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San Diego, CA
1001 to 5000 employees
1927
Subsidiary or Business Segment
Manufacturing
$500 million to $1 billion (USD) per year
GE, Kawasaki Heavy Industries
In spite of its name, products from Solar Turbines are not powered by the sun. The Caterpillar subsidiary designs, manufactures, and services industrial gas turbines. Its products are used in oil and gas production, natural gas transmission, and crude oil pumping systems, as ... Read more

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Solar Turbines Chairman & CEO Caterpillar Inc. Douglas R. Oberhelman
Douglas R. Oberhelman
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  • "Great company to work for in a great location"

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    Current Employee - Mechanical Design Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Mechanical Design Engineer in San Diego, CA
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    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Solar Turbines full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Growth, stability, experience all aspects of engineering.
    Lots of opportunities to move up with the retirements of many long term employees.

    Cons

    Limited salary increases compared to previous years. Lack of innovation, but that's starting to change. Lack of urgency and pressure to get projects complete by management and supporting departments, mainly supply chain.

    Advice to Management

    Recognize the wage gap between your relatively new hires and experienced engineers. Remove old policies that prevent promotions based on time served. Reward your top performers.

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Solar Turbines Interviews

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    Operations Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New Milford, CT
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Solar Turbines (New Milford, CT) in March 2017.

    Interview

    It was an uncomfortable process and not in the lease bit friendly.
    I was asked a series of questions about safety and what unsafe did I take and why.
    Very little questions about the operation of the plant some questions about environmental issues.

    Interview Questions

    • What unsafe safe act did I perform in the work space?   1 Answer
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