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Bloom Energy San Jose Reviews

Updated June 9, 2017
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Bloom Energy Principal Co-Founder & CEO K.R. Sridhar
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Pros
  • Every team member is very nice, smart and hard-working (in 8 reviews)

  • Good place to learn, meet smart people, advance one's career etc (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 8 reviews)

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  1. "Bloom is a great place to work!"

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    • 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

    Incredibly smart, hard-working people. Cutting edge technology. Great mission.

    Cons

    Long hours but fulfilling work.

    Advice to Management

    Keep employees informed of what's going on.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Poor Management"

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    • 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.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Current Employee"

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    • 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


  4. "Talent"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Talent Acquisition in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Contractor - Talent Acquisition in Sunnyvale, CA
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Bloom Energy as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Cool product. Some legitimate excitement for what this really can become in terms of a game changer worldwide, and especially in nations that suffer with high levels of poverty.

    Cons

    Pay seemed to be below industry standard.

    Advice to Management

    Stabilize. Add some learning opportunities and a "fun"' aspect to the environment.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Exciting place for Climate crusaders"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Bloom Energy full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    There is a clear focus and alignment on mission of providing clean affordable electricity to everyone. This is why there are many long term employees in a business that requires stamina for success. The team has outstanding people working on leading edge technology so there is intrinsic satisfaction

    Cons

    Being a pre-IPO hardware company, it cannot afford to provide the salary and benefits that one would get at a Google or Facebook or even Apple. The culture is biased towards the power base being in Engineering to the potential detriment of other functions

    Advice to Management

    Focus on building a leadership structure where all functions have an equal seat at the table. Continue to push for extraordinary results and solving big challenges


  6. Helpful (7)

    "Dysfunctional Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Bloom Energy full-time

    Pros

    I don't believe there are any pro's.

    Cons

    Lack of upper Management trust, support & direction.

    Advice to Management

    Check your ego's at the door.


  7. Helpful (9)

    "Are you kidding?"

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    • 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.


  8. Helpful (3)

    "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


  9. "Procurement Analyst"

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

    I worked at Bloom Energy as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Procurement team at BE is an excellent team with very a leader with vision. Every team member is very nice, smart and hard-working. For people who just want to sit back and stay chilled, this team is tough to get involved; but for those who are anxious to learn, to grow, there is no another place better than procurement team at BE. Above average pay rate, good at recognizing hard work.

    Cons

    Less work-life balance, hard to get contractor transfer to full-time.


  10. Helpful (6)

    "Lost opportunities to grow"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Challenging work with good people.

    Cons

    Lost its way, upper management is too busy towing the line to make hard decisions to make the company better in the long term. Environment is described as toxic by most long term employees. Key few people can make your life horrible if they think you're disruptive. Bloom has really lost its way.

    Advice to Management

    Stop cutting corners on doing the right thing.


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