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30+ days ago

Deployment Coordinator

SolarCity San Mateo, CA

include data validation and document management. The successful candidate will be excited about organizing data and documents and derive a great… SolarCity


10 days ago

UI Software Engineer

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


30+ days ago

Sr. Data Engineer

SolarCity San Mateo, CA

• Understand and model complex business requirements into database schemas and work with existing databases for ongoing development • Develop high… SolarCity


30+ days ago

Sr. Director, Human Resources

SolarCity San Mateo, CA

• Maintain the strong employee culture that is unique to SolarCity • Manage a growing team of 15, with 4-5 direct reports • Develop, monitor, audit… SolarCity


30+ days ago

Sr. Counsel, Products Compliance

SolarCity San Mateo, CA

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


30+ days ago

Software Engineer, Algorithms and Controls

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


23 days ago

Sr. Event Marketing Manager

SolarCity San Mateo, CA

The SolarCity Manager, Event Marketing is responsible for planning and executing SolarCity-sponsored events nationwide, including SolarCity internal… SolarCity


3 days ago

Recruiting Sourcer, Operations – new

SolarCity San Mateo, CA

We are looking for an experienced Recruiting Sourcer who will perform research and filter candidate pools to engage targeted candidates for… SolarCity


8 days ago

Sales Recruiter

SolarCity San Mateo, CA

• Source by using internet tools, cold calling, social media to generate a consistent candidate pool • Review resumes and credentials for… SolarCity


30+ days ago

Senior Web Developer, Analytics

SolarCity San Mateo, CA

SolarCity is seeking an experienced developer to maintain and improve our web platform used for internal executive and management operational… SolarCity


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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)

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    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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

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