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Peng Fang
3 Ratings
  1. "Former employee"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at JA Solar full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Good place to learn about the industry

    Cons

    Culture was bad due to how the company was managed

    JA Solar2019-03-04
  2. Helpful (1)

    "Terrible company culture, very bureaucratic. Office politics to the max."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at JA Solar full-time

    Pros

    After a few back-stabbing experiences, you'll learn to develop a thicker skin and a sharper radar for office politics.

    Cons

    Despite its international presence, this is still a very tradition Chinese company in every sense of the word. Expect office politics at every level of the organization. Not a collaborative team environment - it's everyone for him/herself. Very cliquey office culture, very bureaucratic process to push forward any initiatives. There's an air of distrust amongst management and staff teams.

    Advice to Management

    Hire people who believe in collaborative team work, transparency, meritocracy and moral decency.

    JA Solar2017-03-24
  3. "A technical person in facilities system"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I have been working at JA Solar

      Pros

      Environment at the works place

      Cons

      Salary is not suitable for the diploma ans degree holder

      Advice to Management

      Trust your person when they in working time

      JA Solar2019-01-14
    • "Production Engineer"

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      Current Employee - Production Engineer in Bayan Lepas
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

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

      Pros

      Allow certain extend of claiming OT

      Cons

      China style management. A manager whi micro manage. Often need to be a translator.

      JA Solar2018-07-11
    • Helpful (1)

      "Engineer"

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      Former Employee - Engineer in Kuala Lumpur
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at JA Solar full-time for more than 2 years

      Pros

      High salary and get change to travel to other plant

      Cons

      Intense pressure, low flexibility and less worklife balance

      Advice to Management

      Standardize

      JA Solar2018-01-26
    • "Company filled with potentials."

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      Current Employee - Facilities Engineer in Bayan Lepas

      I have been working at JA Solar full-time for more than 2 years

      Pros

      Able to learn a lot of knowledge whether it is from theory or practical.

      Cons

      China working culture and company structure, might not suit all people.

      JA Solar2017-11-14
    • Helpful (2)

      "Too long working hour"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at JA Solar

      Pros

      Too long working hour, but OT paid.

      Cons

      Management problem, too many weird rules

      Advice to Management

      Keep improve the system for employees benefit in future

      JA Solar2016-11-22
    • Helpful (5)

      "Malaysian Branch is terrible"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at JA Solar

      Pros

      Nothing good can be said.

      Cons

      Workers from China dominates everything even though they are wrong sometimes. No proper training. Neglect safety. Management does not know how to manage. Expect people to work with gratitude when the pay is so low. Expect people to work overtime or come back to factory from home during weekends in any situation. If you cannot come they think you are lazy. Managers did not keep promises especially on salary rise.

      Advice to Management

      Do not use China management style in Malaysia.

      JA Solar2016-10-05
    • Helpful (1)

      "China Company"

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      Former Employee - Buyer/Planner in Bayan Lepas
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook

      I worked at JA Solar full-time for more than 2 years

      Pros

      Since this company just started to operate on mid of 2015 so all the furniture, desktop and very this is NEW. You will learn about how to work in political surrounding.

      Cons

      If you like to handle stress and complain then you sure will like here. If you like to work independently then join this company then. If you like 24-7 job, then apply it.

      Advice to Management

      Kindly hire a planner, no matter for production or purchasing for indirect or direct material. Do save in mind that everyone have family, not everyone can work on weekend.

      JA Solar2016-02-25
    • "International"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at JA Solar full-time

      Pros

      NASDAQ listed company from China

      Cons

      beschränkte Promotion und Gehalt nicht so gut

      JA Solar2018-05-24
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