High potential, poor execution
Solar Consultant (Former Employee) – Sewell, NJ – January 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.
Company car, medical benefits
Work every day (every weekend and most holidays), least transparent company ever