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Updated May 28, 2022

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  1. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Electrician

    Feb 21, 2017 - Electrician 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Great work place, lots of room for growth.

    Cons

    Design and supply chain are a bit slow to respond on certain matters, but thats minor. Overall great company.

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  2. 2.0
    Former Employee, less than 1 year

    Licensed Electrician

    Oct 2, 2017 - Licensed Electrician in Milpitas, CA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Opportunity for growth and development. Fast paced and compensation is to par. 70+ hours a week, if you're hungry for money.

    Cons

    70+ hours a week, absolutely no work/life balance. Expectations were extremely unrealistic. Warehouse was unorganized and chaotic. Design/Engineering has no clue how to support Electricians in the field.

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    1 person found this review helpful
  3. 1.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    Started off Amazing

    May 22, 2017 - Crew Lead Electrician in San Mateo, CA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Panel pay, travel, getting off by 2pm sometimes with full pay.

    Cons

    Leadership, downsizing, leadership, to much work or not enough, leadership, no clear career paths, leadership, no raises, leadership. They talk this great game about culture swings and values, but in the end, it is all about the bottom line, numbers, and production.

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    2 people found this review helpful
  4. 4.0
    Former Employee

    Electrician

    Apr 12, 2017 - Electrician in Norristown, PA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Nice people and a lot of work

    Cons

    If u do 2 jobs in day u get panel pay just for the bigger one

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  5. 3.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    Electrician

    Jan 13, 2017 - Project Manager/Lead Electrician in Berkeley, CA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    New technology and fast-paced environment fun to work on

    Cons

    Bad management always trying to reinvent the wheel

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    1 person found this review helpful
  6. 2.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Licensed Electrician

    Jan 8, 2017 - Electrician in Wilmington, MA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Great benefit, great money when I first started. Safety is a good consideration over here. They are the lead solar company in technology. Good training.

    Cons

    Doesn't great no more, they cut down regular workday to 4 days work week. Weekend is now mandatory workday and you stay home at the other two day to do nothing at home and get pay nothing. They don't let you work over 40 hours anymore unless they needed you for your schedule off day. If you doesn't make panel pay then your paycheck is nothing. Remember panel pay is not something in your control like what they did sell it to you. Too many factors gonna affect your paycheck like scheduling, your coworker, weather and your manager favors. Keep in mind the Panel Pay is not something in your control and if you are not lucky in many ways your paycheck is the worst in solar industry.

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    2 people found this review helpful
  7. 2.0
    Current Employee

    Commercial Travelling Installer

    Oct 31, 2016 - Electrician Apprentice in New York, NY
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    The crews are Full of great people, Generally nice hotels

    Cons

    Low pay, "we pay a lower wage because we have an incentive bonus program per job that will exceed your weekly pay and get jobs done quicker." The biggest scam ever! This would be feasible if materials were delivered on time. But they are not. Ever. Never. When materials do come, it is very likely that they are not correct, and a "make it work" phrase is generally said. In which case you will be revisiting that jobsite when it does not pass inspection or quality control. Overtime has been eliminated company wide, only until a job is a week from deadline and only half way completed. We are the installers, we know from day one judging by the system type, size, layout, and working conditions if said deadline is obtainable, which it is often not. Management comes up with run rates (goals for each day) to be completed in order to meet a deadline. Once again if material is not there. Makes it hard to complete tasks. Upward mobility is a dream. They say if you work hard it'll be seen. Not the case. Way to focused on trying to finish a job that isn't a million dollars over budget (actual number) then caring about where you stand skill level wise. One last thing. You'll be home 10% of the time. The rest you'll be on the road.

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    1 person found this review helpful
  8. 3.0
    Former Employee

    Master electrician

    Jul 6, 2016 - Master Electrician in Foster City, CA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    None anymore it's changed,worked for 7 years and cashed out stock at high price.yeah!!! Cashed out at 56.00

    Cons

    Management changed and forgot that employees are what bring advancement and change. and that's why they have competition now. Stock less than 27.00 now lol.

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    3 people found this review helpful
  9. 5.0
    Current Employee

    my review

    Oct 23, 2015 - Electrician in South Dennis, MA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    I like the hours and pay. And fellow employees & employers

    Cons

    getting used to the different type of work

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  10. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Awsome place!

    Oct 21, 2015 - Electrician in Hartford, CT
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Forward thinking Company, love my job there! Love to be a part of this Very rapidly growing team

    Cons

    Nothing at all worth mentioning!

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