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SunEdison Reviews

Updated October 4, 2018
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SunEdison President & Chief Executive Officer Ahmad R. Chatila
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  • "Upper management led the company to bankruptcy" (in 14 reviews)

  • "senior management knee-capped by bad policies, heavy credit burden exasperated by bad financial practices" (in 12 reviews)

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  1. "Good Team"

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    Former Employee - Intern - Hourly in Saint Peters, MO
    Former Employee - Intern - Hourly in Saint Peters, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good salary and professional environment

    Cons

    I have to do some fieldwork. Anyway, that is a great experience.

    Advice to Management

    Flexibility


  2. "Salary and benefits were very good"

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    Former Employee - Asset Management
    Former Employee - Asset Management
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Was the biggest renewable energy company worldwide. Had very good competitive salary, great employees.

    Cons

    Management were out of touch with the business unfortunately.

  3. "Interview for process operator position"

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    Former Employee - Back End in Pasadena, TX
    Former Employee - Back End in Pasadena, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay, benefits and clean environment as well as the well trained ERT .

    Cons

    Plant shut down and moved to S. Korea, so thats a pretty big con there.

    Advice to Management

    Stay positive and continue to inspire your coworkers


  4. "Accounting"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at SunEdison full-time

    Pros

    Growth at the time I started.

    Cons

    Went into bankruptcy and declined rapidly.


  5. "Mixed bag"

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    Former Employee - Casualty of Ahmad's Leadership
    Former Employee - Casualty of Ahmad's Leadership
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at SunEdison full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good opportunities as my department is small and there's opportunities to learn from others and their areas. But we're since the budget is so tight, 60+ hours is the norm.

    Cons

    Ahmad Chatila is a dreamer living in a fantasy world. Every penny is spent for M&As of other companies that would've failed without SE bailing them out.

    Advice to Management

    They didn't get rid of Ahmad Chatila soon enough and kept him around way too long.


  6. "I was wondering how could that company survive for as long as it did"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible office hours, WFH was an option, and probably a bunch more.

    Cons

    Management was completely clueless. Functionaries at best.

    Advice to Management

    Since the company is no more, I have no advice other than: Since you're incompetent, just stay home and stay intoxicated.


  7. "Good company but internal politics were terrible"

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Belmont, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Belmont, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people, good culture amongst teams

    Cons

    Poor middle management, too much internal politics

  8. "Very deceptive leadership team"

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

    I worked at SunEdison full-time

    Pros

    Company had a great purpose

    Cons

    Poorly led at the top and didn't take care of its employees.


  9. "Lot of Opportunities But Not Operationally Sound"

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    Former Employee - Finance
    Former Employee - Finance
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at SunEdison full-time

    Pros

    Lot of opportunities for professional growth

    Cons

    Too many strategic things going on.

    Advice to Management

    Key an eye on finances


  10. "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.


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