Bloom Energy Reviews | Glassdoor

Bloom Energy Reviews

Updated September 10, 2017
131 reviews

Filter

Filter

Full-timePart-time

2.8
StarStarStarStarStar
Rating TrendsRating Trends
Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
Bloom Energy Principal Co-Founder & CEO K.R. Sridhar
K.R. Sridhar
73 Ratings

131 Employee Reviews

Sort: PopularRatingDate

Pros
  • Good place to learn, meet smart people, advance one's career etc (in 9 reviews)

  • Every team member is very nice, smart and hard-working (in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • Long hours are the norm, employee perks and morale boosters are lacking (in 9 reviews)

  • Lack of upper Management trust, support & direction (in 9 reviews)

More Pros and Cons

  1. "Great company"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bloom Energy full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Working with incredibly smart, hard working people. Learning a lot. Proud of what we have accomplished and excited about Bloom's future.

    Cons

    Long hours and heavy work load.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more people to spread the workload around. More training opportunities would be beneficial.


  2. "Senior Engineer"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bloom Energy full-time

    Pros

    Interesting, innovative products, great coworkers.

    Cons

    Unclear financials, company may not make it past their planned IPO.

  3. Helpful (4)

    "Horrible Company"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assembly Technician in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Assembly Technician in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Bloom Energy full-time

    Pros

    free milk , coffee, and tea

    Cons

    They would hire you for 3 week and let you go even if your doing a good job. Too many politics in this company.

    Advice to Management

    Be more reasonable when letting go your employee.


  4. "leader 101 "praise work publicly and discipline in private"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bloom Energy full-time

    Pros

    good pay and good benefits.

    Cons

    needlessly embarrass the tech when there is a mistake made

    Advice to Management

    needlessly embarrass the tech when there is a mistake made. I believe that people quit there boss not the job. the workers will have low moral when


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Great place to work"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in Newark, DE
    Current Employee - Engineer in Newark, DE
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bloom Energy full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I have been working for Bloom for over 3 years, its honestly been a terrific experience, the culture they are trying to build in the Delaware facility is great and they have made great strides in continuously improving as they grow. The team members are some of the smartest most hardworking people I have ever worked with. The work is challenging and fulfilling, and the mission is a great one that I can really get behind.

    Cons

    If you are not self driven or have initiative you might get lost. Bloom is too small and too new to do a ton of hand holding, but if you ask for help there is always someone to help, you just have to have the initiative to reach out yourself.

    Advice to Management

    Work on better development opportunities for team members.


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Operations Manager"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Bloom Energy full-time

    Pros

    Smart people, quick environment, interesting technology, great work-from-home culter

    Cons

    Bad upper management
    Not very organized, still like a start-up environment even though it's a fairly old company already.
    No transparency, no one knows what each other is doing.
    Ad-hoc requests everywhere.

    Advice to Management

    Stay organized.
    Attention to detail.
    Don't over-promise.
    Transparency.
    Need a bigger Legal team. Too much work, not enough people.
    Better compensation and benefits (Leave, 401k, PTO, insurance)


  7. Helpful (4)

    "Not a good place"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Former Employee - Assembly Technician in East Newark, NY
    Former Employee - Assembly Technician in East Newark, NY

    I worked at Bloom Energy full-time

    Pros

    Free coffee for all workers

    Cons

    Management there is horrible. Need to fire all and replace.

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Poor Management"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Bloom Energy full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Friendly colleagues. Interesting technology.

    Cons

    Too many departments and managers, with lack of communications between each departments.
    Manager favors certain employees. Performance review is based on how well your manager likes you, and not by the work you did.


  9. "Keep up the good work!"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bloom Energy full-time

    Pros

    Good place to learn, meet smart people, advance one's career etc

    Cons

    Lot of fire fighting, inconsistent appreciation of employees, too much politics.

    Advice to Management

    Be accountable :)


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Current Employee"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bloom Energy (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Work life Balance, flexible timing

    Cons

    Management not strong, performance is judged by peoples personal views

    Advice to Management

    employees growth path needs to be define


Showing 131 of 151 reviews
Reset Filters