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Updated April 21, 2017
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SunEdison President & Chief Executive Officer Ahmad R. Chatila
Ahmad R. Chatila
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Pros
  • Employees have a work-life balance (in 14 reviews)

  • This company is paving the way towards renewable energy which makes a difference (in 28 reviews)

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  1. "Finance Intern"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Real world experience gained
    Gained broad Treasury and Accounting knowledge

    Cons

    Was in the middle of being acquired


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Reckless leadership"

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    Former Employee - Control Center Operations in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Control Center Operations in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Being able to help grow renewable energy.

    Cons

    Leadership. Ahmad had a golden opportunity to make SunEdison a major player as a renewable energy IPP and developer and he failed. I have worked for numerous utilities and this was by far the worst company. Most of the projects had small margins and the company failed to invest in our operations. The executives were too busy giving each other new titles and promotions and they lost focus of what was needed to make the company successful.

    Advice to Management

    The vast majority of the senior management were forced out following the chapter 11 filing. My advice to them is to learn from their mistakes. They need to be more humble and listen to the people who have experience and knowledge in the industry.


  3. "The thrill is gone"

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

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

    Pros

    Learn about divesting and restructuring before it's all over.

    Cons

    Divesting and restructuring are not generally pleasant for the people in the business. Lots of people losing jobs. Hard to have any sense of building for the future.

    Advice to Management

    Turn the communication back on. Since the restructuring started the communication has dried up to virtually nothing.


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  5. "Financial Analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at SunEdison full-time

    Pros

    Fun, flexible schedule, generous benifits

    Cons

    Not much training, easy to be lost at sea.


  6. "Big ambtions"

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    Former Employee - Scheduleing Representative in Orem, UT
    Former Employee - Scheduleing Representative in Orem, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They Paid very will for a company
    There was a lot of opportunity

    Cons

    More transparency of company direction
    Lack of honesty from upper management

    Advice to Management

    I think that now that the bankruptcy is over there may be opportunity here but i would want to see some solid results before apply for a job here


  7. Helpful (1)

    "So much potential wasted by terrible leadership"

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

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

    Pros

    Great talented people, excited renewable energy field, fast growth

    Cons

    Terrible mismanagement of company business strategy and finances led to liquidation of the company. Staff has not received pay increases and bonuses in two years. Management puts worker bees on the layoff lists trying to save their own spot until the last moment.

    Advice to Management

    No advice makes sense at this point


  8. "Great co-workers, but never clear of company direction"

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

    I have been working at SunEdison full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    enjoyed co-workers, good daily environment

    Cons

    company is bankrupt, management took wrong company direction


  9. "Failed for a reason"

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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

    Pros

    Never worked with a smarter bunch of colleagues.

    Cons

    Upper management led the company to bankruptcy.

    Advice to Management

    Too late now


  10. "Pathetic"

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    Former Employee - Planner in Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Planner in Singapore (Singapore)
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good understanding of semiconductor business and core business of solar industry.it has diverse and multi cultural environmental with different religions

    Cons

    Political environment very toxic, unrealistic deadlines with nonsense of direction and no ethical attitude. Nobody to bother about process systems and any sort of communication


  11. "Program Manager"

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    Former Employee - Program Manager in Bengaluru (India)
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Bengaluru (India)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good place to work with opportunities

    Cons

    Not operating in India and elsewhere



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