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Senior Project Manager (Former Employee), Anaheim, CAAugust 26, 2013
Pros: cool working environment, great people to work with, culture of innovation, and strong executive leadership.
Cons: always innovating, need experienced epc types at appropriate levels within the company, and sales / ops challenges
Entrepreneurial spirit within the company, constantly innovating, strong leadership, great and talented staff, and stands by its products.
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installing insulation was hard work but fun been up in some ones attic
field technicdian (Former Employee), Denver, COMarch 18, 2013
Hated working in the winter,others mseasonal was great but winter.
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Efficient in enhancing the talents and good work balance and environment.
Research Development & Deployment Device Engineer (Current Employee), PhilippinesSeptember 10, 2012
Pros: benefits and collaborators
Cons: opportunities with barriers and blockages
Everyday is a learning experience. Efficiently communicating, experiment planning, execution, and updates are part of the project perceptions and key milestone deliverable. I have learned to communicate to different kinds of people, bearing always the end goal in mind. The management people have their focus and they are also well skilled in terms of – more... people and technical management aspects. My teammates are then very well in delivering our goals and have shared their learning and expertise as we deliver our goal. For me, the hardest part of the job happens during unexpected scenarios happened at a tight deliverable schedule, in which pressures cannot dominate with execution. This opportunity leads to success and efficient productivity of the people. With these, I enjoy being with great people and mentors, who are very young that they always welcome learning and seniors as they collaborate and execute. Kudos to my Sunpower family! – less
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Good product, but suffering from some growing pains
Middle Manager (Former Employee), Richmond, CAMarch 31, 2012
Pros: it is likely to survive as a company, since (a) it is owned mostly by the energy giant, total (of france) which has deep pockets and, (b) because it is always developing new products, and techniques to stay ahead, of the innovation curve.
Cons: (in addition to those noted below):, many of the positions are thru a temp agency, (typically aerotek) so job security is low., several functions are centralized in their calif, offices so a lot must be done by conference calls, and email rather than face-to-face.
SunPower is a solar energy firm that does everything from developing high efficiency solar cells to production of panels and installation on large commercial and utility-scale sites. (Residential and small commercial installation jobs are spun off to SunPower-trained local installers.)

The company's central focus is R&D, which is likely to keep it – more... competitive into the future. Although its cost-per-watt is high, the high-efficiency cells enable users to get the maximum amount of energy out of a limited area, so it is advantageous when roof or ground area is limited vis-a-vis the energy needs of the site. SP also claims that its panels are tested more rigorously than others.

Its project design division and its procurement division still have some growing-up to do. The QC process in design is not well established, leading to frequent changes/corrections during construction, which more established design organizations would have caught before releasing the designs. Delivery of materials is often problematic, and last minute rush deliveries of some items is not uncommon. Its system for paying contractors is very bureaucratic and slow (as of late 2011). – less
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Good company benefits and working hours
Administrator (Current Employee), Southern Suburbs, Cape TownJuly 17, 2014
SunPower is a good company to work for - There's no room for personal growth there for me so I need to branch out

They are also moving to the northern suburbs which will make travelling harder for most of us...
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GRAN OPORTUNIDAD DE CRECIMIENTO
Practicante (Former Employee), Mexicali, BCNOctober 13, 2014
TIENE MUCHAS OPORTUNIDADES DE MEJORA ASÍ COMO GRAN CRECIMIENTO PARA EL PERSONAL EN LA QUE ELLA ELABORA.
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Excelente ambiente de trabajo
Elaboración de planos (Former Employee), MéxicoSeptember 14, 2014
Es una empresa con un excelente ambiente de trabajo, el jefe es muy flexible en todos los aspectos siempre y cuando uno demuestre el compromiso con la empresa.
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Ambiente de trabajo muy agradable
Ingeniero de Proyectos Auxiliar (Former Employee), Santa Marta, MAGMarch 13, 2014
La empresa tiene diferentes actividades que te desarrollan nuevas habilidades en el campo laboral el cual desarrolla habilidades importantes para el crecimiento personal. Excelentes compañeros ayudan a mejorar cada dia y dar un salto hacia el profesionalismo.
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Equipe de travail à l'écoute
Comptable fournisseurs (Former Employee), La Tour de Salvagny (69)April 18, 2013
Pros: covoiturage avec ma compagne
Cons: proposition d'un poste d'avenir qui se délocalise
Quand je suis arrivé, je me suis senti tout de suite dans le bain grâce à mon équipe de travail en comptabilité fournisseurs très à l'écoute et disponible. Ma team manager m'a mis en confiance et m'a boosté dès le début, ce que j'ai trouvé fort appréciable.
Je suis de nature à m'adapter très à une équipe de travail, mais quand l'équipe de travail s'adapte – more... très vite à un nouvel arrivant, c'est tout de suite plus agréable. – less
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Buen ambiente de trabajo
Ingeniero de Procesos (Current Employee), Mexicali, BCNFebruary 19, 2013
Hay buen ambiente de trabajo, un poco estresante en oficinas de ingenieria y manufactura con supervisores,no hay muchas oportunidades de crecimiento ni de ascenso ni de conocimientos, no son muy altos los salarios.
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environnement de travail agreable
EMEA IT Operations & Support - (Former Employee), lyonFebruary 8, 2013
Préparation et configuration du matériel pour les nouveaux arrivants. (image disque GHOST, scripts etc…)
- Installation et paramétrage de serveurs Windows 2003 et 2008.
- Création des comptes Active Directory (win.2003 et win.2008) - adresse email - ERP – Serveur TSE et mise en place des droits d’accès correspondants.
- Dépannage / support utilisateurs – more... (Windows XP/7/client TSE) (via prise en main à distance ou déplacement).
- Planification des sauvegardes (Netvault), Serveur antivirus et droits utilisateurs sur serveur de fichier.
- Installation d’agences commerciales, plans de câblage, déploiement du matériel, interconnexion avec le siège.
- Administration de la téléphonie IP (centrex), MVI (menu vocal interactif) et téléphonie mobile.
- Mise en place et élaboration mensuelle d’un reporting de suivi des consommations téléphoniques (fixe et mobile), + étude afin de réduire les couts.
- Effectuer des Alertes automatique pour le ravitaillement des consommables des imprimantes .
- Filtrage des URL sur Firewall Arkoon. Autorisation d’accès et de partage sur Sharepoint.
- Installation de Bornes Wifi Cisco.
- Gestion de projets : Installation de nouvelles agences, plan de câblage, achats du matériel / Mise en place d’un logiciel de suivi de parc Informatique, Helpdesk – gestion de ticket, Réservation de salles et de ressources (GLPI). / Renouvellement du parc Imprimantes. PRA/PCA ( plan de reprise d’activité )
- Formation aux utilisateurs : création de support ou organisation de session de formation. – less