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Verengo Solar Reviews

Updated 26 February 2015
Updated 26 February 2015
153 Reviews
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153 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great Work Environment - Fast paced work environment with a Family feel to the company, not a corporate juggernaut (in 8 reviews)

  • Competitive pay, great structure, awesome company culture that really emphasizes the team (in 7 reviews)


Cons
  • It's a very competitive and fast-paced environment, may not be suitable for everyone (in 7 reviews)

  • growing pains and finding balance gets to be a challenge (in 5 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great pay and family like atmosphere if you can stand the long hours.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Canvasser in Lancaster, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Canvasser in Lancaster, CA (US)

    I have been working at Verengo Solar full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Pay is phenomenal for the little experience needed to succeed.
    Opportunities to move up the ranks quickly if you're a hard worker.
    Easy to sell at the door because its a free program.

    Cons

    Not paid for all the hours they take from your schedule. On a typical week I canvass for aprox 20 hours, yet the amount of time I am away from my home is over 40 hours per week. Due to 2 hours unpaid drive time every day and long meal breaks on the road, I typical clock 25 hours but the job keeps from my home for 40+ weekly. It's fine with me because I typicaly make triple my hourly in commission every week.
    incompitent employees at our call center can make the appointment setting job difficult at times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay employees for all drive time. Ask employees how management can make their job easier.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Not as sunny as it used to be.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst in Torrance, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Analyst in Torrance, CA (US)

    I have been working at Verengo Solar full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Renewable solar energy cool factor, recognized company name.

    Cons

    Verengo Solar was an excellent company to work for when I first started working here a couple years ago but the work condition has deteriorated overtime.

    These are the reasons why I am not happy with Verengo:

    1. Too much workload. There are fewer people doing more work than before.
    2. Low compensation and benefits. Not many paid holidays.
    3. No direction from senior level management. Company plans are changing on a weekly, monthly basis. No one knows what is going on.
    4. Limited opportunity for promotion.
    5. Everyone is kind of in their own world and don't like to cooperated with other departments.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please come up with a long term strategy and stick to it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Nice folks lack direction and real leads

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Consultant
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Consultant

    I worked at Verengo Solar

    Pros

    Very casual environment, possibly a bit too casual for my taste. Outside Sales Reps have the potential to make great money.

    Cons

    The Inside Sales Position seems like an after thought for the company. I worked here during a time of many changes and lots of unrest. They hired a team of about 18 folks and only three people were left 90 days later. The Solar Market is adjusting and there seem to be so much uncertainty and direction. The leads we were provided with had been beat to death.. and new leads were few and far between. These new leads were filtered to the most tenured agents and there as very little opportunity to gain any momentum if your new. Hopefully this will change as time goes on.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Very mixed signals one manager told me he saw huge potential in me and he was excited to have me on the team. The very next week I was also laid off in a new series of cuts. So who knows..sometimes you have to clean house and recruit new folks when you have a whole new management team. Personal feelings aside I think the new management team if working together can remedy the issues and develop a solid sales floor.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Learn teamwork and integrity

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Logistic Specialist in San Diego, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Logistic Specialist in San Diego, CA (US)

    I worked at Verengo Solar

    Pros

    Great chance for advancement and learning great values. also the chance for furthering education.

    Cons

    being gone 6 to 9 months a year for deployement is a drawback if you have family

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No advice given. Core values and mission are set in stone.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Door to door advising customers about new solar programs available

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Canvasser in Lancaster, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Canvasser in Lancaster, CA (US)

    I have been working at Verengo Solar

    Pros

    Has potential to earn a lot of money and save people a lot of money at the same time

    Cons

    Takes time away from social life with travelling time to different cities that are about an hour to 2 hours away.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    Simply the best...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Consultant in Los Angeles, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Sales Consultant in Los Angeles, CA (US)

    I have been working at Verengo Solar

    Pros

    1) Total integrity - what they say is what they do.
    2) Dynamic environment - be ready to adapt quickly.
    3) Best training in the industry - bar none!
    4) Most respected and trusted brand in the industry - A+ with the Better Business Bureau

    Cons

    Managers appear to be stretched to their limits. Be prepared to take initiative and be proactive about handling your business.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    They're great!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Canvasser in Bakersfield, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Canvasser in Bakersfield, CA (US)

    I have been working at Verengo Solar

    Pros

    Amazing people to work with and for! Good money if you play your cards right!

    Cons

    No cons so far, hopefully that doesn't change!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be a bit more easy to contact.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    I'm glad it's over

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Marketing Assistant in Phoenix, AZ (US)
    Former Employee - Marketing Assistant in Phoenix, AZ (US)

    I worked at Verengo Solar

    Pros

    In my 3+ years there I met alot of good people... most of whom were laid-off.

    Cons

    Don't expect hard work to get you anything because it's all about who you know.

    Many people are expected to do multiple jobs with no increased compensation.

    The managers are all about themselves and often hold people back for selfish reasons. Anytime you ask how you can advance or get a raise you are fed a series of lies, patted on the head, and sent back to your desk.

    If you want to work here be prepared to be taken advantage of.

    I can't believe I convinced myself to stay for so long.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop treating people like interchangeable machine parts and start learning from your mistakes.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Little pay but some good people

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Solar Advocate in Phoenix, AZ (US)
    Former Employee - Solar Advocate in Phoenix, AZ (US)

    I worked at Verengo Solar

    Pros

    Some nice people, awesome hr lady, fun pep rally meetings but management was never sure what they wanted

    Cons

    Little pay, no job security

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be honest to your employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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