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5 people found this helpful  

You'll have plenty of time to dream about another job

Not In Sales (Current Employee) Oakland, CA

Pros* real commitment to work/life balance. You may take time off, or leave the office before dark, without being considered a slacker

* real commitment to diverse hiring. It's great to see the range of skin colors, ages, and genders here.

* Danny and Birchy are genuine and in it for the long haul. They're not your usual fast-talking Bay Area startup founders.

Cons* the worst aspects of corporate and startup environments, mixed together. Think soul-deadening cubicles with immature, loud co-workers making your day hell.

* unstable financial base. Any all-hands meeting could mean a layoff.

* A lot of people resting on laurels they earned ages ago. You'll have to support outdated practices because none of the team leads gets their butt kicked by continuing education.

* the answer to everything seems to be, "let's hold a meeting!"

Advice to Senior Management* require every single employee to take at least one class in their area of supposed expertise every year. Knowledge acquired ten or even five years ago is useless in a fast-moving industry.

* don't try to cram everybody into the same kind of workspace. Not every job can function in a veal-fattening pen with ringing phones all around.

* as another reviewer pointed out, there's no obvious career advancement track. Ask employees what that would mean to them, then implement it.

* don't let anyone force you to consider the diversity hiring as "nice to have." It's one of Sungevity's best points.

* nobody outside management should have to attend more than 2 meetings a week. Reprimand the people who require more.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    2 people found this helpful  

    A mix of great people and products trying to change the world

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Oakland, CA

    I have been working at Sungevity


    Pros: - Great team of people, very dedicated to solving problems quickly and taking action. - Everyone is really driven with a passion towards renewable energy,… Cons: - Solar market is tarnished right now, but getting better. Know the industry you're getting into, and you should be fine. - Office space is a… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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    2 people found this helpful  

    Sungevity is a strong community of employees that provides excellent potential for professional growth.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Oakland, CA

    I have been working at Sungevity


    Pros: 1. Excellent leadership team. 2. Strong company growth potential 3. Excellent payment… Cons: 1. Startups are often difficult places to adjust to, especially… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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