Enphase Energy

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Enphase Energy Reviews

Updated August 6, 2014
Updated August 6, 2014
16 Reviews
3.6
16 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great place to work

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    Former Employee - Technical Writer  in  Petaluma, CA
    Former Employee - Technical Writer in Petaluma, CA

    I worked at Enphase Energy as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    This company has a great product, good workplace culture, good organization, beautiful location. Attitudes are very positive and departments work together well. Employees believe in the product and the alternative energy concept.

    Cons

    Fine product details are a moving target. Open workspace environment can be a little noisy.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 5 people found this helpful  

    Dysfunctional in a big way

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Enphase Energy full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Lots of smart dedicated people

    Cons

    Smart dedicated people are stifled by homogenous group-think of all male executive staff who wouldn't know a good or creative idea outside their small sphere if it came up and bit them in the backside. For a company on the cutting edge of technology the management is embarrassingly old-school and continues to hire "like me" which means all male executive staff, mostly male promotions and a generally dismissive approach to women at work. The diversity is actually there but there's a glass ceiling and no matter how loud you yell "this is a problem" it's simply not seen by the myopic leadership. It's a shame because this kind of lack of vision is exactly the kind of thing that can bring a company down when all else is going well.

    Respect is one of Enphase energy core values yet it is rarely evident. Everyone is very title oriented and a Director will talk to another Director of VP but they won't talk to an individual contributor and if they do there's usually yelling and/or backside chewing involved. Members of the leadership team routinely take public stabs at people instead airing their opinions behind closed doors like a true professional.. There are a lot of temper-tantrums and holding breath until blue and somehow it is now only allowed but normal. The civilized people just stand shaking their heads when the nastiest people the organization get promoted and the diligent get ignored.

    If there's not a mass exodus of talent from Enphase in the net year, I'll be shocked. I think it's safe to say most of the female staff looks around and feels a sense of hopelessness and they are all tip-top and able to hop to a new job in a second. Will Enphase just excuse reviews as disgruntled and will they listen to those leaving with an open mind or just chalk it up to a disgruntled ex-employee?

    If you are a female at Director or VP level make a move and push hard to get in. Enphase can use your leadership and vision. You might be the one that saves it from itself. Go straight to the CEO Paul Nahi with your value proposition and get him to see the light... please!!!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Time for a new CEO. Time to stop catering to the bullies and the crybabies and stop promoting incompetent men and making new jobs for men without allowing others to compete. It's not only embarrassing, it represents a significant risk to Enphase Energhy

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Company has a great product, but culture can be challenging

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Petaluma, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Petaluma, CA

    I worked at Enphase Energy full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great cause, being involved with a company with a great product that helps our environment.

    Cons

    The senior management team very much has a group think mentality.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Not promoting from within is not going to promote a great deal of employee loyalty.

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  5.  

    Company Focused on IPO More than Employees

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    Former Employee - RMA Technician  in  Petaluma, CA
    Former Employee - RMA Technician in Petaluma, CA

    I worked at Enphase Energy full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Fun Place to work, everyone is devoted, good work environment.

    Cons

    Bad management. Lots of miscomunication. Disconnected departments

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Enjoy the intern time in Enphase Energy

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    Former Employee - Hardware Engineer  in  Petaluma, CA
    Former Employee - Hardware Engineer in Petaluma, CA

    I worked at Enphase Energy as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    There are a lot of things you need to study. Very challenge but useful. The working life is not tough and very balance.

    Cons

    You need touch and study a lot of new things you never do before.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I am very satisfied with the company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great Internship

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    Former Employee - Field Applications Engineer  in  Petaluma, CA
    Former Employee - Field Applications Engineer in Petaluma, CA

    I worked at Enphase Energy as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    good employess and young atmosphere, very dedicated to moving forward.

    Cons

    low pay for interns and very strict rules.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Fast-paced, fun environment at the beginning...

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    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer  in  Petaluma, CA
    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Petaluma, CA

    I worked at Enphase Energy full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good compensation, fast-paced development environment, opportunity to design for a broad range of manufacturing processes, challenging design projects.

    Cons

    Unrealistic expectations, especially in terms of product cost. Project deadlines are set to impossibly short development cycles, and then keep getting extended once management realizes deadlines can't be met. Working with Chinese manufacturing partners can be frustrating, to say the least

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take engineers input when developing product development timelines.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Good experience, accessible executives and great mentorship culture

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    Current Employee - Sales Operations Analyst  in  Petaluma, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Operations Analyst in Petaluma, CA

    I have been working at Enphase Energy full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    cool office vibe, reasonable hours, good culture

    Cons

    high tech can be stressful, sometimes hard to find people because they work part time from home, etc.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Changing the world with really nice people

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    Current Employee - Marketing  in  Petaluma, CA
    Current Employee - Marketing in Petaluma, CA

    I have been working at Enphase Energy full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Collaborative culture, good work/life balance (especially compared to Silicon Valley norms - office is pretty much empty by 6.15pm), smart and committed people, nice age diversity (again, compared to SilVal where being over 35 makes you feel out of place), walks the talk re. the green focus of the company, technology leader.

    Cons

    Struggling to find right balance between instituting processes and weighing teams down with too much process, Sometimes too many involved in each project, so over-collaboration can slow things down.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Rebalance some teams to add extra hands at lower levels so more experienced team members have the bandwidth to fly.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    Great intentions.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Enphase Energy full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Some of the most dedicated passionate people to work with. Collaboration was encouraged although maybe less now that it is larger. Love the product and how it can change the world. If you have a strong manager this is a great place.

    Cons

    High level of chaos, big division between management and the working people. Communication between departments and management to staff is poor. Focus is no longer on how the product can change the world and just on the bottom line.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Scale the chaos - plan ahead don't react, increase your interaction with the staff not just managers - walk the floor, senior staff doesn't seem to be in control of what is happening

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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