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30+ days ago

Solar PV Installer

SolarCity Riverside, CA +3 locations

• Pulling inventory for each installation job • Pre-assemble job components in the warehouse • Layout and assembly of solar modules / array and… SolarCity


30+ days ago

Solar Apprentice Installer

SolarCity Riverside, CA +3 locations

•Pulling inventory for each installation job •Pre-assemble job components in the warehouse •Layout and assembly of solar modules / array and mounting… SolarCity


30+ days ago

Senior Solar PV Installer

SolarCity Riverside, CA +3 locations

• Pulling inventory for each installation job • Pre-assemble job components in the warehouse • Layout and assembly of solar modules / array and… SolarCity


30+ days ago

PV Designer

SolarCity Riverside, CA +2 locations

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


30+ days ago

Outside Solar Sales Consultant

SolarCity Fontana, CA +12 locations

• Participate in full life cycle sales and lead generation • Work with on-line tools to develop solar system designs… SolarCity


30+ days ago

Channel Account Manager

SolarCity San Bernardino, CA +2 locations

• Lead and Manage team of Retail Lead Generators, motivate, train and coach • Drive lead generation to meet bookings goals and objectives • Increase… SolarCity


30+ days ago

Regional Sales Manager

SolarCity San Bernardino, CA +4 locations

• Mentor and coach a team of Outside Energy Consultants to exceed sales goals • Run weekly sales reports to track regional sales trends and… SolarCity


30+ days ago

Solar Sales - Energy Specialist

SolarCity San Bernardino, CA +9 locations

“Believe in a better way!” Do you strive to be the best at whatever you put your mind to? Do you want to be part the movement that is tackling… SolarCity


30+ days ago

Dir, Regional Sales

SolarCity Anaheim, CA

•Lead the regional sales team of 80-100 to exceed sales goals •Provide ongoing feedback, coaching, and training to enhance the sales team’s… SolarCity


30+ days ago

Site Surveyor

SolarCity Santa Ana, CA

• Be able to follow a preset job schedule and track hours on a smart phone application • Be able to effectively and succinctly communicate with… SolarCity


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    Goals are unrealistic. Lots of false promises. Cutthroat sales environment so you have to compete with your own company.

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    Current Employee - Field Energy Consultant- Sales in Riverside, CA
    Current Employee - Field Energy Consultant- Sales in Riverside, CA

    I have been working at SolarCity

    Pros

    Fun culture. Self generated leads pay well. You will get lots of leads but most of them are not even going to qualify for solar. Visionary leadership that means well and wants to create a fun company to work for that is doing the right thing for the environment.

    Cons

    Sales goals are not consistent with performance metrics. They expect you to get 8 sales per month, which means you have to sell 12 jobs because 3-4 will cancel every month. The sales cycle is 5 months from the time you make the sale and when it's installed (when you get paid) and the operations team and account management team will call your customer and harass them to no end causing many of them to cancel. The operations team thinks it's a good idea to have project managers call customers and surprise them with huge reroof costs or other added costs after you've sold the 0 down ppa or lease resulting in cancellations. Other people cancel simply because the process takes so long and other solar companies get to them with a better deal. The bad part is that SolarCity counts cancellations for the month they cancel rather than the month they were sold. So if you sell 100 deals in 6 months and then 20 of them cancel in one month, they count 20 against your sales for that month. So if you only had 10 sales for that month your sales number they measure you on is negative 10. Totally ignoring the fact that you were a top performing sales person the previous 6 months. Then the pressure comes and they threaten to let you go if you can't stop the cancellations, yet the cancellations are coming because jobs are mishandled by project management. They promise promotions to keep people working in the Home Depot because that job sucks! You spend all day at the Home Depot to get two leads that (if they even sign up and don't cancel) will pay maybe $300 after 5-6 months when they install. You see sales people who rarely hit their numbers staying with the company while others with the same numbers get fired. You will be promised a promotion but get passed up for promotion because they hire someone with no experience from outside. They reward directors and managers for hiring friends and family but not to promote. So you get managers that have no experience telling you to do things that only hurt your numbers which gets you fired because you didn't hit your numbers. Bad managers get hired and cause dozens of good sales people to quit before upper management figures out the manager is bad. The goals and philosophy that the CEO aspires for does not filter down to the regional management team.
    Your customers will refer friends and family but solarcity people answering the phones will give those leads to other sales people. Other solarcity employees who don't have a good customer base will poach your customers telling them that they are now the "local rep" so leads should be given to them. leads you are actively working will be poached by other solarcity sales people who claim they are working with you. Then they will sign that person up and you don't get paid even though you were the one that worked with that person for weeks to get them ready to buy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't let directors and managers hire families helping families as direct reports. They pass up qualified talent to hire people in their family tree who suck! Many great employees are getting passed up for promotion and leaving the company to work for the competition. SolarCity is left with inexperienced people who happen to know a manager or director. PIPs should be 5 months to mirror the real sales cycle. Cancellations should count for the month they were sold not the month they cancel. Stop promising promotions to FES and then giving those jobs to outsiders, especially not right in front of the FES. That kills their morale and forces them out.

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