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  1. "Sad to see them go"

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    Former Employee - Project Support Specialist in Auburn Hills, MI
    Former Employee - Project Support Specialist in Auburn Hills, MI
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at United Solar Ovonic full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Loved my job as trainer to installers and project specialist

    Cons

    To many chiefs and not enough Indians in this company they all just wanted to be boss and not work.

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to the people that actually did the work.


  2. "best work place to have"

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    Former Employee - Research Tech in Troy, MI
    Former Employee - Research Tech in Troy, MI
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at United Solar Ovonic full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    family friendly, good health insurance.

    Cons

    there is no negative that I can think of.

    Advice to Management

    keep up the good job!

  3. "Bad!"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Auburn Hills, MI
    Former Employee - Manager in Auburn Hills, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at United Solar Ovonic full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    None. Nothing good about this company.

    Cons

    Good product for 80's, not relevant anymore. Bad old school management. Most of the people are old timers at company and have no idea of current work culture and how to treat and value talent.

    Advice to Management

    Change!


  4. "Micro management"

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    Former Employee - Scientist
    Former Employee - Scientist
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at United Solar Ovonic full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity for involvement in multiple projects

    Cons

    Constant micromanagement. Poor transfer of technology to production scale.


  5. "Great place to work!"

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    Current Employee - Prod Tech in Greenville, MI
    Current Employee - Prod Tech in Greenville, MI
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at United Solar Ovonic full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Learning enviroment
    Great group of people to work with

    Cons

    Low sales
    Company closed its doors

    Advice to Management

    None


  6. "Awesome while there"

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    Current Employee - Director in Auburn Hills, MI
    Current Employee - Director in Auburn Hills, MI
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at United Solar Ovonic full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Freedom to do what was right for the company, people seemed to really care

    Cons

    Financial Status was questionable to say the least

    Advice to Management

    Should have gone for the gusto!


  7. "United Solar Ovonic Employee Satisfaction"

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    Former Employee - Systems Engineering Co-op in Auburn Hills, MI
    Former Employee - Systems Engineering Co-op in Auburn Hills, MI

    Pros

    A lot of opportunities to grow and learn new skills. Great people to work with, everyone was friendly and nice.

    Cons

    Very poor communication and organization within the company. During a time that job security just isn't there, the company did not directly address these issues. Rumors would be going around but the issue would never be formally discussed.

    Advice to Management

    Better communication is necessary. Your employees want to know what is going on within the company. Also, better organization would improve productivity.

  8. "Very interesting technology and every day is a learning experience."

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    Current Employee - Production Technician III
    Current Employee - Production Technician III
    Recommends

    Pros

    Looks great on a resume. Diverse and complicated technology but training is fairly good.

    Cons

    Company has had financial problems for several years.

    Advice to Management

    We have a unique product. Stop trying to pigeon hole it on BIPV. Open Solar is a great start but so many of you employees have great product Ideas that need to be listened to. There are many applications that would apply to smaller markets with higher margins. If we stick to only big installations, the competition is so great that there is no margin. Promote the uniqueness of this product.


  9. "It is a great company that has a very promising technology in renewable energy field"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    Innovation, Technology, Team Work, Good Leadership Support, Overall I really enjoy working here. There are new things to learn everyday.

    Cons

    It is quite difficult for me to find something negative about this company. The business is impacted a little bit due to the price drop for crystalline solar cell raw materials.

    Advice to Management

    Keep investing in next generation silicon thin film technology to reduce cost per watt to offset the raw material cost advantage the crystalline silicon solar cell competitors currently have.