First Solar

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First Solar Reviews

80 Reviews
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80 Reviews
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First Solar CEO James A. Hughes
James A. Hughes
32 Ratings
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    Great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Developer I in Perrysburg, OH
    Current Employee - Developer I in Perrysburg, OH

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

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits program.

    Cons

    solar industry not stable yet

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    listen to your people not your budget

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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First Solar Interviews

Updated Nov 1, 2014
Updated Nov 1, 2014

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    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Interview Details

    Thorough process, background check etc. Heard it's a great place to get into. I just hope they are open to the possibility of a different type of candidate. Great workers vary in looks.

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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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