Verengo Solar Reviews

Updated July 30, 2014
Updated July 30, 2014
119 Reviews

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Pros
  • Great Work Environment - Fast paced work environment with a Family feel to the company, not a corporate juggernaut (in 8 reviews)

  • work environment with a Family feel to the company, not a corporate juggernaut (in 7 reviews)


Cons
  • What they disguise as growing and fast paced is mass confusion and chaos (in 5 reviews)

  • growing pains and finding balance gets to be a challenge (in 5 reviews)

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Expectations, promises and values do not match the practices.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Outside Sales Representative
    Former Employee - Outside Sales Representative

    I worked at Verengo Solar full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Their stated concept and story was compelling. Their stated core values are solid and well stated. I meet several employees who seemed very happy, responsive and helpful.

    Cons

    The lack of structure and follow through in the sales training become evident as time exposed. The operations side was in constant disarray, which they referred to as being dynamic. The sales methods are hard boiled. On many occasions leads are not qualified for the product being offered. Some of the mid level leaders were passive aggressive, overtly aggressive and sometimes child like. Opportunities were not delivered as promised, which they turned into personal shortcomings. I was very disenchanted with my experience and felt it was extremely unfair. I received similar feedback from many others in similar positions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire people that reflect the stated Verengo values and design your programs accordingly. Educate representatives about competition. Don't speak ill of your former business partners, competitors or past employees; its very unprofessional. Develop and invest in your talent. Support their growth without ridicule or subversive actions. Trust your representatives with the information necessary to prosper and know with proper support, ongoing training and good leadership they can deliver a wonderful product to the public.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great Company vibe and structure, poor management.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Verengo Solar

    Pros

    Competitive pay, great structure, awesome company culture that really emphasizes the team. It seems like people here genuinely want each other to succeed.

    Cons

    sometimes feels like management shoots from the hip with a lot of decisions. Some decisions are made rashly at all levels of leadership and really leave you scratching your head.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    Frustrating experience and long hours

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Certified Electrician
    Former Employee - Certified Electrician

    I worked at Verengo Solar full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    There are good people to work with. Compensation is good, mostly due to all the overtime accumulated.

    Cons

    There is an expectation to work 12-14 hours a day. Being managed by people in AZ about jobs in northern CA. Scheduling of job assignments can be frustrating, you do not know where you will be going the next day until late the night before.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Management leaves a lot to be desired.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Verengo Solar part-time

    Pros

    Flexible schedule is the only pro I can think of

    Cons

    Verengo used to offer their employees a lot more autonomy for field positions. This is no longer the case. There might be some good reasons for this, as not all employees deserve autonomy, but instead of finding people who are motivated to work without supervision, they are taking a different approach. Because of these changes there is a very high turnover in their canvassing program, which was not the case when I first started here. Verengo seems to be trying to pay their employees as little as possible, they are not rewarding hard work currently, and they have an attitude towards their employees that we are easily replaceable. I am currently looking for another job. It is sad because Verengo was a very upbeat place to work not so long ago. They pay the least of any solar marketing program, and they expect way too much for hardly any benefits and part time hours.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Instead of being focused on whether or not you have a job, you should focus on those you are overseeing to see that they have a job that can at least sustain their life. You get what you pay for, and if you are paying the least amount industry-wide, you are going to get very little productivity. Try attracting strong human resources with good pay and respect your employees. You do not do that, you will continue to go through employees like toilet paper.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Business Analyst

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    Current Employee - Business Technology Analyst  in  Torrance, CA
    Current Employee - Business Technology Analyst in Torrance, CA

    I have been working at Verengo Solar full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Not a hard job, very easy. flexible hours

    Cons

    can't move up much because industry is declining - too grant based

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    A Lot of Talk

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Verengo Solar full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    -Very fast-growing company
    -Well known in Southern California
    -Good pay structure

    Cons

    The channel that I was in talked a lot about support for their people but did not follow through. The position that I was in was set up to fail and once it was successful and on an upswing, I was fired. I worked 10-12 hours a day, nights and weekends. I never met my direct supervisor face-to-face. I felt as though I was just a name with numbers next to it, not someone who was putting 110% into my job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take the time to work hand in hand with your New Hires. You preach to us to do that, but do not do it yourselves in corporate. Give positive reinforcement when it is due. Follow through on your own company values.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

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