Brightsource Energy Reviews

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John M. Woolard
3 Ratings
  • Excellent company. Proud to have worked there.

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    I worked at Brightsource Energy full-time (more than 3 years)


    Smart, talented, fun people to work with. Excellent technology and projects.


    Sometimes lack of direct communication from high level leadership during stressful times at company, leading to low morale.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Most managers were great. Lots of open doors. CEO could be more available.

    Neutral Outlook

Brightsource Energy Interviews

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    Executive Assistant Interview

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    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Brightsource Energy.

    Interview Details

    Interviewed by Office Manager, then by Senior HR Partner, then by SVP. I was asked to meet more people each day than I expected and I was left alone for more time than I planned for. Everyone was very nice and welcoming, however. I enjoyed meeting the people.

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    • I was asked if I could get along with lots of other personalities (sounded like a negative).   Answer Question
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Headquarters Oakland, CA
Size 150 to 499 Employees
Founded 2006
Type Company - Private
Industry Oil, Gas, Energy & Utilities
Revenue $10 to $25 million (USD) per year

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