Remote Solar Designer (Former Employee) – Kansas City, MO – December 30, 2017
It was easy to get lost in how fun it was to work as a Remote Solar Designer, or at least it was to me. The office environment was fun, yet focused. There was plenty of tools available to both help yourself and help others at the work needed, and nearly everyone was readily willing to collaborate and create new, better ways to do our job.
The work itself to become a RSD was quite the steep learning curve, and even with the time I spent at the company I still don't think I was close to mastering it, but the process of getting to that point was invigorating and learning to get better and better at building solar systems for customer wanting a new energy solution was exciting.
I would easily be working there still, if I could. But Sungevity as it was known then doesn't exist anymore. About a year after I was laid off due to the company downsizing, I heard that the company had filed for bankruptcy and sold its assets. As far as I'm aware, the office I worked in has been rebranded if not shut down entirely.
Free Lunch, great work environment, intuitive workspace
It was a fun place to work because when I was there it was a start up so there were many young people.
Sr. Manager, Retail Marketing (Former Employee) – Oakland, CA – September 27, 2017
I enjoyed working at Sungevity. I liked the energy and the teamwork. I went to my office everyday and planned my own day for the most part unless something came up and my boss needed me to work on something else. The most enjoyable part of the job was learning new things I learned about social media and how to use it. I also learned as much as possible about solar energy.
Great Pay, Great location. Fun, young environment. Special events with celebrities
No one, except coworkers in my department, knew what i did.
Solar Consultant (Former Employee) – Kansas City, MO – August 16, 2017
I had an excellent experience working at Sungevity for over a year. They paid me a competitive salary and had great benefits. The asset light model works as a facilitator to bring solar to residential roof tops. I will always be fond of the impact I know I had on powering America with sunshine.
Field Service Project Manager (Former Employee) – Kansas City, MO – July 21, 2017
Sungevity was building a great culture, and really treated its employees great, but unfortunately too many non profit jobs went through the pipeline, and they filed for chapter 11. They have rebranded as Solar Spectrum.
Employee treatment. Free snacks. Monthly Dinner
Unclear management. Little communication between departments.
Senior II Sales Consultant (Former Employee) – Oakland, CA – July 11, 2017
A typical day at work included presentations via phone and clearslide to homeowners about how solar worked and the viability of it for their home. Detailed builds of proposed projects and cost/savings were reviewed with potential clients along with contracts. Ideal candidates would be closed within 7-14 days. Management was a bit overwhelmed by growth and communication to employees began to slip. Unfortunately the company went bankrupt in 2017. RIP Sungevity.
Technical Services Project Manager (Former Employee) – Oakland, CA – July 7, 2017
A great group of people that were all focused on delivering as much solar power as possible. It was a fun environment until the last few week or two. Things didn't quite work out but I am proud of the work we did accomplish.
Retail Energy Specialist (Former Employee) – California – June 16, 2017
Great place to work for self-driven individuals. Very relaxed management however, when it came to quarterly earnings reports, depending on the companies performance, sales teams were affected without much notice.
Analyst (Former Employee) – Oakland, CA – June 11, 2017
What was an initially promising company was an $800M boondoggle. While it provided much growth and advancement for me, it was somewhat for naught. Questionable layoff practices impacted hundreds of employees by not providing any severance or our legally owed PTO that we had accrued. Luckily no one has to go to work for them given that they are now defunct.
Engineer (Former Employee) – Oakland, CA – May 26, 2017
To be honest I still miss this company. I had a lot of good memories there. The problem is that when you have a company that exists just to get more funding for itself the day to day becomes pointless. The late term vision was to go public and return investors money, but the company did not know how to put a useful product out consistantly.
IT Director (Former Employee) – Oakland, CA – May 8, 2017
Sungevity had challenges but rewards as well. My manager was incredible and taught me how to navigate many challenges. The hardest part about working for Sungevity was the unknown financial status of the company. In the end the company went bankrupt.
Great work environment and being able to contribute to their success.
Unknown financial future and the fact that they went bankrupt in the end.
Manager (Former Employee) – Oakland, CA – April 25, 2017
Sungevity, or the company formerly known as Sungevity, is a toxic place. The executive team lead the organization on a bunch of lies. We were sold a bright future, when really the org was being driven into the ground.