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  1. Miasole

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      Former Employee - Director Equipment Engineering in Penn Hills, PA

      I worked at Miasole full-time for more than 6 years

      Pros

      Small startup with large corporation backing

      Cons

      Very price sensitive market with the inability to control installation costs

    • good for people who are waiting to retire

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

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

      Pros

      friendly staff. a good place to retire.

      Cons

      politics. no future growth. no transparency

      Advice to Management

      less politics

    • Worth it for experience

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Miasole full-time for more than 4 years

      Pros

      Challenging environment, everyone is very smart and hard working

      Cons

      Frustrating management at times and lack of executive direction or support

    • Manufacturing in full swing . . . and then they went bankrupt???

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      Former Employee - Manufacturing in Santa Clara, CA
      Recommends
      Negative Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at Miasole full-time for more than 20 years

      Pros

      Very innovative tool & manufacturing direction always towards full automation

      Cons

      Way too many different groups with very little cooperation between the groups so never seemed like there was movement to a common mission.

      Advice to Management

      More hands on is the only way to know what's really going on. Management needs to mingle with the minions.

    • Wild Ride

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      Former Employee - Senior Factory Technical Support Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
      Neutral Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at Miasole full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Good compensation, intelligent and dedicated coworkers,

      Cons

      Contentious and caustic work environment.

      Advice to Management

      Listen to the people the staff that have stuck around.

    • Good experience

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at Miasole

      Pros

      Interesting technology and good people

      Cons

      Tough market to compete with Chinese solar panels

    • MiaSole Solar

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      Former Employee - Process Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at Miasole

      Pros

      Very cool technology and there were many smart individuals coming from other Silicon Valley high tech industries such as semiconductor and hard-disk.

      Cons

      Company over-promised on going IPO and salary was below industry average.

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      Huge Mistake

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

      I worked at Miasole full-time

      Pros

      None after spending more than 3 times the relocation funds they paid for me to move here I got laid off,

      Cons

      Relocated me here and they had a stock review and was ordered to lay off 35% due to illegal stock trade

      Advice to Management

      None just lab work

    • Interned at Miasole. Was the only intern.

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

        I have been working at Miasole for more than a year

        Pros

        Nice people. No one was condescending.

        Cons

        Seemed inefficient at times w. its administration. Old office building. No lunch community, ie everyone eats at their desk or runs off to get lunch elsewhere. Old-style company culture, I hope it changes soon.

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        Frustrating . lots of challenges, lots if area to improve

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        Current Employee - Senior Manufacturing Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
        Doesn't Recommend
        Negative Outlook
        Disapproves of CEO

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

        Pros

        Innovative company. Very good product and manufacturing equipment. Flexible solar panels are needed and could be very profitable. Great people! Nice benefits

        Cons

        No real direction or goals to achieve. All stated goals are vague and change almost daily. This confuses teams and makes deliverables late or non existent.

        Advice to Management

        Set realistic manufacturing goals and stick to them. Make product consistently and on schedule. Turn your collection of equipment into a real factory not an engineering lab

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