First Solar

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A company growing back to peak

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Database Administrator in Perrysburg, OH
Current Employee - Database Administrator in Perrysburg, OH

I have been working at First Solar full-time (more than an year)

Pros

Currently the solar industry is growing through rough phase and FSLR is no excuse and it believes in what it is doing. I think it is growing back to its peak time.

Cons

Employees work should be more aggressive. sometime it takes long time to get things done. it need to find more innovative ways to get things efficiently.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Management is doing good job, keep recognizing the employees and they will do their best.

Recommends
Positive Outlook

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    Entrepreneurial opportunity - second time around!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Perrysburg, OH
    Current Employee - Manager in Perrysburg, OH

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

    Pros

    High caliber associates, "topgrading" hiring process, generally highly supportive culture.
    Leading company in unitlity-scale solar electric plants (own 67% of the 100MW+ market).
    Innovation leader in driving down the cost of solar electricity.
    Great potential for expansive future growth, once we make it through the transition to (larger) unsubsidized markets.

    Cons

    Significant risk from several factors: Chinese competition (with deep pockets willing to operate at a loss to drive out competitors.),

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Prompt internal communications during reorganizations.
    Be more open with associates on real risks & promises, so they can make informed commitment to the turnaround effort.
    More vacation time to allow work/life balance.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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    Solar sector is in a slump

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tempe, AZ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tempe, AZ

    I worked at First Solar

    Pros

    If you want to make a positive difference in the worl, solar holds great promise to provide environmentally friendly energy.

    Cons

    Management is foundering - and it doesn't look like improvements will be made anytime soon!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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