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SolarCity Interview Questions & Reviews in San Francisco, CA

Updated Aug 15, 2014
Updated Aug 15, 2014
20 interviews

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  1.  

    OUTSIDE SALES Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Oakland, CA
    Anonymous Employee in Oakland, CA
    Application Details

    I interviewed online - interviewed at SolarCity.

    Interview Details

    Phone interview that took about 30 minutes. Spoke with a very friendly and professional man, that had obvious years of experience. Made me feel confident in the company and happy to interview. Was turned off by low salary.

    Interview Questions
    • asked all the usual questions
      -what would make you a good fit
      -what qualities are important in this position
      -weaknesses/strengths
        Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    30,000 base pay plus weak commission rates

    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    FEC Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  San Mateo, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Mateo, CA
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 3 months - interviewed at SolarCity in July 2013.

    Interview Details

    They advertised the position on Indeed. Got a call a few months later. Had two interviews with the same person before I was offered the job. Very straight forward sales interviews. What are your strengths, Why do you think that you would be right for this position, Why should we higher you etc.

    Interview Questions
    • Nothing really tough or surprising about their questions. If you have been going out on other interviews you should encounter nothing different here.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    no negotiating. It was take it or leave it.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Field Energy Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  San Francisco, CA
    Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Application Details

    I interviewed through a recruiter - interviewed at SolarCity in April 2014.

    Interview Details

    the worst process I have ever seen. chaos, disorganized, unprofessional

    Interview Questions
    • scheduled for tow wrong interviews. was never asked any questions in both interviews since I was scheduled with the wrong people, finally I eliminated with unexplained reasons   View Answer
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Inside Solar Advisor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  San Mateo, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Mateo, CA
    Application Details

    I interviewed through an employee referral. The process took 4 days - interviewed at SolarCity in October 2011.

    Interview Details

    I tried for months trying to get in at SolarCity. Applied for numerous jobs with no luck. They rely heavily on their employee referral program. I learned a former colleague worked at the company and once I passed him my resume. I was called, interviewed, and started working working within two weeks. I was even offered a better job than the one I applied too.

    Interview Questions
    • I was asked questions about my past failures related to follow through and customer experience. After that one I thought I did not get the job for sure.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    I was not in a strong position to negotiate because it was an entry level role. Just get in the door.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  6.  

    Utility Administrator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  San Mateo, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Mateo, CA
    Application Details

    I interviewed in-person - interviewed at SolarCity in October 2011.

    Interview Details

    Initially I spoke with a recruiter who asked numerous questions about technical proficiencies and hard situations from previous jobs. I was brought in for a two-part interview with 4 people.

    In the interview, I was asked questions like:
    1) Have you used a V-lookup?
    2) Tell us about a process you have made better?
    3) Can you keep up with a fast pace work environment?

    Interview Questions
    • If you could give your previous boss one piece of constructive feedback, what would it be?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Field Energy Advisor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  San Francisco, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Application Details

    I interviewed through an employee referral. The process took 2 months - interviewed at SolarCity.

    Interview Details

    The initial communication was with the recruiter and then the channel account manager, over the phone. After a few weeks, another follow-up phone call was set up and then an informal in-person appointment at Starbucks. Shortly after, there was a final phone call with the regional channel account manager. Communications were casual and friendly. The whole process communicating back and forth took roughly over the period of 2 months.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    No room for negotiation, offer is set on all titled positions.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  8.  

    Solar Energy Retail Lead Generator Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Berkeley, CA
    Anonymous Employee in Berkeley, CA
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 4 weeks - interviewed at SolarCity.

    Interview Details

    Got a call from recruiter a week after applying. She forwarded my info, and I got a call the next week for another phone interview. The week after, got a call from sales channels manager to come in for an interview.

    Interview Questions
    • No difficult questions. How will you become a good salesman?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Interconnection Coordinator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  San Mateo, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Mateo, CA
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at SolarCity.

    Interview Details

    The interview process was fairly standard for a corporate office. After submitting my resume through the SolarCity website, I received a phone call from a recruiter who wanted to ask a few questions to see if I might be a good fit for either of the two positions I had applied for. We spoke for roughly ten to fifteen minutes, then within a day or two, I received a phone call back from the recruiter letting me know they would like to schedule an in-person interview and was informed that it would last at least an hour. On the day of the interview, I met with first the manager of the team I had interviewed for, then a second interview with all the members of the team, then a third with another manager of a supporting team (and the other team for which I had also applied) along with the first manager, and then lastly a fourth meeting with the director of the group. After these four meetings, the manager escorted me outside after shaking my hands. All four were conducted in a friendly yet formal manner, allowing them to ask me questions and then allowed me with time to ask them anything I would like to know. A few days later the manager followed up with me to ask a few follow up questions, and then a few days after that, I received a phone call from the manager herself letting me know she would like to extend an offer.

    Interview Questions
    • As I had not interviewed at many corporate offices before this company, I was a bit taken about when they had asked to describe an incident that I was least proud of in my career and what I did or wish I had done to try to improve the situation.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Senior Proposal Writer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  San Mateo, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Mateo, CA
    Application Details

    I interviewed through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at SolarCity in March 2013.

    Interview Details

    I came in to the office on 3 different occasions (once for an informational interview, and twice for actual scheduled interviews). For the scheduled interviews, HR set up time with individuals and booked conference rooms; however, they were unavailalbe at the end of the day and so the last interviewee just walked me out. This made me feel as if the company was disorganized and didn't value my time in the office for the interviews.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    I attempted to negotiate on two items and was turned down on both. I was also asked to start less than 2 weeks notice from my current employer, which I felt was unfair and was able to push back 1 week.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Field Energy Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  San Mateo, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Mateo, CA
    Application Details

    I interviewed through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at SolarCity in March 2012.

    Interview Details

    Like any sales interview, you will want to close whomever is hiring you. Understand what a Consultant does at SolarCity, what the pitch is and you'll do well.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation, set pay for everyone.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

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