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17 days ago

Sr. Product Manager

SolarCity San Mateo, CA

The ideal candidate will be a high-energy, detail-oriented individual with… SolarCity


8 days ago

Project Analyst

SolarCity San Mateo, CA

The Asset Management Group is responsible for the management of the $4+ billion portfolio of lease and PPA assets on behalf of SolarCity’s investment… SolarCity


19 days ago

Lead Data Engineer, Strategic Business Operations

SolarCity San Mateo, CA

• Design, build, and implement the company-wide business intelligence… SolarCity


18 days ago

Project Development Manager, Storage

SolarCity San Mateo, CA

• Originate Energy Storage projects with Commercial, Utility, and Public… SolarCity


2 days ago

Sr. Sales Compensation Analyst – new

SolarCity San Mateo, CA

• Calculate and/or review sales commissions according to sales compensation plans and policies for multiple business groups, ensuring commission and… SolarCity


17 days ago

Sr. Technical Services Engineer

SolarCity San Mateo, CA

•Develops new system and application implementation plans, custom scripts and testing •Developing technical solutions to create automated process for… SolarCity


24 days ago

Sr. Data Engineer

SolarCity San Mateo, CA

• Model interaction of solar, energy storage, and load with the grid • Research and develop algorithms for energy systems including solar… SolarCity


3 days ago

Director, Payroll

SolarCity San Mateo, CA

•Payroll administration, garnishments, deductions and taxes in multiple states for both weekly and bi-weekly payrolls for more than 6000 exempt and… SolarCity


5 days ago

NPI Buyer/Planner

SolarCity San Mateo, CA

•Responsible for buying and planning for Zep Solar mounting hardware New Product Introduction (NPI) processes serving as the Purchasing and planning… SolarCity


15 days ago

Project Development Manager

SolarCity San Mateo, CA

• Lead generation and pipeline development • Sales of large-scale (1 MW+) solar PV systems to public sector and commercial customers in California… 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 (more than an year)

    Pros

    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.

    Cons

    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.

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