SunEdison
3.0 of 5 26 reviews
www.sunedison.com Beltsville, MD 150 to 499 Employees

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Updated Apr 13, 2014

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44% Approve of the CEO

SunEdison President Carlos Domenech

Carlos Domenech

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43% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Great learning for solar, challenging business environment

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at SunEdison full-time

ProsBest in class solar development, finance learning
Growing rapidly, emphasis on hiring younger talent

ConsSometimes difficult to understand who has authority to make decisions, but this is getting better

Advice to Senior ManagementShare reasons for decisions to employees

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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finger-pointing, cover-your-ass culture / late-to-pay vendors

Senior Manager (Current Employee)
Belmont, CA

I have been working at SunEdison full-time for more than 3 years

ProsSunEdison has smart, good, individual employees. The west coast offices (in San Francisco and Belmont) are new and nice and in good locations. The company has a good 401k match that vests immediately.

ConsSunEdison has poor internal processes that do not manage work flow processes well. The company is consistently late in paying its consultants and is always scrambling for cash. The culture is dominated by blame and finger-pointing as SunEdison attempts to insert greater accountability when the company is under stress. Margins are low and unpredictable.

Advice to Senior Managementimprove people development and training, improve processes and systems for vendor payment and workload management, improve accountability

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Management is unfocused

Senior Director (Current Employee)
Belmont, CA

I have been working at SunEdison full-time for more than a year

ProsOne of the top names/brands in the solar industry

ConsExtreme lack of focus and knowledge about who they are and where they stand in the value chain: lots of acquisitions that have led nowhere (trackers, micro-inverters, etc., etc.)

Advice to Senior ManagementFocus on what you do well and stop pulling the organization in a million different directions.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Good strategy, poor execution

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Saint Louis, MO

I worked at SunEdison full-time for more than 10 years

ProsRoyal employee and experienced people

ConsCash flow, inconsistency of the company decision

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Disorganized Company, Horrid leadership

Sales (Current Employee)
San Francisco, CA

I have been working at SunEdison full-time for more than a year

ProsPaycheck, some of the people, solar proliferation, company phone, 401k, vision, dental, health care, new offices, training, proficient and extremely professional IT department, a really well built and efficient physical product, many talented people.

ConsThe list is too long. Lets say there are many chiefs and no Indians. The corrupt and entitled rise the ranks. those that ad actual value are not respected and are run out by the fear of those who aren't adding value. I have been working here for a 1 1/2 years and seen reoccurring mistakes. I am not sure how we stay in business. Advice to prospects: fight for a higher salary because you wont get raises and the company will expect you to work for an almost non living wage. This company (Other than our modules and Utility/ Distributed Generation installations) is all glitter and very little substance. Humanity is not welcome in here, this company needs robots.

Advice to Senior ManagementWatch your acquisition, because your culture is being destroyed by the unauthentic.
When you see someone that is real, invest in them. When everyone is telling you that certain people have hijacked a department and are one by one weeding out your legacy employees for those who can be hired for very small salaries and a lot less skill, don't be surprised when your company starts falling apart. don't be surprised that your customer "delight" suffers.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Visionary company

Vice President (Former Employee)
San Francisco, CA

I worked at SunEdison full-time for more than 3 years

ProsYou will absolutely make an impact on the issues tied to energy use and consumption, and the larger problem of global warming.

ConsThe business tends to lack focus, and has tried much too hard to push a vertically integrated play. It simply doesn't have the horsepower for such an angle so all departments tend to be somewhat resource starved.

Advice to Senior ManagementDumb the noise, focus on the value.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Part-time work

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at SunEdison

ProsGlad to have the opportunity

ConsWould have liked to work for company longer

Advice to Senior ManagementToo high turn over rate

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Good but not excellent

Senior Engineer (Current Employee)
Saint Louis, MO

I have been working at SunEdison full-time for more than 8 years

ProsInternational company, more opportunities in outside of U.S.

ConsPoor management system, too often change the management

Advice to Senior ManagementBuilding system

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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The best in solar PV Installations

Construction Manager-Site Engineer (Current Employee)
Boston, MA

I have been working at SunEdison as a contractor for less than a year

ProsAs a representative of SunEdison it pays to be a part of such a financialy staple compoany!

ConsNone at this juncture, going great

Advice to Senior ManagementPromote me!

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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I worked at SunEdison as an intern

ProsGreat learning environment due to the ever evolving industry.

ConsLot's of office politics which lead to awkward dynamics

Advice to Senior ManagementDon't make anyone a manager based on experience, make sure they have people skills.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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