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Small enough to be comfortable, but not aggressive

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Former Employee - Sales in San Luis Obispo, CA
Former Employee - Sales in San Luis Obispo, CA

I worked at REC Solar full-time (More than 3 years)

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Recommends
Neutral Outlook

Pros

*Many people join the company because it is one of the few ways they can live in San luis Obispo and work for a reputable company.
*Inside sales team supports outside team with leads... but expect to lead gen w/channel partners
*Their channel relationships really help drive the sales process and give REC a good reputation
*Solid reputation in the industry for doing good work
*After being there for 18months+ you can basically run the place
*Compensation is fair for the amount of work required at the sales level- after a year or two you can make $80-100k and work 25-30 hours a week.
*Teams are small and tend to hang out/have fun outside of work
*Leadership is pretty darn good!!!

Cons

*Job can be frustrating because competition is so fierce and resources are so low.
*A lot of promotions are done based on who went to high school/Cal Poly with who
*Very hard work and you have to be very good at always looking at the positive side
*Have begun switching to a more lean business model. Most salespeople are having to provide own vehicles and have a 'draw' against base.
*Was always suprised at how little administrative jobs paid
*Many of the young folks who helped build the company from scratch are jaded or have left

Advice to Management

*Create more levels of advancement for employees
*take risks and dedicate resources targeting EXPANSION not just complacence

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    Former Employee - Solar Installer in Sacramento, CA
    Former Employee - Solar Installer in Sacramento, CA

    I worked at REC Solar part-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    awesome benefits, great people to work with, nice office & tools to work with

    Cons

    hours are inconsisted, boss at the time expressed his personal unhappiness in his own life

    Advice to Management

    keep it professional & take care of your employees

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    Don't drink the Koolaid

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR

    I worked at REC Solar full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    The good thing about this company is the product and service they provide. I fully support solar power and hope to see more of it in the future.

    Cons

    Consistent and easily preventable management operation errors resulting in frequent unnecessary downtime. Poor communication all around. Questionable levels of experience in some middle management positions. Workers are often lied to, taken advantage of and blamed for problems that are out of their control. It is common for skilled people here to be under payed and disrespected. This is not a good company for someone who wants long term stability.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your people. Don't take advantage of people in the name of clean energy. Just because someone else may be in a different or "lower" position than you doesn't mean they don't have valid experience or intelligent and beneficial input. Learn respect and be humble. I wish you the best.

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