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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 (1)

    "Positive working environment"

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    Former Employee - Production Associate in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Production Associate in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Co-workers are very down to earth and likable

    Cons

    New company which means low job security

    Advice to Management

    Keep the good work going!


  2. "Vibrant work environment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
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    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    cutting edge engineering work, everyone is very smart & excited about their contributions, everyone wants the company to succeed, management is very clear on their goals for each team

    Cons

    since bloom energy is still a smaller company that has yet to go public, the compensation is a bit low, but you do get to work on very exciting projects and there's a huge possible upside if the company IPOs

    Advice to Management

    The management is very capable, and is very specific on the tasks they want each specific group to get done each quarter, the executive team is very inspirational.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Great technology and lots of oppurtunity"

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    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 3 years)

    Pros

    BE team of highly respected executives and hardworking workforce is going to take this technology available for everyone to reach. New cutting edge technology is constantly being developed to reduce cost and increase efficiency and productivity.

    Cons

    I've noticed that contractors have a lengthly conversion process to become regular employees. However I know they are working on fixing this issue.

    Advice to Management

    As the company grows and expands, have a career path designed for employees to acheive higher oppurtunities for growth.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Fantastic company with a great mission"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bloom Energy full-time

    Pros

    It's truly inspiring to work with so many people that are passionate about advancing the state of fuel cell technology. My colleagues are some of the most brilliant and talented individuals I've worked with thus far, and I'm excited to see how far we can go in the next few years. It's a pretty fast-paced environment, but it functions to promote continual professional development, and it definitely ensures that work is never boring. Overall, I've been very satisfied working here.

    Cons

    I wish there were more company events. We do have picnics occasionally, but the company has gotten so big it has started to become a little disconnected.


  5. "best company for those who want to make a positive difference to the world"

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    Current Employee - Senior Director in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Director in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Inspiring mission, dedicated and committed colleagues, ability to make a difference using technical skill set

    Cons

    not a good fit for those who don't like taking risks or willing to work hard toward their goals..

    Advice to Management

    continue our small company feel and culture as we are growing bigger


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Mind opening and interesting"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Very friendly atmosphere, great people to work with, healthy competition. Loved to work with my team because every one was willing to help each other so we could all move along as one solid group.

    Cons

    Challenging and time consuming. Some of the task given to accomplish were difficult but with great team work, it was not much of a problem.

    Advice to Management

    Excellent work experience


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Manufacturing Leader"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great Environment, good pay, great management team

    Cons

    Long working hours, high pressure,

    Advice to Management

    Need to look after for your team more

  8. Helpful (4)

    "Operations Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Executive level management knows how to communicate and execute efficiently. All team members are passionate and excited to be there. There is a huge sense of self worth and the potential for growth under the dedicated management team.

    Cons

    Now that the company has expanded across the country, it makes it extremely hard to keep up with all the new employees

    Advice to Management

    Thank you all for the wonderful experience


  9. Helpful (3)

    "A great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Brilliant and fun co-workers
    Forward thinking organization
    Fast paced
    Opportunity to really make an impact

    Cons

    Sure, there are growing pains in a company that is still establishing itself in a budding industry, but there is also a huge focus on continuous improvement and making processes better.


  10. Helpful (4)

    "Engineering Intern"

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    Former Employee - Engineering Intern in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Engineering Intern in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Bloom Energy (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Very knowledgeable engineers are willing to share their experience and knowledge. The vision and technology are great, and the growth opportunity is large.

    Cons

    1. Very hesitant to hire full time. Contracting ftw


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