I should have read the reviews here before I joined
Engineer (Current Employee) – Richmond, CA – November 9, 2015
**As long as the review here doesn't say "intern" or "manager" next to the job title, it's truth.
SunPower is delusional organization, you could say a perfect storm of arrogance and ignorance led by ADHD-style management. Any speech less than optimistic or positive about SunPower or it's products gets ignored. The culture there is to paint the target around the arrow and declare: "Everything is Awesome!" Even when its a huge miss.
Employees come in with a lofty goals and a mission to change the world, highlighted in the quarterly "Why I joined SunPower" kool-aid sessions, but leave burnt-out and angry not too deep into their career. The efficacy of the organization tends to come into question for those with sensibility. Otherwise, if your oblivious or just don't care, you can stay forever. SunPower is too understaffed to get rid of even the lowest performer.
Good job security due to chronic understaffing
No work-life balance, pointless e-mails and meetings all day, ethically challenged.