First Solar Reviews

Updated Jul 3, 2020

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3.7
80%
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First Solar CEO Mark Widmar
Mark Widmar
98 Ratings
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  1. "."

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Operator in Perrysburg, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at First Solar full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great benefits as well as work life balance

    Cons

    Pay is decent could be higher

  2. "First Solar review"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Lead IT Analyst in Perrysburg, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at First Solar full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great people, fast paced environment

    Cons

    IT leadership and direction are currently in transition

  3. "Great work but uncertainty in raises"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Environmental Specialist in Santa Margarita, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at First Solar full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Leading company in utility scale solar

    Cons

    Military like hierarchy of management

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  4. "Good place to work"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Data Analyst I in Perrysburg, OH
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at First Solar full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great atmosphere, flexible wfh arrangement, product that is changing the world

    Cons

    Poor job security and poor projections. 3 layoffs in 4 years.

  5. "Great place to work"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Toledo, OH
    Recommends

    I worked at First Solar full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Passion for clean energy, good pay

    Cons

    Too many VPs and Executives

  6. "N/A"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Intern in Perrysburg, OH

    I have been working at First Solar full-time

    Pros

    Solid pay. Great experience for college students.

    Cons

    Cannot think of any cons

  7. "Leading Player in Solar in US"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Perrysburg, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at First Solar full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great place to work if you want to learn....

    Cons

    Weak when it comes growth opportunities.

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  8. Helpful (1)

    "Rough waters ahead but has been a good company"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager 
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at First Solar full-time

    Pros

    Start-up, always a new day, challenging, great value proposition

    Cons

    Very focused on reducing costs and scaling down not up, ongoing layoffs, the direction is suddenly unclear

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  9. "Cool"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at First Solar full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Awesome Benefits, Great Pay, Tuition Paid for

    Cons

    There are no down sides it's a great company

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  10. "Good company with good benefits"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior HRIS Analyst in Tempe, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at First Solar full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    First solar is a very good place to learn and people are very open to new and fresh ideas. Team managers are very encouraging and try to leverage members in whatever area they are interested in. Overall it is a nice place to work.

    Cons

    Management is changing and it turning to be not so employee friendly place.

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