- Solar Turbines (San Diego, CA / United States)Nov 24, 2015
City San Diego, CA
Are you a Current or Former Employee? Former job since 2012
Suggestions for improvement
- Treat your IT workers the way you treat your engineers and manufacturing employees. They all say they love working for Solar.
I like about the employer
The people were great, the location was convenient. Not much else to say here.
I dislike about the employer
Nearly all of IT is contract workers. There is zero hope of ever being hired on by Solar itself and enjoying all of the benefits and perks that regular employees have, unless you can work your way into management. Support staff are generally hired by a local company (Volt), but programmers and engineers are all through Accenture and likely foreign H1-B workers (mostly Indian). The culture is such that management doesn't appear to care about the IT workers and it shows in the morale within the IT environment.
There was always intense pressure from management to be a "World Class" support team, it was ground into us at every meeting. But, there was no incentive for us to strive to be "World Class". No benefits, no paid time off, no chance at a permanent position with Solar. You don't get "World Class" from the lowest bidder on the outsourcing contract, you get it from being a "World Class" employer that treats all of its employees equally.
Also, Lotus Notes.