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A winner in Solar, but question upper management

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Richmond, CA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, CA

I have been working at SunPower (San Jose, CA)

Pros

I work in the Richmond office. It's convenient to my home. It's a pleasant work environment with lots of cool benefits like a gym, restaurant, etc. I have amazing coworkers. I have a great manager. I'm fortunate to feel genuinely good about what I do, being in the solar industry.

Cons

I don't think upper management really understands the construction business. Weird, unfounded HR policies around the use of contractors on construction projects. Lots of reorgs with the same people in charge every time.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Look really hard at yourselves and think about whether or not you are qualified to do your job.

Recommends
Disapproves of CEO

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    Great support from staff

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    Former Employee - Accounts Payable Clerk  in  Richmond, CA
    Former Employee - Accounts Payable Clerk in Richmond, CA

    I worked at SunPower (San Jose, CA)

    Pros

    Good people environment and good work atmosphere (at least in the Richmond office).

    Cons

    The Company lacked leadership and development programs to employees to develop new skills or to learn more about the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Develop employee skills through development programs. Such programs will help foster current employees and allow them to fill positions without having to hire from the outside. Promote from within.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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    Layoffs every two years. Last in - first out

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Richmond, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, CA

    I worked at SunPower (San Jose, CA)

    Pros

    Sunpower makes the best PV solar technology .

    Cons

    Employees are overworked to the point of failure. Too few people are being asked to do too many things. Everyone pretends projects are under control but actually most projects are on the brink of failure. Then if something goes wrong and you are involved you are first in line at the next layoff. Managers do not talk to each other so groups that need to communicate often don't. Some managers are really poor and woe to you if you get a bad one.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better respect for employees. Break down the silos in the organization so people can work together rather than against each other.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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