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productive, on the job education, team environment.
Operation and Maintenance Technician (Former Employee) –  Houston, TX14 April 2018
excellent place of employment. on the job and off the job education is available. communication between departments and management was exceptional. comfortable work environment with people on many levels working together for the same goal.
Pros
pay, benefits, team environment
Cons
work many hours.
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Great place to work- Great Benefits
MMS Technician/Field Service Rep/Fleet Manager (Current Employee) –  New Orleans, LA9 April 2018
Worked offshore 12 hr shifts. Pay is great, but gone a lot. I worked a 14/14 rotation offshore for many years. Then I started floating around, this was a bit more stressful because you where on call.
Pros
Great Pay
Cons
On Call
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ok
Supply Chain Administrative Assitant (Former Employee) –  San Diego, CA5 April 2018
Read emails, meetings, more emails, meetings, phone calls, meeting with customers, giving presentations, traveling, organizing events, and follow up with customers
Pros
Job security good team memebers
Cons
oil and gas company
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Poor IT management
Sr. Information Technology Analyst (Current Employee) –  San Diego, CA4 April 2018
IT supervisor micromanages by hours.
IT Management does not provide nor do they support training/certifications directly related to the position.
Ability to grow within the company is nearly impossible if you are in the IT department, as management does not support nor provide coaching to aid employees to grow.
Pros
Close to home
Cons
Growth potential, Pay, IT Management, Support of training/certifications
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Great Company.
Supply Chain Management Intern (Former Employee) –  Mesa, CA28 March 2018
The employees are great. Managers are great. It's difficult to get into the company and to transition from intern to full employee. However, when you get in, you can pivot to different departments and business units every few years and management seems to be really open to the employees personal growth plan.
Pros
Great culture
Cons
Hard to get in.
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A small city that runs as smoothly as butter.
Human Resources Benefit Specialist (Former Employee) –  San Diego, CA20 March 2018
A climate that employs multiple generations - it is nice to see the young people begin an intership along side a super seasoned 80 year old employee. Also, there are no limits on learning other aspects of company functions. The climate supports interest in other areas of the company. Management is very approachable. Work, life, balance is remarkable. The flexibility allows one to participate in other organizations and aspects minus some of the normal time constraints if work/ project deadlines permit. Meaning if you would like to flex hours of a particular day to attend and support your child's try-out for the school play - there is a climate of encouragement so that this generation of workers don't miss out on the things important to their children while they are still living at home. The cafe allows you to avoid hassle of driving if you didn't bring your lunch and interacting with fellow co-workers in different roles. Weight Watchers, Toastmasters, The Holiday Choir makes this a company function as one that is not stagnate but progressive, innovative and inclusive. They hire the best of the best.
Pros
Working for such a well run company
Cons
The bank failure in 2008 affected / effected full term hiring prospects. clicks
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long hours
INVENTORY LEAD (Current Employee) –  desoto texas15 March 2018
very good company to work for room for advancement, long hours, overtime paid daily, open door policy, safety first and production second. paid holidays
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An Awesome Company, Great work-life balance
IT Project Manager (Current Employee) –  San Diego, CA13 March 2018
IT at Solar Turbines is an awesome and driven environment. I was lucky to have the pleasure of working under one of the most innovative groups and focused mainly on upgrading legacy applications.
Pros
Great Work Life balance, awesome people, no-egos, slow work space
Cons
70-80% contracts, bad contracting companies, low pay for IT field, things move slowly here
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Technical and challenging
Operations and Maintenance Technician II (Current Employee) –  Houston, TX4 March 2018
Typical twelve hour shift consist on continuing processes for the customer; my location required power and chilled water. You will learn various things due to location and the customers needs, some customers only need a turbine, others may require cooling towers or a heat recovery unit with chillers. I say the hardest part of the job is obtaining all of the information that is given; you may think you know it all and then you learn something knew due to a problem. The most enjoyable part of the job, aside from camaraderie, would be the satisfaction of completing seemingly impossible tasks in order to maintain operations.
Pros
Obtain new knowledge
Cons
Long hours at times
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excelente
Coordinador de Aseguramiento de Calidad y hsse (Former Employee) –  Villahermosa, Tab.1 February 2018
Coordinar áreas de trabajo, proyectos etc.
se tiene un lineamiento muy estricto como trabajador, cosa que hace mas eficaz la ejecución de actividades
Pros
toma de desiciones
Cons
inestabilidad de residencia
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Temporary job
Electronic Technician (Former Employee) –  San Diego, CA30 January 2018
This was a temporary job for me and I did not plan on staying. However, the skills I learned from working as an electronic technician were valuable. As an electronic technician,I worked with the test cell mechanics and test engineers. It is a hard working, hands-on kind of job which leaves you tired every day, but satisfied. I enjoyed my time with Solar Turbines.
Pros
Great people
Cons
Test cell can be very hot, occupation hazards
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Great Atmosphere for Great Work
Heat Transfer Intern (Former Employee) –  San Diego, CA30 January 2018
Lots of interesting projects and innovations going on in gas turbines at Solar. The people are enjoyable to work with, and the work culture is welcoming and relaxing.
Pros
Happy hours, get-togethers
Cons
High cost of living
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Too Much Favoritisim
FSR (Current Employee) –  Singapore22 January 2018
Overall Its not what you know But its all about Who you know in the Company that helps you build your carrer in the company.
This Comapany was very good before 2010, A lot changed once the Top management changed
Pros
Job security
Cons
Overworked Poor Pay
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Enjoyable work environment
Supplier Technical Engineer (Former Employee) –  San Diego, CA6 January 2018
Solar provided a very welcoming environment. The most difficult part of my job was have an increased sense of urgency every day as my work required defective parts to sometimes be replaced within a day
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productive and collaborate
Electrical Assembler (Former Employee) –  San Diego, CA4 January 2018
Another day in paradise,
Every day you learn something new, a typical day at work is continuous depending on what you do. Everyone is productive and collaborate with each other. The hardest thing is getting to work on time everything else is self-explanatory.
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This company is not able to keep up technology
Information Technology Analyst - Intranet Support (Current Employee) –  San Diego, CA3 January 2018
This company hires software developers based on lowest cost and not based on ability to do the job. Projects are constantly behind schedule and are not tested properly before they go in to production. Project managers are over worked (regardless if they the skills to manage a given project).

Each IT department is very siloed. They don't work very well to solve solutions and blame other teams for issues constantly.
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it has been way to many years ago to review
Assoc. NC Programmer (Former Employee) –  San Diego, CA14 December 2017
I cant say anything as far as a review since it was over thirty years ago that I works at solar turbines. I was very grateful to have started my career there.
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Solar Turnbines
Accounting Clerk II (Former Employee) –  DeSoto, TX13 December 2017
Solar has a lot of temp./contract employees, and they keep many of them as contract labor for 4-5 years before getting offered a full time position.

Being able to advance career can be difficult, unless you are willing to relocate.
Pros
good people
Cons
advancement opportunites
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At this time of my life it worked
Industrial Electronics Technician (Former Employee) –  San Diego, CA4 December 2017
Union environment leads to not too many motivated coworkers. Therefore I had to seek better opportunities as in engineering and Management. Thus I left once for an applications engineering job and again for a higher paying job.
Pros
steady work
Cons
advancement possibilities were slim
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Very interesting place to work
Pre-Assembly Tech. (Former Employee) –  Mabank, TX2 November 2017
Was a good place to work but I needed a place where I was guaranteed a full time job not a temporary job. Good place to stay for long term commitment.
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