First Solar

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Great working experience

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Perrysburg, OH
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Perrysburg, OH

I worked at First Solar full-time (more than an year)

Pros

Employees live by FSLR behaviors, similar to GE organizational behaviors.
Relax working environment.
Low benefit cost compare to similar companies in the industry.
Green technology.

Cons

Lack of collaboration between groups causing redundancy in assignments, head counts and etc.
Slowly shifted from R&D mentality to manufacturing mind set. Not many risk takers from group stakeholders.
Slow down in solar PV markets.
Lack of leadership from front line managers.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Streamlining organization groups. Fast track efficiency improvement & cost reduction plans.

Recommends
Negative Outlook

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    A company growing back to peak

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    • 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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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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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