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I have been working at One Block Off the Grid full-time for less than a year
Pros – Positive atmosphere, great team, and a very promising future. Lots of opportunity for advancement and bonuses. Friendly competition but lots of support.
Cons – Sometimes we run out of bathroom soap? (But just started a regular Costco order so should be all set!)
Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company
2013-04-25 17:15 PDT
I worked at One Block Off the Grid full-time for more than a year
Pros – There are a lot of great salespeople and 1BOG has a history of doing really cool stuff to promote environmental awareness...
Cons – Unfortunately employees are criminally undervalued by management. The new parent company doesn't understand or care about the culture that once made this place such a great environment. New management has no imagination, lacks organization and rules by force and threat rather than actual skill. They also flat-out lie.
The other problem is that they don't pay people accurately. The amount of times they've screwed up paychecks is unbelievable. They also don't make anybody sign NDAs - if any salespeople went to a competitor (or a partner), they could spill some serious beans and that would be really bad. Really bad.
Only thing that matters at the new 1BOG now is how much they sell every month. It's a sales organization and a call center, and they treat employees like garbage. Make your numbers one month, you're a star. Miss them the next month, you're back to garbage. It sucks because 1BOG was such a cool place at one point.
No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company
2013-10-03 09:48 PDT
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I worked at One Block Off the Grid
Pros – One Block Off the Grid is a young a growing company with a tremendous amount of potential within the residential solar energy market. Every employee is unique in their own way and bring some of the best talent to their specific job. The office is an open working environment, which makes it easy to connect with the executive board at any point and time.
The potential is there for this company to grow exponentially within the next few years for this company.
Cons – As with any other start up company, the hours can be long, but the rewards of seeing the company grow and mature make it all worth it.
Advice to Senior Management – More transparency to what the overall company strategy in moving forward is. Other than that, the management team is very approachable, and there's an enormous amount to learn from each and every one of them.
Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend
2010-10-07 20:17 PDT
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