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Great place for the motivated and dedicated

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Former Employee - Operations & Maintenance Technician in San Diego, CA
Former Employee - Operations & Maintenance Technician in San Diego, CA

I worked at Solar Turbines

Recommends
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

Great compensation and benefits.
Great emphasis on safety.
Continual effort to improve processes and document for future reference.
Minorities seem to be well represented.
Goes above and beyond for employees affected by disaster.
Great on-going opportunities for training.

Cons

Lack of timely communication sometimes.
Negative chatter from old-timers who don't like change. They are sometimes right though, so one should shut up, listen and come to your own conclusions.

Advice to Management

Keep emphasis on safety and continued training.

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  1. Helpful (3)

    Solar is a horrible company to work for

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    Current Employee - Project Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Solar Turbines

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    1) Location is Great.. (Its San Diego)
    2) Starting salary for new hire from school is $65,000 with $10,000 sign up bonus for HB facility and $65,000 flat for KM facility which is $5000 more than other companies in San Diego.

    Cons

    1)You have to have a family member in Upper management in order to move up the ladder otherwise you will be spinning your wheels and wasting your time.

    2) 90% Managers are not qualified for their positions. (They either dont have higher degrees or their degrees are from online universities)

    3) They need to hire better HR reps. The director of HR and all her assistance are not qualified for their positions. They need to be sent to school to take more HR related courses.

    4) There is no training and lots of tribal knowledge.

    5) Poor Management

    Advice to Management

    To learn more about leadership and the ones that dont have degrees go back to school and get a degree from an established school not online schools

  2. A great place to work in a challenging engineering environment.

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    Former Employee - Engineering Assistant in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Engineering Assistant in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Solar Turbines

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Solar Turbines offers a challenging, but fun work environment. The different departments are easily accessible across the organization in order to effectively complete projects.

    Cons

    Some of the computer software and telephone systems are a bit behind the times. Additionally, the general mentality of the company is to maintain the products and designs of the past, rather than moving forward with new or different ideas.

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