Recurrent Energy Reviews

Updated June 18, 2015
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  1. Great Place to Work

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

    I have been working at Recurrent Energy full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    - Collaborative, team oriented environment
    - Small, tightly knit group with low turnover
    - Transparency, exposure to key decisions
    - Share value creation with employees through above market compensation
    - Work-life balance emphasized by senior management

    Cons

    - Difficult to move around internally if interested in other groups
    - Email intensive culture
    - Team oriented environment leads to lots of meetings
    - Moderate to heavy reporting

    Advice to Management

    - Streamline reporting processes
    - Train staff to run more efficient meetings, and cut down on meetings where possible
    - Find tools to reduce heavy use of email
    - Provide opportunities for junior employees to see other parts of the business


  2. Fast paced, exciting projects with awesome people.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Recurrent Energy

    Pros

    Generous bonus structure. Internal goal of making an impact on the world.

    Cons

    Not great work life balance.


  3. Great company, great people, doing great work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in San Francisco, CA
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Recurrent Energy as a contractor (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    One of America's leading solar development companies. Consistently on the cutting edge of solar policy. Management is smart, honest, full of integrity and vision. Colleagues are highly competent, committed and hard working.

    Cons

    Challenging to keep up with the quality and work commitment of colleagues. Can put in long hours and experience very demanding schedules.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Strong, growing and collaborative team.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Recurrent Energy full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    In the early days, Recurrent Energy was a close-knit team with great cross group collaboration. There was definitely an aspect of growing pains in scaling the team and completing projects. The leadership team is very strong and communicates effectively to the rest of the company.

    Cons

    Personal development is discussed, but this is one of those nebulous areas where new employees must take it upon themselves to find a mentor or actively have discussions on career progression and feedback in order to improve and move up.

    Advice to Management

    The difficulty lies in maintaining the lean company culture while growing and expanding the company.


  6. Great industry, okay company, weak management with narrow view.

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

    I have been working at Recurrent Energy full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    knowledgeable and fun staff, flexible hours, interesting projects.

    Cons

    Closed door conversations, compensation and promotions are completely unbalanced, and management team does not use strengths of employees.

    Advice to Management

    Balance out promotions, titles, and compensation companywide based on experience, professional qualifications and tenure; and solicit 360-degree feedback from employees.


  7. Good, if inconsistent, leadership; great bonus

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Recurrent Energy full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    * Hybrid work atmosphere for the Bay Area. Has some of the freedoms and independence of startup culture (depending on department), but also some of the stability and structure of more established/older companies.
    * Depending on your department, the potential to earn bonuses can be extremely substantial.

    Cons

    * Culture driven largely by sales team, which leads to a lack of work/life balance and a bit of a "bro-y" atmosphere, in general. Not terrible, but something you'd be conscious of if coming from a more laid back environment.
    * Top-level leadership seemed to be on a short leash at times because of being a subsidiary of Sharp, which seemed like a very risk averse company.

    Advice to Management

    The focus on the bottom line seems to ultimately push people away. It's culture, not just money, that keeps people around and companies successful.


  8. Great company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Recurrent Energy full-time

    Pros

    Everyone I worked with was very smart and hard working.

    Cons

    Long hours; not the best place for work life balance.


  9. Recurrent Energy, LLC

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

    I have been working at Recurrent Energy

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Fair compensation and bonus plans for selective employees, flexible hours

    Cons

    Unstructured management styles, employees with consistent relations issues remain ignored without long term concern for well being of other employees, few company perks/benefits, bleak long term career growth


  10. Helpful (3)

    Great company in a great industry!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Recurrent Energy full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Fantastic management team, bright, enthusiastic and passionate employees, work hard/play hard culture, successful company in an exciting industry (PV utility-scale solar), entrepreneurial atmosphere.

    Cons

    If you're looking for rapid upward progression, this may not be the place for you since we're a fairly small company, but the company looks for creative ways to meet employee's personal development needs and encourages lateral moves, project work, etc.



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