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Bloom Energy Reviews

Updated February 24, 2017
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Bloom Energy Principal Co-Founder & CEO K.R. Sridhar
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Pros
  • Smart people and some cool technology (in 7 reviews)

  • Hard working employees and contractors (18 (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • Lack of upper Management trust, support & direction (in 7 reviews)

  • Work life balance was highly affected (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (4)

    "Run! Run and do not look back!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Bloom Energy full-time

    Pros

    Good product
    Dynamic environment
    Lean is used in a good way

    Cons

    They eat people
    The culture is not as indicated
    Management is like Congress.... They make decisions and do not have to live by their own rules

    Advice to Management

    Leave or tell the truth....Open up and realize that people are part of the process and not just disposable.


  2. Helpful (7)

    "Test technician"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Test Technician in Newark, DE
    Former Employee - Test Technician in Newark, DE
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Bloom Energy (More than a year)

    Pros

    Some good people, it is very difficult to find pros in a company so disorganized and backwards with the way they treat people and run the organization.

    Cons

    Way too many cons for this review. Management is a joke. They do not care about the company only their own interests. Green energy is a scam, they produce toxic waste ( benzene). Their mission statement is a lie. Only big businesses use bloom fuel cells so they can cash in off of green energy government tax credits. The company is full of backstabbers, you will not get far from hard work and dedication, you will only succeed if you brown nose management. Positive thinking to the point of denial, egos are way too big ams way under deserved. Under qualified people doing qualified jobs. They are a corrupt business, google bloom law suits, they have no intentions of keeping there promises to the state of delaware. They need to work on clean ethics instead of clean energy. Trump is going to destroy them, and karma is coming for certain people there

    Advice to Management

    What managment? I saw no control, no discipline, people stealing others ideas. Management worry more about how their coffee station looks than the very low moral of the team. Karma is coming to the corrupt, un ethical, ego inflated, pathetic scam that is bloom energy. Clean affordable energy for everyone in the world lol yeah right!! Its a carbon scam and they know it. Bloom is about to wilt


  3. Helpful (6)

    "Bloom has a lot of problems"

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

    I have been working at Bloom Energy full-time

    Pros

    Groundbreaking technology.
    Collaborative approach.
    Relatively nimble with respect to strategy.

    Cons

    Conceited "executives"with awkward and ineffective management styles.
    For some reason Bloom employees are told to act as if they are the smartest people in the room.
    Braggarts abound.
    Misogynistic and militaristic culture.
    IPO seems to be a long way away but they always tell you it's just around the corner.
    Many managers are disengaged, asleep at the wheel or not particularly smart (despite how often they tell you otherwise).
    Morale is very low in basically every department - some departments have turned over 100% this past year and lack direction/leadership.
    The company is considering a move further down towards San Jose, making the commute unbearable.
    Until then Sunnyvale is boring and becoming more and more crowded.

    Advice to Management

    Wake up. Most people don't like us or our approach. You've created an environment which leads to high turnover and unhappy customers.
    OR
    Consider retiring and give someone else a shot.


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  5. Helpful (8)

    "Are you kidding?"

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

    I worked at Bloom Energy full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good place to pad your resume.

    Cons

    This company is a complete hoax. Stay away. 16 years and still in startup mode. Product very expensive and unreliable. The management staff would practically eat their mother for extra money.

    Advice to Management

    Keep your resume updated. Don't lie about the performance. You may go to jail. I hope Trump quits throwing American money down this bottomless pit of Hindu workers.


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Doom energy"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Assembly Technician in Mountain View, CA
    Current Contractor - Assembly Technician in Mountain View, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Bloom Energy as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Nice coworker if they are not part of the management family member. The pay is average for the kind of work we do.

    Cons

    Everything... This is the review for the moffett field plant in mountain view ca. Worst place you can work for. Grandpa , grandma, dad, mom, brother, sister everyone is related to the management one way or the other. They layoff good people and bring in there own. This company is a joke.

    Advice to Management

    Stop bringing in your family member


  7. Helpful (8)

    "HR Trolls ( been with Bloom for 2 years)"

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

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

    Pros

    There are very few positives working for this company. Just a pay check with benefits, if that.

    Cons

    This company is incentive based and about to loose some key incentives, therefore not profitable at all. Moral is incredibly low and the talent is running out the door daily. They fire people often for no good reason, especially around the holidays. HR is constantly writing good reviews to try to offset all the truthful reviews.

    Advice to Management

    You should all fire yourselves for being out of touch with the employees, very incompetent and making poor business decisions.


  8. Helpful (14)

    "No more Blooming here...."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Bloom Energy (More than a year)

    Pros

    Some really nice and smart employees. That's about it.

    Cons

    Where do I even start.....
    1. Completely mediocre mid level management: managers have no clue about what they are doing. The only reason they were made managers is on their duration in the company, not experience or knowledge.
    2. No sense of structure in place: it's almost 16 years since the company's existence, yet there's always chaos all the time. All the smart people who sacrificed a lot of their life for the company's sake left out in frustration.
    3. Work culture: this is something which never existed. Anyone is randomly picked and moved out to a different team. There's always a battle between cross functional teams, tasks which could be performed in two days take 2 weeks or even months. Everyone wants to do things their own way, just to prove a point.
    4.Compensation: Lies and even more lies just to get people in. An intern in the Bay Area earns more than an experienced engineer here. Bonuses are never paid with some lame excuses like the company's goals aren't met.

    Advice to Management

    Stop talking and start doing. The employees are gonna start moving due to your lame gimmicks. Also, start to respect your employees and have a good organization in place.
    The lame all hand speeches aren't going to work anymore as everyone is smart enough to be aware of the current situation.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Bloom"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • 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
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Smart people, collaborative team, cool and exciting technology

    Cons

    Attitude that bloom can do no wrong, everything is always some else's fault, bills not paid on time, promises to employees and customers not kept. From what I've seen, we treat our customers poorly as well.

    Advice to Management

    Realize that unless bloom becomes more flexible, employees and customers will start to leave.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Staff engineer"

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

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

    Pros

    Smart and dedicated employees
    Excellent business perspective
    Strong CEO that took excellent care of money matters and set correct directions for company

    Cons

    Sometimes we move slower due to bureaucracy
    CTO has too much power

    Advice to Management

    Balance power among senior management


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Future not clear"

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

    I worked at Bloom Energy full-time

    Pros

    Place is full of good talent.

    Cons

    Uncertain if the company will relocate.

    Advice to Management

    Big mistake opening a company on the East Coast.



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