SunPower (San Jose, CA)

www.sunpowercorp.com
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Huge ability to have an impact and greater breadth and complexity than lots of mid-cap & solar companies.

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Current Employee - Management in Austin, TX
Current Employee - Management in Austin, TX

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

Pros

Challenging work, wide breadth, very diverse business units, will be pushed to perform at a much higher level than many other companies. Great focus on constant improvement. Global company with residential, commercial and utility segments.

Cons

You have to set boundaries for your version of work-life balance, and we will try to stretch them.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Keep the focus on growing customer focus and service capability.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    SunPower is a great place to expand on experience and effect change positively in our world.

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    Former Employee - Program Manager in Richmond, CA
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Richmond, CA

    I worked at SunPower (San Jose, CA) full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Many brilliant minds at work in one place. Exposure to a global team environment. Feel good about environmental improvement work.

    Cons

    Process can bog down progress. Politics can interfere with advancement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The bottoms up approach is a wonderful way to instill responsibility in others and promote growth. However there is a need for a real connection to be made interdepartmentally. I'm sure things have changed since I left.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    It is a company with great solar technology but mid level management is poor. Understaffed.

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    Current Employee - Business Development in Richmond, CA
    Current Employee - Business Development in Richmond, CA

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

    Pros

    Best technology in solar panels
    Very smart people work there
    Good industry reputation
    Likely to be standing after solar wars because of Total ownership

    Cons

    Too many silos - people don't talk to people in other internal groups
    Too much reliance on contract workers. The quality of projects being built is often poor.
    Quarterly results more important than building a strong team. Constant layoffs when things get tight.
    Too much turn over
    Some mid-level managers (director level in particular) are HORRIBLE. This is especially true in North America Commercial sales.
    Projects are understaffed so some projects are turning out badly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better employee support. Consider the impact on good employees of bad managers. Rely less on contract workers. I am seeing the results of some of your built projects and it is bad.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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