Bloom Energy Reviews

Updated August 24, 2015
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Bloom Energy Principal Co-Founder & CEO K.R. Sridhar
K.R. Sridhar
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Pros
  • Interesting vision and mission, smart people (in 5 reviews)

  • The technology is cutting edge and fascinating to see develop (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • Normally work Long Hours to get the job done, due to not enough personel (in 8 reviews)

  • Senior management does not try to find truth and assumes saying something is the same as being able to accomplish it (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Good

    Current Employee - Tool Crib in Pennsville, NJ
    Current Employee - Tool Crib in Pennsville, NJ

    I have been working at Bloom Energy (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great people great environment brand new facility

    Cons

    Lack of leadership at times


  2. Helpful (1)

    Future look dark

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    Current Employee - Manufacturing Leader in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Leader in Mountain View, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Bloom Energy full-time

    Pros

    A lot of nice and smart coworker. The pay scale is decent for the kind of work we do. Good learning experience.

    Cons

    I been here a couple of years and I never have seen it this bad. Company is shutdown every month and force to use PTO. We have a lot of layoff lately and everyone is on edge. We don't have that much work anymore and it been really slow. Future is unclear....


  3. Helpful (1)

    A great place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bloom Energy full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Brilliant and fun co-workers Forward thinking organization Fast paced Opportunity to really make an impact

    Cons

    Sure, there are growing pains in a company that is still establishing itself in a budding industry, but there is also a huge focus on continuous improvement and making processes better.


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  5. Helpful (2)

    Too many unknowns

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bloom Energy full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Business is relatively new and constantly evolving.

    Cons

    No stability. Constantly "fighting fires" instead of developing processes that work. Never know when the funding will run out.

    Advice to Management

    Too many engineers in business roles doesn't work well. Don't be so afraid to pass bad news up the chain.


  6. Helpful (1)

    Could Be Better

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Bloom Energy full-time

    Pros

    Most of my cowoker are bright and easy to get along with. I work at Moffett field building but get sent around to other building to work. The pay is decent for the type of work you due.

    Cons

    It's a good place to work but there are WAY to many family member working there. Most of my coworker end up leaving cause of that reason. When it come to layoff time everyone is nervous because don't matter how good you are work blood is thicker than water. This place would so much better with a better management team.


  7. No IPO in Site

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Bloom Energy full-time

    Pros

    good environment for recent grads can learn a lot and experiment in live environments the people! near mountain view

    Cons

    COO a joke Supply Chain Management has no backbone burning cash like crazy

    Advice to Management

    put a real plan in place


  8. Staff engineer

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    Current Employee - Director in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Director in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bloom Energy full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Smart and dedicated employees Excellent business perspective Strong CEO that took excellent care of money matters and set correct directions for company

    Cons

    Sometimes we move slower due to bureaucracy CTO has too much power

    Advice to Management

    Balance power among senior management


  9. Future not clear

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    Former Employee - Test Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Test Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Bloom Energy full-time

    Pros

    Place is full of good talent.

    Cons

    Uncertain if the company will relocate.

    Advice to Management

    Big mistake opening a company on the East Coast.


  10. Helpful (2)

    Operations Manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Executive level management knows how to communicate and execute efficiently. All team members are passionate and excited to be there. There is a huge sense of self worth and the potential for growth under the dedicated management team.

    Cons

    Now that the company has expanded across the country, it makes it extremely hard to keep up with all the new employees

    Advice to Management

    Thank you all for the wonderful experience


  11. Helpful (3)

    Learned alot no long term opportunities

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Smart people and some cool technology

    Cons

    Terrible management no opportunties for advancement



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