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First Solar CEO James A. Hughes
James A. Hughes
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Intern - Business Analyst in Perrysburg, OH
    Current Intern - Business Analyst in Perrysburg, OH

    I have been working at First Solar as an intern

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    Positive Outlook
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    Positive Outlook
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    Pros

    Relaxed atmosphere, get to wear jeans and a t-shirt. Overall culture is motivating. Constantly trying new technology to help business goals.

    Cons

    Internal communications could improve.

    Advice to Management

    Overall, management seems top notch so far.

First Solar Interviews

Updated Mar 25, 2015

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    Accounting/Finance Interview

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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at First Solar (Tempe, AZ) in March 2015.

    Interview

    Behavioral interview. Panel of interviews that covered a specific behavior. The agenda was provided ahead of time to allow me to prepare for the line of questioning. Very professional but personable as well. Allowed plenty of time for me to ask questions and have dialogue with the interviewers.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about a time you had to deal with someone who either disagreed with you/thought you were wrong/stubborn or someone who was difficult.   1 Answer

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Top 500 Green Companies, Newsweek, 2009

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Website www.firstsolar.com
Headquarters Tempe, AZ
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 2006
Type Company - Public (FSLR)
Industry Manufacturing
Revenue $2 to $5 billion (USD) per year

Like the ancient Egyptians who worshiped Ra, First Solar looks to the sun for rising fortunes. The company manufactures photovoltaic (PV) modules for converting sunlight into electricity. Using a thin-film semiconductor process, a piece of glass is transformed into a complete solar module in less than three hours. The technology is cheaper and produces more electricity under real-world conditions than conventional solar panels with similar power ratings. Founded in Ohio, more than 90% of its sales come from outside the US, primarily from solar project developers and system... More

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