First Solar
3.3 of 5 67 reviews
www.firstsolar.com Tempe, AZ 1000 to 5000 Employees

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Tremendous personal growth experience.

Engineering Manager (Current Employee)
Santa Clara, CA

ProsMeaningful work in a company strongly positioned to weather the current storm in the solar energy market. Work in a U.S. company that manufactures products in the United States as well as overseas.

ConsHighly volatile solar market creates risk in future employment opportunities with the company. Company's internal processes and systems are still immature and need to develop.

Advice to Senior ManagementNeed to think beyond the current Cadmium Telluride technology and explore other opportunities and markets that will be strong growth sectors for the future in solar energy.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Based on who you suck up to not necessarily qualifications.

    Technician (Former Employee)
    Perrysburg, OH

    I worked at First Solar


    Pros: The pay is comparable, the benefits are good. Working… Cons: Repititous on the floor. 12hrs rotating shifts. Poor middle management skills. Promotion off floor is impossible… Advice to Senior Management: Remember who got you in the position you are in the first place. The people who actually make the products are the ones who deserve… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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    Rewarding result, Too much big-company overhead

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Oakland, CA

    I have been working at First Solar


    Pros: Work results in real progress in an important industry (clean energy) Good compensation package Get… Cons: Getting things done internally is slow and difficult, with too many approval levels and long delays as even minor decisions wind themselves through a complicated… Advice to Senior Management: Empower managers to make spending decisions, make sure employees are spending time on revenue-generating… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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