REC Solar Reviews

Updated June 27, 2015
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  1. Absolutely a wonderful company to work for, Wish that they never got purchased by SUNRUN.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - BRANCH/BRANCH MANAGER
    Former Employee - BRANCH/BRANCH MANAGER

    I worked at REC Solar (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The company actually cared for their employees, and they were not just a number. They understood that the culture of how they treated their employees was monument, and that their greatest asset is their employees.

    Cons

    Upper management took long periods of time to make decisions, like getting the crews an Ice machine.


  2. Robot

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at REC Solar full-time

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

    Pros

    Great place if you want to be a robot, taking orders from novitiates.

    Cons

    Bad place if you have experience and initiative.

    Advice to Management

    Grow up.


  3. Good Place to Learn About Solar

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales
    Former Employee - Sales

    I worked at REC Solar

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Decent training, some structure, growing industry. Some pretty good people worked here. A good first job in the solar industry because they will actually take the time to teach you what you need to know.

    Cons

    Low pay, some egotistical people in the sales team (surprise surprise right?). If you're in an entry level position it will be a complete grind.

    Advice to Management

    Pay your people better. Provide more structure and direction overall. Take the ego out of communication between people. Nothing kills moral quicker than an egotistic manager.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Great experience at a medium sized company with a national presence

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    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


  6. Great company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Team in Somerset, NJ
    Former Employee - Sales Team in Somerset, NJ

    I worked at REC Solar

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Get to basically make my own hours and great pay

    Cons

    Some door to door sales


  7. 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 Management

    Quit let someone with some brains take over


  8. Helpful (1)

    You spend more than you earn

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 Management

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


  9. Helpful (1)

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

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Solar is a challenging and competitive sell.

    Advice to Management

    None- Compensation for entry level was competitive and fair.


  10. Helpful (3)

    Management HELL

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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.


  11. Helpful (1)

    A company that hires you to keep you.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.



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