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Updated Jun 16, 2021

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3.8
78%
Recommend to a Friend
85%
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First Solar CEO Mark Widmar
Mark Widmar
135 Ratings
Pros
  • "Competent and Professional leadership, very healthy and conducive work environment(in 27 reviews)

  • "Opportunities to grow & learn - good benefits(in 27 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "work life balance can sometimes be an issue with multiple locations(in 14 reviews)

  • "Fast paced and agile environment(in 7 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Former Employee

      Good diverse environment

      Apr 22, 2021 - Performance Engineer 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      You have a fixed minimum salary increase every year.

      Cons

      Management invested in other opportunities but wasn’t able to manage them really well.

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    2. 5.0
      Former Employee

      Great Company

      Jun 16, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Great company with strong vision for solar energy

      Cons

      Not major cons experienced during the time

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    3. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Nice

      Jun 15, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Good Benefits, New Applications, Small Teams, Scope for learning

      Cons

      remote location, no promotion, salary

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    4. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Solar Coaster

      Jun 2, 2021 - Human Resources Generalist in Perrysburg, OH
      Recommend
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      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Solid pay and benefits. Awesome think tank of very bright engineers and technicians from across the world. Diversity and inclusion is valued and encouraged.

      Cons

      There are peaks and valleys which affects recruitment and retention. There’s significant turnover in manufacturing which leads to frustration and burn out.

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      1 person found this review helpful
    5. 2.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Non-competitive and slow to react to market changes.

      May 13, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Work life balance is a plus

      Cons

      Pay is not competitive leaving current employees burnt out. Management implements a tiered promotion system that takes five years to make the base wages of other local companies. Time off is lacking outside of regular days off. Benefits are nothing to call home about.

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      1 person found this review helpful
    6. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Good place to work

      May 19, 2021 - Inventory Specialist 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Job security, decent benefits, advancement

      Cons

      None none none none none

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    7. 3.0
      Current Employee

      First time

      Jun 11, 2021 - Sales Associate 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Great co workers. Fun place to work

      Cons

      There are no major concerns

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    8. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Great place but no room for advancement unless you do lunch with your supervisors

      Jun 3, 2021 - Production 
      Recommend
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      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Good benefits lots of down time and not hard work

      Cons

      Short breaks you get passed up unless your a snitch

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    9. 2.0
      Former Employee

      Bow down to the Finance Team

      Jun 4, 2021 - Tax Director in Phoenix, AZ
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Helping create a carbon free world with solar.

      Cons

      Must drop everything, even in the middle of year end closing, to help the project finance group.

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    10. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Overloaded work, underpaid

      May 18, 2021 - Manager in Cleveland, OH
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      The product, the impact the company is making on the environment

      Cons

      Not as exciting as it used to be, sold off their EPC, O&M and dev businesses. Employees who left are not backfilled, absorbed by remaining employees. Employees overworked with little compensation. Not many perks being offered now, especially with the work-from-home arrangements, no financial, emotional or mental support provided by the company. A lot of employees experience burnt out.

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