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First Solar Overview

Industry

Renewable Electricity

Organization Type

Public

Employees

4,100

Headquarters

Tempe, AZ

Website

www.firstsolar.com

Website

www.firstsolar.com



Founded in

1999

Revenue

$3.6B

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About First Solar

First Solar is leading the world’s sustainable energy future. Our cost-advantaged solar technology boasts the smallest carbon footprint, lowest life cycle water use, and fastest energy payback in the industry. We are delivering solutions to the world’s most pressing challenges including climate change, energy security, water scarcity, and the unsustainable growing consumption of natural resources. We’re changing the world. Now, let us start with yours. At First Solar, you will feel valued, appreciated and challenged, working side-by-side with some of the top minds in the industry. You will be regularly updated on the company’s goals, progress and achievements. First Solar maintains a culture where all associates work together to lead the world’s sustainable energy future. We believe in employee engagement, collaboration, well-being and productivity for all generations and emerging work styles.

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First Solar is leading the world’s sustainable energy future. Our cost-advantaged solar technology boasts the smallest carbon footprint, lowest life cycle water use, and fastest energy payback in the industry. We are delivering solutions to the world’s most pressing challenges including climate change, energy security, water scarcity, and the unsustainable growing consumption of natural resources. We’re changing the world. Now, let us start with yours. At First Solar, you will feel valued, appreciated and challenged, working side-by-side with some of the top minds in the industry. You will be regularly updated on the company’s goals, progress and achievements. First Solar maintains a culture where all associates work together to lead the world’s sustainable energy future. We believe in employee engagement, collaboration, well-being and productivity for all generations and emerging work styles.

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What Is

First Solar's Mission Statement

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Provide cost-advantaged solar technology through innovation, customer engagement, industry leadership and operational excellence.

What First Solar's Employees Say

Say it with us "tuition reimbursement, wellness programs, 401(k) match, medical insurance and employee stock purchase plans". That's the perk that people like the best about First Solar, Inc.

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What makes First Solar a great place to work?

At First Solar, we apply today’s most advanced technologies to support our associates in their drive to create meaningful change on a global scale –and a personal one. We’re building a company to power the world. And it starts by empowering you.

What is the culture like at First Solar?

First Solar maintains a culture where all associates work together to lead the world’s sustainable energy future. We believe in associate engagement, collaboration, well being and productivity for all generations and emerging workstyles. Our open concept offices feature cubicles and conference rooms that optimize interdepartmental communication and teamwork.
At First Solar, you will feel valued, appreciated and challenged, working side-by-side with some of the top minds in the industry. You will be regularly updated on the company’s goals, progress and achievements.

What benefits does First Solar provide to employees?

Health Insurance (3 options), Dental, Vision, Domestic Partner Coverage, Life Insurance, Disability Benefits, Financial Wellness, FSLR Stock Purchase Plan, Paid Holidays, Paid Vacation Time, Teladoc, Wellness Program, Employee Assistance Program, Livongo for Diabetes, Tuition Reimbursement, Public Transportation/Parking Assistance

What does First Solar do to give back to society and the community?

Sponsors many events in our local communities such as Pride Parades, Habitat for Humanity, STEM events and more.

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Gender

Male

65.9%

Female

22.7%

Unknown

11.4%
Ethnicity

White

57.0%

Hispanic or Latino

17.0%

Asian

12.4%

Black or African American

9.1%

Unknown

4.5%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

56.3%

German

6.3%

French

6.3%

Russian

6.3%

Portuguese

3.1%

Chinese

3.1%

Ukrainian

3.1%

Dakota

3.1%

Malay

3.1%

Mandarin

3.1%

Tamil

3.1%

Italian

3.1%
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First Solar Careers

Average Length of Employment
Micron Technology 5.3 years
Amkor Technology 4.5 years
Applied Materials 4.4 years
Tronox 4.3 years
ConocoPhillips 4.1 years
Marathon Oil 4.0 years
Commercial Metals 3.9 years
ABB 3.8 years
Black & Veatch 3.3 years
SolarWorld 3.3 years
Syngenta 3.1 years
SAP America Inc. 3.0 years
Novelis 2.9 years
Tesoro 2.7 years
Enphase Energy 2.3 years

First Solar

2.2 years
Tesla, Inc. 1.2 years
Top Employers Before First Solar
Intel 10.1%
U.S. Navy 9.8%
US Army 7.0%
IBM 6.3%
Dana 5.6%
Calphalon 4.5%
Aerotek 4.2%
GE Co 4.2%
AT&T 3.8%
Deloitte 3.5%
Top Employers After First Solar
Vonage 6.3%
Aerotek 5.6%
AutoZone 4.9%
Kiewit 4.9%
Materion 4.2%
Aviall 4.2%
Raley's 4.2%
eBay 4.2%
Walmart 4.2%

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First Solar Employees Education

Schools

University of Toledo

25.8%

Owens Community College

13.4%

Arizona State University

12.1%

Bowling Green State University

11.8%

University of Phoenix

8.4%

Imperial Valley College

3.1%

University of Michigan - Ann Arbor

2.8%

Stautzenberger College

2.2%

Pennsylvania State University

2.2%

Michigan State University

2.2%

Eastern Michigan University

1.9%

Community College of the Air Force

1.9%

Professional Skills Institute

1.6%

DePaul University

1.6%

University of Colorado at Boulder

1.6%

Tiffin University

1.6%

ITT Technical Institute-Maumee

1.6%

Texas A&M University

1.6%

San Jose State University

1.6%

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

1.6%
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Majors

Business

23.6%

Electrical Engineering

12.4%

Computer Science

6.3%

Mechanical Engineering

6.3%

Information Technology

5.1%

Chemical Engineering

4.9%

Electrical Engineering Technology

4.5%

Finance

4.4%

Accounting

4.2%

Management

3.8%

Engineering

3.8%

Criminal Justice

3.5%

Chemistry

3.3%

Environmental Control Technologies/Technicians

2.6%

Industrial Technology

1.9%

Project Management

1.9%

Communication

1.9%

Civil Engineering

1.9%

General Studies

1.7%

Computer Engineering

1.7%
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Degrees

Bachelors

35.3%

Masters

23.0%

Other

20.2%

Associate

10.2%

Certificate

5.2%

Doctorate

4.3%

Diploma

1.6%

License

0.2%
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First Solar Employee Political Affiliation

Democratic Party

68.2%

Republican Party

30.3%

Libertarian Party

1.5%

Employee Political Donations

Name Job Title Party Donation
Michael AhearnChief Executive Officer $55,200Democratic Party
Francis de RosaRenewable Energy Consultant $36,450Democratic Party
Gayle AhearnOwner $20,000Democratic Party
Kathleen WeissVice President $6,250Democratic Party
Mike AhernChief Executive Officer $5,200Democratic Party
Robert Clark PhelpsEngineer $4,496Democratic Party
Rick PowellEngineer $3,950Democratic Party
Arun KamathInformation Technology Professional $2,780Democratic Party
Paul KingEngineer $2,750Democratic Party
Paul KaletaExecutive Vice President $2,500Democratic Party
Bruce SohnManager $2,400Republican Party
Dennis FitzgibbonsVice President $2,400Democratic Party
JIM WoodruffVice President $2,000Democratic Party
James TylerVice President $2,000Republican Party
Mark WidmarChief Executive Officer $1,500Democratic Party
James McVeaVice President Of Engineering $1,500Republican Party
John PigottDeveloper $1,000Democratic Party
Maja WesselsExecutive $1,000Democratic Party
Georges AntounChief Knowledge Officer $1,000Democratic Party
James WoodruffVice President $1,000Democratic Party
Martin PerkinsEngineer $1,000Republican Party
James CookSolar Business Developer $750Democratic Party
Laura AbramDirector Of Public Affairs $750Democratic Party
Michael HatfieldSolar Business Developer $750Democratic Party
KYM SternerBiologist $750Democratic Party
Bartosz BranskiEngineer $720Republican Party
Mitchell LeeEngineer $500Democratic Party
Colin MeehanRegulatory Affairs Manager $500Democratic Party
John CollinsManagement $500Republican Party
Peter GreenbergDevelopment Director $500Democratic Party
Tom SorensonEngineer $500Democratic Party
Lawrence WhittetProject Analyst $500Republican Party
Todd SpanglerOperations Director $500Republican Party
Justin BlochDirector Of Project Management $500Republican Party
Sung ChunDirector $500Republican Party
Raymond LE TourneurEngineer $500Republican Party
Tinsley MulkeyDirector Of Construction $500Republican Party
John SakersDirector $500Republican Party
Benjamin Symmers JrProject Director $500Republican Party
Frank de RosaDeveloper $500Democratic Party
Steve GossTechnician $460Democratic Party
RUI ShaoResearch Manager $420Republican Party
Rick AyyangarEngineer $400Democratic Party
John BilashEngineer $350Democratic Party
Timothy MaysVice President $300Republican Party
Eleanor QuinDirector Of Human Resources $253Democratic Party
Jonathan BelmontPower Plant Technician $250Democratic Party
Kareem ShihabSolar Business Developer $250Democratic Party
James HughesExecutive $250Republican Party
Kevin PetersUtility-Scale Solar Development $250Democratic Party
Devon SwezeyAnalyst $250Democratic Party
Robert ClarkEngineer $250Democratic Party
Katherine OsterLatin America Development $250Democratic Party
Markus GloecklerEngineering Manager $250Democratic Party
Madhu SayalaEngineer $250Democratic Party
Alan BernheimerPublic Relations $250Democratic Party
Dana DillerBusiness Developer $250Republican Party
Scott GreenAccountant $250Libertarian Party
DAN SmithMechanical Engineer $209Democratic Party
Joshua KraussEngineering Manager $200Democratic Party
David SingEngineer $150Democratic Party
Timothy CostaSupervisor $100Republican Party
Christian MartinezAssociate $85Republican Party
Jatin KhannaEngineer $75Democratic Party
Beth PelinoCivil Engineer $57Democratic Party
Thomas SanchezFactory Worker $25Democratic Party
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First Solar Salaries

Vice-President Of QualityPerrysburg, OH $177,900
Director, Strategic MarketingNew York, NY $177,486
Global DirectorSan Francisco, CA $165,900
Director Of Systems IntegrationPerrysburg, OH $160,000
Management Information System ManagerPerrysburg, OH $146,702
Engineering ManagerPerrysburg, OH $140,000
Director Of Sales, AmericasHouston, TX $132,700
Electrical EngineerTempe, AZ $132,579
LawyerNew York, NY $132,350
Director Of Manufacturing EngineeringPerrysburg, OH $131,622
Director Of Manufacturing EngineeringPerrysburg, OH $131,622
Director Of Systems IntegrationPerrysburg, OH $130,728
Development EngineerSunnyvale, CA $130,000
Material EngineerSanta Clara, CA $129,979
Purchasing ManagerBridgewater, NJ $127,600
Purchasing ManagerBridgewater, NJ $127,600
Engineer Of System DevelopmentBridgewater, NJ $126,485
Engineer Of System DevelopmentBridgewater, NJ $123,282
Development EngineerSan Jose, CA $122,824
Finance DirectorNew York, NY $118,643
Finance DirectorNew York, NY $118,643
Research And Development EngineerSanta Clara, CA $118,135
Information Technology ManagerTempe, AZ $117,500
Information Technology ManagerTempe, AZ $117,500
Project EngineerSunnyvale, CA $117,000
Research And Development EngineerSan Jose, CA $115,877
Research And Development EngineerSan Jose, CA $115,877
Research And Development EngineerSan Jose, CA $115,877
Manager, Process DevelopmentPerrysburg, OH $115,670
Research And Development ManagerSanta Clara, CA $115,662
Research And Development ManagerSanta Clara, CA $115,662
Engineering Group LeaderSan Francisco, CA $114,000
Photovoltaic Power Systems EngineerBridgewater, NJ $113,485
Engineer Of System DevelopmentBridgewater, NJ $113,485
Information Technology ManagerPerrysburg, OH $113,464
Electrical EngineerTempe, AZ $112,382
Technical Sales ManagerTempe, AZ $111,925
ManagerHouston, TX $111,700
Purchasing ManagerBridgewater, NJ $111,384
Photovoltaic Power Systems EngineerBridgewater, NJ $111,093
Engineer Of System DevelopmentBridgewater, NJ $111,093
Associate Project ManagerOakland, CA $110,700
Marketing ManagerNew York, NY $110,600
Research And Development EngineerSanta Clara, CA $109,577
Engineer Of System DevelopmentBridgewater, NJ $107,286
DeveloperTempe, AZ $106,912
Process Development EngineerSan Jose, CA $106,062
Engineering Technician LeadTempe, AZ $106,000
Research And Development EngineerSan Jose, CA $105,830
Research And Development EngineerSan Jose, CA $105,830
Development EngineerPerrysburg, OH $104,562
Senior ManagerTempe, AZ $104,000
Material ManagerPerrysburg, OH $103,600
Smart Grid EngineerSan Francisco, CA $102,565
Civil EngineerPasadena, CA $102,336
Photovoltaic Power Systems EngineerBridgewater, NJ $102,000
Electrical EngineerBridgewater, NJ $102,000
Structures EngineerBridgewater, NJ $101,982
Manager, Process DevelopmentPerrysburg, OH $101,700
Engineer Of System DevelopmentBridgewater, NJ $101,700
DeveloperTempe, AZ $101,400
DeveloperPerrysburg, OH $100,702
Global Engineering ManagerPerrysburg, OH $100,300
Purchasing ManagerBridgewater, NJ $100,300
Reliability EngineerBridgewater, NJ $100,000
Reliability EngineerBridgewater, NJ $100,000
Structures EngineerBridgewater, NJ $99,944
Wastewater EngineerPerrysburg, OH $99,923
Quality EngineerSan Francisco, CA $99,840
Industrial EngineerOakland, CA $99,431
Product EngineerBridgewater, NJ $99,133
Development EngineerTempe, AZ $98,772
Information Technology AnalystPerrysburg, OH $98,467
ScientistUrban Honolulu, HI $97,594
ScientistUrban Honolulu, HI $97,594
Development EngineerSan Jose, CA $97,400
Quality EngineerOakland, CA $97,052
Quality EngineerOakland, CA $97,052
Development EngineerSanta Clara, CA $96,600
Smart Grid EngineerSan Francisco, CA $96,366
Engineering Group LeaderSan Francisco, CA $96,200
Systems AdministratorPerrysburg, OH $95,826
Development EngineerPerrysburg, OH $94,973
Finance AnalystSan Francisco, CA $94,900
Business Intelligence DeveloperPerrysburg, OH $93,787
Engineering TechnicianPerrysburg, OH $93,454
Quality EngineerOakland, CA $92,976
Quality EngineerOakland, CA $92,976
Application Software DeveloperPerrysburg, OH $92,225
Information Technology AnalystPerrysburg, OH $92,144
Information Security AnalystPerrysburg, OH $92,000
Purchasing ManagerBridgewater, NJ $91,790
Information Technology AnalystPerrysburg, OH $91,333
Information Technology AnalystPerrysburg, OH $91,333
Electrical EngineerHouston, TX $91,104
Finance AnalystHouston, TX $91,000
Strategic Accounts ManagerTempe, AZ $90,800
Development EngineerBridgewater, NJ $90,688
Systems AdministratorPerrysburg, OH $90,250
Systems AdministratorTempe, AZ $90,250
Project PlannerTempe, AZ $89,648
Engineering Program ManagerTempe, AZ $89,151
Integration EngineerTempe, AZ $89,024
Electrical EngineerTempe, AZ $88,941
Electrical EngineerTempe, AZ $88,941
Smart Grid EngineerTempe, AZ $88,941
Software EngineerPerrysburg, OH $88,900
Analyst LeadHouston, TX $88,660
Materials ScientistSanta Clara, CA $88,421
Project EngineerTempe, AZ $88,400
Finance AnalystHouston, TX $88,200
Development EngineerPerrysburg, OH $88,088
Development EngineerPerrysburg, OH $87,672
Development EngineerPerrysburg, OH $87,547
Manufacturing EngineerPerrysburg, OH $87,547
Manufacturing EngineerPerrysburg, OH $87,547
Development EngineerPerrysburg, OH $87,547
Technical Sales ManagerTempe, AZ $87,200
Performance EngineerTempe, AZ $87,069
Manufacturing EngineerPerrysburg, OH $86,778

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Revenue

$3.6B

Net Income

US$546.42 million (FY 2015)

Market Cap

$5,720,000,000

Total Equity

US$5.55 billion (FY 2015

Total Assets

US$7.32 billion (FY 2015)

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Frequently Asked Questions about First Solar

When was First Solar founded?

First Solar was founded in 1999.

How many Employees does First Solar have?

First Solar has 4,100 employees.

How much money does First Solar make?

First Solar generates $3.6B in revenue.

What industry is First Solar in?

First Solar is in the renewable electricity industry.

What is First Solar's mission?

First Solar's mission statement is "Provide cost-advantaged solar technology through innovation, customer engagement, industry leadership and operational excellence."

What type of company is First Solar?

First Solar is a public company.

Who are First Solar's competitors?

First Solar competitors include Tesla, Inc., SolarWorld, Kyocera Solar, Inc., Enphase Energy, Commercial Metals, Micron Technology, SAP America Inc., Novelis, ConocoPhillips, Black & Veatch, Applied Materials, Marathon Oil, Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Syngenta, Amkor Technology, Tronox, Tesoro, Rockwell Automation, Varian Medical Systems, ABB.

Where is First Solar's headquarters?

First Solar's headquarters is in Tempe, AZ.

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