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Bloom Energy Reviews

Updated September 10, 2017
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Bloom Energy Principal Co-Founder & CEO K.R. Sridhar
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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)

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  1. Helpful (4)

    "Horrible Company"

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    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.


  2. Helpful (4)

    "Not a good place"

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    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.

  3. Helpful (5)

    "Highly overrated "company culture""

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newark, DE
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newark, DE
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The majority of the coworkers are nice and easy to get along with are wonderful.

    Cons

    Well once you are exposed to their world you come to realize the company isn't very "special"at all, lacks organization and most importantly INTEGRITY. With Bloom Energy everything that glitter isn't gold. Nothing special about the culture or environment. There is complete favoritism at this here on many levels. For those with a real career, you would definitely have to lower your standards if you decide to work here.

    Advice to Management

    Sell your brand while it has value. Its just a matter of time before it is exposed.


  4. "Run"

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Bloom Energy as a contractor

    Pros

    Free coffee
    Product produced
    Value to the world

    Cons

    Management
    Turn style hiring
    Care for people

    Advice to Management

    Stop pretending and either get real about what you are doing or move on....


  5. Helpful (7)

    "Doom Bloom"

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    Current Employee - Team Leader in Newark, DE
    Current Employee - Team Leader in Newark, DE
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bloom Energy full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Like the other people say- free coffee.

    Cons

    Upper management likes to put every worker in fear that you can be fired at any minute. The only way to be converted is to wear skinny jeans and have a beard or what really gets you in is work on the plant managers personal house. If your a women stay away they push them out as fast as they come in and Hr does nothing .(come on Hr and your women) . The turnover is extremely high and will continue until you remove upper management . California really needs to investigate upper management due to the firing of the females and the treatment of employees . Managers are non-visible on the floor and hide at their desk or in their offices . Most of the supervisor are bullies or complete morons that they continue to move around to different departments because they continue to screw up . Stay away

    Advice to Management

    California needs to investigate Delaware and all the under handing that goes on behind their backs .


  6. Helpful (9)

    "Worst Company and Management"

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Engineer in Baltimore, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Bloom Energy full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Free coffee and the building is clean

    Cons

    OCD conditions and be Caution on every level!

    Advice to Management

    Why try to put fear in people? your DISGUSTING. Lets start off with the facts, Firing people without training in a simple mess ups. I saw one lady get picked on and fired ,because she was attractive very nice to others" She did her Job whenever asked" "Wow ".HR doesn't here protect anyone, just do to whatever Bloom Said's, even in hostile environment. Come on really do have to be like that? Micro-Managed so bad overly controlled by the director.In my opinion they should look into investigating him. Stories of him hitting walls and forcing himself on people. "wonder what goes on at home? only 80 percent people leave on turn around every year. I could go on,but I think you get the Picture.


  7. Helpful (13)

    "Test technician"

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    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

  8. Helpful (8)

    "Bloom has a lot of problems"

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    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.


  9. Helpful (11)

    "Are you kidding?"

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    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.


  10. Helpful (4)

    "Doom energy"

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    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


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