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Soraa Reviews

Updated May 31, 2019

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Found 68 reviews

2.7
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34%
Recommend to a Friend
29%
Approve of CEO
Jeffery Parker
25 Ratings
Pros
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  • "Bad quality lamp product actually killed some people in asia factory(in 5 reviews)

  • "Random, Ego-Based decisions by upper management(in 4 reviews)

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  1. "start up company"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at Soraa full-time

      Pros

      9 to 5 job nice ppl to work with

      Cons

      growth everone doing same thing in their own unique way

      Soraa2017-08-11
    • "Waste of Time"

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      Former Employee - Production in Valley View, OH
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at Soraa full-time for less than a year

      Pros

      Benefit package is not bad

      Cons

      Do not take the time to train you properly

      Advice to Management

      Teach your people to train others propely

      Soraa2019-06-01
    • "Overall"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fremont, CA
      Neutral Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

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

      Pros

      Learn something new often, flexibility

      Cons

      Company not growing. No profit sharing or valuable stock plan.

      Soraa2018-08-24
    • Helpful (1)

      "Soraa"

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
        Negative Outlook
        Disapproves of CEO

        I have been working at Soraa full-time

        Pros

        People good. Product is good.

        Cons

        Executive management sucks. Leadership sucks.

        Soraa2018-06-15
      • Helpful (1)

        "Maybe not ..."

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        Former Employee - Engineer in Fremont, CA
        Doesn't Recommend
        Neutral Outlook
        Disapproves of CEO

        I worked at Soraa full-time for more than 3 years

        Pros

        Great technical working environment Some of the smartest people here who I've ever worked with Interesting technology Minimal politics Really liked my job there Good manager

        Cons

        The CEO, while possibly good at the vision/strategy thing, is not so good operationally at defining the practical steps, and executing them, to realize that vision. Therefore, revenues have been stagnant for a long time. Even though there has been a verbal timetable many times to get to break even, the reality is, it's no closer to coming true. The CEO is responsible for that.

        Advice to Management

        Advice to the board: maybe it's time for a change at the top. Different CEOs are good at different things.

        Soraa2018-04-27
      • "finance"

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          Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
          Doesn't Recommend
          Negative Outlook
          Disapproves of CEO

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

          Pros

          company has a solid product

          Cons

          no leadership, no cost consciousness,

          Advice to Management

          work within your means

          Soraa2018-02-04
        • "Overall Solid"

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

          I have been working at Soraa full-time

          Pros

          Relaxed people Impressive work and research

          Cons

          Uninvolved upper management lack of organization and standards

          Soraa2017-10-08
        • "process engineer"

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          Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fremont, CA
          Doesn't Recommend
          Negative Outlook
          No opinion of CEO

          I worked at Soraa full-time for more than a year

          Pros

          Make beautiful lights and LED is made in USA. One of the few remaining fabs in the SF bay area

          Cons

          Company is not making money, hard to buy anything. It's a small company, but people form little cliques and keep things to themselves, making work very inefficient.

          Advice to Management

          Give people a chance to grow

          Soraa2017-05-09
        • "Company review"

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            Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

            I have been working at Soraa

            Pros

            Good company with nice people to work with.

            Cons

            Limited career and personal growth.

            Soraa2017-05-02
          • Helpful (2)

            "Death by a million painfull cuts."

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            Former Employee - Engineer in Fremont, CA
            Doesn't Recommend
            Negative Outlook
            Disapproves of CEO

            I worked at Soraa full-time for more than 3 years

            Pros

            Compensation package, medical benefits, snacks, sodas, Friday pastries, and some good, well-intentioned, hard-working people.

            Cons

            Exceptionally poor management from Directors to the CEO. Extreme lack of vision with a new, "Me too!" focus. There was bias, accepted drug use, empire building between departments, and plenty of the blame game. Seeing the good ones get laid-off while the dead wood remains is a productivity killer and promotes apathy. HR is in a constant battle to keep the lid on people quitting or getting laid off.

            Advice to Management

            You are waiting to die, picking up a paycheck in the process. Do the right thing and try to get some of Vinod's money back by selling the Gan/Gan tech to a company capable of doing something with it. Pathetic.

            Soraa2017-03-12
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