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REC Solar Reviews

Updated September 14, 2017
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Pros
  • Based in San Luis Obispo but national footprint (in 5 reviews)

  • San Luis Obispo is a nice place to live (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • High turnover rate for upper management (in 3 reviews)

  • Unorganized on some jobsites, poor communication between management and field workers (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to work!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Inside Solar Consultant in Scottsdale, AZ
    Former Employee - Inside Solar Consultant in Scottsdale, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at REC Solar full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Office environment was great. Wonderful coworkers. Lots of perks. Most importantly, I was proud of what I was doing!

    Cons

    Fairly competitive. Lots of pressure to book appointments.


  2. "Fantastic."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Field Marketing Associate in Fresno, CA
    Former Employee - Field Marketing Associate in Fresno, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at REC Solar part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    At the time everyone in management worked their way up from sales, so everyone was humble and knowing of what needed to be done not to mention they were filled with guidance.

    Cons

    None that I can think of.

  3. "Poor buisness practices-edge of bankruptcy"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Remote, OR
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Remote, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at REC Solar full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    People, travel, ability to work with all departments at all levels

    Cons

    Poor management, poor supervision, poor spending habits, verge of collapse due to poor buisness practices

    Advice to Management

    Control field project spending, invest more time and money into actionable sales, keep good team members when you have them


  4. "So So Management"

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

    I worked at REC Solar full-time

    Pros

    Working in SLO, working for a great cause, nice people.

    Cons

    Stingy high level leadership who consistently set unrealistic goals so no bonuses are ever paid.

    Advice to Management

    Set realistic goals


  5. "Solar Company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at REC Solar full-time

    Pros

    Living in San Luis Obispo and awesome coworkers.

    Cons

    High turnover rate for upper management.

    Advice to Management

    Value your people, they are humans who will work hard for you if you treat them right.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Management is a revolving door"

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in San Luis Obispo, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in San Luis Obispo, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at REC Solar full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible hours, nice coworkers, great location

    Cons

    Frequent management turnover, lack of clear direction at all levels. Because management turns over so frequently, no one wants to make any big, conclusive decisions, which leaves a lot of internal improvements hanging in the air.

    Advice to Management

    Please stop turning over every 6 months, enforce company policies and procedures among the salespeople, and provide a clear direction.


  7. "Would not recommend!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Luis Obispo, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Luis Obispo, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at REC Solar full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Pay was good and work environment was pretty decent. The HR department made it a point to hold fun company events and they really made an effort, which I feel goes a long way.

    Cons

    Lacked leadership with management. Management set a really poor tone when they laid off so many employees right before the holidays, only to turn around and hire a significant number of new executives. Really hurt the culture in my opinion because everyone was afraid their job could potentially be on the line next.

  8. "Outside Sales"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at REC Solar full-time

    Pros

    Solar is booming. Great people and culture good management. Easy to advance and company is one of the few legit products for solar in Arizona. Best warranties in the business. Very easy going atmosphere and top dollar pay

    Cons

    Training is outdated. Inefficient sales support you really need to be a self motivator and experienced sales person to succeed. Pay is unbalanced outside of sales positions. Management is incentivised poorly.

    Advice to Management

    Get in the field and work with your people. Lead from the front not desk.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Just another company!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Luis Obispo, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Luis Obispo, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at REC Solar full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Mostly the people are down to earth, easy to work with and are hard-working. The company culture is more relaxed than at other places I have worked at, making it a pleasure to go work each day and give my best. No one will beat you over the head if you are late and they understand work/life balance for the most part.

    Cons

    The company has had ELT staff come and go and it seems like they can't get it together and get the company on track. After letting several people go across the company, they continue to month after month (since then) be hiring in new team members. At the end of the day, you are just another person and it's a numbers game they will manage at the expense of your personal life instead of trying to put existing staff in other positions or finding other solutions. Simon Sinek has corporations pegged correctly.

    Advice to Management

    Value your people, they are humans who will work hard for you if you treat them right.


  10. "lead installer"

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    Former Employee - 20 00 in San Luis Obispo, CA
    Former Employee - 20 00 in San Luis Obispo, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at REC Solar (Less than a year)

    Pros

    great work environments and benefits

    Cons

    small raises and installation process lacks there of.


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