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"Solar sector is in a slump"

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tempe, AZ
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tempe, AZ
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook

Pros

If you want to make a positive difference in the worl, solar holds great promise to provide environmentally friendly energy.

Cons

Management is foundering - and it doesn't look like improvements will be made anytime soon!

Other Employee Reviews for First Solar

  1. "Entrepreneurial opportunity - second time around!"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Perrysburg, OH
    Current Employee - Manager in Perrysburg, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at First Solar full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    High caliber associates, "topgrading" hiring process, generally highly supportive culture.
    Leading company in unitlity-scale solar electric plants (own 67% of the 100MW+ market).
    Innovation leader in driving down the cost of solar electricity.
    Great potential for expansive future growth, once we make it through the transition to (larger) unsubsidized markets.

    Cons

    Significant risk from several factors: Chinese competition (with deep pockets willing to operate at a loss to drive out competitors.),

    Advice to Management

    Prompt internal communications during reorganizations.
    Be more open with associates on real risks & promises, so they can make informed commitment to the turnaround effort.
    More vacation time to allow work/life balance.


  2. "Great place to work and great benefits"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Perrysburg, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Perrysburg, OH
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at First Solar full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent management, great work culture, great benefits.

    Cons

    Not a very good location

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