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Solar Turbines Controls Design Engineer Reviews

Updated Jan 1, 2018

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  1. "Good overall company"

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    Former Employee - Controls Design Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Solar Turbines full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Normal company, used to be great, still is decent. Overall a good choice in San Diego. They clamped down a bit on things after the Caterpillar buyout.

    Cons

    After the Caterpillar buyout they started cutting perks, it used to be a quirky and interesting, fun, place to work. During my 3.5 years there I saw it getting more and more corporate. If you're looking for a good job, it's a good option though. Though not a huge amount of room to grow.

    Advice to Management

    Buy Solar back from Caterpillar. Focus on innovation and making Solar an interesting place to work, with a vision behind it. Right now the vision is just to help Cat's bottom line.

    Solar Turbines2018-01-01
  2. "Good place to work, but lots of red tape."

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    Current Employee - Controls Design Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Solar Turbines full-time

    Pros

    Immediate management is very supportive. Coworkers are friendly and cooperative. Very committed to employee safety. There's room to move within the company. Pay is fair, and there's significant profit sharing most years. There's lots of opportunity to get hands-on experience in areas outside of your specific discipline.

    Cons

    It can be difficult to find time for cross-training. Lots of process requirements that can get in the way of getting work done. There's some inter-departmental friction. A lot of information isn't well-documented and requires finding out who has the tribal knowledge to get things done.

    Solar Turbines2014-05-22
  3. "An engaging engineering environment with potential for internal growth."

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    Current Employee - Controls Design Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Solar Turbines full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Opportunity to travel and be promoted internally. Great benefits. Lots of opportunity for training. Attentive and responsive management.

    Cons

    Office politics leading to who you know over what you know. Group socializing could be a little more encouraged.

    Advice to Management

    Encouraging more team-building opportunities.

    Solar Turbines2014-02-23
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