Bay Area News Group Names NEXTracker Winner of Bay Area 2017 Top Workplaces Award

By on June 26, 2017
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FREMONT, CA, June 26, 2017 — Today, NEXTracker™, the global leader in solar tracker technology, has been awarded a 2017 Top Workplaces honor by the Bay Area News Group. The Top Workplaces lists are based solely on the results of an employee feedback survey administered by WorkplaceDynamics, LLC, a leading research firm that specializes in organizational health and workplace improvement. Several aspects of workplace culture were measured, including Alignment, Execution, and Connection, just to name a few.

“The Top Workplaces award is not a popularity contest. And oftentimes, people assume it’s all about fancy perks and benefits,” said Doug Claffey, CEO of WorkplaceDynamics. “But to be a Top Workplace, organizations must meet our strict standards for organizational health. And who better to ask about work life than the people who live the culture every day—the employees. Time and time again, our research has proven that what’s most important to them is a strong belief in where the organization is headed, how it’s going to get there, and the feeling that everyone is in it together. Without this sense of connection, an organization doesn’t have a shot at being named a Top Workplace.”

“We are honored to be recognized as one of the Bay Area Top Workplaces, and most appreciative to our amazing team of solar professionals for helping create our culture and company,” said NEXTracker CEO Dan Shugar. “In four short years, our team has accomplished the remarkable, including the creation of six new global office and manufacturing locations, and the introduction of many new products and services. We continue to invest in staff career development and, most importantly, facilitate active communication and transparency throughout the company. From bike-to-work day, which we turned into a month-long campaign, to our passionate EV-driving staff, our employees really value their roles in creating a clean energy future.”

In the four years since its founding, NEXTracker has risen to the number-one market share position within its solar equipment category, with over 8 gigawatts of its award-winning NX Horizon™ solar trackers sold or installed globally. Shugar and the other co-founders have led this record-breaking growth with a triple-bottom-line mentality guiding company culture and workforce development. In fact, half of the energy requirements of the NEXTracker headquarters and laboratories are offset by an on-site solar farm adjacent to the main building. Taken from the WorkplaceDynamics survey conducted in late 2016, here are a few things NEXTracker employees are saying:

  • “NEXTracker is the perfect blend of culture and challenge.”
  • “I know I’m directly contributing to bringing more solar power to the planet, one system at a time, positively impacting the effects of climate change.”
  • “Huge growth potential working among smart, compassionate, motivated colleagues and leadership.”
  • “From the top down, the leadership at NEXTracker has a goal to save the world while building a great company.”
  • “I feel appreciated knowing that I provide an important role at NEXTracker.”
  • “I love that I get to talk to customers on a daily basis and am able to travel to project sites.”

NEXTracker continually reinforces its commitment to the environment and its community, from the 25 free electric vehicle charging stations it provides (all powered by on-site solar), to company-sponsored vanpools, and support of volunteer activities such as installing solar for low-income families and sponsoring solar education for Bay Area public schools. With company-sponsored outdoor yoga classes, onsite bikes that enable employees to enjoy a daily ride at local East Bay parks, and a dog-friendly workplace, NEXTracker continues to lead the way with people-focused benefits programs.

What is it like to work at NEXTracker? Watch this video to learn more. Looking for your next big role in solar? Check out our career page for job listings.

About NEXTracker

NEXTracker, a Flex company, advances the power plant of the future with solar tracker, energy storage, and software innovations to increase performance and reduce costs for power plants of all sizes. As the number-one tracker supplier worldwide with over 8 GW of systems sold, NEXTracker is globally recognized for delivering the most advanced photovoltaic solutions for hundreds of projects across five continents. Headquartered in the San Francisco Bay Area, the company has offices in India, Europe, China, Latin America, and Australia. For more information, visit NEXTracker.com and follow the company on Twitter @NEXTracker.

About WorkplaceDynamics, LLC

Headquartered in Exton, PA, WorkplaceDynamics specializes in employee feedback surveys and workplace improvement. This year alone, more than two million employees in over 6,000 organizations will participate in the Top Workplaces™ campaign—a program it conducts in partnership with more than 40 prestigious media partners across the United States. WorkplaceDynamics also provides consulting services to improve employee engagement and organizational health. WorkplaceDynamics is a founding B Corporation member, a coalition of organizations that are leading a global movement to redefine success in business by offering a positive vision of a better way to do business.

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Media Contact:

Kristan Kirsh
Sr. Director Marketing Communications, NEXTracker
kkirsh@nextracker.com
+1-650-814-1273