SunPower Reviews

Updated August 28, 2015
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SunPower CEO and Director Tom Werner
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Pros
  • Leading edge technology in the solar industry - makes you proud of changing the way the world is powered (in 3 reviews)

  • Good pay, quarterly and annual bonus (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • Work life balance is only balanced if you don't like your life (in 5 reviews)

  • upper management has poor leadership skills (in 5 reviews)

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  1. Great Attitude

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    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at SunPower as a contractor

    Pros

    This company works hard to be professional with a great attitude.

    Cons

    They employ contract positions mostly for now.


  2. Nice Company.

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    Current Intern - Intern in Austin, TX
    Current Intern - Intern in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at SunPower as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good Learning. Friendly people. Awesome Culture

    Cons

    Short on Head count.

    Advice to Management

    I'm not qualified. They have a really good management and I stand by their decision.


  3. Good work culture

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    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Web Developer in Austin, TX
    Current Contractor - Web Developer in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at SunPower as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good software teams in Austin office and great learning curve since we are using some of the latest technologies in developing software. Good work life balance and work culture (bi weekly happy hours and seasonal festivities) Everyone works well together in an agile environment.

    Cons

    The company hires too many contractors, which can be risky. Also contractors are not treated as well as they should be.

    Advice to Management

    Since I am a contractor I don't know much about the company and its inside talks to give any advice. My suggestion would be to definitely value all employees equally including contractors and hire contractors if they can potentially be a good fit. Also, free food and other perks would be nice to incorporate like most major companies do (Yahoo, Google, Apple, Facebook, Linkedin etc)


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  5. Intern

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great, smart, effective people in management

    Cons

    Office is in a very remote location


  6. Helpful (3)

    Great Company

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at SunPower full-time

    Pros

    This company has a lot of good things going for them. The products are world class and the people are amazing.

    Cons

    Nor very much room for advancement. The leadership had a vision of where they want to go, but no game plan on how to get there.

    Advice to Management

    Let the people that work for you, day in and day out, very a chance top voice their opinion. The people are what make you great


  7. SunPower Direct

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at SunPower full-time

    Pros

    Direct Manufacturer, High Quality Clients, High Quality Leads, Balanced Business Model, Lots of Cash, Best Paying Sales Company in Industry and all sales, best technology in the industry, Best Price, room for advancement

    Cons

    Low tech sales platform, Company is a Tech Company that became a Cell Manufacture, that is now becoming a Sales Company.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing, Look at promoting the young talented sales people to key positions.


  8. Assistant project Manager

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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at SunPower as an intern

    Pros

    Amazing team, very interesting work on the project.

    Cons

    On site pretty far from a big city


  9. Helpful (1)

    Great place to grow!

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at SunPower (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Because of the size, it's possible to be broad and to take on new things. Stretch is an daily opportunity. It's an industry with huge growth, and the CEO truly cares about the employees. It's hard work and often more work than you're able to complete, but the rewards are worth it!

    Cons

    It is tough for those who want 8-5. Some people have that but not many.

    Advice to Management

    Help subordinates prioritize to ensure the most important items get the most focus.


  10. Helpful (2)

    Great people, growing company!

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Program Manager in Richmond, CA
    Current Contractor - Program Manager in Richmond, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at SunPower as a contractor (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Smart, innovative, team-player people Great culture: always professional skills and attitude but simultaneously accepting of business casual or t-shirts and shorts. All work tied to changing the way the world is powered... and building a sustainable future for us all.

    Cons

    Multiple and frequent reorgs. Extremely competitive marketplace = multiple waves of layoffs. Solid performers not always recognized or compensated fairly.

    Advice to Management

    Build a plan and an organization and stick with it.


  11. Excellent vertically integrated solar co

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Director in Richmond, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Director in Richmond, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at SunPower full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    excellent team attitude, work life balance is a priority

    Cons

    areas of business focus are varied and vastly different one another

    Advice to Management

    beat the street



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