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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)

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 ManagementAdvice

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

Recommends
Neutral Outlook

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    They are falling on their face due to poor management

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    Former Employee - Senior Field in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Field in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    Good people to work for in the field.

    Cons

    Horrible management. Currently managed by a tyrant rigime. They lie to you. There is currently NO stability there. Constant turn over from the CEO on down to field workers. Can't make a profit to save their lives.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start acting like an actual contractor instead of a bunch of highly educated idiots with absolutely no field experience.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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    sunny company to work for

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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 an year)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    keep it professional & take care of your employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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