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Lawrence, MA
51 to 200 employees
1989
Subsidiary or Business Segment
Energy
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Solectria Renewables, LLC was established in January 2005 with corporate offices (including manufacturing and design) at 360 Merrimack Street, Lawrence, Massachusetts. It was a spinoff from Solectria Corporation, an electric and hybrid vehicle company which was founded by Anita ... Read more

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Lawrence, MA
    Former Employee - Engineer in Lawrence, MA
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    I worked at Solectria Renewables full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Friendly co-workers
    Flexible hours
    4% 401k matching
    HR is very responsive and responsible
    Open for international students
    Great opportunity for fresh graduates to get exposed to on-going projects
    Fresh graduates can be quickly "trained" during this never-ending project, so that you can get a better job afterwards. This is exactly what happened there

    Cons

    Very competitive and fast-paced industry. Small margin
    Difficult to compete with foreign competitors
    Technology is old-fashioned and nothing new. Patent? Forget about it.
    Crippled/funny upper management. Chaos
    Worst working environment I've ever been
    High turn-over rate (est. 10 - 30 %/yr, depending on dept.)
    Consistent loss of talented leaders and engineers
    A+ or A players are either actively looking for new opportunities or thinking about leaving sooner or later
    CEO (co-founders) already left. Good for them.
    Solectria-fellow title does not mean job security. 2-day notice of letting you go.
    Importing ~10 engineers from the Japan (mother company) because the company cannot obtain competent manpower in US. Is it worth it?
    They know how to take advantage of international students' OPT, H1B and green card application, which I fully understand
    Let three engineers leave before Christmas holiday because Company can save two-day paycheck? What a great idea.

    Advice to Management

    they wont' listen

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    The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at Solectria Renewables in January 2016.

    Interview

    I got interviews at their office. 5 people showed up and without introducing themselves started asking questions. They asked few questions about my previous job without saying anything about the position that I was being interviewed for. The questions were legit, both technical and behavioral. I think they didn't want to hire and were just practicing interview process. That's something that you should be aware of.

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