SunEdison

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Decent company, but not so hot on the strategy.

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Former Employee - Business Development Analyst in Belmont, CA
Former Employee - Business Development Analyst in Belmont, CA

I worked at SunEdison as a contractor (less than a year)

Pros

Diversified businesses, seem to really be taking a step in the right direction with the culture training and creating more accountability,

Cons

I question the strategy of the company, including a recent acquisition. We will see if it can fulfill it's ambitions to be one of the most successful three solar companies.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Hire more experienced managers from the tech sector.

Recommends
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    I used to love my career, but after working at SunEdison, I hate it.

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    Current Employee - Software Engineering Manager in Belmont, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineering Manager in Belmont, CA

    I have been working at SunEdison full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    There are not many pros here. The company is disorganized, so there is a chance to make an impact resulting in decent career opportunities, provided you know how to play politics (see cons).
    There are also lots of smart, interesting people here.

    Cons

    Too many to list. Culture is terrible, though the company has recognized this and has tried hard over the last 2 years to improve culture. As an example of bad culture, there is a tendency to blame others on problems instead of solving problems.
    Infrastructure is weak and fragmented.
    People are seen as resources to be used, not as individuals.
    Horrible politics dampen productivity and destroys morale.
    Invoices to 3rd party vendors don't get paid on time if at all.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Yes, the stock price has gone up, but so have the stock prices for all the other solar companies, so don't give yourself to much credit. Good ideas can come from the individual contributors so listen to what they have to say. Get rid of the politics.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Long hours, good people, poor management

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Belmont, CA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Belmont, CA

    I have been working at SunEdison full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    I love the team I work with. The people care and are all over worked, but still willing to try to help you.

    Cons

    Management changes every few months. It is very hard to get promoted when you have 5 managers in 2 years. The company is confused about what it is doing and where it is going. Broken workflows, inconsistent direction (because every management change comes with a new agenda). Poor cash management, lack of resources, unrealistic expectations, etc...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote from within, follow best project management practices, make data driven decisions, not political ones. Provide stock to everyone, not just Directors and above.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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