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Pros
  • A lot of smart and good people have been through the doors of this company (in 3 reviews)

  • they will hire anyone without a background check (in 2 reviews)

Cons
  • No benefits for employees but thanks for adding PTO (in 8 reviews)

  • Childish management, greedy & scam-like sales practices, and the company's financial status was murky (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Keep it Real"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Van Nuys, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Van Nuys, CA

    Pros

    Management is Smart
    Industry is Interesting
    Work is varied and diversified
    No bureaucracy

    Cons

    No Benefits (since its 1099)Management is also immature
    No benefits
    Financial status murky
    Old Employees need to be rewarded vs new consultants

    Advice to Management

    Allow more input from managers; youd be suprised


  2. "Sales representative selling solar systems"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at A1 Solar Power full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    i was busy selling solar systems

    Cons

    There commission compensation was not what they said it would be.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Representative"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at A1 Solar Power full-time

    Pros

    nothing good. i wish i could give 0 star

    Cons

    stay away, scam people. complete mismanagement


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Disorganized, predatory, and morally challenged"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Northridge, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Northridge, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at A1 Solar Power full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Dedicated team of employees (excluding upper management and sales).

    Cons

    Everything else. Childish management, greedy & scam-like sales practices, and the company's financial status was murky.

    Advice to Management

    Get your principles, morals and business ethics straight. Treat your employees and long-term assets and not short-term liabilities.


  5. "Sales Rep-Project manager"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good people work there. The focus is on doing what's right for the Customers

    Cons

    Communications are not efficient, there are too many variables in how info is shared

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to web presence and follow up with happy customers to gain positive web audience


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Stay away"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Representative/They Call This Project Manager in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Representative/They Call This Project Manager in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at A1 Solar Power full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    They will hire anyone, con men and convicts step to the front of the line!

    Cons

    Yes lots of convicts are here! This company does not license salesman!

    Advice to Management

    Get some morals. Sell like you would to a family member, the people you trick and steal from have families....


  7. "A1 Solar ROCKS!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Accounting Department in Van Nuys, CA
    Current Employee - Accounting Department in Van Nuys, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    I have been working in the Accounting department for almost a year and I LOVE it! I work under a wonderful Controller. Not only is she a great and strict boss but she is also a wonderful friend. We work under a new CFO who is leading the company in the right direction. I truly enjoy my time here. We are not micro-managed; we have flexibility with work schedules and lunches. All that A1 Solar requires of it's employees is that our work is completed in a timely manner. Additionally, we work for a kid friendly company, not many companies will allow you time off to attend school functions or to bring your kids to work. A1 Solar truly ROCKS! Our IT department works hard to keep us up and running at all times. Our Regional Sales manager and our Regional Operations manager are simply awesome! We all work as a team. Our motto is "Teamwork makes the Dream Work." Additionally, they encourage us to further our education, the more we know, the more we can bring to the company. My boss has motivated me SOOO much, that I even went back to school.

    In all honesty, I truly believe that bad reviews are posted by disgruntled ex-employees.

    Cons

    I'll re-post when I have something to complain about. :)

    Advice to Management

    I content with the way things are changing. Let's keep moving in the right direction and make A1 Solar Power the #1 solar company!

  8. Helpful (4)

    "A Large Boat at Drifts in Deep Ocean"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Van Nuys, CA
    Former Employee - Manager in Van Nuys, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at A1 Solar Power full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Most of the employees are good and hard workers.

    Cons

    Owners/ Executives are not good people. They have a total disregard for the employees and the opinions of the management. The sales operations is border line legal (predatory style) They loose 60% of all sales in the first three days. Then the owners/executives blame the employees

    Advice to Management

    Hard to say since they don't care about any recommendation that will interfere with the style they choose. But, I will say get help, bring someone to help you and let him or her help you


  9. "A1 Solar Telemarketer Position"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Telemarketer in Van Nuys, CA
    Former Employee - Telemarketer in Van Nuys, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at A1 Solar Power (More than a year)

    Pros

    I enjoyed working at A1. Most Everyone was friendly, or they just mind their own business. There are opportunities to to increase your salary and potential.

    Cons

    When I worked there, there were a lot of people that can get side tracked from their work. AC didn't work all that great. Some people might say there too big of a "revolving door".

    Advice to Management

    Stop hiring ex-cons, Upgrade the CRM system, Be a little more helpful to employees by always having a positive attitude. Help people become better at what they do.


  10. "it's alright"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Rebate Processor in Corona, CA
    Former Employee - Rebate Processor in Corona, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at A1 Solar Power (More than a year)

    Pros

    Its a good company to start your career in, to get your foot in the door for solar industry.

    Cons

    Not likely to give raises


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