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Sunrun Reviews

Updated January 23, 2015
Updated January 23, 2015
48 Reviews
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Sunrun HR's are changing innovative company

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sunrun

    Pros

    As a field marketer I was able to set my own schedule

    Cons

    Working in a remote location the support wasn't always there.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have a plan for remote assignments and support to follow that through.

  2.  

    Smartest People at One Place

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Sunrun full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    People: you will immediately feel that what is know is so little. Heaps of opportunities to learn

    Cons

    Engineering is not a center of the company so sidelined many times

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    The future is bright!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sunrun

    Pros

    Great company
    Great team environment
    Exciting changes in the works
    Everyone really enjoys working at the company
    Great work-life balance.

    Cons

    A lot of new processes are taking place, can be a little chaotic. Upper management is working on getting things to run smoothly again.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep on pushing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Lots of hardwork but fun and rewarding

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate
    Current Employee - Sales Associate

    I have been working at Sunrun full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Working to change the world and the way people buy power, leadership is focused and working on the right tasks and objectives, profitable. The company values are ideal; they want their employees to be happy and committed for the long haul.

    Cons

    It is the solar industry and part of the solar coaster. Products and policies are constantly changing and it is an ever evolving company. That is part of what makes it fun, but it is challenging to stay ahead and motivated at times. Leadership is constantly pushing for more sales, more kW installed, work harder and faster for less benefits. Financial compensation could be better.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work-Life balance is very important. Recognize when people have done a great job and compensate them fairly.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 3 people found this helpful  

    Sunrun is hands down the best solar company in the industry

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    Former Employee - Solar Consultant in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Solar Consultant in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Sunrun full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    - Executive team is the best in the business.
    - Best management team in the entire industry.
    - Each sales Person is focused and Professional
    - Each employee owns a piece of the company.
    - Company knows how to procure financing, From Project Financing to Tax Equity investments.
    - SunRun is second to industry Giant SolarCity that is saying a lot considering it achieved this as a private company.
    - When SunRun goes public they will be a company I will bet my bottom dollar on
    - Highest quality installs, panels, and customer service giving their clients the best customer experience.
    - Has Exclusive relationship with COSTCO which has huge customer loyalty.

    Cons

    - Too many meetings many of which could be put in an email.
    - Decreased commission by 30%.
    - Project velocity is slow especially in east coast where clients projects take 4-6 months to install and 3-4 months to get paid on.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The only change that I would consider making is increasing commission by 30% due to the fact other companies pay higher commissions. I would also consider paying 50% of the commission upon approval considering the east coast is much trickery than California.
    Other than those issues I thoroughly enjoyed my time working at SunRun I only regret that I was forced to quit due to personal illness. I believed in the company so much I signed family and myself up with SunRun.
    I have worked for many Stanford MBA grads’ companies and SunRun is head and shoulders above the rest because they bring in superb management who have made SunRun the Elite Solar Provider, I cant wait until sunrun goes public because they run their business at a profit making wise strategic moves that inspires all its employees and Channel partners. I truly believe SunRun has the best sales talent in the industry and each sales person is a producer there is no 20/80 going on here. Each sales person believes in the SunRun vision, which is why they have the best sales talent in the industry that includes top producers from SolarCity, One Block Off the Grid, Pure Energy’s, and Paramount Solar.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 6 people found this helpful  

    Going downhill quick

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Sunrun full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Free breakfast on Monday's and free lunch on Friday's

    Cons

    Paid time off was just reconfigured from 15 PTO days, 9 sick days and 3 floaters, to 18 PTO days combined vacation and sick days. Meaning we are losing 6 sick days and 2 floating holidays for a total of 8 days.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You want to retain employees? I suggest you revisit your PTO policy cause you are going to have a mass exodus of employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 5 people found this helpful  

    Lost Sight of the Employees. Focused on Sales and Money

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Sunrun full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    good lunches on friday
    next to Bart

    Cons

    Losing benefits and perks - significant increase to costs, loss of vacation days, no more gym reimbursement
    teams don't work together
    Only focus is on sales and not the employee happiness
    Little attention from execs and no focus on professional development
    No work life balance. you are expected to be "on" all the time

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    focus on the employees. you have lost sight of who is doing all your work and making this company successful. they will leave if you are not careful. It is already starting

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Good, but has potential for great

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Coordinator in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Project Coordinator in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Sunrun full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great company culture, everyone was excited to be at work and work as a team to achieve goals. Learned a lot about the solar industry history and the direction. Enoyed the opportunities to learn about other departments and havbing lunch and learn type sessions.Also learned a lot of useful career skills as my first full-time job.

    Cons

    Not feeling challenged by day-to-day work or projects

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company, if your a hard worker you'll thrive !

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    Current Employee - Solar Project Developer in Honolulu, HI
    Current Employee - Solar Project Developer in Honolulu, HI

    I have been working at Sunrun full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Very competitive pay, good benefits, great management and staff. they also offer a great program for residential solar customers in 11 states.

    Cons

    " you don't eat if you don't kill" my job is 100 commission so there's a ton of added pressure in that sense but really that could be looked at like a pro or con depending on what type of person you are. I welcome the challenge!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing a great job!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Expanding but at what cost

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    Current Employee - Field Marketing Associate
    Current Employee - Field Marketing Associate

    I have been working at Sunrun part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Compensation plan is very competitive
    Create your own schedule
    The product is very much something I can stand behind

    Cons

    Corporate needs to pay more attention
    Management is biased

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't judge a person's performance based on what you see in 2 hours
    Keep things professional
    Learn to do the job of even the "lowest on the rung" to understand what it's like

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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