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REC Solar Reviews

Updated January 20, 2015
Updated January 20, 2015
50 Reviews
3.2
50 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Very organized company with great people (in 7 reviews)

  • Many people join the company because it is one of the few ways they can live in San luis Obispo and work for a reputable company (in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • Executive management hires friends and family over qualified, experienced personnel (in 3 reviews)

  • I have never seen so many executives and senior mangers come in, look around and then for whatever reason leave the company (in 2 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great experience at a medium sized company with a national presence

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Supervisor in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Supervisor in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at REC Solar full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great salesforce and customer focus
    Big company with a small, family atmosphere
    Great in supporting teams and individuals

    Cons

    Organizationally spread thin with just under 1000 employees
    Communication between regional business lacked in transparency

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    Great company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Team in Somerset, NJ
    Former Employee - Sales Team in Somerset, NJ

    I worked at REC Solar

    Pros

    Get to basically make my own hours and great pay

    Cons

    Some door to door sales

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Confidential

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at REC Solar

    Pros

    No Pros all cons, I have lost all confidence in the company's management. I will be moving on soon

    Cons

    Management seem like they just graduated from the bottom of the third grade.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quit let someone with some brains take over

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  5.  

    You spend more than you earn

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at REC Solar

    Pros

    Normally I would say none but You can aquaire some experience in sales.

    Cons

    You have to spent more money on gas to drive to different Cosco locations than you earn. You work hard to make leads and appointments but they are very often neglected!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your employees more fairly: don't bury the leads, give a call to all potential customers, not only the one you select!

  6.  

    Excellent Company, management and coworkers. Just a challenging market.

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    Former Employee - Outside Sales Representative in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Outside Sales Representative in Phoenix, AZ

    I worked at REC Solar full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    I enjoyed the management, the company training and coworker morale.

    Cons

    Solar is a challenging and competitive sell.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None- Compensation for entry level was competitive and fair.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Management HELL

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Luis Obispo, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Luis Obispo, CA

    I worked at REC Solar full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The co workers you have will be some of the best friends you will ever have. Very extensive location base so if you are looking to move, you might be able to stay with the company in a different location.

    Cons

    Management sucks, they expect way too much for the pay they offer. Benefits keep getting skimpier and skimpier and our share of the cost keeps skyrocketing. The CEO turnover is out of this world. Actually the entire company turn over is crazy. They have a reputation in the area for "Burn and Churn" they work you will you can't take it anymore, use all your ideas up and then kick you to the curb.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good corporate solar company that did not pay all the commissions owed.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Outside Sales Consultant in Chico, CA
    Former Employee - Outside Sales Consultant in Chico, CA

    I worked at REC Solar full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Very organized company with great people. For a corporation they had a family like atmosphere. Lots of support! decent pay if you work hard. Fair about allowances.

    Cons

    The only negative is because of family issues I had to leave and they kept over $4,000 of my commissions from already sold jobs. I gave a months notice thinking I was helping but found out once you are leaving they keep what they can. It's too bad because I really enjoyed the company. I still have yet to go to the labor board about this.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be fair to who sold your projects. ETHICS!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    A company that hires you to keep you.

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    Current Employee - Residential Solar Consultant in Scottsdale, AZ
    Current Employee - Residential Solar Consultant in Scottsdale, AZ

    I have been working at REC Solar full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Good training, management, peer support. You feel like you are part of a team. Flexible work schedule. Appreciation for you as a person and respect for your balance of life. Benefits start one month after hire. And on the lighter side, if you want to bring your dog to work they allow that, just be sure your dog has good manners. Salary plus commission makes it a good place to work.

    Cons

    The drive to work is pretty far from where I live. Other than the drive, it is a pretty decent place to work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upper management, keep doing what you are doing. Very few jobs I have had where the upper management gets on the floor and helps new consultants plan and make the sale. This is exceptional and shows how much you care.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Painful

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Foot Canvass in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Foot Canvass in Phoenix, AZ

    I worked at REC Solar part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Independence and that is about it.

    Cons

    They are all about the sales numbers and not about training their employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn how to train your employees and offer career paths for those who want to grow within the company

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Awesome

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at REC Solar full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good Work Culture and Work life Balance

    Cons

    Need to have a good compensation

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good Work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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