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  1. "Great Company to work for"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Care Supervisor
    Current Employee - Customer Care Supervisor
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Solatube full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Takes care of employees

    Cons

    Employee turn around is extremely high


  2. "Micro managent"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Systems Administrator in Vista, CA
    Former Employee - Systems Administrator in Vista, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Solatube full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The only pro that I can list is that the paychecks never bounced.

    Cons

    The owners are egotistical. Their attitudes and micro management style flow down through the organization. The president of the company is a primadonna that should have been replaced a decade ago. There is no appreciation for any hard work or accomplishments. Unless you are in the privileged few at the top. My best advice is not to work here.

    Advice to Management

    Any advice I would have for management would be ignored.

  3. "Former Temp-to-hire Employee"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative (Contract) in Carlsbad, CA
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative (Contract) in Carlsbad, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Solatube (Less than a year)

    Pros

    My employment with Solatube was a temporary contract position assigned to me through a staffing agency. I was only contracted for a few months there but I did enjoy working there. The company takes care of their employees health and wellness by promoting positive lifestyle changes and providing free fitness classes such as yoga. They encourage employees to sign up and participate in team building activities outside of work such as company sponsored sports teams in community leagues.

    Cons

    The employee turnover rate is extremely high due to the fact that they hire temporary employees with short-term contracts through staffing agencies. It felt like they were constantly filling open positions because they rarely offer permanent employment.

    Advice to Management

    Management (Customer Care Department) did a pretty good job creating a false perception of job security with the overwhelming workload... Not to mention the false sense of hope offered when they told us the company rewards top performers with the possibility of permanent employment---This was not the case.. At least not for me in my experience.


  4. "Great company, great culture"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Solatube full-time

    Pros

    Great employees and culture. Wonderful product.

    Cons

    early hours to contact international customers.


  5. "Successful company with enjoyable coworkers that provided a good working environment with opportunities for advancement."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Intern in Vista, CA
    Former Intern - Intern in Vista, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Solatube as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I enjoyed my time here. The coworkers were great to be around for a typical office job. The management offered a casual atmosphere as long as you get your job done.

    Cons

    Not too many cons. Some people worked long hours that seemed stressful when it came close to deadlines so that could be an issue for some.

    Advice to Management

    I thought the management did a overall good job. Most of them were very positive and enjoyable working with when everything was going well.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Disappointing"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vista, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vista, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Solatube full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The best thing about this company is that they were closed on weekends. If not I am sure they would have you working 7 days a week.

    Cons

    Major issues with management. Lack of leadership and employee recognition. High stress environment.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on the people and you will be successful.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great product, even better people."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    I like coming to work every day. We manufacture a product that I am proud of: we bring sunshine to people at home and work. There is a strong camaraderie among staff and across departments. No backbiting at Solatube. Great 401k benefits and insurance.

    Cons

    Average paid time off, holidays, and salaries. As a growing company, we are pressed for resources, which means everyone must work hard and then some.

  8. "A very good place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administration in Vista, CA
    Current Employee - Administration in Vista, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Solatube full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The company is growing and we have opportunities to join other departments. Benefits are great including 401K match of 4%. The product is awesome and the new products look great as well. My department is great and everyone usually helps.

    Cons

    We could use bi annual performance reviews. We could also use a 4 day workweek that would help with my commute.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the monthly meetings on informing everyone on the company events.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Not the place to work."

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Solatube full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    If you cant find work anywhere else this place is for you.
    Decent benefits.
    Good location.
    Good place to work if you are in and out in a few years or need something temporary.

    Cons

    Owners micro manage every single department. Treat people like garbage.
    Nepotism by owners and management.
    Executive management follows the owners management style. No thank you or you did a good job.
    Extremely high turn over.
    A President that should have been let go a long time ago.
    Loyalty to the employees... Forget it!

    Advice to Management

    Let the people you hire do their job.
    Learn to appreciate your employees.
    Get rid of the obvious issue. (President)