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Updated 5 February 2018
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Pros
  • Jack London Square location was great (in 14 reviews)

  • Great people to work with for a great cause (in 21 reviews)

Cons
  • Questionable decisions from upper management (in 16 reviews)

  • Sungevity wil be cash flow positive in no time, or will they go under first (in 8 reviews)

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  1. "Terrible"

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    Former Employee - Consultant
    Former Employee - Consultant
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Sungevity full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Just good experience for uni graduates

    Cons

    Lower salary than average salary in Australia
    The boss is very strict on giving salaries.
    They give salaries unfairly. High salaries to people who are less educated while low salaries to people who are more educated.
    6 months probation period
    The boss does not work hard -> No motivation
    No reason to work hard because you will get fired suddenly.
    More than 20 people got fired suddenly in March
    People in Accounts team keep changing for some reason.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Great work life balance"

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    Former Employee - Design Engineer in Oakland, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Design Engineer in Oakland, CA (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Sungevity full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Three working atmosphere was brilliant and it was genuinely fun working with people who liked to be at work every day

    Cons

    Management had almost no clue of what was happening at the customer facing level. A lot of informal channels of communications.

    Advice to Management

    Strictly documented feedback and communication would have greatly improved productivity


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Design and Engineering"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sungevity full-time

    Pros

    Relaxed Work Environment, great opportunities for movement within the company

    Cons

    Compensation and poor business management


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Account manager"

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    Former Employee - Account Manager in Orange, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Orange, CA (US)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sungevity (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good base pay. Comprehensive training. Benefits. Company car.

    Cons

    Unsustainable business plan for the company.

    Advice to Management

    None.


  6. "Stay away!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Amsterdam (Netherlands)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Amsterdam (Netherlands)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Sungevity full-time

    Pros

    free meal???
    you get paid, but that's all

    Cons

    total chaos
    lots of problems
    no real knowledge of solar
    most employees leave after 6 or 7 months

    Advice to Management

    look at the competition, they do know how it works


  7. "Customer Experience Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Sungevity full-time

    Pros

    Salary, benefits, environment, work-life balance

    Cons

    They went bankrupt, no plan B to save the company


  8. "Solid Company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Sungevity full-time

    Pros

    I like the people i worked with

    Cons

    knocking on door in the dark!


  9. "Totally screwed all their employees"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Sungevity full-time

    Pros

    The workplace was incredible for the culture

    Cons

    They could have done a lot more to not screw everyone over


  10. "Wonderful people, terrible management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oakland, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oakland, CA (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Sungevity full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Some of the most passionate and driven people I’ve ever worked with. Flexible working hours.

    Cons

    Below industry average pay. Kool-Aid chugging management. Arrogant senior leadership.

    Advice to Management

    Diversify!


  11. "What a Mess"

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    Current Employee - Product Manager in Oakland, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Oakland, CA (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Sungevity full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Mission-driven colleagues (until their souls were crushed)

    Cons

    Almost everything. Operational nightmare, arrogant management, undifferentiated product, no direction or vision.

    Advice to Management

    Just end it.


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