Free fruit. Good food when Joe and Jimmy were cooking there. Unlimited interesting scientific challenges, and some very nice, very smart people to work with.
No one really understood what was going on, many of the production processes were black boxes, and so was our finished device. Unsustainable business model: making low efficiency, unreliable panels that weren't actually very low cost. Silicon PV works really well, we and the VCs should have realised that $400/kg poly Si was a temporary shortage.
Advice to Management
Good luck with the job hunt: "Go For It!". Ok there is a 20 word minimum so I should say something else, but I don't have anything nice to say.
I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at Nanosolar.
Started as a contractor send over by a staffing Agency (Coast personnel ). I was first interviewed by phone and than Interviewed face to face at this company. Questions were straight to the point.- What did you do before? Your reason for quitting? etc. etc. I lasted a little over a half hour with HR and then half hour with the hiring supervisor. The 10 minutes company tour was kind of short..some areas were off limits. Then after a week I was hired.
You should definitely ask to be paid considering experience... if they offer you an entry level pay. You better not work here.