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Great working experience

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Perrysburg, OH
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Perrysburg, OH

I worked at First Solar full-time for more than a 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

Other Reviews for First Solar

  1.  

    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 for more than a 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
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Solar sector is in a slump

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    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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