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26 days ago

Network Administrator

SolarCity San Mateo, CA

• Administer and manage network and VPN connectivity for ever expanding network of over 35 offices and 3 datacenters • Responsible for the… SolarCity

24 days ago

PV Designer

SolarCity San Mateo, CA

• Use AutoCAD 2D software and custom software tools to design residential photovoltaic ground mount and roof top systems • Work with project managers… SolarCity

14 days ago

Sr. Counsel, Safety

SolarCity San Mateo, CA

The Senior Counsel – Safety will report directly to the Assistant General Counsel for Compliance. This is a newly-created position due to the… SolarCity

2 days ago

SQL Server DBA – new

SolarCity San Mateo, CA

We are looking for a dynamic SQL Server DBA with: • Expertise in writing complex SQL queries and experience with SQL Server 2005-08-12 tools (SSIS… SolarCity

21 days ago

Cost Accountant

SolarCity San Mateo, CA

•Will use independent judgment and discretion in the analysis of financial data, investigation of activity and the reporting of results •Job Costing… SolarCity

21 days ago

Software Engineer (Web Applications)

SolarCity San Mateo, CA

SolarCity is committed to bringing cleaner, less expensive energy to more people - in order to make that happen, we have a dedicated group of… SolarCity

2 days ago

Corporate Development Manager – new

SolarCity San Mateo, CA

• Monitor internal and market trends to drive company strategy and operational decisions • Work with executive team to develop and implement… SolarCity

5 days ago

Sr. Buyer

SolarCity San Mateo, CA

•Achieve cost, quality, inventory, and delivery goals and objectives •Engage with internal and supplier stakeholders ,to assess current and future… SolarCity

24 days ago

Accountant, Fund

SolarCity San Mateo, CA

•Preparation of monthly and quarterly asset performance reports •Preparation of monthly, quarterly, and annual financial statements for the funds… SolarCity

13 days ago

Reassignment Coordinator

SolarCity San Mateo, CA

•Customer and Sales Queries – Manage and prioritize a high volume of internal and external inquires via email and phone and provide basic information… SolarCity

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SolarCity CEO & Co-Founder Lyndon Rive
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    Great company for corp positions & B2C sales

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    Current Employee - Field Energy Consultant  in  Foster City, CA
    Current Employee - Field Energy Consultant in Foster City, CA

    I have been working at SolarCity full-time for more than a year


    Great company overall. Good benefits, 401k, stock, etc. Terrific growth outlook for the next five to ten years on the residential side. Incredible internal EE referral program.
    Well thought out approach to the market. Great tools for the field reps to use.


    Training is "fire-hose" style. Then you are thrown into the mix. Lots of conflicting information about what is and is not current/acceptable policy. It's a fast moving company, unfortunately that tends to lead to more than a little "Ready, Fire, Aim" in execution.

    High burn-out rate. High expectations of accountability (8PM teleconference six nights per week for some managers). Need to be available to manager~12/7. The immediacy of the job often has reps going months without an actual day off.

    VERY numbers based sales organization. Heavy on SFDC reports and Excel spreadsheets. No traditional "Sales Management" used; no coaching. More telling than listening. More lecturing than teaching. More reactive than proactive. (This MAY not be the case company-wide, but was seen prevalently in the Bay Area)

    Even with a field team (FEAs) generating "qualified" leads at The Home Depot, Best Buy, mall kiosks, fairs, etc, the distribution of those leads is entirely subjective. Leads are almost always sent to the FECs who have been there the longest, leaving newer rep to scramble. The only alternative is for FECs to spend 20 - 30 hours each week at retail location to insure that the leads coming in go to them.

    Virtually no marketing presence. There are a lot of mis-conceptions about how SolarCity approaches renewable energy, but no concerted effort to get the information to the marketplace. For the FEAs and FECs this puts them in a constant uphill battle.

    Although sales contests and incentives abound, they are often complex, convoluted and hard to understand the metrics to achieve success.

    * Recommended to friends under the right circumstances
    ** Six month Business outlook: Good. Outlook on Improvements to above: Poor
    *** Avoid the residential side if your expertise is Business-To-Business

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest more in training. Lots of reps in the field "selling" a poorly crafted vision of SC product and performance.

    Neutral Outlook
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