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The only thing green about this company is their love of money

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at A1 Solar Power full-time

Pros

Staff is mostly cool. The company is pretty laid-back about punctuality as long as the job gets done. The actual work is not too bad.

Cons

An unsustainable focus on growth means constant restructuring and change in policy, which means losses to any gains the employees manage to make. Penny-pinching is so extreme the staff aren't given the resources they need to do their job properly. Oversight of work is misdirected and focuses on penny pinching vs. quality control. Therefore, middle management has to spend all their time putting out fires and lose all touch with their employees, while upper management plays out their empire-building fantasy, forcing everyone to endure motivational speeches exalting the god of money, which pretty much kills any good feeling anyone had left about being there for green energy. Instead of honestly appreciating their employees and their teamwork, they single out individuals to reward with token prizes, when the employees would really rather they got respect and were paid the benefits they were promised when hired.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Was going to give helpful advice, but on second thought, let the company crash and burn. Just keep doing what you're doing and you won't have any good employees left.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    Never in my life have I worked this hard for so little

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at A1 Solar Power

    Pros

    NOTHING- looking for another job. DO NOT APPLY TO THIS COMPANY YOU WILL PROBABLY BE HIRED WITHIN A DAY AND WILL REGRET IT AFTER A DAY.

    Possibly a resume builder since they work the hell out of you.

    Cons

    Where to start...
    *NO BENEFITS
    *LOW SALARY
    *Management who do NOTHING all day and get paid more than really hard dedicated workers getting 18/hr.
    *The motivational meetings are the worst, it's more like a cult and they want to reassure you that everything is perfect and you're lucky to even have a job. (yes true- not in this case, this job will give you PTS)
    *They're so cheap we never have what we need in the office to even function and struggle to do the job sometimes because lack of resources and organization and standard procedures.
    *The accounting is so backwards they have a million people doing one thing. All they care about is money but they don;t have an actual strong accounting deot.
    *So much change happens you don't know what you're going to have dropped on you when you come back from your lunch.
    *They mold you into thinking about work %100 and thats not right. Everyone is always stressed out. Not only I but other employees say this job is effecting their home life.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You're starting to do something right by looking at NUMBERS vs who can BS their way to the top. You increase salaries and promote idiots, take a look at talent and the employees who dedicate their time and energy. If someone is awesome at their job don't keep them there at the same low salary for all the hard work they have done and continue to do (and money they have made for you)-have them manage , give them better compensation and let them expand their talents onto others, otherwise you will continue to struggle and lose people to better more established companies with BENEFITS like 401k, Health, Vacation, Sick Pay and better salary. Face it you're not a startup any longer and you have he money.

    Look at job descriptions and base your salaries on that- work load & responsibility should equal better pay.

    We're an American company- start giving us the usual Holidays. It's discriminating to other culture and religion what you're doing by not giving us the typical American holidays to enjoy with our families.

    Shame on you for being so greedy.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Not enough words to describe how bad this company is.......

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    Former Employee - Telemarketer  in  Van Nuys, CA
    Former Employee - Telemarketer in Van Nuys, CA

    I worked at A1 Solar Power part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Some of the other employees were fun to hang out with, that's the only good thing that i can remember.

    Cons

    These people are scum. They rip off their customers, they rip off their employees, and they make a terrible work place. I have never wanted to quit a job before, and this was the first time. After working there for nearly a year and giving them every chance to see if they were only terrible to their entry level employees but that was not the case. They are terrible to everyone. Don't expect to see all of your money either.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find another job, i don't see this company lasting too long and if it does they are going to fire you any how. This is a company for crooks, by crooks, and is out to hire crooks

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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