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Helpful (3)

Love this place - amazing people to work with who are truly driven by the Solar mission. Love the very open environment

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oakland, CA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oakland, CA

I have been working at Sungevity

Recommends
Recommends

Pros

Great benefits, great people, beautiful setting, real mission and purpose

Cons

Intense as most new companies are - pace is fast

Advice to Management

Keep these benefits - they are a lock!

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  1. Helpful (5)

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

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    Current Employee - Not In Sales in Oakland, CA
    Current Employee - Not In Sales in Oakland, CA

    I have been working at Sungevity

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    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 You'll have to support outdated practices because none of the team leads gets their butt kicked by continuing education.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 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.


  2. Helpful (2)

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

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oakland, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oakland, CA

    I have been working at Sungevity

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    - Great team of people, very dedicated to solving problems quickly and taking action. - Everyone is really driven with a passion towards renewable energy, it makes the office a fun place to work. The lack of paper plates, paper cups, etc can take a little getting used to, but the use of real glasses and dishes emphasizes the focus of the company on renewable sources. - Benefits are very good, and comparable to big companies in the valley. - IT and Software management was shaky last year, but really steller this year! Clear roadmaps for both IT and Software teams. The new VP of SW Eng is truly a rock star. - Free fresh fruit and snacks provided a few times a week. Good stuff tends to go fast. - Great energy around the office, love that everyone shakes a maraca when a sale is made. - Office is right on the water in Jack London, great views of the bay and excellent food (lunch/dinner) nearby.

    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 little cramped, but they are looking to expand in to a building next door. - "Food and Snacks" around the office should be refilled more often, not a lot of places to "snack" around Jack London these days.


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