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30+ days ago

Jr. Reassignment Agent

SolarCity San Mateo, CA

The Jr. Reassignment Agent is a critical member of the Asset Management team, and is responsible for managing all aspects of Contract Reassignment… SolarCity


30+ 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


18 days ago

Sr. Stock Administrator

SolarCity San Mateo, CA

• Work independently with little or no supervision • Manage accurate database of equity data using industry-standard stock administration software… SolarCity


30+ days ago

Product Manager

SolarCity San Mateo, CA

SolarCity seeks to hire an experienced Product Manager to design awesome customer experiences, document product requirements, and lead specifications… SolarCity


30+ days ago

Reassignment Agent

SolarCity San Mateo, CA

The Reassignment Agent is a critical member of the Asset Management team, and is responsible for managing all aspects of Contract Reassignment which… SolarCity


30 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


28 days ago

Compliance Project Manager

SolarCity San Mateo, CA

The Compliance Project Manager will report to SolarCity’s Assistant General Counsel for Compliance. This is a newly-created position due to the… SolarCity


30+ days ago

Senior General Ledger Accountant - Debt and Professional Services

SolarCity San Mateo, CA

• Prepare monthly journal entries and account reconciliations • Assist with monthly close activities including accruals for professional services… SolarCity


30 days ago

Public Affairs Manager

SolarCity San Mateo, CA

• The Public Affairs Manager will determine messaging and strategy to give SolarCity and allied organizations leverage in critical regulatory and… SolarCity


30+ days ago

Project Development Manager, Storage

SolarCity San Mateo, CA

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