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  1. "I loved working for UpWind!"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Relations Specialist - Sales and Marketing in Medford, OR
    Former Employee - Customer Relations Specialist - Sales and Marketing in Medford, OR
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great management and staff, great pay and benefits

    Cons

    now they are part of Vestas so no more Upwind...


  2. "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of advancement opportunities. Small company atmosphere and open door policy.

    Cons

    No clear career plan set in place. There is also a lot of unease about the recent Vestas takeover within the company.

  3. "Was a good company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits were good- PTO and sick days. Ability to ocassionaly telecommute

    Cons

    Hard workers overlooked for promotions. Nepotism.


  4. "Acquisition will change a lot"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at UpWind Solutions full-time

    Pros

    Customer and technician focused
    Safety is the most important
    Small company (until Vestas acquisition)

    Cons

    Occasionally unorganized
    Always trying new software and systems, leads to disjointed data histories


  5. "Wind technician"

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

    I worked at UpWind Solutions full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Leader in the industry when it comes to turbine maint. Opportunity to travel the country and work in a number of states.

    Cons

    Management changes over the years have really eroded the morale of the field service employees. Was recently purchased by a large OEM. Corporate is no longer concerned with the job being done. Only with the bottom line.

    Advice to Management

    Corporate needs to take a hard look at supporting the field and cutting costs at corporate. Get back to the way it used to be. Upwind was once elite, to say you worked there was something to be proud of.


  6. "Upwind"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at UpWind Solutions full-time

    Pros

    Very concerned with saftey.
    Site management takes good care of techs.

    Cons

    Very cheep, seems upper management does not really care for techs


  7. "Good People and Capable Management"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IT Manager in Medford, OR
    Former Employee - IT Manager in Medford, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company began with a small, close-knit family of well functioning professionals and rapidly grew. The work was challenging and demanding. It was an extremely rewarding work environment.

    Cons

    Corporate politics, pressure from capital partners and frequent shifts in management initiatives made corporate politics exhausting.

    Advice to Management

    Keep your eye on the ball; Business needs should be derived from field personnel. Administrative support to field personnel is paramount to anything else going on in the organization.

  8. "Great Company to work for"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Planning & Analysis Manager in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Financial Planning & Analysis Manager in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at UpWind Solutions (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Full exposure to all aspects of FP&A. Ability to learn and grow

    Cons

    I don't have any cons at the moment


  9. "Leadership"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Exciting, fast paced work environment that is always evolving. This is made possible by the great leadership, the values and company culture that focuses on safety and quality first.

    Cons

    The fast paced environment is really challenging on family life. Trying to balance between personal and business is not easy.


  10. "Good 3rd Party Company"

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    Former Employee - Field Engineer
    Former Employee - Field Engineer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The benefits were good. The company atmosphere was relaxed. The pay and bonuses were decent. It was easy to get parts/tools/uniforms etc.

    Cons

    The pay didn't increase much while I was there, luckily I started off at a high dollar amount. Upper management seems a little disconnected because the sites operate independently, so there is little to no involvement from higher ups.

    Advice to Management

    Step up the involvement. Change your hiring process and hire better quality technicians. Wind companies are driven from the ground up.


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