Sapphire Energy - Exciting startup that is held back mostly by negative attitudes. | Glassdoor
  1. "Exciting startup that is held back mostly by negative attitudes."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Sapphire Energy for less than a year

    Pros

    Awesome technology, people work hard as part of a start-up mentality.

    Cons

    There is a lot more cynicism and negativity than I had expected, even for a start-up. People are tired, jaded, and/or don't care. This doesn't help with the lack of a stellar success in the technology so far, and vice versa.

    Advice to Management

    This is a tough one. Keeping things positive! A startup is a gamble, fine, but it's also a day job, so make it enjoyable. Also, it's a marathon, not a sprint. Be really clear about the overall strategy and then choose the best tactics. Management can also try to connect more with the rank and file.

    Sapphire Energy2014-10-06

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  1. "Great Company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Sapphire Energy

    Pros

    Incredible leadership. Fantastic company culture. Powerful vision.

    Cons

    Sapphire ran out of money and couldn't keep the doors open. Sad that they didn't make it.

    Advice to Management

    Learn from mistakes.

    Sapphire Energy2017-10-11
  2. "Excellent Company All Around"

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    Former Employee - Associate Scientist in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Sapphire Energy full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Sapphire energy offers exciting research and development challenges to tackle, while working along side very skilled scientists and engineers. The company structure is very well organized, and promotes focus on company goals in a safe environment. All equipment or software required for a smooth success is provided. Professional development is also encouraged, and many people are able to participate in outside training...

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    Cons

    Although the hours can be long, there is a communal sense of ambition that helps motivate everyone to do their best. Similarly, deadlines are always coming just around the corner, but everyone participates to achieve success.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing a great job! And, Thank you for an excellent opportunity to work with you all.

    Sapphire Energy2017-01-27

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