REC Solar Reviews

Updated September 14, 2014
Updated September 14, 2014
47 Reviews
3.2
47 Reviews
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  1. 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 for 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
  2.  

    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!

  3.  

    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 for 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
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  5.  

    Management HELL

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    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 for 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
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

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

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    Former Employee - Outside Sales Consultant  in  Chico, CA
    Former Employee - Outside Sales Consultant in Chico, CA

    I worked at REC Solar full-time for 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
  7.  

    Painful

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    Former Employee - Foot Canvass  in  Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Foot Canvass in Phoenix, AZ

    I worked at REC Solar part-time for 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
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Awesome

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at REC Solar full-time for 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
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good solar company, young atmosphere, into technology, not ethical in all areas.

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    Former Employee - Sales  in  Sacramento, CA
    Former Employee - Sales in Sacramento, CA

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

    Pros

    Good people, positive attitude, good leadership, freedom to work your job right.

    Cons

    Too techie, long hours, changing commission structure and procedures regularly. Because of family matters I had to move and they kept commissions on sold jobs with my name on the contracts. The sales program is a bit cheesy and is targeted for a younger crowd.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the momentum as a company but stay consistent and pay the person who got the deal signed for you. There is money allotted for commissions and you take the low road on this.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    REC Solar Response

    Mar 4, 2014Human Resources

    We are a very ethical and fast-growing company with a performance-based culture. It is important for us to be transparent and drive the right behaviors by ensuring we thoroughly review and have our ... More

  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Growing company with emphasis on a quality customer experience.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Lots of growth, diversity of positions, several locations (country-wide)

    Cons

    Little reward beyond pride and experience, advancement requires extreme talent and skill, however is then reviewed as "average", unjust distribution of "favor" between departments, hopelessly incompetent shared services (Facilities, IT & HR)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It doesn't make sense to drive improvements on teams that are already goal-driven and constantly improving. Focus on teams that are bloated and inefficient.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great Company to work for

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at REC Solar

    Pros

    Unbelievable culture and ideology. Great working atmosphere. Excellent management. Lots of career opportunities. Bringing solar to the mainstream that effects millions of home owners.

    Cons

    There are none I can currently think of. The company drives great results and gets great production from all of the different marketing campaigns and the sales representatives are amazing at what they do..

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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