REC Solar Reviews | Glassdoor

REC Solar Reviews

Updated October 6, 2017
71 reviews

Filter

Filter

Full-timePart-time

71 Employee Reviews

Sort: PopularRatingDate

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)

  • Lack of ethics, integrity, and organization in upper management (in 3 reviews)

More Pros and Cons

  1. "lead installer"

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


  2. "Sales, Sales, Sales"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Local Marketing & Event Coordinator in Alexandria, VA
    Former Employee - Local Marketing & Event Coordinator in Alexandria, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at REC Solar (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great encouragement from management for all the sales teams. They sell a great product with many payment options for the consumer.

    Cons

    Lack of ethics, integrity, and organization in upper management. Sales is all this company is concerned with.

    Advice to Management

    Please pay more attention to the rest of the staff and take proper action rather than protecting your top-sellers.

  3. "REC Solar"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Tampa, FL

    I worked at REC Solar (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good company, good people Future cloudy

    Cons

    Work concentrated in CA and HI. fewer projects in the east.


  4. "Consultant"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Supplier - Developer in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Supplier - Developer in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at REC Solar (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    They're employees are knowledgable hard working. Particularly their sales staff.

    Cons

    Pay to their sales staff is below industry standards, which results in turnover occasionally which is unfortunate as they have some really good people.

    Advice to Management

    Less than .$01 DC per Watt to your own sales people is pathetic. Pay to outside consultants is below industry standards too.


  5. "Good people, owners lacking"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • 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.


  6. "Fun"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    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.


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

    StarStarStarStarStar
    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

  8. "Review"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • 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


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

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • 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.


  10. "Robot"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • 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.


Showing 71 of 72 reviews
Reset Filters