SunEdison Reviews

Updated Sep 23, 2020

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2.9
34%
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SunEdison President & Chief Executive Officer Ahmad R. Chatila
Ahmad R. Chatila
272 Ratings
Pros
  • "The company had large ambitions and many good employees working toward a positive vision of increased renewable energy footprint(in 33 reviews)

  • "Great people, good office space(in 24 reviews)

Cons
  • "Upper management wasn’t watching the bottom line(in 18 reviews)

  • "The benefits including salary, culture, work life balance was all good so it's difficult to find negatives(in 12 reviews)

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  1. "Sun Edison Project Managament Office"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at SunEdison full-time

    Pros

    Great people, good office space.

    Cons

    Company is bankrupt, tough to see this happen.

  2. Helpful (1)

    "Negative experience"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Operations Leader 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at SunEdison full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The company had large ambitions and many good employees working toward a positive vision of increased renewable energy footprint.

    Cons

    Large disconnect between the senior executive team and the individuals executing on the ground, lots of internal politics and inefficient processes, poor morale during the bankruptcy process.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Crash and burn"

    1.0
     

    I worked at SunEdison

    Pros

    Intelligent and hard working employees Exciting projects Opportunity to learn and engage was great Directors were excellent managers

    Cons

    Working long hours not atypical Advancement could be difficult Expected to be available at all hours Upper management could be unreasonable

  4. Helpful (3)

    "NA"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at SunEdison

    Pros

    Nice people, Coffee and tea provided

    Cons

    Bad rep with vendors, they simply ignore paying for services they receive. You get authorize to pay a vendor via credit card then they claim it wasn't authorized so the monies credit back. What a scam and the lowly staff have to lie all the time.

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  5. Helpful (2)

    "Lack of leadership, very very political, back-stab"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at SunEdison for more than a year

    Pros

    Ok benefit. Frequent free lunch and beer (lol), flexible working hours

    Cons

    1. About people and process: It's a "kid garden", no workflow, no process, do not like workflow, do not like process; unqualified middle management, NO leadership at all, no strategy - they all play by ear, don't know the word "planning"; middle management do not listen, they also lack of courage to challenge upper management in the U.S. You are used there, they don't care about employees, they care how they can use you to get themselves promoted, they promote people who are good at flattering and blandishing and who are weaker than themselves. 2. About cash: cash dry! Check their financial statements, you'll easy find out they always don't have money to pay vendors, but they do pay salaries on time.

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  6. Helpful (2)

    "Finance"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at SunEdison full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great Culture. Dynamic environment. Excellent room for growth

    Cons

    Constant change. High turnover in certain departments.

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  7. "An exciting, fast-paced company with excellent potential for growth and development"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Business Development 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at SunEdison

    Pros

    Ambitious company well suited to ambitious individuals. If you deliver on your goals and have a positive and self-starter attitude you will be rewarded. Fellow employees are dedicated, professional and excited to work towards common goals. Company has excellent potential to capture market share in a rapidly growing sector (renewable energy). With the recent acquisition of First Wind the company is now expanding beyond solar into wind energy. Combined with our work on energy storage technology the company is well positioned to adapt to the changing global energy landscape. Solid foundation for excellent corporate culture is being developed; but great local office culture already in place in part because of the type of people a renewable energy company attracts (generally optimistic people excited about making a difference).

    Cons

    Company has been growing fast and some HR and IT systems have not caught up. This may require patience on the part of employees. Lots of recent re-organizing has led to some confusion about roles and responsibilities in the short term but should lead to better performance in the longer term. High expectations of staff can lead to some long days but recently implemented "flex-time" should help with this.

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  8. "Big name does not matter in regional office"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Other in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at SunEdison full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    small office, racial and gender diversity across the board, global company, rapid growth and implementation of new policies and initiatives.

    Cons

    The name is no doubt big but regional offices look, feel,environment, and process is no different than any other small company willing to survive. There is always a fear to lose your job by not having enough work and corporate big initiatives and changes. Office got no local HR, office administration is horrible, very unfavorable location which makes parking difficult, union station at 30 min walk and driving horrible. There are no facility of any type for extra activity beside work (e.g., indoor sports, gym, massage/physio etc). Space is too small for given number of employees. Management sucks in leadership skills, and promoting/incorporating culture and values.

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  9. "Very rewarding, challenging, place to grow professionally, great team"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at SunEdison full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    great people, professionals, opportunity to grow

    Cons

    location of Canadian HQ - terrible access, lack of parking

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  10. "good company, but poor management."

    3.0
    Former Employee - Account Manager 

    I worked at SunEdison full-time

    Pros

    high growth but at the cost of stability

    Cons

    no process and no cooperation.

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