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A company growing back to peak

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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 a year)

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Recommends
Positive Outlook

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 Management

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

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  1. First Solar

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tempe, AZ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tempe, AZ

    I worked at First Solar full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great pay
    Great benefit
    Up to date with technology, all employee gets a laptop and a IPhone

    Cons

    Not people driven but result driven so long working hours
    Politics but that seems to be everywhere
    Recently laid off 30% of its workforce worldwide.

    Advice to Management

    Would be nice to truly let your employee know how the organization is doing before its all over the news.


  2. Entrepreneurial opportunity - second time around!

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    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)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    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 Management

    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.


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