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Helpful (1)

Great workplace. Great people.

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  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Associate in San Jose, CA
Current Employee - Associate in San Jose, CA

I have been working at SunPower (San Jose, CA) full-time (less than a year)

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

Great people, great industry, and very strategic.

Cons

Expectations are high and many deliverables are required in a short period of time.

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  1. Helpful (2)

    Great learning environment, poor management practices

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    Current Contractor - Marketing Manager in Richmond, CA
    Current Contractor - Marketing Manager in Richmond, CA

    I have been working at SunPower (San Jose, CA) as a contractor (less than a year)

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

    Pros

    The Richmond office is a beautiful place to work and I like the people with whom I work. SP makes great products.

    Cons

    "As a contractor, there is a very low probability that you will get hired full time." This is what I was told recently by my manager. Once contractors reach their 1500 hour limit (as dictated by CA labor policy and assuming full time work) SP cannot renew their contract; they must wait 3 months before they can hire back that person. Otherwise SP will find a replacement. SP has and will continue to loose good people due to this "policy". Also, there is very little training here, you are on your own with regard to services and resources you may need to do your job.

    Advice to Management

    Profit isn't everything. Without people there is no profit. Eventually your hiring practices and retention failings will catch up with you. How do you expect to grow revenues without investing in your operations? Fire the CMO and hire someone who understands digital marketing and brand nuance. Currently Sunpower does not have a brand. You think its the products but its not. Its more akin to investment services like an IRA or 401k.

  2. Helpful (1)

    Good company to work for if you like solar.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Manager in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at SunPower (San Jose, CA) full-time (more than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good to work for the company

    Cons

    Salaries can be low and you have to fight for raises.

    Advice to Management

    None.

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