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Bloom Energy Sunnyvale Reviews

Updated June 9, 2017
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Sunnyvale, CA

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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 (9)

    "Are you kidding?"

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    • 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.


  7. "Procurement Analyst"

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    • 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.


  8. Helpful (6)

    "Lost opportunities to grow"

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    • 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.


  9. Helpful (13)

    "Violation Of Visa Rules By Indians"

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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
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Bloom Energy full-time

    Pros

    Everyone works hard but they don't know what they are doing. If you are trying to join this company, you should talk to the engineers here. They are frustrated and they all hate the management including their CEO!

    Cons

    Bloom Energy is the port of entry to U.S. for Indians. I always heard rumors about companies violating the visa rules until I experienced it here. Every time we asked for resources they transferred the projects to India and hired there, if we wanted to hire here we had to bring someone from India or move someone from there. After that the company applies for their green cards with fake job postings on the Bloom Energy website so they could show that they tried. Many of the postings today are fake. They never send the resumes to the hiring manager or even tell them about the openings. I do not have a problem with Indians. The problem is the brotherhood among them. You see this favoritism over race in site installation group, engineering, operation and pretty much the entire company. I couldn't handle it anymore. If you are not Indian, don't apply here.

    Advice to Management

    Find out why everyone is leaving. Not everyone cares about the IPO. They are frustrated with you.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Excellent but behind in technology"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The team has a small group of wide ranging engineering specialists

    Excellent team for any type of fit of person that isn't boring

    When you get this job, you really have to prove you know your stuff and earn it

    Potential for growth in the company

    Cons

    The technology being utilized for the types of operations that RMCC oversees is a little behind in years and weak in processing power, which leads to sometimes slow response times

    The team is rather small in ratio to the number of clients and sites we monitor

    Some of the tools we use are glitchy/buggy

    Advice to Management

    Look into upgrading the equipment in the main room such that faster response times aren't a liability on our end!


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