With growth has come a struggling work life balance and questionable management decisions
Pros: I believe that the company founders have the right overall vision for the company, and want to have the most progressive solar company in the business.
Cons: Large disconnect between corporate and the people who make the company work. Shaky management, and a poor work life balance.
Perhaps the best Solar Company in the US, but the job and culture leave a lot to be desired at the present time. Work independently, following up on both company and self generated leads. Big issue with consistency on company leads. Some weeks and months there were plenty, and other months there might be next to none. Leads among sales team not divided up equally. Area manager not always truthful, and had a couple of favorites that often were given many more leads. What we were told, and what took place were two different things. Work/life balance, although talked about at the corporate level on importance, is very poor as an energy consultant. You are expected to work long hours into the evening and also on the weekends. If you have a family or outside interests and activities, you are penalized and given less leads. Unfortunately, as the company has grown, they have forgotten to take care of their own people. Customer service has suffered as well.
There are some really great co-workers. Like many bigger companies, there is a lot of pressure to perform. And they have the wrong people in some of the management positions who have no idea how to set you up to be successful. Most of the good feelings and culture from REC are long gone since the merger. And many really good people have left or are actively looking for positions in another company. Hopefully the corporate level executives will figure it out and make some positive changes before the people who really care are all gone.