Solyndra, Inc. Reviews

Updated February 19, 2015
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  1. Excellent Company (was)

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    Former Employee - Engineer Manager in Fremont, CA
    Former Employee - Engineer Manager in Fremont, CA

    I worked at Solyndra, Inc.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Driven to innovate
    Agile to some degree
    Bright people

    Cons

    Closed!
    Intense just too much of the time
    Factory in Bay Area overly costly to company operations

  2. Fantastic failure

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Mechanical Engineer in Fremont, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Mechanical Engineer in Fremont, CA

    I worked at Solyndra, Inc. full-time (more than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Futuristic, innovative, fast pace, people friendly. A lot of work was done in the shotest possible time. Bright future was ahead of all of us.

    Cons

    Everything went wrong starting with market analysis, cost of manufacturing, breaching many international patents, knowingly or not.

    Advice to Management

    Decision making at highest level has to be done with cool heads, not just enthusiasm.

  3. Excellent experience - and place where I learned a lot

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Process Engineer in Fremont, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Process Engineer in Fremont, CA

    I worked at Solyndra, Inc. full-time (more than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Teamwork, and ability to work with many different functional groups.

    Cons

    Work life balance - many hours required

    Advice to Management

    Compensation and evaluation could have been better

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  5. Process Engineer

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    Former Employee - Process Engineer in Fremont, CA
    Former Employee - Process Engineer in Fremont, CA

    I worked at Solyndra, Inc. full-time (more than a year)

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

    Pros

    Worked with some of the best engineers in the Silicon Valley.

    Cons

    Way too much politics. Incompetent management.

  6. Hired to provide expertise in inspection and data collection for manufacturer of solar photovoltaic (PV) systems. Assist

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    Former Employee - Support Technician in Fremont, CA
    Former Employee - Support Technician in Fremont, CA

    I worked at Solyndra, Inc. full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    I needed a job to pay the bills. They did that to me.

    Cons

    I didn't like a position at Solyndra in Fremont, CA

  7. Final test for solar panal.

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    Current Employee - Process Technician in Fremont, CA
    Current Employee - Process Technician in Fremont, CA

    I have been working at Solyndra, Inc. full-time (more than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    I have a change to learn more high tech.

    Cons

    The Management was not very good.

    Advice to Management

    The management has to be improve .

  8. Quite a ride

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Process Engineer in Fremont, CA
    Former Employee - Process Engineer in Fremont, CA

    I worked at Solyndra, Inc. full-time (more than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Lots of smart people there

    Cons

    Too many stupid senior managers.

    Advice to Management

    Don't waste money

  9. Party is over and the doors are locked.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Solyndra, Inc.

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

    Pros

    Good pay. Smart people. But that wasn't enough.

    Cons

    Horrible works hours. 24/7....and out of business.

  10. Process Techician

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Process Technician in Fremont, CA
    Former Employee - Process Technician in Fremont, CA

    I worked at Solyndra, Inc. full-time (more than a year)

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

    Pros

    Learn more about the high tech

    Cons

    The company going down and down

    Advice to Management

    not very good management

  11. Crazy cool ride

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Solyndra, Inc.

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

    Pros

    ability to innovate and create

    Cons

    company went bankrupt, really miss the people and what we were trying to accomplish...

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