Suniva Reviews

Updated June 18, 2015
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  1. Respectable

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Module Operator in Saginaw, MI
    Current Employee - Module Operator in Saginaw, MI

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

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

    Pros

    Very nice people A great quality product you enjoy making Easy to learn new areas

    Cons

    Company just starting out so there is a lot of change but even so there is a lot of learning lessons in developing something from the bottom.

    Advice to Management

    Keep listening to your employees ideas and don't forget that the people at the bottom of the totem pole matter as well. Do that and your business will continue to prosper ten fold. Good Luck!


  2. Still Needs improvement

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Module Operator in Saginaw, MI
    Current Employee - Module Operator in Saginaw, MI

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Easy work for pay Great employees Vice President very approachable

    Cons

    Lack of communication Lack of set direction Lack of tools Morale low due to production demands Demands for production unrealistic with current process in place

    Advice to Management

    Get SOP in place and stick to it. Do not change process from week to week and expect results. Also, get some equipment. It doesn't make sense that people have to buy their own equipment to do this job. Love working here, it just needs a better system in place.


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    module operator

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Module Operator in Saginaw, MI
    Current Employee - Module Operator in Saginaw, MI

    I have been working at Suniva

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Inside job building solar panels, Mfg environment, 3 different shifts to choose from, good starting pay, profit sharing, benefits, paid vacation days available within the first 60 days

    Cons

    Still a start up operation, Still having issues keeping materials supplied, Using used equipment from China that is always breaking down. Floor management doesn't always fit a persons expertise with the position they are assigned to. They hound on the people who work hard and ignore the wanders that get nothing done. Definitely not the equal opportunity employer they claim to be...

    Advice to Management

    listen to the employees, put them in positions they are better qualified to do. Treat them as equals and not by color or race. get the floor set up properly so there is less chaos and smoother production. and get some Air condition in the building before it's too late.


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  5. Growing Company

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Suniva full-time

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    They really promote from within for plant positions. Very open to hearing employee's ideas.

    Cons

    Start up- so they can't offer the best benefits but still good.

    Advice to Management

    Be more transparent with the employees.


  6. Needs leadership

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Process Operator in Norcross, GA
    Former Employee - Process Operator in Norcross, GA

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

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

    Pros

    Ability to work in budding field

    Cons

    No long term vision or stability

    Advice to Management

    Come up with plan and stick to it


  7. Poor management, bad team 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 Suniva full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Atlanta is a good place for living.

    Cons

    bad management and team work. Not recommended if you have other choices.


  8. Interesting work.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Process Oprator in Norcross, GA
    Current Employee - Process Oprator in Norcross, GA

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

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

    Pros

    Good people to work with. Renewable energy that is good for the environment

    Cons

    Upper management do not listen or care for the production staff.

    Advice to Management

    Listen more to the people that are doing the actual work.


  9. Poor leadership and no direction with little chance of making a profit

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director, IT in Norcross, GA
    Former Employee - Director, IT in Norcross, GA

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

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

    Pros

    "Green" company, focusing on solar power is their goal High-intellect employee challenge you to be at the top of your game

    Cons

    Very poor leadership Long, long hours Penny-wise and pound-foolish, no expenditures for infrasturcture Hiring unqualified personnel Operating in the red for the past 5 years Constantly looking for funding

    Advice to Management

    Have real communication with executives and staff Invest in infrastructure so there is a chance of sustaining financial gains


  10. process operator

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Process Oprator in Norcross, GA
    Current Employee - Process Oprator in Norcross, GA

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    growing mid level georgia company

    Cons

    long hours on a rotating shift

    Advice to Management

    increase percent in annual raises to tenured employees to retain employees and foster an environment of loyalty and commitment to reduce the high employee turnover rate



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