Packaging and Systems Engineering Intern (Former Employee) – San Diego, CA – 9 March 2017
The work there is good. We were provided a lot of SME's to guide us and are available to us whenever we needed help. We were given a clear project, and a lot of opportunities to reach out to different departments, allowing us to get a broader sense of the company.
Accounting Analyst (Former Employee) – San Diego, CA – 10 February 2017
This was an okay place to work at. It is not really friendly towards younger people. It is a conservative environment. It is a great place for people who are looking for a comfortable dependable place to work.
Hazardous Materials Technician (Former Employee) – San Diego, CA – 12 January 2017
A typical day at work was was checking emails, running a Waste Water Treatment Plant and Filter press unit. One of my roles was to Ensure that our equipment was working properly,Changing filters, filter press clean outs . I was also a Back up for my co-workers to a 90 day hazardous waste yard. This role was to maintain satellite areas, drum change outs, Taking daily meter readings , Inspections of secondary containments and tanks .Rain water samples, Changing filters ,Filter press sludge clean outs, scheduling shipments, inventory and ordering materials. I've learned alot from being at this company for 15yrs.. having a good work ethic , building a good rapport with people , teamwork, and multitasking . Management was great very helpful and supportive when needed. There was nothing in my position that I felt was difficult. Everyday was different but I enjoyed my job it was a job that I took pride in for 15yrs.
Sheetmetal Mechanic (Current Employee) – San Diego, CA – 17 October 2016
This company is one of the best manufacturing jobs in Southern California. Keep in mind, there are very few manufacturing jobs left in Southern California. The wages are nothing compared to the cost of living in San Diego. It used to be tempered by the benefit package and overtime availability. Over the last 5 years Caterpillar has gut the benefits and the downturn in oil prices has all but eliminated overtime. Management has been flooded with Caterpillar "rotational" employees...and they are having a terrible impact on what it used to mean to be a Solar employee. It is no longer a pleasant experience at work. It is no longer enjoyable to look forward to being there. There is a good deal of cronyism in the advancement process but lateral changes are still available. It is still a decent place to work, but I would only recommend it to a young individual who could use it to gain experience and leave to find a better opportunity.
Interesting work place to thrive and grow. Professional atmosphere, chapel, excercise room and medical on premises.
Sr. Computer Operator/Computer Technician (Former Employee) – San Diego, CA – 1 October 2016
Excellent place to work and thrive. Trained in Six Sigma Management and earned a Green Belt. Co-Workers are friendly and helpful. Hardest part of job includes working a mandatory 12 hour, 4 day, night-shift including week-ends. Most enjoyable part of job was working with complete autonomy during night-shift, easy parking, and a chapel on premises.
Large cafeteria, benefits, excercise room, high level classes, location.
Former Houston employee (Former Employee) – Houston, Texas Office – 29 September 2016
Management here is delusional when it comes to what's fair and reasonable. They rule with military-like tactics and refuse to budge one iota when it comes to listening to employees, UNLESS you are one of the "Golden Employees". If you lucky enough to be one of the chosen few, you can then write your own rules.
There are extreme levels of inequity in the Houston office because what's good for the gander is out of the question for the goose. It is definitely NOT fun to work for this company.
Totally inequitable, Military-like atmosphere and culture
Business Information Analyst (Current Employee) – San Diego, CA – 14 September 2016
the oil and gas market controls this company, with the oil market roller coaster there has been many significant changes at this company. a lot of restructuring and re orginazations, some good some bad.
Service Desk Information Technology Analyst (Current Employee) – San Diego, CA 92123 – 12 September 2016
Good company with a long history in the job market. Large company with several branches to expand upon. More towards engineering side not so much for IT. Don't have any negative comments at the moment.
A decent place to work with exception of an open environment
Manager (Former Employee) – Channelview, TX – 26 August 2016
Turbofab facility has been thru an evolutionary change out of the stoneage. When I began my journey there, it was bare bones when it came to equipment and strategies. We slowly began to upgrade equipment and methodology. Bringing in 6sigma concepts and accountabilities. We then added robotics and upgraded cnc equipment, for which I was a part of. Continued training of the workforce has made a big difference in the culture. An educated workforce, treating everyone fair and holding people accountable made an impact on the ability to serve our customers while maintaining a solid base of core people.
Principal Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) – San Diego, CA – 31 May 2016
Solar Turbines has been the best company I've worked for in San Diego. It was great being on Turbomachinery Administrative team because we all worked together to support one another Solar has some of the top notch employees with multiple degrees Solar's Executive staff and President were all so great to support Maintenance personnel always provided the best support to everyone There are multiple departments to support you in your position and they do a fantastic job!
Solar's President, his staff and management team were great to work for.
Sr. Technology Analyst (Current Employee) – San Diego, CA – 19 May 2016
The best thing about this place is the people. There are some very nice people working here, the work life balance is good if not great. When things are good everything is great. In tough times they manage difficult decisions well to position the company well. The management below the executive level, outside of a few individuals, has a lot of stagnation. There is very little room for growth for talented people, and they generally leave or get frustrated and collect a paycheck. Non-merit based advancement, purely subjective. Undervalue technology.
Nice people. Good work life balance. Products sell themselves, or used to.
Too much job security, poor management below the exceutive level.
Anonymous (Former Employee) – Channelview, TX – 28 April 2016
Unless you are old friends with the lead man, he will give you comfort and easy work....if you are are new, it doesn't matter how many + years experience you have, he will put you in the slave department.
Management was perfect before, now its a mess! I've noticed this for too long and am now saying something.
The people that work at the channelview plant don't speak much English and will do whatever to keep their jobs...god forbid you work in their area or near them, otherwise they will freak out and curse you out for thinking that you will replace them.
Responsibilities included inbound and outbound logistics. I learned more about international shipping. Management was very informative. Co-workers were detail oriented. I found nothing in this position that was overly difficult. I enjoyed all the training.