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SunPower Business Developer Reviews

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  • Work-Life Balance can be improved (in 14 reviews)

  • Often, upper management is the first to go and the first new hires--they are always changing (in 8 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Very flat organization"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Development in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Business Development in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    One of the most important points is that SunPower has a very flat organization, enabling you to exchange opinions with everyone at every level.

    Cons

    SunPower doesn't have many possibilities of job rotations at international level which would be a very interesting possibiliy - opportunity


  2. Helpful (3)

    "It is a company with great solar technology but mid level management is poor. Understaffed."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Development in Richmond, CA
    Current Employee - Business Development in Richmond, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Best technology in solar panels
    Very smart people work there
    Good industry reputation
    Likely to be standing after solar wars because of Total ownership

    Cons

    Too many silos - people don't talk to people in other internal groups
    Too much reliance on contract workers. The quality of projects being built is often poor.
    Quarterly results more important than building a strong team. Constant layoffs when things get tight.
    Too much turn over
    Some mid-level managers (director level in particular) are HORRIBLE. This is especially true in North America Commercial sales.
    Projects are understaffed so some projects are turning out badly.

    Advice to Management

    Better employee support. Consider the impact on good employees of bad managers. Rely less on contract workers. I am seeing the results of some of your built projects and it is bad.