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Worst Place I Ever Worked

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Former Employee - Systems Engineer in San Diego, CA
Former Employee - Systems Engineer in San Diego, CA

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

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Harbor Drive Facility is right on the bay and it's in San Diego!

Cons

Old buildings full of old people that do nothing but make it difficult for people trying to make changes. All of management is in place due to brown-nosing, nepotism, seniority, or a combination of the three; it has NOTHING to do with performance or skills. The buildings are from the turn of the century and it shows. Bathrooms are dated, old, and stuffy. The cubes are packed really close together and small, the whole building shakes when walking. You feel like your working in a trailer home. I had to leave I just couldn't take it anymore.

Advice to Management

You really need to figure out what Solar's mission is. Not what Caterpillar thinks Solar's mission is but what is SOLAR's MISSION. Then you need to build the company that you envision. There is no sense in keeping a mission if you don't follow through with what it states. Unless you take drastic measures, you will not be in San Diego much longer. I'll give you 10 years tops before the competition consumes you or you waste away from the lack of direction and leadership. You either need to communicate your needs accurately and honestly to Caterpillar in Peoria or suffer the aforementioned consequences due to the lack of doing anything.

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  1. Rewarding experience working as an individual contributor on technical projects.

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

    I have been working at Solar Turbines

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits package is great. Good promotion of work life balance.

    Cons

    Standard organizational sturcture and associated office political issues.

    Advice to Management

    Make the company's strategy for future growth and sustainability more visible to individual contributors.


  2. Great introductory work experience, compensation, and hours.

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    Former Employee - Intern in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Intern in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Solar Turbines

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Rotational programs allow for experience in many areas over the course of your career. Employees are responsible for certain aspects of each project and with with others in the department to share findings and budgets in order to ensure that projects are profitable and other strategic discussions. Annual conferences are held to that include employees from international offices, great way to learn about e successes and failures other companies face.

    Cons

    Althought there is a rotational program, each rotation does not necessarily result in promotion. Each employee is promoted about once every 1.5 - 3 years.


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