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Updated Jul 25, 2014

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1.8 5 reviews

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    Management changes (01/2011) were necessary to some degree; unfortunately the morale has steadily declined since then.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Scottsdale, AZ

    ProsThe co-founder Will Herndon is probably the most genuine person you'll ever meet. Also, the products are from quality suppliers.

    ConsPoor sense of direction and unrealistic expectations. Insatiable higher-ups created a difficult environment to thrive in.

    Advice to Senior ManagementImplement consistency and clarity for future outlook/directives; increase morale by rebuilding some sort of support system back for employees.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    A Good Thing Gone Wrong

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsThere was a real sense of camaraderie and achievement by staff. Sustainable practices are maintained throughout the office space. The materials used are quality and on the cutting edge.

    ConsFirst and foremost, they pay slave wages. Other than that in 2011 the company took a radical turn and has never recovered. 99% of the start-up staff was let go; the innovators, the motivators, and the achievers. What remains is a shell, even the logo has changed to represent something not so sunny and bright. The new CEO is diabolical.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIf you hadn't mixed work with pleasure you wouldn't be in this position. Get rid of her.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    A Race to the Bottom

    Project Manager (Former Employee) Scottsdale, AZ

    Prosyou can learn a lot about PV
    can travel a lot

    Consthe management is horrible
    it's a dogfight

    Advice to Senior ManagementGive employees room for growth and treat them like professionals. The pressure cooker work environment is soul destroying.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Poorly Run Management

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Scottsdale, AZ

    ProsFriendly co workers
    easy to work with the other people
    Knowledge gained can be valuable
    decent benefits package for employees.

    ConsPay was too low
    Management has trouble following through on things
    No employee Loyalty
    Outcome of the company shouldn't be reliant upon the sales team.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDo a better job at maintaining the company. Many things need to change in order to remain successful in that industry.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Any one can do better.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsLearn something new. There are a few knowledgeable people regarding PV systems.

    ConsCompensation was very low. No room for professional growth. Quality of work is a joke, especially within the construction department.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe work is not hard. Build a better product and be more efficient. Recognize people with potential and let them grow, challenge them, compensate accordingly. Get rid of the bums. Hire actual tradesmen, not a joe off the street.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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