Solar Turbines

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1 person found this helpful  

It's a great company with great benefits.

  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Field Service Representative in New Orleans, LA
Current Employee - Field Service Representative in New Orleans, LA

I have been working at Solar Turbines full-time (more than 10 years)

Pros

I get to utilize all of my military skills in one job.

Cons

Time away from family takes away from the job.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Employees should have reviews for raises more often.

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Worst Place I Ever Worked

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 an year)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Rewarding experience working as an individual contributor on technical projects.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Solar Turbines

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Standard organizational sturcture and associated office political issues.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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