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Sungevity Reviews

Updated October 28, 2018
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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. "Sales"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sungevity full-time

    Pros

    Get environment to work in

    Cons

    The travel for the jobs was too much


  2. "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.

  3. "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.


  4. "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


  5. "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


  6. "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.


  7. 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.

  8. "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.


  9. "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


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Great work life balance"

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    Former Employee - Design Engineer in Oakland, CA
    Former Employee - Design Engineer in Oakland, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Three working atmosphere was brilliant and it was genuinely fun working with people who liked to be at work every day

    Cons

    Management had almost no clue of what was happening at the customer facing level. A lot of informal channels of communications.

    Advice to Management

    Strictly documented feedback and communication would have greatly improved productivity