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Sungevity Reviews

Updated January 26, 2019
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Pros
  • "Great people to work with for a great cause" (in 23 reviews)

  • "It was a really enjoyable work environment" (in 20 reviews)

Cons
  • "Questionable decisions from upper management" (in 16 reviews)

  • "Long hours and hard work is not always recognized" (in 13 reviews)

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  1. "Recruiter"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sungevity full-time

    Pros

    Great Company to work for, and very dynamic industry.

    Cons

    No cons it was a great place to work at


  2. "Good benefits"

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    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Delran, NJ
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Delran, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sungevity (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great hours, great benefits

    Cons

    Commission was weak, not great pay

  3. "Good while it lasted."

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    Former Employee - Solar Designer in Oakland, CA
    Former Employee - Solar Designer in Oakland, CA

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

    Pros

    It was a really enjoyable work environment.

    Cons

    Bankruptcies usually aren't good for employee morale.

    Advice to Management

    Don't go bankrupt.


  4. "Solar consultant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Fun, energetic environment, with a lot of young talent. The people make are what make the job fun.

    Cons

    Not a great role if you don’t want to be stuck in a cubical dialing for dollars. Very challenging if you are easily deterred.


  5. "Solar Marketing Technician"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sungevity part-time

    Pros

    The pay was great and the people were nice.

    Cons

    Very repetitive work day in and day out


  6. "Customer service"

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

    I worked at Sungevity full-time

    Pros

    I liked all the snacks

    Cons

    The layoffs were really hard


  7. "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times..."

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

    I worked at Sungevity full-time

    Pros

    Sungevity started out as an exciting fast-paced growth opportunity. It was doubling in size every year, had many opportunities for advancement, and a great culture.

    Cons

    As funding dried up the culture took a turn for the worse. Multiple rounds of layoffs and misinformation continually given to employees from leadership left many in a really tough spot. This is NOT the same company it was several years ago.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "it ... WAS ... great"

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    Former Employee - Sales in Oakland, CA
    Former Employee - Sales in Oakland, CA
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Phenomenally talented sales personnel, great people and mission, best solar culture bar none (pre-BK).

    Cons

    Call center over-metricized / incorrect metrics toward the end.

    Advice to Management

    Solar Spectrum Execs: Leadership and humility.


  9. "Project Manager"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Oakland, CA
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Oakland, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people, great environment. Lots of opportunities

    Cons

    The Solar Coaster is a wild ride. The constant need for funding affected the culture a bit towards the end.

    Advice to Management

    Keep hiring great, dedicated people.


  10. "Marketing Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good place to learn and positive mission

    Cons

    Favoritism goes a long way