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Bloom Energy Reviews

Updated May 19, 2017
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  • Lack of upper Management trust, support & direction (in 8 reviews)

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

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  1. 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.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Assembly Technician Review"

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

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

    Pros

    The Company itself seems to be a good company. Working at Bloom Energy would not be too bad if you didn't have to go into the company as a contractor. (required for almost all employees)

    Cons

    The amount of favoritism is unbearable. Management is not the greatest, although they do seem to organize themselves accordingly. Bad hours: based on California's work hours. Little to no career opportunities and advancement opportunities. Go in as an assembly technician and you'll be in for a treat.

    Advice to Management

    As an Assembly Technician it is not within my concern or duty to allocate or manage company funds, but resources, time, and money seem to be wasted sufficiently.


  3. Helpful (8)

    "Left for better comp. and better life balance."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineering Project Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Engineering Project Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Bloom Energy full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Fascinating technology from an engineering perspective
    - The company has a meaningful vision and has the potential to make a huge impact when they make it big

    Cons

    - Interdepartmental politics at the senior management level severely hindered collaboration and progress
    - Management in certain departments did not invest in their employees' career development
    - Management was reluctant to address employees who under-performed
    - Lots of egos

    Advice to Management

    Invest time in your employees' career development. It will go a long way to reduce turn-over.
    Work on improving consistency in company priorities.


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  5. Helpful (2)

    "Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newark, DE
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newark, DE
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Exceptional amounts learning will be done at Bloom. New innovative technology.

    Cons

    Lack of leadership within the management group.
    Too much employee self entitlement.
    Compensation to workload ratio is poor.


  6. "Good Company"

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

    Pros

    Great company to work for.

    Cons

    None I can think of. Hours can be long once in a while.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work


  7. Helpful (4)

    "Manager"

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

    I worked at Bloom Energy full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Lots of challenges and chances to get involved and learn.

    Cons

    An extremely political environment. The company seems to repeat previous mistakes.

    Advice to Management

    The company culture is becoming corrosive and untenable. Improvements are needed asap.


  8. Helpful (4)

    "Engineering Intern"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    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


  9. "Niece organizational culture"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Mateo, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Mateo, CA
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Org culture and people are nice.

    Cons

    A lot of opportunities for efficiency improvement.


  10. "Assemble Techinician"

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

    I worked at Bloom Energy full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    New Company with good compensation

    Cons

    Production Job moved to Delaware other than that great company to retire

    Advice to Management

    Great management patiently learning the new product that give a chalenge to everyone.


  11. Helpful (13)

    "Future look dark"

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

    I have been working at Bloom Energy full-time

    Pros

    A lot of nice and smart coworker. The pay scale is decent for the kind of work we do. Good learning experience.

    Cons

    I been here a couple of years and I never have seen it this bad. Company is shutdown every month and force to use PTO. We have a lot of layoff lately and everyone is on edge. We don't have that much work anymore and it been really slow. Future is unclear....


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