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    Great idea riddled with lousy management

    Engineer (Former Employee)
    Mountain View, CA

    ProsYou have a chance to work with many brilliant people.

    Because it is a startup, you have the opportunity to work on many facets of the business; from R&D input, sales and business development, analytical analysis and interaction with C-level staff

    ConsUpper management is very technically focused and they don't care much about hiring and laying people off. In addition, pay is very low compared to other companies, less than expected even for a startup.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBy working with current employees who may be unhappy, you won't have to spend so many resources bringing new people on board and up to speed.

    Pick a particular direction for the product and company and focus all resources on that endeavor. Don't pursue different directions every weak and accomplish nothing.

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

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    Great engineering group and technology burdened with clueless to horrible senior management.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Mountain View, CA

    ProsOpportunity to work with top-notch engineering talent focused on developing innovative industrial applications for solar technology.

    Lunch is provided for all employees every Friday!

    ConsSenior Management:
    - Complete lack of understanding of the value of their employees.
    - Unprofessional and frequently just plain rude and boorish behavior.
    - Very quick to blame infrastructure or process problems on employees at all levels.
    - Foster a paranoid work environment.
    - Unrealistic expectations further complicated by an unfocused senior management team.
    - Management style exhibits a lack of familiarity with collaboration and teamwork concepts.
    - I could go on...

    Advice to Senior ManagementYou have brilliant and passionate employees, but it's obvious, given your turnover rate, that you do not value this in your company culture. Sometimes the biggest problems you cannot see are looking back at you in the mirror.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Circling the drain

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsTechnology has potential, some smart people there.
    Lots of industry contacts
    Still a small chance they'll make it

    ConsNobody cares any more.
    Management doesn't care about the employees.
    Employees don't care about the product any more.
    Nobody cares about the company, except maybe keep buy-out potential going a bit longer.

    Advice to Senior ManagementRe-think your values. Huge employee turn-over should be a big red flag.

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

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    intense.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosa lot of smart people

    Consvery very long hours here

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    Lack of direction and big picture mentality

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsLots of smart people, other than that, hard to find any others

    ConsLack of direction and organization, can't see the big picture

    Advice to Senior ManagementLook at the bigger picture

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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