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Clipper Windpower (California) Reviews

Updated November 5, 2016
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  1. "ClipperWInd"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cedar Rapids, IA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cedar Rapids, IA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Clipper Windpower (California) full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great people that work together as a team.

    Cons

    None, other than a lack of support across this country for renewable energy.

    Advice to Management

    Keep moving forward. Your employees feel valued and it shows in there passion and commitment to Clipper Wind.


  2. "Laid Off"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Carpinteria, CA
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Carpinteria, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Clipper Windpower (California) (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great team and place to work.

    Cons

    Poor financial management, planning and market led to office closure.

    Advice to Management

    Secure strong financial plan.


  3. "Good company but bad management"

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

    Pros

    The people in the company and at mid to starting levels were great and very hard working. They believed in clean energy and put in hard work and long hours.

    Cons

    Senior management was the problem and they did not take tough decisions. The decisions were very short term and did not see the bigger and long term picture. Many projects were started and then cancelled midway wasting resources and reducing employee morale.

    Advice to Management

    Get you act together


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  5. "Senior Engineering / Electronic Technician"

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    Former Employee - Engineering/Electronic Tevhnician in Fremont, CA
    Former Employee - Engineering/Electronic Tevhnician in Fremont, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great company to work for. I was hired on to work a 3 month contract. I ended up working 4 months.

    Cons

    Clipper Windpower has 2 locations. One is located at Carpinteria, CA and the main office is located at Cedar Rapids, IA. I worked for the location in Carpinteria, CA but the location I worked at was in Fremont, CA named Testing House. Clipper Windpower is a customer of Testing House.Defective Boards from wind turbines all over the USA were sent to me in Fremont for repair and testing. The only issue I had was these boards had different configurations depending there locations and this got a bit confusing but I eventually figured it out with help from Clipper Windpower field service engineers.

    Advice to Management

    Try to give field service engineers as much information as possible and supply employees with test equipment needed to perform their job. Management was good. I was supplied with all the tools I asked for to perform my job.


  6. "Great People. Great industry."

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    Former Employee - Supply Chain in Santa Barbara, CA
    Former Employee - Supply Chain in Santa Barbara, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Clipper Windpower (California) full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great industry. Best department was O&M.

    Cons

    Had quality issues that have been fixed.

    Advice to Management

    Invest more in R&D.


  7. "Lifestyle workplace."

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

    I worked at Clipper Windpower (California) full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Local setting, office location. Culture was good before UTC takeover. People able to work 9-5 without too much of a problem.

    Cons

    Management promoted to levels beyond their abilities. This was masked by the wind energy boom that enabled company growth without a solid track record.

    Advice to Management

    Durability testing cannot be ignored. Driven to market too quickly.


  8. "Great opportunity"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brooklyn, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brooklyn, NY

    I worked at Clipper Windpower (California) full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good pay I learned alot.

    Cons

    Mismanagement of budget. Company sold twice.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your workers mre.


  9. "Was great...until all fell apart"

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    Former Employee - Sales in Carpinteria, CA
    Former Employee - Sales in Carpinteria, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Clipper Windpower (California) full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Opportunity to work in renewables - which is good experience even if won't last long at this company

    Cons

    Management has no value for employees, no interest in building company - just squeezing out residual value and cashing out


  10. "Wonderful team, great location, great product"

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    Former Employee - Director in Carpinteria, CA
    Former Employee - Director in Carpinteria, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Clipper Windpower (California) full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    great place to learn and execute

    Cons

    lack of consistent funding and federal policy

    Advice to Management

    UTC should have kept the acquisition of Clipper in their portfolio as long term investment


  11. "Engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Carpinteria, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Carpinteria, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Clipper Windpower (California) full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great place to work, promising future

    Cons

    Business is not so good.


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