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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Solid business plan"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Dynamic and great team to work with.

    Cons

    Work/life balance is non-existent; need to be more considerate of employee PTO.


  2. "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


  3. Helpful (4)

    "Need to fix culture to achieve their potential"

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    • Senior Management
    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.


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  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. "Director"

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    Current Employee - Director in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Director in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Clean Power Finance full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Fantastic mission, intelligent and committed colleagues, love the blend of financing and software industry expertise; great access to management and to shared technical and cultural knowledge; generous employee education programs that have sent some of my colleagues to top schools including Stanford, Northwestern and Rice.

    Cons

    Still developing the infrastructure and systems to support a rapidly growing company.

    Advice to Management

    Keep promoting the business and the culture. That is what got us to this point.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Sales"

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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
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great middle management team. Extremely helpful, lots of support, and great representation for the team's and company's needs. Really enjoyed working with and learned from members on every team within the company.

    Cons

    Some members of the executive team need a wake up call. The company is in desperate need of quality engineers and leadership that is willing to "roll their sleeves up and get their hands dirty." Instead, it feels like decisions are made without considering the best interest of our partners and the end customers or what our competition is doing.

    Advice to Management

    Our leadership team could really benefit from a hands-on training session where they quote jobs in tools and mock sell our products - perhaps they'll better understand why our competitors are doing so well.


  10. "Fun Place to Work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    people, culture, location, and opprunity

    Cons

    low salaries, work load, speed/ urgency of tasks


  11. Helpful (6)

    "Not worth it. Bad management with immature product management team."

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

    Pros

    Good product with a very very immature product team.

    Cons

    I've worked at this company for almost 2 years and I must admit the favorable reviews here are mostly rigged. Management specifically requested their employee to give good rating for recruitment purposes.

    The environment was so toxic and political. Middle managements were pretty bad. Not a day goes by I don't see or hear some some dramas. In specific to an unattractive person who would diabolically destroyed all of her former bosses to get to the top. A dark cloud over everyone heads when she is around. Morals are the worse, with low pay and sweat shop environment. Executives are a tight knitted group with gig brother mentality. If you don't fit in you will be booted. There are many other companies around the area which better suited. This place is not worth it.

    Advice to Management

    pay attention closely to the real product that is being build and address the political warfare in middle managements.


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