Clipper Windpower (California)

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Clipper Windpower (California) Reviews

Updated August 24, 2014
Updated August 24, 2014
16 Reviews
3.1
16 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great opportunity

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brooklyn, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brooklyn, NY

    I worked at Clipper Windpower (California) full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good pay I learned alot.

    Cons

    Mismanagement of budget. Company sold twice.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your workers mre.

  2.  

    Great Product, poor management with no clear driven goals

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Clipper Windpower (California) full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    easiest tower in the world for techs

    Cons

    company is bankrupt, poorest money mismanagement Ive ever seen

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    learn a new trade

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Lifestyle workplace.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Carpinteria, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Carpinteria, CA

    I worked at Clipper Windpower (California) full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Local setting, office location. Culture was good before UTC takeover. People able to work 9-5 without too much of a problem.

    Cons

    Management promoted to levels beyond their abilities. This was masked by the wind energy boom that enabled company growth without a solid track record.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Durability testing cannot be ignored. Driven to market too quickly.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Was great...until all fell apart

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    Former Employee - Sales in Carpinteria, CA
    Former Employee - Sales in Carpinteria, CA

    I worked at Clipper Windpower (California) full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Opportunity to work in renewables - which is good experience even if won't last long at this company

    Cons

    Management has no value for employees, no interest in building company - just squeezing out residual value and cashing out

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Wonderful team, great location, great product

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    Former Employee - Director in Carpinteria, CA
    Former Employee - Director in Carpinteria, CA

    I worked at Clipper Windpower (California) full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    great place to learn and execute

    Cons

    lack of consistent funding and federal policy

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    UTC should have kept the acquisition of Clipper in their portfolio as long term investment

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Unfortunate where the company ended up...

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Clipper Windpower (California) full-time

    Pros

    Opportunities for growth, really good people

    Cons

    Quality issues due to lack of management lead to significant losses

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great people and I learned allot here! I just wished the company would have managed their money better

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Clipper Windpower (California)

    Pros

    Innovate place to work, always open to new ideas and awesome work life balance. Location was great too

    Cons

    Took away our bonus and 1% raises kinda sucked

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Engineer

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Carpinteria, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Carpinteria, CA

    I have been working at Clipper Windpower (California) full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great place to work, promising future

    Cons

    Business is not so good.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  10.  

    Early mistakes killed the company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Clipper Windpower (California) full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Lots of overtime and good per Diem for field guys.

    Cons

    System failures, Retrofits in the field, No direction from management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  11.  

    Overall experience is decent, but over time it has gone downhill

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    Current Employee - Engineering Technical Lead in Carpinteria, CA
    Current Employee - Engineering Technical Lead in Carpinteria, CA

    I have been working at Clipper Windpower (California)

    Pros

    Working for an innovative wind energy company with intelligent colleagues

    Cons

    Inadequate leadership on the VP levels, Continuous issues with problem solving, Takes too long to actually get issues resolved in a timely manner the first time

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