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Great culture, incredible talent
Director of Field Marketing (Former Employee) –  Oakland, CAMarch 15, 2017
Sungevity had by far the best culture and talent in the industry. A technology driven company, with established market share and nimble working environment. Simplicity and accountability are at the forefront of daily business operations. Culture is fun, inviting, collaborative, fast paced and inspiring.
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Fun Environment
Sales Consultant (Former Employee) –  Oakland, CAMarch 14, 2017
Great people. Poor Management. Really good culture. Benefits were great. Just had a huge lay off. Employees were great to work with. People very passionate about mission of company.
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Compliance/Logistic/Sales Operation Manager (Current Employee) –  Kansas City, MOMarch 13, 2017
Sounded like fun. Ended up a Nightmare. Payed well and Took on new roles that advanced my career. Always Changing schedule to fit sales needs. Never saw my family and worked on weekends
Pros
Pay
Cons
Everything else
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Badly managed
SALES (Former Employee) –  New York, NYMarch 11, 2017
The company has poor management, constant bad decisions, no planning, no foresight. The software tools have many bugs. Poor territory management. Customers are not kept up to date on project status.
Pros
Nice people
Cons
Poor management
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Poor Executive Execution
FP&A Analyst (Current Employee) –  Oakland, CAMarch 3, 2017
Poor executive execution, great ideas, great planning, poor implementation. The company is shrinking and the top talent is on its way out or already gone.
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Start up company that has a great future
Customer Experience Manager (Former Employee) –  Kansas City, MOMarch 2, 2017
I enjoyed my time at Sungevity. Start up company that has its eyes on the prize. I look forward to them doing great things.
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has been a good place to work
Apex Engineer (Current Employee) –  Oakland, CAFebruary 24, 2017
A good company that is passing a tough financial times. I am forced to write at least 20 words here. and some more words. still not enough.
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on your own
Solar Marketing Specialist (Former Employee) –  Oakland, CAFebruary 21, 2017
I was assign a Lowe’s Store in Millville where I talk to people about solar power when they
came in. And set them up with a I Quote. was not given much training but was put in a storm that that most people spoke Spanish an i do not speak it , had a lot of trouble.
Pros
lve solar
Cons
not much trainning
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Nice people, fun company
Solar Consultant (Former Employee) –  Oakland, CAFebruary 20, 2017
Sungevity was a great place to begin my sales career. They had an extensive training program that allowed me to learn many informative sales techniques.
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Great company
Field Consultant (Current Employee) –  Oakland, CAFebruary 13, 2017
Job is for motivated people. Lots of team work and meetings and training must be tech savvy
Meeting are informative training is long but full of great information that will be helpful in the field
Pros
Great benefits helpful management
Cons
Long trainings ans meeting high expectations causes lidestyle change
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Great energy and mission, but unorganized
Retail Solar Specialist (Former Employee) –  Concord, CAFebruary 7, 2017
Being part of the outside sales team allowed for a very flexible schedule, but there is a lack of support being outside the office. I loved my manager, and everyone on the team was great to work with and definitely the most enjoyable part of the job. The hardest part of the job is being isolated, and receiving constant "no's" from customers.
Pros
Flexible
Cons
Isolation
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Mission driven company with a unique solar business model
Manager - Project Operations (Former Employee) –  Kansas City, MOJanuary 25, 2017
Sungevity is a mission driven solar company with a unique business model focused on technology and partnerships with vendors and contractors to deliver a premium customer experience for residential solar.

The culture is relaxed and team members are encouraged to be solution oriented, customer first focused and to "Generate Positive" in their daily activities. Performance is rewarded but workloads are relatively heavy and they have struggled to strike the right staffing model.

From sales to project finance to project delivery the customer journey is complex but well mapped out. Management is focused on executing against a relatively solid customer service model and customer satisfaction is relatively high.

The company is 10 years old but still going through the growth (and growing pains) of a start up. Process and systems improvement is a daily effort but, when the resources are available, it is possible to consistently deliver a great customer experience.

The largest challenges the company faces are funding it's growth, managing partnerships (critical to their business model), and remaining competitive with their pricing/margins. The industry itself has promise and Sungevity will continue to be a player if they can deliver on these things.
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High potential, poor execution
Solar Consultant (Former Employee) –  Sewell, NJJanuary 20, 2017
Sungevity used to be the company that did solar different. They cared about their employees and their customers. Then came the dreaded CASH FLOW POSITIVE (they try to be cute and call it CF+) movement where Sungevity began to try to become the first large solar company to actually make money. They started random mass layoffs. They tried to go public, but failed. Internally, that led to much higher stress levels on all employees from the CEO all the way down to lead generators out in the field.

Now, they have everyone desperately rowing against a tide of a changed market. The low-hanging fruit has long since been picked, but Sungevity refuses to become more adaptive to the market, so it just tries really hard to force the old model to fit.

In order for this to be a good place to work again, top-down changes and massive amounts of innovation need to take place. If you join the organization before this happens, you'll just be part of their panic-stricken, ever-struggling, take no time off, choke the life out of our employees corporate machine.

On the plus side, the medical benefits are great.
Pros
Company car, medical benefits
Cons
Work every day (every weekend and most holidays), least transparent company ever
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My time with Sungevity
Retail Solar Specialist (Former Employee) –  Oakland, CAJanuary 19, 2017
Typical day at work:
Standing in a Lowe's store, near the front door and stopping customers to generate leads (appointments for solar consultations).

What I learned:
How to deal with lots of rejection, all day long. Also, that in a position like this, you are the bottom line for the entire corporation.

Management:
Left a lot to be desired regarding support, availability, and training. I was basically on my own with no training and the worst quality demo equipment.

Workplace culture:
Very positive. Relaxed but Pressurized.

Hardest part of the job:
Constant rejection, and relying on other people to close my leads, which seldom happened. Great leads did not ever turn into great commissions for me.

Most enjoyable part of the job:
Getting people exited about solar energy.
Pros
Positive Environment
Cons
Commissions in exchange for leads are not guaranteed and, very few and far between.
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Great Culture but growing too fast
Inside Sales Consultant (Former Employee) –  San Jose, CANovember 26, 2016
Sungevity is a great company and provides a fun work environment. I learned a lot about utilizing software to sell remotely.
1/2 the work force was laid off due to poor executive decisions.
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Good Environment
Solar Consultant/Technical Sales Associate (Former Employee) –  Kansas City, MOOctober 26, 2016
Although they harp on having a work life balance, in sales when you're trying to hit a tough quota it's not that easy. Still while working there as the company was growing it was a pretty fun place to work. Lots of young, intelligent, ambitious people working there.
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Great place to work
Solar Consultant (Former Employee) –  Oakland, CASeptember 24, 2016
Great place to work. Management was very supportive and the training was top notch. The office climate was up beat and energetic.
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Exciting and Motivating Job
Solar Field Specialist (Former Employee) –  West Haven, CTAugust 30, 2016
The job doesnt ask for much, just set a goal and go for it. Its enjoyable and give one a great sense of self satisfaction. Wasnt into sales but loved it at this job because of the experience.
Pros
Meet new people
Cons
Working during snow in some areas
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Fun place to work but management culture is poor
Software Engineer (Current Employee) –  Oakland, CAAugust 13, 2016
Great people to work with. My co-workers are friendly, professional, and work well in teams.

Management of projects and personnel is poor. Their attention varies from neglectful to overbearing depending on the project; never a calm and attentive mean.

Compensation is a little below the San Francisco Bay Area average, but that is probably to be expected.
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Great benefits and start-up mentality
Sourcing Specialist - Temp (Former Employee) –  New JerseyJune 26, 2016
Overall a great place to work with great people. The benefits package was excellent for both part time and contract employees.
Pros
Work from Home
Cons
Short Contract
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