REC Solar Reviews

Updated August 30, 2015
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  1. Helpful (3)

    Management HELL

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Luis Obispo, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Luis Obispo, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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.


  2. Helpful (1)

    A company that hires you to keep you.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Residential Solar Consultant in Scottsdale, AZ
    Current Employee - Residential Solar Consultant in Scottsdale, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 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.


  3. Painful

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Foot Canvass in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Foot Canvass in Phoenix, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

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


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Awesome

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    Good Work


  6. Helpful (2)

    Growing company with emphasis on a quality customer experience.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at REC Solar full-time (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 Management

    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.


  7. Great Company to work for

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    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..


  8. Helpful (3)

    Amazing leadership, heavy workload, chaotic processes, fantastic colleagues

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Luis Obispo, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Luis Obispo, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Colleagues are incredible: genuine, smart, talented, real, unassuming. Building great working relationships is easy. People are genuinely caring, and fun to work with, though the environment can be stressful due to the volume of work and tendency to change direction on a dime.

    Cons

    Heavy workload, and some leadership is challenged in helping their teams to manage it. Very chaotic processes which can be unwieldy/amorphous/flawed. Some lack of business savvy exhibited by certain mid-level leadership. And low comp, too low for the cost of living in the area.

    Advice to Management

    Be prepared, because, like it or not, a comp overhaul will probably be in the company's future. While salaries in the region are lower than NorCal and SoCal, they do not correlate to the cost of living, which is still very high in the Central Coast.


  9. Helpful (2)

    Good company with lots of promise and poor executive management.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Luis Obispo, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Luis Obispo, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at REC Solar full-time

    Pros

    Great people and culture. Many caring and compassionate individuals. Good mission and vision. Managers and even senior managers are good and effective. Executive management is lacking.

    Cons

    Executive management has been terrible, with much turnover and continued lack of understanding of the business. This seems to be driven from the board down through CEO level and other executive management. Executive management does not value employees and does virtually nothing to ensure retention.

    Advice to Management

    Learn to take care of and value your employees. Executive management needs to take an interest in fostering the skills of employees through training and mentor-ship and needs to understand that non-competitive salaries and minimal investment in employees and business do not lead to top quality talent.


  10. Helpful (5)

    Uncertain future

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Mainstream Energy in San Luis Obispo, CA
    Current Employee - Mainstream Energy in San Luis Obispo, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    For the most part great people Experienced team mixed with young professionals so good balance in most teams A very good resume of projects Based in San Luis Obispo but national footprint

    Cons

    3 CEOs in 3 years Ownership is looking to bale. Very shortsighted now that investors want out Marketing budget cut way back Too many good people leaving Latest CEO looking to build his resume and does not care about much else

    Advice to Management

    Find someone to buy the company and go retire. Unfortunately the rest of us need to make a living and can't cash out. There is a lot of potential in the company but it is not being given a chance.


  11. Helpful (3)

    changes in coorprete structure

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    the company will make more money

    Cons

    all of the employees are unhappy



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