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Campbell, CA
1 to 50 employees
Unknown
Company - Public
Oil, Gas, Energy & Utilities
Less than $1 million (USD) per year
WorldWater, Community Energy
Ask anyone at Akeena about their company's name, and they'll tell you Akeena was the mistress of the Greek sun god Apollo. The company (which does business under the Westinghouse Solar name as the result of a 2010 partnership agreement) designs ... Read more

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Akeena Solar President, CEO, Secretary, Treasurer, and Director Barry Cinnamon
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    Pros

    Lots of freedom to explore new ideas

    Cons

    Up and downs in the market made company success difficult

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Akeena Solar Interviews

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    Installer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
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    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at Akeena Solar (San Diego, CA) in September 2008.

    Interview

    I went there every day that i heard that the manager would be there to leave an impression that i really wanted the job, which i did. He had confidence in his current crew and because of the amount of time that I spent there trying to get the job, he interviewed me. I had basic knowledge of construction and he wanted to make sure that i could learn quickly and had the ability to do the physical labor. Laid back environment, with lackadaisical management. If he personally likes you, it wouldn't matter if you knew that much, but a little would help. He just looks for dedication and reliability.

    Interview Questions

    • None really, it was pretty easy, except if i could read a schematic of circuit of a solar panel system which i had no experience with, but it was easy to learn.   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    He basically negotiated the entire pay and hourly, but if you have experience it wouldn't hurt to bargain. But remember the highest paid get cut first normally unless you are exceptional at your job because all in all even though Akeena is a good solar company, they are pretty cheap when it comes to the employees supplies and pay, from a construction workers standpoint.

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