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  1. "DPA"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Clean Power Finance full-time

    Pros

    Quick training process
    Friendly staff
    Flexible hours within reason
    Upward mobility

    It's a small operation right now, so it's a very tight knit office environment. I hope it stays that way since people move from one milestone to another. Keeping the communication open is key

    Cons

    It is a team effort and with small volume in the anticipation for more deals coming through, it is currently VERY competitive. They also have a high level of accuracy expectations right off the bat


  2. "Operations"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Clean Power Finance (More than a year)

    Pros

    Smart enthusiastic motivated people with desire to excel

    Cons

    Poor execution by the CEO

  3. "Former Employee"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Emeryville, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Emeryville, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Clean Power Finance (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good people, innovative products, good experience

    Cons

    Low salaries, high stress environment


  4. Helpful (4)

    "Need to fix culture to achieve their potential"

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    Former Employee - Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Manager in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Clean Power Finance full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very smart and dedicated team motivated by the opportunity to create a better world by providing solar energy solutions to homeowners.

    Cons

    Culture used to be an asset, but as the company transformed and moved towards a merger it turned into a liability. They are moving huge parts of the company to their office in Houston but they were not transparent about their motives, leaving a lot of people hanging and creating a demoralized atmosphere for those who remained.

    Advice to Management

    Set a clear course and convey it to your team. You hired smart people, tell them what's going on and don't make them waste huge amounts of their time and dedication trying to figure out what you're thinking.


  5. Helpful (4)

    "Bleeding Talent"

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    Former Employee - Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Clean Power Finance full-time

    Pros

    This used to be a good company with a talented team and worthwhile mission. Some of those people are still there and I feel for them. I had some good managers and opportunities here, but the best days of the company are behind them.

    Cons

    Sales are down and the company has not been able to execute on goals for well over a year.

    MANY people (including execs and senior managers) have jumped ship. Most of the hiring is only to fill positions left by the constant departures. They are in the middle of a merger, which is distracting management from addressing the major business challenges. They are also moving operations groups to TX, which is lowering already bad morale.

    The salaries are well below industry standards, which is not surprising considering how little the company values the contributions of employees. If you do join CPF, do NOT count on the stock options as having any worth.

    Advice to Management

    Your greatest asset is (or at least was) your team. Value them. Treat them with respect.


  6. Helpful (5)

    "A mixed bag of different people"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great People who are driven and dedicated to achieve the company goals. Most of the people working at this company and great and the main reason a lot of people stay as long as they do.

    Cons

    Upper Level Management is always changing their priorities quickly and people can't get their footing. Some of the C-Level management consider their employees lucky to work for the company but the benefits aren't great and pay is so-so and there is very few opportunities for growth depending on your department.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your people and stop thinking of them as minions.


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Homeowner Support Team"

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    Former Employee - Homeowner Support Coordinator in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Homeowner Support Coordinator in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Clean Power Finance full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    They have a full stocked kitchen and catered lunch a couple times a month.

    Cons

    No one knows what they are doing. They do not value customers or employees. It is very difficult to be in a customer service position for a company that does not value their customers. Everyday the protocol changes and often it is not in the best intentions of the employee.

    Advice to Management

    Take accountability for the service you are suppose to be offering.

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Bad culture"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Clean Power Finance full-time

    Pros

    Lots of great solar industry connections.

    Cons

    CPF is very much a finance company that happens to be in solar.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Mixed Review"

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

    Pros

    Good location. Many employees have the flexibility to pivot to new positions across teams after as little as 6 months working there.

    Cons

    Management is petty at times, too much office politics creates ongoing distraction and ultimately a loss in productivity.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "High school drama all over again"

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    Former Employee - Fund Asset Analyst
    Former Employee - Fund Asset Analyst
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Clean Power Finance full-time

    Pros

    It's has a startup feel it to, they have a open floor plan.

    Cons

    They pay low for anyone besides engineers, if you want to go back to high school its the perfect atmosphere. The work life balance is non existent. If you don't absolutely fit in with the management then expect to get get shuned and sidelined form doing anything but busy work. There is no career development and there turnover rate is pretty high, mainly to do with management if you need a job go for it if you have other options take those instead.

    Advice to Management

    Actually manage the people that are working under you....your management style is lazy and careless and once you reach that point where you complain every day of coming into work then maybe find other opportunities that this won't be the case.


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