Cogenra Solar

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Great team, exciting technology, fast paced environment

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Engineer in Mountain View, CA
Current Employee - Engineer in Mountain View, CA

I have been working at Cogenra Solar full-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

Lots of opportunity to be a key contributor. Smart, capable, driven people are rewarded and promoted. Truly impressive and trust worthy team, with great camaraderie and a collaborative/positive/supportive environment.

Cons

It is fast paced and demanding. Cogenra is a lean running machine, if you are looking for frills or silicone valley perks like an in-house barista or a fleet of company color coded bikes this may not be the place for you.

Recommends
Positive Outlook

11 Other Employee Reviews for Cogenra Solar (View Most Recent)

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

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA

    I worked at Cogenra Solar as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

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

    Lunch is provided for all employees every Friday!

    Cons

    Senior 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 ManagementAdvice

    You 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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    Great idea riddled with lousy management

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Engineer in Mountain View, CA

    I worked at Cogenra Solar full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    You 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

    Cons

    Upper 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 ManagementAdvice

    By 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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