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SMA Solar Technology Reviews

Updated September 7, 2017
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SMA Solar Technology CEO Pierre-Pascal Urbon
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  1. "Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great Place to Work
    Welcoming Environment
    Beautiful Campus

    Cons

    None that can be thought of.


  2. "Sma is full of bad decisions and is now struggling with the financial impact"

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    Current Employee - Regional Sales Manager in Rocklin, CA
    Current Employee - Regional Sales Manager in Rocklin, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Solar is the way of the future and to help save our natural resources. There is a ton of potential out there same sma is missing it

    Cons

    Financial problems all over the company, forced to close all Americsn production to save move and outsource to Asia. The people left are unfortunately the least qualified people not capable of running a car wash let alone solar. The remaining few good people are jumping ship before it completely sinks

    Advice to Management

    Try hiring good people with a positive attitude. All of the negativity internally is killing moral. We have lost to many good people to recover quickly. Better benefits, better salary and better leading people are needed.

  3. "sma"

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    Current Employee - Test Technician in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Test Technician in Denver, CO

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

    Pros

    It is a nice place to work .

    Cons

    they are closing the companies


  4. "Technical Service Representative Level I"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Service Representative in Rocklin, CA
    Current Employee - Technical Service Representative in Rocklin, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Best place I have ever worked. No micro managing of any sort!SMA helps with the development of new and existing skills.

    Cons

    Traffic getting to and from. My only area of improvement I would encourage is to have more team developing events.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what your are doing. More team building events. Whether they be inside or outside of work.


  5. "The best place I have ever worked"

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    Current Employee - Power Plant Operations
    Current Employee - Power Plant Operations
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    They are open to improvement by all employees, fun working atmosphere , No micromanaging and ample amount of company paid holidays twice the norm or other businesses

    Cons

    Too many upper management employees. Not enough high level pressure when dealing with problems with O&M contracts. Customers walk all over company and mangament is too willing who abide

    Advice to Management

    Be more stringent of negotiating the terms of long term service and operations contracts


  6. "Good company.."

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    Current Employee - MIS Executive in Powai, Maharashtra (India)
    Current Employee - MIS Executive in Powai, Maharashtra (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at SMA Solar Technology full-time

    Pros

    Becouse SMA is
    Save energy of a sunlight ..

    Cons

    SMA is Correr Beter of best company..

    Advice to Management

    SMA is good company for All people Sma managers tock to polite ans goog nolage ..


  7. "Great Culture & Flexible"

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    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in North Sydney (Australia)
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in North Sydney (Australia)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at SMA Solar Technology full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    SMA is a great employer. They are extremely flexible and have great working conditions. They encourage fun and team building whilst giving people the freedom to work to the way which best suits them. It is a flat structure and nobody watches over anyone's shoulder.

    Cons

    Head office is in Germany so it can be frustrating trying to get answers with the time difference.

    Advice to Management

    Have more local knowledge. Some of the directives are very German which doesn't resonate well in our markets

  8. "The Best Place to learn and work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SMA Solar Technology full-time

    Pros

    No hierachy, kind, more independent

    Cons

    Not much too say in this


  9. "System architect"

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    Current Employee - Systems Engineer/Architect in Kassel (Germany)
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer/Architect in Kassel (Germany)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at SMA Solar Technology full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Freedom of designing.
    Open communication.
    Friendly atmosphere.

    Cons

    Work-life balance not good.
    Very difficult markt segment.

    Advice to Management

    Clear role definitions or responsabilities are needed.


  10. "Good experience with a great work environment"

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    Current Employee - Marketing in Milan (Italy)
    Current Employee - Marketing in Milan (Italy)

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

    Pros

    You learn a lot by working with a lot of professionals in your specific area of competence.

    Cons

    The company has grown to much in a short term of time.


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