Sungevity - Great place to work, if you make the right political choices | Glassdoor
  1. Helpful (6)

    "Great place to work, if you make the right political choices"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oakland, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Sungevity full-time

    Pros

    Almost everyone at Sungevity honestly wants to make the world a better place through solar. The atmosphere is friendly and folks are pretty focused on what needs to get done. If you have a good idea it's pretty likely someone will listen and give you a chance to try it. The tech team is reasonably competent.

    Cons

    It's a politically tense place - you have to make sure you are perceived to be on the right "team". There is lots of stress between the big picture marketing vision and the day to day sales and operations. When money is good this isn't a problem, but when money is tight it gets ugly. And money is often tight - Sungevity has had to stop work due to money concerns more than once (making for an interesting customer service...

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    Advice to Management

    Figure your internal battles out and present a united front to the company, with more detail on why you've made a decision rather than just what that decision is. The C-suite is at odds with each other and the CEO is often excited about strategic projects that get de-prioritized by the operations team and therefore not done. It would save a lot of energy if you would stop the oneupmanship and concentrate on growing the...

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    Sungevity2015-01-20
  1. "Recruiter"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Sungevity full-time

    Pros

    Great Company to work for, and very dynamic industry.

    Cons

    No cons it was a great place to work at

    Sungevity2017-06-26
  2. "Good while it lasted"

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    Former Employee - Solar Marketing Specialist 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sungevity part-time

    Pros

    Worked here for about a year right before they did a massive layoff. Good benefits and lots of company perks.

    Cons

    Laid off a but of people with no severance package.

    Sungevity2019-04-06

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