Solar Turbines Reviews

Updated August 17, 2015
91 reviews filtered by
  • Any Location
  • Any Job Title
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Employment Status

Reset

91 Employee Reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date
  1. structure packaging mechanic

    • 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

    Pros

    team work, the importance of safety

    Cons

    any thing you do first time is hard


  2. Great First Job

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Graduate Mechanical Design Engineer in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Graduate Mechanical Design Engineer in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Solar Turbines full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Learned a ton, competent people, good friends

    Cons

    Only decent pay for Houston


  3. Limited Career Growth

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Supervisor in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - IT Supervisor in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Solar Turbines full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Company culture. The people at Solar genuinely care for each other. Successful company. Many years of great results. Stability. The company values employees.

    Cons

    Lack of accountability. Although there is much talk at Solar and especially from their parent company, Caterpillar, about accountability, that just isn't the case here. Lack of leadership. Due to the lack of accountability, leaders don't actually have to lead. They aren't given metrics or any benchmarks they and their teams must meet. Lack of engagement. Because of the items listed above, many employees are unengaged. They show up to work, due the minimum necessary to get through the day, and leave. Lack of career growth. Because there is very little movement at the upper management level, once you get to middle management, your career at Solar is finished. You may sit and wait at this level for 5 or even 10 + years for someone to retire above you.


  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Review


  5. Good company.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - SOO in New Orleans, LA
    Current Employee - SOO in New Orleans, LA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Solar Turbines full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good pay, people and resources.

    Cons

    Temporary employees are forced to work at the company for years before being offered a permanent position.


  6. Solar

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Structures Packaging Mechanic in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Structures Packaging Mechanic in San Diego, CA
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Solar Turbines full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Lots of overtime, great training.

    Cons

    You Have To Know Someone To Get hired.

    Advice to Management

    Try to understand your workers.


  7. Great company!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Solar Turbines full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great people, very diverse workforce Many career opportunities in manufacturing, engineering, sales or management Opportunities for overseas travel and foreign assignments Amazing location in Sunny San Diego

    Cons

    Lately it has become more cost conscious - maybe too much Not the best compensation package compared to other companies in the Oil and Gas market Company driven mostly by engineers that may lack business education


  8. Manufacturing Engineer Intern

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Awesome job, personal growth, great working environment, people are awesome, high retention rate

    Cons

    A lot of CREO and instructions sheet updates


  9. Good Company, Low Salary

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

    Pros

    Good Company, take care of their employee. You will see lots of people work for 30 years + over there, that gives you a job security.

    Cons

    The wage is relatively low compared to other companies


  10. Great people to work with, but no job growth.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Principal Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Principal Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Solar Turbines full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The people you work with are friendly and are willing to assist you. Solar Turbines provides engineers with the opportunity to Design, Analyze, and Test their designs. If you are out of college, this is a great starting job.

    Cons

    No career opportunities. The company is extremely complacent and are resistant to change. They have lots of opportunity for improvement, but they are resistant to change. If you have work experience at another company, definitely don't work at Solar Turbines


  11. the opportunity to advance was great, and the people it felt like a family

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Precision Inspector in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Precision Inspector in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Solar Turbines full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    the people, the oportunity , career advancement ,the money i could go on and on

    Cons

    when its slow or the engine count hhas drop ,management looks for reason to weedd people out

    Advice to Management

    really listen to your workers just because you have degrees doesnt mean you no it all, you employees hourly that have been their 20 plus years whih means they no the company and their area , listen without bias



Showing 91 of 104 reviews
Reset Filters
RSS Feed </> Embed

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.