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SolarCity CEO & Co-Founder Lyndon Rive
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    Current Employee - Crew Lead in Berkeley, CA
    Current Employee - Crew Lead in Berkeley, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at SolarCity full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    ·Great co-workers out in the field ·Amount of work is fairly consistent unlike most construction based jobs ·RSUs for those who like stock options ·Paid holidays ·Sick/Vacation time accrual

    Cons

    ·Middle and upper management including executives have little to no regard for their most valuable workers; the installers. ·Since becoming a publicly trades company the only thing that matters is the bottom line ·Cost are being cut on essential materials, resulting in work that is of poor quality · Extremely high rate of turn around and poor training also resulting in work that is poor quality · Crews are being asked to complete a significantly greater amount of projects at a higher rate of speed even if it means comprising quality and safety · No true incentive since the bogus "bonus" program isn't beneficial for all regions · Rate of pay is not nearly enough for the hazards & stress you are exposed to daily · Rotating schedule is not conducive to a stable lifestyle · Forced to work Sundays · Policies change constantly to benefit the company and diminish the power of the employees

    Advice to Management

    Fire Tanguy Serra. Every since he was hired as an executive the quality of installs has steadily declined. Morale has steadily declined. Standard operating procedures are constantly changing which comes across as lack of understanding of the industry. The most valuable workers are the ones most taken advantage of. Throwing half-hearted "BBQs" to pacify installers is patronizing at best. crews still have to install on the day of these so called appreciation events and are not allowed to attend until their respective project or projects are complete. Usually resulting in management and sales reps consuming all food and libation before the hard working field crews arrive. While also sending executives to conferences in Vegas where rap artist are hired for entertainment they miserly deny their best workers raises, usually resulting in those individuals either quitting or worse growing apathetic to their craft. SOLARCITY is the WAL-MART of solar. I would NEVER recommend this place to anyone for anything. The only reason I continue to work here is because my stocks fully vest after 4 years.


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