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Trina Solar Reviews

Updated Jun 8, 2019

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Found 49 reviews

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Trina Solar CEO Jifan Gao
Jifan Gao
31 Ratings
Pros
  • "work/life balance and time flexible, nice colleague,(in 3 reviews)

  • "Fast-paced, team oriented, results driven company(in 2 reviews)

Cons
  • "Headquarter in China and some culture difference b/w the US and the local(in 5 reviews)

  • "All they care about is the sales team and finance(in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Great company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Trina Solar full-time

    Pros

    Leader in the solar industry

    Cons

    Solarcoaster takes its toll on the company

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing

    Trina Solar2018-11-13
  2. "Fianance Associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Trina Solar full-time

    Pros

    Leading company in solar energy. Friendly environment.

    Cons

    Headquarter in China and some culture difference b/w the US and the local China team.

    Trina Solar2018-02-08
  3. "Good work, odd culture at times"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Trina Solar full-time

    Pros

    You feel good about the work you do helping the environment

    Cons

    Chinese HQ stifles innovation

    Trina Solar2018-01-26
  4. Helpful (1)

    "President and all other executives are egotistical"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Trina Solar full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Cool coworkers and free healthcare.

    Cons

    Management is very bureaucratic. They don't value employees unless you "brown nose." Turnover is high. HR sides with executives, not employees, even if they're bent bullied by management. HR is antisocial and cares little about the wellbeing of employees. All they care about is the sales team and finance.

    Advice to Management

    Build relationships to understand employees.

    Trina Solar2017-02-27
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Do not accept an offer here."

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

    I worked at Trina Solar full-time

    Pros

    If you're new to the solar industry, and this is your only option, it might be an okay place to start. You will not want to be here very long, and you will not be set-up to learn/grow in your career. You will get exposure to Trina products and customers, but it's not worth it. There are better places to start your career in renewable energy.

    Cons

    The management is horrible. They are not competent, full of ego, vindictive, and unethical. You will have zero opportunity for career advancement, and likely will start looking for another job 3-6 months into your employment. Their benefits are horrible, and have borderline illegal activities. The culture looks good on paper, but leaders and employees do not practice what is preached.

    Advice to Management

    Get senior leaders that are more than puppets. Support your workers. Trina may be a great product, but reputation and people matter just as much as product. Take a longer view.

    Trina Solar2017-02-21
  6. "Global marketing director"

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    Current Employee - Marketing& BD Director in San Jose, CA
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Trina Solar for more than 3 years

    Pros

    the brand in the industry

    Cons

    local culture , more local culture of Changzhou,

    Advice to Management

    more international opp

    Trina Solar2016-12-29
  7. "Good workplace"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook

      I have been working at Trina Solar full-time

      Pros

      Leading solar company with stable business; Good compensation and benefits package; Friendly co-workers with a diversified culture. Work-life balance.

      Cons

      Sometimes finance expense control is strict. The good thing is that a cautious finance policy helps to avoid risks. But some flexibility will simplify the procedure and benefit employees.

      Advice to Management

      Continue considering employees' growth within the organization. Provide more training opportunities.

      Trina Solar2016-07-15
    • Helpful (1)

      "Positive Experience for me, don't understand the negativity"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Trina Solar full-time

      Pros

      Working at Trina Solar has been a positive experience for me. Leadership is supportive and accessible, compensation package is fair with better than average benefits and PTO. There are many people still working at Trina from when they started operations in the U.S. 5 years ago. The fiscally conservative culture is sometimes borderline cheap but being conservative has allowed Trina to remain standing as a solar global...

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      Cons

      Not many cons. Most decision are made by Trina in China, but that would be fairly obvious being that is where HQ and exec mgmt is located.

      Advice to Management

      Be strategic. Think long term.

      Trina Solar2016-06-09
    • "Southern U.S. & Caribbean Regional Manager"

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      Former Employee - Southern U S & Caribbean Key Account Manager in Huntersville, NC
      Doesn't Recommend
      Positive Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at Trina Solar for more than a year

      Pros

      Big company capabilities with a large product portfolio for the U.S. market. Trina has now grown into a large scale player and has number 1 marketshare however the shareholders are yet to see a dividend.

      Cons

      Not trustworthy. I would not be comfortable assuring my friends that Trina was a good company to do business with.

      Trina Solar2016-06-23
    • Helpful (4)

      "Major politics and cheap company"

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      Former Employee - Representative in San Jose, CA
      Doesn't Recommend
      Positive Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at Trina Solar full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Investors in solar know Trina. No one micromanages. Healthcare, vision, dental is fully covered. Catered lunches Friday. Great coworkers. Casual dress.

      Cons

      Lots of favoritism. You'll never know when management has plans to fire you. They don't have your best interest in mind. The culture is boring. Warning! If you get an offer, think more than twice. About 90% of those who accepted are already looking for another job within a year. Don't trust what the recruiter tells you. They only try to sell Trina because it's hard to find interested candidates. The changed Americas...

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      Advice to Management

      Care more about the employees. Stop all of the gossiping and back stabbing. You speak about employee retention but don't show that you even care. You don't know it but most of the staff are looking to lead due to poor leadership.

      Trina Solar2016-01-03
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