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3.8
Average Rating
(based on 5 OptiSolar Review Ratings)
Company Culture 4.2
Growth Opportunities 3.0
People You Work With 4.1
Person You Work For 4.8
Rewards You Receive 3.2
Support You Get 3.8
Way You Work 4.3
Work Setting 3.4

15 OptiSolar Company Reviews and Ratings


Machinist
Posted 2 years ago
Person You Work For 4.9 / 5 Work Setting 4.9 / 5 Way You Work 4.9 / 5
Rewards You Receive 3.9 / 5 People You Work With 4.8 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4.8 / 5
Support You Get 4.8 / 5 Company Culture 4.9 / 5
Senior Mechanical Engineer
Posted 3 years ago in Hayward, CA
People You Work With 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3.9 / 5 Person You Work For 5 / 5
Work Setting 4 / 5 Support You Get 4 / 5 Way You Work 3.5 / 5
Growth Opportunities 3 / 5 Company Culture 5 / 5

Company-Industry Rating Comparison

3.8
OptiSolar (15)

4.5 Highest Rated in this Industry is Aria Systems (12)
2.9 Lowest Rated in this Industry is FARO Technologies (9)
3.6 Average of All Companies in this Industry (1,316)
Senior Systems Engineer
Posted 3 years ago
People You Work With 4 / 5 Company Culture 3.9 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5
Growth Opportunities 3 / 5 Person You Work For 4 / 5 Work Setting 2.1 / 5
Support You Get 3.1 / 5 Way You Work 3.9 / 5
Quality Control Inspection Analyst
Posted 3 years ago in Hayward, CA
People You Work With 3.9 / 5 Person You Work For 4.9 / 5 Growth Opportunities 2 / 5
Rewards You Receive 2.2 / 5 Support You Get 2 / 5 Work Setting 2.9 / 5
Company Culture 2.1 / 5 Way You Work 4.8 / 5

Average OptiSolar Ratings in the Past 2 Years

Year Salary
2011 $3
2012 $4
Shipping and Receiving Supervisor
Posted 3 years ago

What do you like about working at OptiSolar?

"learning the production of solar panels. working with great people."

What don't you like about working at OptiSolar?

"all facilities were under construction. it was a problem for most jobs to work around."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"to make a clear path for all deliveries."

Support You Get 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 2 / 5 Way You Work 4.6 / 5
Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Company Culture 5 / 5
Person You Work For 5 / 5 Work Setting 3 / 5
Senior Buyer
Posted 4 years ago in Sacramento, CA

What do you like about working at OptiSolar?

"The day to day challanges that go with a Million Square Foot TI project."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"They need to have better contol of finances."

Senior QA Manager
Posted 4 years ago

What do you like about working at OptiSolar?

"Compensation; Botherhood"

What don't you like about working at OptiSolar?

"Insecure job"

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Be more proactive about funding"

Electrical Support Administrator
Posted 4 years ago in Hayward, CA

What do you like about working at OptiSolar?

"Technology!"

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"please look into long term, Job security.."

What don't you like about working at OptiSolar?

"Senior Management"

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Invest better."

General Ledger Accounting Supervisor
Posted this month

"Great Technology"

What do you like about working at OptiSolar?

"Great Vision"

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Prepare to show confidence"

What don't you like about working at OptiSolar?

"Hard to find vneture capitalist"

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Team building events"

Engineering Technician
Posted this month

"Its a good place to work but they lost there capital"

What do you like about working at OptiSolar?

"inovation and solar technology"

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"just be yourself"

What don't you like about working at OptiSolar?

"start up so there was a lot of on going changes"

What suggestions do you have for management?

"try to develope better ways to improve technology"

Principal Electro-Mechanical Engineer
Posted 5 years ago in San Jose, CA

"Company leadership get a failing grade"

What do you like about working at OptiSolar?

"Before the manufacturing management team was hired it was a pleasent place to work with challanges, recognition and job satisfaction."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"If you are up for high stress and no recognition for your commitment go for it."

What don't you like about working at OptiSolar?

"The manufacturing management team and their leader. Production, purchsing and IT management severly under qulified. This made working at Optisolar terrible. I guess the only qulifications needed to hold these positions is to be a friend of the top guy. This is evedent since the group that is still there were hired by the top guy."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Hire leadership that understands equipment and process not just production numbers. Also the investors should have put more financial accountability on the 2 main guys running the show."

Systems Development Engineer
Posted 5 years ago in Hayward, CA

"A place to work to grow your knowledge extremely fast."

What do you like about working at OptiSolar?

"I liked the fact that you could take on any project you wanted. There was never a shortage of work to do."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Provide more extensive interviews."

What don't you like about working at OptiSolar?

"They had money problems and it was hard to get the job done after a while."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Plan better for the future."

QC Manager
Posted 5 years ago in McClellan, CA

"Apparently the business plan was flawed and short term doomed"

What do you like about working at OptiSolar?

"Great people and energy. There was a clear team work atmosphere and work was enjoyable."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"No tips will help-it is too late."

What don't you like about working at OptiSolar?

"Their lack of a robust business case and some of the directions were highly questionable (like building the first soalr farm in upper CANADA and constructing in the winter in 2 feet of mud!"

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Make a plan for success by performing feasibility studies and alternatives before moving forward. Example-Before deciding to expand 37 production lines with only two start up line-Perhaps adding 3 to 5 more is more rational."

Equipment Engineer
Posted 5 years ago in Hayward, CA

"Very challenging in a start up company but to be a part of the solar industry was important."

What do you like about working at OptiSolar?

"A great challenge for a start up solar company in a very challenging global economic environment but rewards of accomplishments with equipment and employees was satisfying."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"The company was sold so interviewing is not a possibility."

What don't you like about working at OptiSolar?

"I decided to commute between Phoenix and Hayward to be confident of companys future and with 50+ hours and the long commute this was physically demanding but this decision proved beneficial."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"We must learn and grow from any experience and be thankful for the opportunity."

Senior QA Manager
Posted 5 years ago

"My opinion only"

What do you like about working at OptiSolar?

"The purpose of the company to be the best solar Power company!"

What don't you like about working at OptiSolar?

"They didn't manage thing properly, and I am out of a job."

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