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SunEdison Reviews

Updated April 17, 2018
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SunEdison President & Chief Executive Officer Ahmad R. Chatila
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  • The benefits including salary, culture, work life balance was all good so it's difficult to find negatives (in 12 reviews)

  • Upper management led the company to bankruptcy (in 14 reviews)

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  1. "Operations Project Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at SunEdison full-time

    Pros

    flexible work life, great team, great boss

    Cons

    can be disorganized, professional development lacking


  2. "Information Technology at SunEdison"

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    Former Employee - IT Senior Manager in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - IT Senior Manager in Saint Louis, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at SunEdison (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    good pay, fast pace, technically savvy employees

    Cons

    Financially distressed company that just emerged from bankruptcy. No future opportunities.

  3. "Horrible leadership"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Maryland Heights, MO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Maryland Heights, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at SunEdison full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Flexi work timings
    office parties
    Talent network within the company

    Cons

    Bad leadership
    unbalanced parity in pay within the company
    unethical in some cases

    Advice to Management

    I am glad you closed shop


  4. "Workhorse"

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

    I worked at SunEdison full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    *Lots of fun activities
    *Lots of smart people
    *Great opportunities for growth

    Cons

    *Terrible management
    *Bad direction
    *Unobtainable goals

    Advice to Management

    Quit or get fired! Let someone competent manage such a great company.


  5. "Great ambitions, revolving door management"

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    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager Utility Plants in Belmont, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager Utility Plants in Belmont, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    staff motivated by common goal of providing clean energy

    Cons

    senior management knee-capped by bad policies, heavy credit burden exasperated by bad financial practices

    Advice to Management

    too much aim at being the biggest, taking on too much credit is detrimental


  6. "good pay and culture but not good management"

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    Current Employee - Senior Power Systems Engineer in Belmont, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Power Systems Engineer in Belmont, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    good pay and culture was good. got bankrupt

    Cons

    not good management and no planning

    Advice to Management

    Do better CEO


  7. "R&D technician"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at SunEdison full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Worked with a Great R&D group

    Cons

    Company grew too fast and aggressively

  8. "decent place to work for"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at SunEdison full-time

    Pros

    flexible hours, good hard working people

    Cons

    direction of management changed virtually every year.

    Advice to Management

    the company no longer exists, so not much to say.


  9. "Good people; Poor Leadership"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at SunEdison full-time

    Pros

    Smart, dedicated people in the middle ranks

    Cons

    Way too much drama in executive ranks where there was backstabbing, palace intrigue, and disfunctionality


  10. "In-House Attorney"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at SunEdison full-time

    Pros

    Great mission to provide renewable energy around the world.

    Cons

    Poor C-level management and leadership.


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