Bloom Energy
2.8 of 5 53 reviews
www.bloomenergy.com Sunnyvale, CA 1000 to 5000 Employees

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Manufacturing plant hours are long and contractor pay is low

Manufacturing Technician (Current Employee)
Sunnyvale, CA

ProsThe product is innovation and successful. Company sales increase every quarter. Exciting private company to be in right now.

ConsThey hire contractors for a low hourly wage to work 60 hours+ in the manufacturing plants (once worked 19 hours in a 27 hour period over a weekend). It takes almost 2+ years to be considered for a permanent position - all along making low hourly pay and working holidays and every weekends. Meanwhile, the supervisors and planners all get mad and make comments when you ask for any amount of time off - on a weekend.

Advice to Senior ManagementYou should spend more time in your plants. The planners and permanent managers are expecting the low paid contractors to work insanely long hours and if they ask for even 1 day or 1 full weekend off - they get threatened with not becoming permanent - one day. Even though it's hard to see when contractors will become permanent when it takes 2 years+. This is not how employees should be treated. The contractors are working hard knowing that there aren't a lot of manufacturing plants in this area. They want to work at Bloom and they want to stay. But if your sales triple in 1 quarter, then you should think about tripling your plant workforce then too. Instead of asking people to work 19 hours in a 27 hour period over a weekend. If it's a last month of every quarter push to meet demand, that's reasonable, but it's not just these months - it's turned into every month - every day. Employee and contractors' wives are leaving them because they have to work so much and they are missing their kids birthdays - all because there are not enough employees to cover all the product that needs to be built and delivered in one quarter. People are tired and the class system (perm vs. contractor) should be fixed. This is worst treatment of employees and contractors I have ever heard of.

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

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    good place to work

    Staff Engineer (Current Employee)
    Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at Bloom Energy full-time for more than 5 years


    Pros: amount of work is very high Cons: less than perfect resources available Advice to Senior Management: keep it up No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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    Mixed

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at Bloom Energy


    Pros: Impressive technical talent. Interesting work. Cons: No HR standards whatsoever, huge title discrepancies for similar jobs.… Advice to Senior Management: Company needs better organization and structure. Employee recognition is manager dependent, with little input from peers.… More
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