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Solar Turbines Reviews

Updated Jul 10, 2019

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3.5
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61%
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75%
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Jim Umpleby
11 Ratings
  1. Helpful (2)

    "Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Solar Turbines full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    This company constantly seeking for chances to innovate its product line to be a future energy solution provider.

    Cons

    Renewable energy market grows faster than expected. Human being will burn fossil fuels ONLY until economic energy storage is ready (maybe Trump will keep burning fossil fuels). Fossil fuel is necessary evil to the human society.

    Advice to Management

    Strong ownership + Weak leadership = loss of talent

    Solar Turbines2018-09-13
  2. "Principal Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Solar Turbines full-time

    Pros

    There are opportunities to move around

    Cons

    Management is focused on results and work life balance is not good

    Solar Turbines2018-09-16
  3. Helpful (12)

    "Die In Place"

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    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Mabank, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Really flexible schedule and no need to work overtime. It lends itself to great work-life balance No deadlines, really easy work, no real need to be smart, proactive, or competitive. Standard benefits, good amount of vacation, really laid back job. For technicians is a great place to work focus on safety. Great place to work if you are not passionate, do not want to innovate, and want to slowly decay in a silo becoming...

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    Cons

    No possibility to growth. Only "good old boys" get promoted. Must be part of a click in order to be consider for promotions or a different job. The company still operates with a dated structure with no chance of mobility. Top management doe snot believe in rotation, or using the talent instead relaying on "perceive" image of a employee to determine the worth of an employee. Upper management is sales based and does...

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    Advice to Management

    You hire smart people then do not use them until they get bored and leave. You need to grow your employees instead of waiting until older tribal knowledge retires and then hire them back at a premium as consultants. Pay attention to erosion in the middle and new employees, soon there will be only employees that like the toxic, demotivated, depressing work environment. Change your culture and promote team work, and...

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    Solar Turbines2018-09-20
  4. "Great Company, Great Benefits, Great People"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Solar Turbines full-time

    Pros

    Customer focus. Customers are relationships not wallets. It's great to work for a company that puts quality and safety as imperatives.

    Cons

    Advancement can be slow, best if you can relocate to gain experience.

    Solar Turbines2018-08-13
  5. Helpful (3)

    "Don't join the IT Department"

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

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

    Pros

    They are 20 years back in time

    Cons

    Still 20 years back in time

    Advice to Management

    Nothing! they will never read those comments. Employee survey didn't make any change why would you think this will.

    Solar Turbines2018-09-07
  6. "Recruiting Coordinator"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends

      I worked at Solar Turbines full-time

      Pros

      Great people to work with

      Cons

      Lack of opportunity and growth if don't have a degree

      Solar Turbines2018-06-26
    • "Great company"

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      Current Employee - Electrical Assembler in San Diego, CA
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

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

      Pros

      Friendly environment and friendly people

      Cons

      Too much paper work to do

      Advice to Management

      They should spend more time on training

      Solar Turbines2018-06-17
    • "Excellent Company - Very Stable"

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      Current Employee - Value Stream Manager in San Diego, CA
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Solar Turbines full-time for more than 10 years

      Pros

      Stable, upward mobility, huge variety of job opportunities, Amazing people

      Cons

      Company tends to run lean.. can be good for profits but not so good to guarantee good training for employees in new roles

      Advice to Management

      Keep doing what you’re doing.

      Solar Turbines2018-05-31
    • "Cnc machinists"

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      Former Employee - CNC Machinist in San Diego, CA

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

      Pros

      Good salary and great benefits

      Cons

      I don’t know if there’s any down side.

      Advice to Management

      To please consider my twenty six years of experience in cnc operation.

      Solar Turbines2018-05-22
    • "A while back"

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      Former Employee - Senior Human Resources Business Partner in San Diego, CA
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at Solar Turbines full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Lots of opportunity to develop your capabilities and credentials

      Cons

      Not a bad place to work.

      Advice to Management

      Good environment

      Solar Turbines2018-05-17
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