Sungevity
3.4 of 5 38 reviews
www.sungevity.com Oakland, CA 150 to 499 Employees

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Ladies, tie a pillow to your head

Marketing (Current Employee)
Oakland, CA

I have been working at Sungevity as a contractor for less than a year

Pros* Nice location in hip Oakland. Beautiful places to take your lunch break right outside the office.
* Good purpose to the company. You're selling something people want
* Promising industry, will only get bigger

Cons* Lowest glass ceiling around. Women hired for their experience and skills, then fired for the same things. Yes, you will even be told to smile more.
* Weird financing cycle which yields mass layoffs followed by hiring binges. Very demoralizing.
* Employees set against one another, no teamwork. Promotions and recruiting seem based on who you know socially. Experienced employees forced out so they can replaced by "fresher" ones.

Advice to Senior ManagementStop lying. You've hired smart people who've figured out what you're up to.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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You won't realize how harsh it was until you get laid off.

Design and Engineering Specialist (Former Employee)
Oakland, CA

I worked at Sungevity full-time for more than a year


Pros: Good group of people on the whole, although over time they've weeded out those with opinions that are too strong, who… Cons: There is little respect for employees by the number-crunchers...they will expect overtime because they made bad predictions and now a bunch of jobs need to… Advice to Senior Management: Don't think that you can trick your employees anymore through planned messaging into believing the patriotism forever. They believed in the mission to begin with.… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company… More

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this ship is going down

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Sungevity


Pros: nice people, great office location, good mission, enthusiasm, some very… Cons: money too thin, little advancement opportunity, high probability of layoff, thinks the only… More

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