juwi Reviews

Updated 13 Jan 2020

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3.1
58%
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35%
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juwi Vorsitzender Georg Müller
Georg Müller
9 Ratings
  1. "Not Micro-Managed"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at juwi full-time

    Pros

    Not Micro-Managed In contrast to some other reviews I have read, I believe that success and mobility are achievable at this company. Like most of my colleagues I am given a high degree of autonomy which, while it comes with its burdens, breeds an ecosystem rich with highly qualified and motivated people. While this is also a con, the pressure to wear multiple hats and perform multirole duties has resulted in a net benefit for me in that I have been given the opportunity to contribute more to the development and execution of our PV projects than I otherwise would in a pigeon-holed position. I am happy to work with/ thankful for my colleagues - many of whom I have gotten to know fairly well over the years.

    Cons

    As noted above, one con that comes with a career at juwi is a combination of a high workload and fewer staff than (I think) is required for a “trouble-free” project execution. While there is a silver lining to this fact (above in the pros), it would be my preference to expand certain teams by at least one or two members. There are numerous times during the course of a project’s development and EPC where extra-stressful effort is required to get the job done and l believe that work-life balance would be better if there were more hands on deck. That being said, I think most EPCs demand this level of excellence/ hard work and juwi is not unique in this situation.

  2. Helpful (1)

    "Abysmal Leadership"

    1.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Boulder Office in Boulder, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Generally solid entry / mid-level employees despite fear based culture. Working in Boulder is a plus.

    Cons

    In my research of juwi I saw the unbelievably high turnover rate. I asked management, they said they were developing a long term plan to keep employees for continuity on projects, just one of the many lies they tell people to get in the door. In my first week an employee got fired for no apparent reason. I've never seen turnover quite like this. The CEO's erratic behavior creates zero job security for employees. He fires people seemingly without a care. Employees are burdened with a non-compete that is strictly enforced if fired or quit. For whatever reason there are about 5 employees that are above getting fired, despite their lack of production. The revolving door culture prohibits any continuity on projects, and ultimately results in the company's lack of success winning bids outside of their home state. The pay is well below industry standard. Employees aren't given much direction. Can't recommend anyone working here, look elsewhere.

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    "Malevolent Cult"

    1.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    When I worked there the talent at the lower-middle levels of the organization was outstanding. Many former employees have gone on to found companies or lead departments elsewhere in the industry. A lot of truly oustading people. Also the location is great. Can't beat downtown Boulder.

    Cons

    The other reviews covered it well, the Management Team is filled with despotic sociopaths. The only senior managers who are left are the one who are willing to enable and tolerate - or participate in - his behavior. It's like a cult, you're never allowed to leave. They have sued at least 4 former employees for non-competes, including 3 who were entry-level. Minimal internal advancement as well, they tend to hire outsiders. They once hired an officer who was known throughout the organization as the "UVP", or "Useless Vice President". He lasted 6 months before there was an internal revolt. People stay because they're afraid of getting sued. The pay sucks. Go work somewhere else. There's more PV companies in Boulder these days, go to AES, Namaste, Also Energy, wherever.

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    "Awesome"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends

    I worked at juwi full-time

    Pros

    Good working culture, very well paid performance review process is impartial

    Cons

    Work Balance life Travel arrangments Accommodation benefits

  5. "Procurement Manager"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Procurement Manager in Melbourne
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at juwi full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Very good atmosphere to stay there

    Cons

    Very Big Organisation with very limited role

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  6. "Project Manager"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Kraków
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great atmospher, smart and dedicated colleagues, good pay and benefits. Respectful bosses

    Cons

    there was no tranings, no carrier path to grow within company

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    "Project Manager"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Compensation and Benefits
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at juwi full-time

    Pros

    Great working team, good mission and complex interesting projects

    Cons

    long hours and travel and high expectation for excellence

  8. "Management"

    3.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Marketing in Cape Town
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at juwi

    Pros

    The global company had a dual Managing Director system that served to balance opinion and insights. It also ensured a range of skills to address issues in a holistic manner.

    Cons

    Unfortunately, some of the global opportunities did not flow down to the local level. Local management experience was limited and biased. The industry was in its infancy.

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    "Real Pain, No gain"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boulder, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at juwi full-time

    Pros

    Numerous projects to be completed, great talent in engineering.

    Cons

    Employees are working very hard to finish projects on time but there is no reward or incentive to do so. Management does not acknowledge work done and fails to promote the right people, leaving qualified individuals stuck in their current position to look elsewhere for career growth.

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  10. Helpful (1)

    "Good place to work"

    3.0
     

    I worked at juwi

    Pros

    Smart people, motivated and hard working

    Cons

    Missed opportunities for positive leadership

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