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First Solar CEO James A. Hughes
James A. Hughes
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    Former Employee - Executive Administrative Assistant to CIO in Perrysburg, OH
    Former Employee - Executive Administrative Assistant to CIO in Perrysburg, OH
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    Pros

    Excellent team building, on-boarding and employee training. Autonomous and collaborative atmosphere. Good mix or responsibilities. Updated systems and software.

    Cons

    Long hours necessary to accomplish workload.


First Solar Interviews

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    EPC Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Phoenix, AZ
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at First Solar (Phoenix, AZ) in March 2015.

    Interview

    It was done mostly by outside agency as a screening. There was a phone interview. Once that was done, the offer was almost secondary; i.e., the interview process with the company was very minimal.

    Interview Questions

    • Why do you want to work here?   1 Answer

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Top 500 Green Companies , Newsweek, 2009

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Website www.firstsolar.com
Headquarters Tempe, AZ
Size 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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