First Solar
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Headquarters Tempe, AZ
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded Unknown
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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Employees say it's “OK”   68 ratings


61% Approve of the CEO   23 ratings

First Solar CEO James A. Hughes

James A. Hughes


Pros: The exposure you get at First Solar is unmatched, transactions are complex and thought provoking. You work with top notch, intelligent, results-driven people. "Average" performance is not acceptable. This is where you learn, expand your skill set… Full Review

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No Offer – Reviewed May 21, 2014

Interview Details – Interview went well. The hiring manager was a great person to chat with and extremely informative on the operations of the company. They ask for more than the job description entails and are looking for a high level experience than what they advertise for. Have not received anything back.Full Interview

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Advertised to hire a project planner level 1, but the interview proved they were actually looking for someone who was both a scheduler, analyst, and more of a 5-7yr experience. Questions were based… Answer Question

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Top 500 Green Companies, Newsweek, 2009

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