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Nanosolar Overview

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Mountain View, CA
201 to 500 employees
2001
Company - Private
Manufacturing
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
Q-Cells, First Solar, Yingli
Panel discussions are welcomed by Nanosolar, which makes solar panels using high-throughput CIGS (copper, indium, gallium, and selenium) thin-film process technology. The company's design and engineering capabilities yield solar cells that can be as efficient ... Read more

Nanosolar Reviews

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Nanosolar CEO Eugenia Corrales
Eugenia Corrales
4 Ratings
  • "Could do better."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    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.

    Cons

    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.

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Nanosolar Interviews

Experience

Experience
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    Machine Operator Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at Nanosolar.

    Interview

    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.

    Interview Questions

    • How much you want to make?   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    You should definitely ask to be paid considering experience... if they offer you an entry level pay. You better not work here.

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Nanosolar Awards & Accolades

  • TiE 50, TiECon, 2009

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