Sungevity Reviews

Updated June 27, 2015
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Andrew Birch
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Pros
  • Sungevity has a great mission-driven culture, we have missionaries that really care about helping the planet and our customers (in 6 reviews)

  • These people really care about renewable energy and being a giant part of the solar revolution (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • Challenging to achieve sponsorship in senior management to get opportunities to grow (in 4 reviews)

  • However, there is practically no opportunity to advance past my position anywhere remotely close to where I currently live (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Great Company with Great Opportunities

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Solar Consultant in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Solar Consultant in Kansas City, MO

    I have been working at Sungevity full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great Co-workers, Managers are transparent, always willing to coach and develop. Open to investigating changes in the system if they will benefit others. Everyone has an extremely positive outlook on the business.

    Cons

    You can be as successful as you want, and that means this isn't a 40 work week.

    Advice to Management

    Keep growing and cultivating talent.


  2. Remote solar designer

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

    I worked at Sungevity (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, able to check out completely mentally outside of work, good location

    Cons

    Tedious, poor long term business model, horrible on boarding process.

    Advice to Management

    Increase efficiency by decreasing onboarding duration, figure out what you will do after lease is up


  3. Great Work Environment

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Retail Solar Advisor in Jersey City, NJ
    Current Employee - Retail Solar Advisor in Jersey City, NJ

    I have been working at Sungevity

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - Co-workers and supervisors of the sales team are very nice and supportive, competitive in a good way
    - Solar is trending, good market potential
    - The company offers different monthly incentives/prizes to make it fun
    - Actively expanding in a fast pace

    Cons

    - Since Sungevity is Lowe's solar partner, working at Lowe's may have to face unfriendly employees/managers of Lowe's
    - Sometimes it can be a hard sale
    - Weather and holidays can be factors that affect store flow rates, therefore affect your sales performance


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  5. Good

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

    I have been working at Sungevity

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The company provides good benefits. Compensation is good, but low for the bay area.

    Cons

    Young and inexperienced managers. Favoritism is very. Difficult to request time-off.

    Advice to Management

    Put more training in your managers


  6. Sungevity

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

    I have been working at Sungevity

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Great working environment
    - Fun office
    - Smart, young people
    - Good benefits

    Cons

    - Solar coaster
    - Management sometimes plays favorites
    - Some departments have too much pull


  7. Helpful (2)

    Retail Solar Advisor

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Retail Sales Advisor in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Retail Sales Advisor in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Sungevity

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Talking to people is something I really enjoy doing. At Sungevity they pay me to talk! Excellent base pay with bonus incentives on generating leads.

    Cons

    I am really having a hard time coming up with cons. If you don't have thick skin this is not the job for you. Some people will not appreciate you trying to inform them on the benefits of alternative energies.

    Advice to Management

    Management is great! It is an all around great company to work for and I wouldn't have it any other way


  8. Helpful (1)

    Solar Consultant

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Solar Consultant in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Solar Consultant in Kansas City, MO

    I have been working at Sungevity full-time (Less than a year)

    Neutral Outlook
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Fun work environment, Solar Panles are a great product!

    Cons

    Putting hard working employees at a disadvantage by not looking at the big picture when it comes to true performance. Recently there has been lots of favoritism between the Sites and the Oakland site is favored more over the new Kansas City site. It's such a big disappointment because the employees that work are hard and are doing the right thing are overlooked due to nepitism and favoritism.

    Advice to Management

    Managment needs a consistent process to manage performance as of now it's all over the the palce and they are mixed messages being sent to employees on what mesurments are used to show if you are performing well.


  9. Exciting yet unpredictable

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

    I have been working at Sungevity full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Employees and crew is awesome; benefits are good.

    Cons

    Career opportunities require relocation; retail can be rough.

    Advice to Management

    Create in home solar consulting


  10. Customer Service

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

    I worked at Sungevity

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Fantastic people working toward a worthy cause. You'll struggle to find a better mix of intelligence and friendliness. I found questions were always welcome and people truly looked to help each other however they could regardless of department or role.

    Cons

    Growing quickly presents challenges that some may not find appealing but even this won't be a negative for most people/roles

    Advice to Management

    Inspiring company


  11. Helpful (1)

    Not Worth It

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

    I have been working at Sungevity full-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    - Great mission
    - Flexible work environment
    - Location is beautiful, and easily accessible
    - Really good benefits
    - There are a lot of really good people who work here, you'll make friends and have relationships outside of the office.

    Cons

    - Lacks direction, direction is unclear
    - Weak management
    - Rampant favoritism
    - Poor communication
    - Micromanagement
    - Too corporate, tons of red tape

    Advice to Management

    Figure out what direction departments are going, then share it with the rest of us. Stop rewarding mediocrity. Promote for skill and experience. Great companies are never built on nepotism.



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