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SMA Solar Technology Reviews

Updated May 22, 2017
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SMA Solar Technology CEO Pierre-Pascal Urbon
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  1. "sma"

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    • Senior Management
    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


  2. "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.


  3. "The best place I have ever worked"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    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


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  5. "Great Culture & Flexible"

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    • Senior Management
    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


  6. "The Best Place to learn and work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    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


  7. "System architect"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    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.


  8. "Good experience with a great work environment"

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    • Senior Management
    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.


  9. "No HR proper Management"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good technical skills training
    Opportunity to leran and pratice different languages

    Cons

    No control of subsidiaries management

    Advice to Management

    Not all that is published is true. Some local directors act as dictators


  10. "Close to be the best place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Milan (Italy)
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Milan (Italy)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Leader in PV inverter and energy management market

    Cons

    Too much need to wait from HQ for decision making

    Advice to Management

    Improve quality of Service and be customer oriented


  11. "No move up and no clear strategy"

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

    I have been working at SMA Solar Technology full-time

    Pros

    Great balance work / social life

    Cons

    No move up and static responsibility and tasks


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