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JA Solar Reviews

Updated Jul 12, 2019

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2.4
28%
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34%
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JA Solar CEO Peng Fang (no image)
Peng Fang
3 Ratings
  1. "ok ok"

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    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Butterworth
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    good knowledge to learn things

    Cons

    management still need to improve

    JA Solar2019-07-12
  2. "Former employee"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at JA Solar full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good place to learn about the industry

    Cons

    Culture was bad due to how the company was managed

    JA Solar2019-03-04
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  4. "A technical person in facilities system"

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    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
  5. "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 less 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
  6. "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
  7. 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 a year

    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
  8. "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 a year

    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
  9. 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
  10. Helpful (2)

    "Too long working hour"

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    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
  11. Helpful (5)

    "Malaysian Branch is terrible"

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    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.

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    Advice to Management

    Do not use China management style in Malaysia.

    JA Solar2016-10-05
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