Sungevity - Churn and Burn | Glassdoor.co.uk
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    "Churn and Burn"

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    Current Employee - Operations in Oakland, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Sungevity full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good place to get started in Solar. Nice Oakland office.

    Cons

    - Churn and Burn environment in which staff is pushed very hard, contribute a lot, and then when the inevitable re-org happens (every six months or so), management looks at a spreadsheet for people to layoff. If you have added a lot of value over the years but a new executive sees you simply as a line item on a spreadsheet, your job is in danger. - A very sales and marketing oriented company. There is a constant flow of new ideas that come from sales and marketing, many of which are great ideas. But there is minimal attention given to operationalizing these ideas. Eventually when the new product is rolled out, the message come down to implement in a few weeks. This leads to inadequate tools to handle the new process, chaos, poor product quality, and much extra and inefficient work. Which leads to low morale. - Poor software department on the internal systems side. Software does a great job developing innovative customer facing solutions. But when it comes to systems to help internal processing, they do not have their act together.

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    Sungevity2015-08-30
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    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

    Sungevity2017-06-26
  2. "Mostly good people, some manipulators"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Oakland, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sungevity full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    - Great energy and camaraderie working towards solar energy uptake - Overall healthy work-life balance - Lots of really great people working really hard

    Cons

    - Not as much transparency as was needed. Too many surprises on the "Solar Coaster" - Several manipulative people who took advantage of others' good energy and really tore the company apart

    Sungevity2020-01-15

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