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REC Solar Reviews

Updated January 10, 2017
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Pros
  • Based in San Luis Obispo but national footprint (in 5 reviews)

  • I have hard working colleagues to rely on and great people to spend time with outside of work as well (even the engineers are cool here) (in 7 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. "Good people, owners lacking"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at REC Solar full-time

    Pros

    Work in an important field that will help save the environment. San Luis Obispo is a nice place to live.

    Cons

    Ownership really doesn't care about the people - just the bottom line. New Duke ownership may make things better (or worse).

    Advice to Management

    Paying people what they are worth vs. what the minimum you can get away with is a better policy.


  2. "Fun"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great company...Especially early days which were exciting. This company has a good chance to be a leader in the DG space going forward.

    Cons

    Duke merger has changed the company DNA significantly.


  3. "Very nice, awesome atmosphere. Loved the experience."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Thought it was an awesome company would love to work with them

    Cons

    They hire within the company after interviewing externally and they don't let you know in a timely manner.

    Advice to Management

    Suggest position posted within company before offering externally


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  5. "Review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Foot Canvass in Petaluma, CA
    Former Employee - Foot Canvass in Petaluma, CA

    I worked at REC Solar (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible working hrs. and days

    Cons

    Nothing bad to say about REC

    Advice to Management

    No advice to offer management


  6. "Absolutely a wonderful company to work for, Wish that they never got purchased by SUNRUN."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - BRANCH/BRANCH MANAGER
    Former Employee - BRANCH/BRANCH MANAGER
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at REC Solar (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The company actually cared for their employees, and they were not just a number. They understood that the culture of how they treated their employees was monument, and that their greatest asset is their employees.

    Cons

    Upper management took long periods of time to make decisions, like getting the crews an Ice machine.


  7. "Robot"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

    Great place if you want to be a robot, taking orders from novitiates.

    Cons

    Bad place if you have experience and initiative.

    Advice to Management

    Grow up.


  8. "Good Place to Learn About Solar"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales
    Former Employee - Sales
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Decent training, some structure, growing industry. Some pretty good people worked here. A good first job in the solar industry because they will actually take the time to teach you what you need to know.

    Cons

    Low pay, some egotistical people in the sales team (surprise surprise right?). If you're in an entry level position it will be a complete grind.

    Advice to Management

    Pay your people better. Provide more structure and direction overall. Take the ego out of communication between people. Nothing kills moral quicker than an egotistic manager.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great experience at a medium sized company with a national presence"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Supervisor in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Supervisor in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at REC Solar full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great salesforce and customer focus
    Big company with a small, family atmosphere
    Great in supporting teams and individuals

    Cons

    Organizationally spread thin with just under 1000 employees
    Communication between regional business lacked in transparency


  10. "Great company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Team in Somerset, NJ
    Former Employee - Sales Team in Somerset, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Get to basically make my own hours and great pay

    Cons

    Some door to door sales


  11. "Confidential"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    No Pros all cons, I have lost all confidence in the company's management. I will be moving on soon

    Cons

    Management seem like they just graduated from the bottom of the third grade.

    Advice to Management

    Quit let someone with some brains take over



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