager (Current Employee) Van Nuys, CA

    Proswork place with endless opportunity, very nice place to work, the best managers and good salary.
    they always remember my birthday with cake and drinks

    Consactually no downside only positive they keep me working well trained well and more professional
    i need to drive to work 25 minutes every day

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep good work with smile

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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