Bloom Energy Reviews

Updated August 24, 2015
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  1. Helpful (2)

    Manufacturing Leader

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great Environment, good pay, great management team

    Cons

    Long working hours, high pressure,

    Advice to Management

    Need to look after for your team more


  2. management doesn

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    i have a job, for now

    Cons

    the company wastes so much money on rally stupid things

    Advice to Management

    employees have a life to, get the stick out your rearend


  3. Helpful (1)

    Great company with a view for the future, but with some structural problems

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

    Pros

    Everyone here was extremely smart and dedicated, often reaching out to help whenever anyone had a question.

    Cons

    Low pay, not a real feeling that the technology will exist without government help


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  5. Helpful (3)

    Low paid temp

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assembly Tech in Newark, DE
    Current Employee - Assembly Tech in Newark, DE
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The technology is really interesting. The people that work here at the plant are very cordial and try to help each other .

    Cons

    Making 15 an hour for what is definitely at least a 22 an hour job, working through a temp agency not having any timetable of when or if you might actually become a Bloom employee. No vacation, holiday pay. To get health insurance would take about 75% of what I bring home weekly.

    Advice to Management

    Give those who have proven themselves to you to be good workers a permanent full-time job with some benefits. Don't let them endlessly work for peanuts, make them feel like they have a future with this company and that they will be able to take care of their families.


  6. Helpful (5)

    Very bright people, especially in engineering. Pitiful management and lofty mission statement is really a facade.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Bloom is blessed with a lot of talented, passionate people who really care about making a difference and routinely pull off amazing feats.

    Cons

    Decisions are made top-down with essentially no input taken from engineers and operations personnel. Management structure and mentorship are almost totally absent. Short term, cost-cutting decisions by management cause long-term, expensive consequences.

    Advice to Management

    Take advice from the people at the ground level, balance out engineering with operations, stop relying on contract labor and offer decent benefits so that employees have a real stake in the company.


  7. Helpful (6)

    The IPO waiting game

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The company has done amazing things with solid-oxide fuel cell technology. This is a chance to work on a disruptive technology that will actually improve the environment and the lives of people, vs. working on a game or app as many of my friends do.

    Cons

    Politics here are very bad. Management is facing challenges and is secretive about their plans for dealing with them. Widely-known problems are not discussed by management, as if they don't exist. Information is not shared between departments. The company does not feel like a start-up.

    Advice to Management

    Your employees are much brighter than you give them credit for being. Come clean with the problems even if you don't have complete plans to address them. Give us the truth. We can take it.


  8. Helpful (7)

    Great promise, losing faith it'll ever happen

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Bloom Energy full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Interesting vision and mission, smart people

    Cons

    political environment, secretive management, unclear objectives


  9. Helpful (4)

    Stay Away!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Manager, Manufacturing in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Manager, Manufacturing in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Bloom Energy full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Challenging Workplace; interesting technology, high level peers to work with

    Cons

    No clear goals; upper management will look who to blame; employee turnover is one of the highest I've seen

    Advice to Management

    Keep clear goals and stop the back stabbing!


  10. Helpful (3)

    In General

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Mountain View, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Bloom Energy full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great talent being hired...mainly top universities and ivy league.

    Cons

    Most positions outside of senior management are underpaid and overworked. Many employees work out of fear of loosing their job vs. enthusiasm for their job once hired.

    Advice to Management

    Clearly define career plans and milestones for advancement.


  11. Helpful (6)

    You can see all the telltale signs that Bloom is just a sinking ship at this point

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Bloom Energy full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I left this place a year ago after I went to company all hands and heard the CEO talking. I applied to other startups on that same day and was gone in no time. Now the good news is that I hear KR, Bloom CEO, is going to be replaced soon. I think this is the best move to save the company.

    Cons

    Bad news is that if you join at this point and CEO gets replaced, your shares will drop to one third of the value which may not be bad in the long run.

    Advice to Management

    Stop selling, start listening!



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