Solar Turbines

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Great place to work in San Diego. Room for advancement

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA

I worked at Solar Turbines full-time (more than 10 years)

Pros

Great benefits, potential to move up/around, once you get hired on(can get permanent straight on, or temp for at least one year)

Cons

Have to bend over backwards to get noticed by management(depending on department), or get into politics to move up. Nepotism is huge.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Be more involved with employees' development; treat everyone the same

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 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.

  2. 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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