Verengo Solar Reviews

Updated July 27, 2015
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Verengo Solar CEO Anders Dahl
Anders Dahl
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Pros
  • Competitive pay and a friendly, fast-paced company culture (in 8 reviews)

  • The overall company culture and atmosphere is fantastic (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • Fast-paced, always something new (in 7 reviews)

  • growing pains and finding balance gets to be a challenge (in 5 reviews)

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  1. Good Company That Needs A Boost

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Verengo Solar (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Energetic company that can blossom…they are still one of the top residential solar companies in the nation, but management seems to have given up…EXPAND FIND MORE $!

    Cons

    The call center bombards potential customers as soon as they get the lead, expected quotas are not too realistic sometimes.

    Advice to Management

    Expand into new markets (specifically Florida once the law gets reformed to allow for third-party energy providers). Update the company software. Address negative customers reviews on review websites.


  2. Canvasser

    Former Employee - Canvasser in Hesperia, CA
    Former Employee - Canvasser in Hesperia, CA

    I worked at Verengo Solar

    Pros

    You make good money when you actually try and get out there to set appointments and get leads. Hourly plus commission.

    Cons

    The solar industry is hard to work with being that everyone gets hit up. Door knocking gets harder and harder.

    Advice to Management

    Need more incentive for canvassers. They shouldn't be firing them or getting rid of the team.


  3. Sales Manager

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Verengo Solar

    Pros

    Good people to work with daily.

    Cons

    None at this time, company was pretty good.

    Advice to Management

    na


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  5. Negative Future

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Torrance, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Torrance, CA

    I worked at Verengo Solar full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Working with amazing people and making great friends.

    Cons

    The outlook of the company is looking incredibly negative! Sales aren't being meat, no growth, consistent layoffs. Lots of work expectations with little compensation. Little communication between upper management to "lower-level" employees.

    Advice to Management

    Keep your staff in the loop! Change your upper management, there are so many people that hold higher positions and literally don't do anything in the company and everyone questions why they're still employed


  6. Fallen Giant

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Canvasser in Torrance, CA
    Former Employee - Canvasser in Torrance, CA

    I worked at Verengo Solar part-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Once upon a time, Verengo Solar was the #1 Solar company in SoCal. All the elements that made that happen are now long gone.

    Cons

    New management doesn't care about lead generation or Sales. Everything was about advertising, digital media and radio and TV spots. They forgot that they still need people to talk to customers.

    Advice to Management

    None. You don't want our input, then you can just go do whatever you want. We'll be watching from afar. Very far.


  7. Dispatch

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ

    I worked at Verengo Solar

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

    Pros

    Fun environment, fast-paced, weekly party

    Cons

    Everything else. Managers play favorites. Mass layoffs.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Changing environment

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Torrance, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Torrance, CA

    I have been working at Verengo Solar full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    If you worked here, you'd prob make several good career connections and friendships.

    Cons

    The new crew of executives is clique-y... Doesn't always feel we're on the same team anymore. No job security.

    Advice to Management

    Come down to earth and talk to your employees. And teach recruiting to write more authentic sounding reviews.


  9. solar consultant

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Verengo Solar full-time

    Pros

    Great people to work with. A lot of changes going on.

    Cons

    Upper management is not very transparent to their employees.


  10. Field Marketing and Solar Consultant

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    Former Employee - Solar Consultant in Torrance, CA
    Former Employee - Solar Consultant in Torrance, CA

    I worked at Verengo Solar

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

    Pros

    One of the best solar companies on the planet. That said it is fast paced and not an easy dollar. Great place to start if you can get up to speed quick. No stragglers. All in all it is worth the experience working for Verengo.

    Cons

    Selling for Verengo is fun when things are going well. This never lasts. Had 3 sales managers in one year in Orange County. Most sales reps there move on voluntarily or are pushed out within a year or two. They often brag about how many people they have hired not mentioning the churn.

    Advice to Management

    Do what it takes to hang on to good people.


  11. telesales representative

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - TELESALES Representative in Mesa, AZ
    Current Employee - TELESALES Representative in Mesa, AZ

    I have been working at Verengo Solar (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    This company is the best I have ever worked for. Excellent leadership, good money and fun people. I have been with this company for 4 years and loved every day of it.

    Cons

    very difficult to keep your status, this gives you all of the opportunities. If you drop into a lower status there is not much to help you back up.

    Advice to Management

    share the wealth between employees, offer some way to regain status.



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