Miasole Reviews

Updated June 20, 2014
Updated June 20, 2014
7 Reviews
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Unique Design...

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA

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

    Pros

    The frameless panel was a unique idea and some of the technology outstanding.

    Cons

    Cost too high per watt.
    Hard to keep up with the number of product revisions,
    Lots of turnover in personnel.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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    Great product, bad management and business

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    Former Employee - Process Engineer  in  Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Process Engineer in Santa Clara, CA

    I worked at Miasole full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Engineers are smart and working hard to build innovative and reliable products.

    Cons

    Bad management and business plan made the company sank during solar war.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Acknowledge the talents and award them as much as possible! stop the politics and use your time to build sustainable business with great already product.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Sad story of a venture backed company gone wrong

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    Current Employee - Engineer
    Current Employee - Engineer

    I have been working at Miasole full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Cutting edge technology and interesting people

    Cons

    Ownership transferred to a Chinese company that is no longer funding the company. Most are counting the days until they find new employment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find a new job and take me with you. Please.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    has seen better times

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    Current Employee - Engineer  in  Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Engineer in Santa Clara, CA

    I have been working at Miasole

    Pros

    awesome co-workers, lot's of smart people working really hard to save the planet.

    Cons

    takes too much out of you for too little pay.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    miasole is going to do what miasole is going to do.

    Doesn't Recommend
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    Typical Startup environment

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at Miasole

    Pros

    Innovative environment, lots of smart co-workers, cool technology

    Cons

    difficult work/life balance
    lots of disagreement / infighting between vp's
    3rd CEO in 4 years
    solar manufacturing has turned into a low margin commodity market

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Respect your employees, treat them accordingly

    Doesn't Recommend
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    Not much room for growth, no annual reviews

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA

    I have been working at Miasole

    Pros

    Good people that work there, casual environment, benefits WERE okay at one point but has become worse...depending on your manager they could be flexible with letting you take time off.

    Cons

    Company is completely disorganized.
    Lack of procedures so things may be done differently depending on who is doing the job.
    A lot of finger pointing rather than taking ownership of mistakes which ends up wasting everyones time because meetings will go in circles.
    No annual reviews - therefore majority of employees do not get a raise.
    No room for growth, if upper management leaves, the company does not promote from within. They would rather spend extra money to hire someone from the outside to take the open spot.
    Lack of control on cash flow...could be better now with new management...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management needs to appreciate their employees for their hard work by giving reviews and letting them know what they improved on and what they need to improve on.
    Employees learn from their management--if management is not willing to take ownership of their mistakes, they are leading by example.

    Doesn't Recommend
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    Best Practice Model In Solar- Silicon Valley, CA

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA

    I have been working at Miasole

    Pros

    Great teamwork, individual contributors to executive level work side by side for the continued growth of this Solar startup that is thriving.

    Cons

    Going fast enough to require more parking space.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to select personnel from the best and brightest for your efforts. Encouraging safety and quality have paid off.

    Recommends

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