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”   72 ratings


74% Approve of the CEO   26 ratings

First Solar CEO James A. Hughes

James A. Hughes


A reasonably mature company still acting like a startup

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Pros: Leader in Solar Power Plant EPC
Flexible work hours
Independance - No micro-management
Multiple-geographical locations
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Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Feb 2010 Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Interview Details – I talked to several people, interviewed 3 times, each person had a different area to cover (behaviour, technical experience, fit into culture etc.). Phone interview lasted an hour. In person interview lasted half a day.Full Interview

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Top 500 Green Companies, Newsweek, 2009

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