Verengo Solar

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Verengo Solar Reviews

Updated October 30, 2014
Updated October 30, 2014
136 Reviews
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136 Reviews
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Review Highlights

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

  • Competitive pay, great structure, awesome company culture that really emphasizes the team (in 7 reviews)


Cons
  • It's a very competitive and fast-paced environment, may not be suitable for everyone (in 7 reviews)

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

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  1.  

    Been here for 6 months

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - SSA Solar Site Assessor in Ventura, CA
    Current Employee - SSA Solar Site Assessor in Ventura, CA

    I have been working at Verengo Solar full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Professional, growing company. Pays well. Great job security (as far as the solar industry is concerned). The company works to improve its employees, as opposed to letting them go on a regular basis to hire new ones.

    Cons

    Like any competitive industry, they can demand a lot from you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create more room for advancement within the company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Liked Working Here

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Outside Sales Representative in Riverside, CA
    Former Employee - Outside Sales Representative in Riverside, CA

    I worked at Verengo Solar full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    I was a Sales Rep working for Verengo. They are doing it the right way. Really good leadership in sales. They ask a lot of their sales team but treat you well in return. I got good leads and made good money, but left because of the hours. I really liked their emphasis on honesty and treating customers well.

    Cons

    Its all about the hours. Sales reps have to grind here. Lots of evenings and youll need to work weekends to get good leads and make good money (nature of the business - we need to run leads when homeowners are available to meet with us)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    heard about recent changes where verengo is focusing more of its efforts in profitable markets and is now using inside sales for less profitable markets. makes good sense. also, please consider providing company vehicles for reps.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Very Exciting Future

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Installation Foreman in Anaheim, CA
    Current Employee - Installation Foreman in Anaheim, CA

    I have been working at Verengo Solar full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Verengo is a great place to work! Everyone is super smart and hard-working. It's a very young company with lots of energy. Management is transparent and very approachable.

    Cons

    It's a very competitive and fast-paced environment, may not be suitable for everyone.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Bold Moves

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Torrance, CA
    Current Employee - Manager in Torrance, CA

    I have been working at Verengo Solar full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    finally! Leadership got smart and found a really good strategic partner and made some tough but necessary decisions about how we operate in expansion markets. I'm cautiously optimistic about where we're going.

    Cons

    very competitive industry puts pressure on the bottom line and one of the big competitors (sunrun) does things unethically

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I've been waiting for this type of bold move for almost two years and was wondering if it would ever happen. My confidence is high.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Positive Company in Every Way

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Recruiter in Torrance, CA
    Current Employee - Recruiter in Torrance, CA

    I have been working at Verengo Solar full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    This is truly a positive company, from the company culture, team atmosphere, forward thinking, do well and good for everyone and everything. I love the opportunities here and it seems that we have only started to see where our company and industry as a whole is heading. The company values its customers, the employees, the community, and of course the world as we are part of finding solutions for the global energy crisis.

    Cons

    There are times where there is a lack of transparency from Management to their teams. Probably because there are some big changes in the midst but it can feel a bit unsettling to not know what is happening behind closed doors.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Talking to your staff promotes trust. This is the principle we are founded on. Trust that we can handle the truth and disclose more information up front. :)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    great work place flexible management

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - TSR in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - TSR in Phoenix, AZ

    I have been working at Verengo Solar full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The fact that there is the upward mobility within the infra- structure and the fact that they are flexible with making up work hours are two very positive attributes of the company

    Cons

    Constant change and guidelines are always in a state of flux

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to make sure all levels of management are on same page. When there is policy change there is a lack of communication to all involved parties.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Fun place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Torrance, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Torrance, CA

    I have been working at Verengo Solar full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    - Fast-paced
    - High energy
    - Challenging
    - Great Support and Training
    - Good Management
    - Awesome atmosphere

    Cons

    There is never a dull moment at Verengo.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to deal with problems quickly, fairly and consistently.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Lives by their values

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Canvass in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Canvass in Phoenix, AZ

    I have been working at Verengo Solar full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Growing industry that lives by their values and trust their people. It is a fast paced environment where you can really drive what you and your team do.

    Cons

    Growing pains......we are growing so fast that things change and evolve almost on a daily basis. We work hard and play hard and are never bored.....really it is a good problem to have.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay the course on the mission and values

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Amazing Culture

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Recruiter in Torrance, CA
    Current Employee - Recruiter in Torrance, CA

    I have been working at Verengo Solar full-time

    Pros

    Amazing culture, everyone is very friendly, approachable, and easy to get along with on the Talent Acquisition team. As, the team is very helpful and will contribute time to go others source or find better candidates. The overall company culture and atmosphere is fantastic...it really makes Verengo a great please to work for.

    Cons

    Something is always changing. Of course we are a "dynamic" company but changes happen all the time, especially on the recruiting team, on very little notice and it makes things very challenging.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    understand each different area of recruiting instead of favoring one over the other. It is very easy to see which talent acquisition team gets the most favoritism over others..with that being said, also which employees are favorite over others.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Exciting Work and People!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director in Torrance, CA
    Current Employee - Director in Torrance, CA

    I have been working at Verengo Solar full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Verengo is always looking to improve themselves and we do so by approaching things collaboratively. Ken and Randy are heavily involved in the day to day along with the Executive Team making it easy to come to a decision quickly. The work that we do truly impacts the business daily and we really enjoy that as employees. Also, recognition is common in our culture making you feel valued.

    Cons

    Sometimes the change happens a little too quickly and we need to re-group however the team is always strong about reacting quickly and effectively. It's a great group to work with!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep talking to your Directors and mid-level managers to stay close to the day to day. You already do such a great job at this!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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