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Great mission bad foundation
Data Analytics and Metrics Analyst (Current Employee) –  San Jose, CAMay 18, 2017
Great mission needs to work on their software infrastructure. Their bread and butter is in their Solar technology but software and IT needs to be rebuilt from the ground up.
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Great site teams, poor upper management
Construction Manager (Former Employee) –  California, NevadaMay 10, 2017
Very top heavy organization that lacks support for site teams. Upper management refused to listen to personnel in the field with eyes on the product. The few times upper management would listen and make changes, it took years to actually accomplish causing other projects to suffer through a known issue.
Pros
Great hardworking site teams
Cons
Very top heavy upper management
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Great company with potential to change the world.
Solar installation technician (Current Employee) –  Anaheim, CAMarch 1, 2017
I work in installation where I have learned the installation process in its entirety, to include roofing. The best thing is also the most difficult thing, though it is great to get to go to new places since jobs are always somewhere new, it is also difficult. It tends to be difficult to plan around not knowing where you are going to work from day to day. The company in itself is a great company and has potential for great things in the future. They are just beginning the transition to residential so have a lot to work out and improve upon where management is concerned but I have no doubt they will get there and it will be a great company all around.
Pros
great beneifits package, exciting to learn, rewarding place to work
Cons
never know your schedule from week to week or where you are going to work from day to day, very physically demanding
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nice culture. a lot of innovations, inspirations, will lead the market in the future.
Sr Staff laser Equipment Engineer (Current Employee) –  San Jose, CAFebruary 2, 2017
working at Sunpower is an amazing opportunity. the company and staff always going for the new ideas and inventions. great flexibility in turning ideas after validation into real products.
Pros
long term planning will seat sunpower at the top eventually
Cons
solar market is not very stable and that lead to layoffs
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Talented people offset by poor work life balance
Anonymous (Current Employee) –  Austin, TXJanuary 24, 2017
Many talented people and all are extremely nice. The only downside is the work life balance as there is a substantial amount of OT, travel and weekend work.
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Terrific Mission. Poor financial management and leadership.
HR (Current Employee) –  Austin, TXJanuary 11, 2017
The people at the company are wonderful. They work very hard to achieve our mission. They are some of the most dedicated professionals with whom I've had the pleasure to work.

The CFO and Finance Teams are incompetent. There is no evidence of accountability for this.
Pros
Good compensation, great benefits
Cons
Poor financial management.
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Not the place to be 2016 or in the forseeable future
Sales (Former Employee) –  CorporateDecember 12, 2016
SunPower's leadership and management have missed the mark and wall street has de-valued it's stock hard. SunPower was caught off guard and has made two rounds of "layoffs" but all the leadership (except the President) are still there to keep making the same stupid decisions over and over.

My guess is that they will have another round or two of layoffs but what they really need is leadership change, CEO and all VP's--fired.

SP was certain to go BK before TOTAL saved them years ago. The leadership wasn't good then and it appears the same leadership team is still in place. Without TOTAL, BK would probably be on the horizon.

SP makes the best solar modules for sure. However, they don't know how to run a global billion dollar company.
Pros
Discount on Solar
Cons
Management
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Lack of Direction
Western Region O&M Manager (Current Employee) –  Paso Robles, CAOctober 26, 2016
SunPower lacks direction and it feels like there is no job security. I feel the personnel I work with are fantastic but they are all afraid that their job is always on the chopping block.
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Great product to sell
Field Solar Representative (Former Employee) –  San Jose, CAOctober 23, 2016
I worked with the same VP of Field from Sungevity who is amazing. The company has the most durable, most ethically sourced solar panels which feel good to sell. SunPower is a stand up company and they know their product sells itself so they trust their reps and don't resort to high pressure or micro-managing.
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Enjoyable Place to Work
Installation Technician (Current Employee) –  Anaheim, CAOctober 9, 2016
Jobs are constantly coming in. There is always work to do. I came in on the ground floor of the residential start up and it has had its growing pains. But overall this is a very good company to be apart of.
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Smart and innovative, good company to work for
Sr. Construction Manager (Current Employee) –  Southern California and Southern ArizonaSeptember 14, 2016
Typical day at work consists of POD (plan of the day meeting), coordinating work between subcontractors, updating production matrix, forecasting production, monitoring subcontractors 6 week look-aheads. reporting to owner and Sunpower controls directly, supervision of assistant construction managers, CPE, and logistics coordinator, permit compliance, etc...
Pros
Working for a leader in the utility power plant scale solar industry
Cons
being away from home
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Life/work balance with challenging atmosphere
Sr. Recruiter (Contract) (Current Employee) –  Austin, TXAugust 4, 2016
SunPower in Austin, TX is a wonderful place to work with a great team environment. Catering lunches during the week and keeping employees engaged. Ping Pong tournaments, Popcorn Machine.....etc....
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Good place to work with good benefits and solid people.
PV Technician/ Plant Operations (Current Employee) –  Gustine, CAJuly 29, 2016
Typical day could range from completing scheduled maintenance to corrective maintenance on generating equipment and supporting systems. The hardest part of this job is coming to terms with inefficiencies that could be corrected but outside ideas are disregarded or not taken in to consideration. I enjoy an open minded environment that encourages new ideas and open discussions. Overall it is enjoyable workplace and all of the coworkers create a strong team. the most enjoyable part of my position is knowing that my work is part of something bigger, where I can take comfort in the fact that creating clean energy can help provide a cleaner environment for future generations.
Pros
Health care, Pto, bonuses, salary
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Great company to work for
EPC Project Manager (Current Employee) –  EgyptJuly 28, 2016
i enjoyed the team spirit, and they are open to teach you easily their long experience in the solar as you became one of the team .
Very friendly and supportive co-workers and management .
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Teamwork
R&D Technician (Former Employee) –  51 Rio Robles San Jose CA 95134June 23, 2016
We work together as one,our group has team work and helping each other if one needs help on something. We're meticulous about detials nor data.
Pros
Good co-worker
Cons
Stress
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Overall a stressful place to work.
Group Leader Module R&D and Reliability (Former Employee) –  San Jose, CAJune 16, 2016
Work life balance does not exist. I worked 75 hours/week. Too many red tapes to go through, to get things done. I've lost a lot of my suppliers due to miss payments and it's a typical behavior.
Pros
Innovative
Cons
Too many Red Tapes and Work Life Balance does not exist.
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Great company to work for
IT CRM (SFDC) Project Manager (Current Employee) –  San Jose, CAMay 15, 2016
Great company to work for.. Good team members. Company is growing and processes are being set into place now to adjust to the growth. Work-life balance is poor, but the pay is good.
Pros
Good team members
Cons
Not much of a work-life balance
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Great place to work
Safety Manager (Former Employee) –  Richmond, CAMarch 11, 2016
Being a newer company there were a lot of opportunities to build the safety culture from the ground up. It had it's challenges but overall it was a place to work and learn.
Pros
Good people to work with at SunPower
Cons
Heavy work load continually.
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A small grown company in transition after being aquired by a larger company.
Machinist - Lead (Current Employee) –  Athens, OHAugust 6, 2015
A small company that grew and flourished in it's market. Now apart of a much larger corporation. The facility is in transition from being a Govt. Contract / R&D - to a company that manufactures the product it's famous for.
Pros
Clean and controlled work enviroment.
Cons
No means in place to increase earning potential.
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Remote construction site. Tough work but very productive and fulfilling
Project Assistant (Current Employee) –  Yerington, NVJune 22, 2015
Nice company great and committed workers.
I thoroughly enjoy working at SunPower! Responsible workers although the rigors of the day is endless.
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