SMA Solar Technology Reviews

Updated Apr 15, 2020

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2.9
49%
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29%
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SMA Solar Technology CEO Pierre-Pascal Urbon
Pierre-Pascal Urbon
38 Ratings
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  1. "SMA solar"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Site Supervisor in Rocklin, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at SMA Solar Technology full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    good products for solar power sites

    Cons

    they are really hurting in the residential market with the rapid shutdown rules

  2. "Not bad"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at SMA Solar Technology full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Flexibility, environment, knowledge, education, communication

    Cons

    Inside politics, poor management, no clear strategy and no stability

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  3. "Should change job or not"

    1.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Security Officer in Bishan New Town, Central
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at SMA Solar Technology full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Nothing good work long hours with one days off

    Cons

    Long Hours and one days off

  4. "Perfect place with work life balance"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Finance Controller in Mumbai
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at SMA Solar Technology full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Team spirit, growth opportunity, good management

    Cons

    Each market is addressed separately but still far

  5. Helpful (4)

    "Jobkiller & sinking ship"

    1.0
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at SMA Solar Technology full-time

    Pros

    Basically interesting industry. Solar and renewable sound positive, however you should keep in mind that a young industry means young, but not organized companies. Nearly every company I know in this industry struggles with chaos/organization.

    Cons

    Max jobkiller ever! Constant decline in number of employees for 7 years now. Due to constant reduction of # of employees, no fair promotion/career opportunities Figures taken from officially release company reports: 2012: 5992 employees 2013: 5141 employees 2014: 5060 employees 2015: 3510 2016: 3345 2017: 3213 2018: 3177 2019: 2882 employees (planned) Fixed salary: low Bonuses/additional payments: bound to overall company performance, supposed to be ZERO for 2018/2019

  6. Helpful (5)

    "Poor-Micromanagement"

    1.0
     

    I worked at SMA Solar Technology

    Pros

    Salary but nothing else good

    Cons

    This company has the most toxic culture i have ever seen, the managers threaten people over chats,lunch time breaks their were monitored,every single personal chat is monitored.

  7. "Marketing and communication specialist"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at SMA Solar Technology full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good environment, good colleagues,dynamic market, technical preparation

    Cons

    Low salaries, with Respect to the high workload

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  8. "Fascinating product and Business"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Regional Manager in Hamburg
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at SMA Solar Technology full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Large Business with a lot of internal opportunities, training options and Union support.

    Cons

    Slow moving; difficult to see the longterm perspective;

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  9. Helpful (6)

    "Sinking ship"

    3.0
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Niestetal
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at SMA Solar Technology full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The benefits and the people are great! The location is nice and comfortable and the industry itself is awesome - doing great things for our futures.

    Cons

    Too much control from HQ/Germany, hardly any autonomy locally. Processes are antiquated and impede efficiency without any improvements in sight. Every year the company has either massive layoffs or a huge hiring flux. The CEO seems to change direction too often, and is spreading himself and the company too thin by entering into a lot of different and new ventures without "fixing" what is wrong within the original company.

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  10. "Good company.."

    5.0
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    Current Employee - MIS Executive in Powai, Maharashtra
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at SMA Solar Technology full-time

    Pros

    Becouse SMA is Save energy of a sunlight ..

    Cons

    SMA is Correr Beter of best company..

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