SOLAR TURBINES Employee Reviews

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Anonymous (Former Employee), Channelview, TXApril 28, 2016
Pros: good experience to gain
Cons: heavy favoritism
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.
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good co-workers, comfortable work enviroment
Technical Information Specialist (Former Employee), San Diego, CAMarch 28, 2016
Pros: very good people to work with. no stress, mobility
Cons: completely dependent on the oil & gas industry
flexible hours, good training, no pressure from management. enjoyed all my co-workers. there wasn't a bad of the day for me.
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Great place to work
Computer Systems Consultant (Former Employee), San Diego, CAMarch 19, 2016
Pros: Pick your hours to work
Cons: No Cons
Great Job pick your own hours to work
Great Management
Good for contract work
Worked San Diego I/2 from home
I worked as a contractor
No job security
No advancement
No Management
Grate people to work with
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Solar Turbines is an Excellent Company to work for.
Payroll Supervisor (Current Employee), San Diego, CAMarch 13, 2016
Solar Turbines is a great company with an awesome culture. It offers very good benefits for employees and everyone is very friendly. In general it is a company where most employees work at until the day they retire.
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Good place to have worked. Good Managers
ADMINISTRATIVE CLERK (Former Employee), San Diego, CAMarch 1, 2016
Had a great experience at Solar. Learned a great deal about being and Administrative Assistant. Given opportunities to work outside of the Department. Security and Procurement Card Program Administration
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Good people, pace, and work-life balance, but not enough accountability
Design Engineer (Current Employee), San Diego, CAFebruary 28, 2016
Overall review for this company is that it is a typical large company that relies on what it has succeeded with in the past. Being in such a historically lucrative yet cyclical industry, the company is a very lucrative one and has succeeded and grown. The people I work with are very easy to work alongside and there is very limited if any drama that hurts morale. People are welcoming and personable. However, there could be a little more accountability needed.
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Solar Turbines is a great company to work for
Engineering Assistant (Intern) (Former Employee), San Diego, CAFebruary 8, 2016
At solar Turbines the work environment is excellent and i would recommend them to anyone who wants to work there. a typical work day at solar involves doing redraws and making changes to drawings and documents.
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Excellent Company to work for
Field Office Administrator (Former Employee), Houston, TXJanuary 6, 2016
Pros: Great team work, Employees and Supervisors a pleasure to work with
Cons: None
Learned new skills, worked well with others as a team. Lots of room for growth. Enjoyed going to work everyday and have nothing negative to report on Solar Turbines/Caterpillar Inc.
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Productive
Customer Service & Supply Change Solutions (Former Employee), San Diego, CANovember 2, 2015
Pros: Gym and cafeteria on site
Cons: Contract employee discrimination
Very productive day. I was able to learn various databases and systems. Learned a lot about data quality and how to manage processes.
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Great environment
Structures Package Mechanic (Former Employee), Kearny MesaOctober 21, 2015
Fast paced at times but very productive. Teamwork is key at this job and picking up standards is made simple to increase productivity.
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Creative and challenging job.
Structural Package Mechanic (Former Employee), San Diego, CAOctober 14, 2015
The management team is well organized. The job is challenging and creative due to the vast complex and customizable options available for the products. I absolutely loved working there and if there was an option to work there on the east coast I would still be with the company.
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Productive and fun workplace with a ping pong table
Material Inventory Specialist (Current Employee), San Diego, CASeptember 23, 2015
Pros: Great people, benefits, protection, workflow.
Cons: none
Great people all around with a great disposition to work and help. The company is very attentive to each employees needs and necessities. All around a great work environment.
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Great place to work.
Structure Package Mechanic (Former Employee), San Diego, CASeptember 9, 2015
Great pay if you get hired directly by solar turbines, but if you work for them as a contract worker the paid is not so good, lots of overtime. Great coworkers, company's safety record is probably one of the best in the country. Overall a great place to work.
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Good place to work, good people, great experience
Structure Package Mechanic (Former Employee), San Diego, CASeptember 6, 2015
Loved working there. People are always willing to help or teach you.
Those that get hired have great benefits, I just had bad timing and bad economy.
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Great Product
Quality Test Technician (Former Employee), San Diego, CASeptember 5, 2015
Pros: Advancement is totally up to you and your ability seek opportunity.
Cons: Unfortunately the oil and gas business is down so no temps and temps are who they hire.
If you can get a full time job here do your best to keep it. Great company who often advances hourly employees to salary positions.
They listen and address all safety concerns. When oil and gas industries are in good health overtime is easy to get. During bad economic times they pull their own teeth to keep you working. Military friendly. It's a good paying company and recognizes hard work. But it's a high paced manufacturing outfit, you have to be willing to work. It's a job!
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Good place to work.
CNC Machinist (Former Employee), San Diego, CaAugust 25, 2015
My skills grew. 6 years doing tricky machinist work. I learned complex grinding and complex broaching. Typically at work I would work on a turbine disc every day.
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Awesome environment and people
Structures Packaging Mechanic (Current Employee), San Diego, CA Kearny MesaAugust 24, 2015
Pros: Friendly work environment, good work hours, parking
Cons: food from cafeteria is overpriced with bad service.
Industrial work setting. Very big on safety, best safety culture in my opinion. Great people to work with, a lot of things to learn as well as tribal knowledge. If you are a good worker you will be recognized. Unfortunately job security isn't that great. Very good place to work if you can get in.
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Had many opportunities to learn new skills
General Inspection QA and Safety Team Lead (Former Employee), San Diego, CAAugust 15, 2015
Relaxed atmosphere, fast paced environment, good food in the cafeteria and a nice gym. Parking needs to be improved. Overall fun to work for.
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Awesome company to work for
MRP Planner (Former Employee), San Diego, CAJuly 20, 2015
Pros: Excellent company, lots of growth
Cons: can't think of any cons at this time
Very well organized company. Lots of new challenges. Management was very god and well respected. Great co-workers. Sometimes work could be difficult when having to work outside in the elements, rain, heat, etc. Enjoyed working with my co-workers as a team
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Fun work environment with great people
Team Lead of the Grass Roots Team (Former Employee), Mabank, TexasJune 27, 2015
A day in the life of a Solar Turbines employee consists of people relations, politics, and safety. It can be a good place to settle in and wait for retirement.
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Headquarters
2200 Pacific Hwy.
San Diego CA, United States 92186
Revenue
$500m to $1bn (CAD)
Employees
1,001 to 5,000
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