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Solar Turbines Reviews

Updated Jul 31, 2019

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63%
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75%
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Jim Umpleby
11 Ratings
  1. "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Design Engineer 

    I have been working at Solar Turbines full-time

    Pros

    Enjoy working here. There is a lot of opportunities to move up.

    Cons

    None that I can think of.

    Solar Turbines2019-07-31
  2. "Excellent Opportunities"

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    Current Employee - Electronics Team Member 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent opportunities if you ask the right people and have a good attitude. Very safe working environment. Lots of care towards employee happiness.

    Cons

    A few bad apples can spoil the bunch. People take too much advantage of the freedom that is given to them.

    Solar Turbines2019-07-10
  3. "Great Company!"

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    Former Employee - Business Development Manager 

    I worked at Solar Turbines full-time

    Pros

    Lots of smart and hard working people.

    Cons

    Slow approvals on new process initiatives.

    Solar Turbines2019-06-22
  4. "Aerodynamicist"

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    Current Employee - Engineer 

    I have been working at Solar Turbines full-time

    Pros

    Good work experience , and great environment

    Cons

    Low growing, low growth areas and opportunities

    Solar Turbines2019-06-09
  5. "Great individuals, poor management"

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    Current Employee - Engineer 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Solar Turbines full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great work life balance. Very little micromanagement.

    Cons

    Used to have fantastic health care. Moving around is the only way to get fair compensation and promotions. Experienced people that stay in the same position are taken advantage of or neglected. Extremely political and divisive, who you know gets you & your ideas ahead. Merit is a secondary/tertiary matter.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure all engineers believe in science & math.

    Solar Turbines2019-06-04
  6. "Good place to work at"

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    Former Employee - Supply Chain Coordinator 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Solar Turbines full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good work structure and stability

    Cons

    Hard to move up the ladder, extremely competitive if you are not on the right path or connected to the right people

    Solar Turbines2019-05-29
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    "Great people"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends

    I have been working at Solar Turbines full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The people here are some of the friendliest and most fun to work with

    Cons

    career advancement is a bit slow and management can do better in terms of motivating their people and helping them advance in their careers

    Advice to Management

    spend some effort to get to know your employees interests and help them reach their goals rather than ignore their needs

    Solar Turbines2019-05-18
  8. "Overall great company to work for, plenty of opportunities for growth with a decent benefits package."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Solar Turbines full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Job stability, career development opportunities, global footprint.

    Cons

    While the benefits package is decent, the actual pay is a bit below par. Company claims to have a "small company mindset" but is clearly burdened with corporate bureaucracy that slows down positive change more often than not and causes some underperformers to become entrenched and unmanageable.

    Advice to Management

    Increase the pay scale. Prioritize people over corporate bottom line and share buy backs.

    Solar Turbines2019-05-12
  9. "Great Place To LEarn"

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    Former Employee - Intern 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Solar Turbines part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    A lot of training to gain experience.

    Cons

    Repetitive Job, since it takes a lot to learn new things.

    Solar Turbines2019-05-05
  10. "Solar Turbines Team Lead"

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    Current Employee - Team Lead in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Solar Turbines full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    entry level leadership position, management was ok,

    Cons

    terrible work life balance, job hour requirements are too high

    Advice to Management

    they need to find a way to get the job done with less overtime.

    Solar Turbines2019-05-03
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