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Good place to work with a decent pace.
Director of Quality (Current Employee) –  Austin, TXNovember 17, 2017
Overall a great company to work for. The product also had a long lasting impact on society. It is easy to get things implemented. Not too much level of approval needed.
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Good technology and people
Cons
tariffs placed on the sector, cost pressures
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Very good
Document Control Specialist (Contract) (Current Employee) –  Richmond, CAOctober 19, 2017
Very good work environment with conscious minded employers. I would love to work for this company as a permanent position. My manger and all the team members were highly motivated and collaborative.
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Great product, great engineers, challenging enviornment (solar).
Specialty Products Sales Engineer (consultant) (Current Employee) –  San Jose, CAOctober 5, 2017
SunPower has a great suite of products, but is challenged with a difficult market. The staff are self-motivated and highly dedicated, but as a result often get sucked in to working long hours with little reward.
Pros
benefits, people
Cons
hours, compensation
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Great company, culture and technology
Manager (Current Employee) –  San Francisco, CASeptember 28, 2017
Great company, culture and technology.
Extensive range of opportunbity across the group.
All-round level of expertise in the grou, from ELectrical Engineering, to Engineering, Procurement and Construction, to Business Development in both small scale and large scale solar
Pros
Culture, technical expertise
Cons
lack of varied international career opportunities
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Approachable executives and a company that put importance to everyone's idea.
Financial Analyst (Former Employee) –  LagunaSeptember 25, 2017
SunPower has a very good working environment which makes the job more enjoyable to do. Executives are always trying their best to reach out to their people and make sure that everyone feels the their value. Executives know how to appreciate every people's contribution which is one of the reasons why SunPower has a good retention rate.
Pros
Good compensation benefit
Cons
No work-life balance
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Good place to work
Financial Products Intern (Former Employee) –  Richmond, CASeptember 18, 2017
People are laid back but committed to their work. I really enjoy working here. The office is a little bit far from public transportation but we have free shuttle bus service.
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Sr. Corporate Recruiter (Current Employee) –  Austin, TXSeptember 18, 2017
SunPower has a lot of potential if the Exec's (C-suite) would get out of the way (leave). Surprised the Board of Directors hasn't ousted them yet. Lots of talented employees, just very poor leadership unfortunately.
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Great company
Crew Lead (Current Employee) –  SO calAugust 22, 2017
Nothing but good words for Sunpower. Great experience and amazing work environment. Work culture and moral is positive. Would definitely recommend to work here.
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nice place
Senior Director of Internal Audit (Current Employee) –  San Jose, CAAugust 10, 2017
rather not go into details, but job was fun and helped company address control issues and risks. just very demanding and heavy in costs containment to a fault
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Amazing colleagues and a meaningful mission
Commercial Operations Manager (Current Employee) –  Austin, TXJuly 10, 2017
The people I've come to know at SunPower are now some of my closest friends. There a number of motivated, hard-working people who will go out of their way to help you despite having an endless amount of work to accomplish. I don't have the highest opinion of management or the strategic direction of the company, but the work at SunPower feels truly impactful and important.
Pros
Great people, flexible work schedules, meaningful mission, great office location
Cons
Limited growth, poor strategic direction, too much work for too few people
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Strategic Energy Innovations Intern (Current Employee) –  Richmond, CAJuly 7, 2017
Having a Great Time Interning with Sunpower, which has shaped understanding Greatly. Looking forward to any opportunities that may arise from my interaction with such a establish awesome company.
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Productive and fun workplace with ping pong table
Robot Technician/Shop Foreman (Former Employee) –  Davis, CAJune 26, 2017
Productive and fun workplace with ping pong table. Less attention paid to cleanliness and debris scattered throughout shop floor. Little attention paid to OSHA standards and regulations.
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Leading edge company to work for
Sr. Department Manager, Capital Procurement (Former Employee) –  San Jose, CAJune 8, 2017
SunPower is a leader in solar technology. Good position in IP as well manufacturing capability. Able to see/meet world class operations and grow. Green!
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Fantastic Workplace
Contract Accounting Manager (Former Employee) –  Austin, TXMay 19, 2017
Sun power is a fantastic workplace with very smart people. The accounting group was top notch. The atmosphere is collaborative instead of competitive.
Pros
Business Casual Dress
Cons
Sometimes work odd hours because part of the accounting team is overseas
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Fast phased Agile development work environment.
Independent SuccessFactors Consultant (Former Employee) –  Austin, TXMay 13, 2017
Good place for learning fast phased Agile development process. Great work culture and coworkers. Very multicultural. The company cares for its employees and shows it, very diversified company and family values.
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Good Solar technology but poor management & workplace culture
Sustaining Engineering (Former Employee) –  San Jose, CAMay 10, 2017
Good;
1. Strong R&D team
2. Leader in Solar Technology
3. Doing the right thing for the environment
4. Clean energy

Room to improve;
1. Workplace culture
2. Management
3. Competitiveness
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under invested in R&D
Lab Supervisor for R&D Cell Lab - Backend (Former Employee) –  San Jose, CAApril 14, 2017
Sunpower under invested in R&D, lost solar market to Asia competitors! Management not top tier. Sunpower did deliver a work class solar cell at 25% efficiency.
Pros
World Class solar product
Cons
"just in time" - contractors and vendors went unpaid several times!
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Totally preoccupied with 'problems', but incapable of whipping them.
Construction Manager (Former Employee) –  Oakland, CAApril 6, 2017
In a typical day at work, there were disagreements with contractors, public whippings by internal management, with long hours to make up for it. Workplace culture was one that emphasized and rewarded domination and authoritarianism. Best part of job was getting sent out solo to support failing projects, where I did not have deal directly with managers. Worst part was arguing with managers and failing to bring them around to sensible behavior.
Pros
Lots of travel.
Cons
Bad management attitudes throughout the company.
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Great People | Great Mission | Tough Industry
Senior Manager, Portal Products (Former Employee) –  San Jose, CAApril 3, 2017
SunPower has a compelling mission and everyone that works there is passionate about changing the way our is powered. Being a manufacturer as well as a customer focused organization creates tension and competition for limited margin. Make a difference while working your tail off.
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Passionate Team players and company
Regional Operations Manager (Former Employee) –  Ontario, CAFebruary 22, 2017
Great Workplace and Great Benefits. Job work and Life balance is on point. The workplace culture is always evolving and improving which makes it an awesome place to work.
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