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15 days ago

Sr. Software Engineer (Mobile Applications Android/iOS)

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

Sr. Software Engineer (Web Applications) – new

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


27 days ago

Licensed Electrical Engineer

SolarCity San Mateo, CA

The Electrical Engineer will report to the Professional Engineering Manager. The Electrical Engineer is responsible for reviewing code-compliant… SolarCity


29 days ago

IT Tech Support Analyst

SolarCity San Mateo, CA

• Provide level 1st & 2nd level technical assistance in analyzing, diagnosing… SolarCity


11 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


17 days ago

GL Specialist

SolarCity San Mateo, CA

•Prepare monthly journal entries and account reconciliations •Provide backup support for the GL Cash Accounting Team •Assist with monthly AP accruals… SolarCity


18 days ago

Supervisor (Pod), Contract Reassignments

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


3 days ago

Sr. Software Engineer (Middleware)

SolarCity San Mateo, CA

SolarCity is seeking a highly talented and versatile Software Engineer with a strong understanding of object oriented programming and SaaS systems… SolarCity


28 days ago

Portfolio Management Associate

SolarCity San Mateo, CA

The Asset Management Group is responsible for the management of the portfolio of lease and PPA assets on behalf of SolarCity’s investment funds. The… SolarCity


24 hrs ago

Tax Analyst – new

SolarCity San Mateo, CA

• Prepare and review data and related workpapers for the company’s US Federal and state tax returns, and provision related workpapers, which are… SolarCity


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    Be Prepared to Accept a Low Salary and Little Job Security

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    Former Employee - Coordinator in San Mateo, CA
    Former Employee - Coordinator in San Mateo, CA

    I worked at SolarCity full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Employee benefits are very good. You're provided top-notch health and dental insurance, disability pay and life insurance, and you're given the standard two weeks vacation. The people, specifically the entry-level folks, are also great. Aside from the competitiveness and politics (i.e. "rat race"), SolarCity's staff are made up of good people who seek to make a positive impact in their work.

    Cons

    First, take most of these reviews with a grain of salt. Much of these reviews are inflated by internal staff to increase SolarCity's rating on Glassdoor. This has to due with the company's aggressive hiring and HR tactics to encourage people to apply. You will be able to sense the real from the fake reviews.

    Second, each experience is unique and dependent on which department you work in and at what level you enter the company. With that said, here was my experience.

    SolarCity has set up a assembly-line approach to the way it operates, so you can expect your position to be very repetitive. There is very little room to challenge the way things are done here. You will be micromanaged and constantly under pressure to perform. You will be left in the dark on where things are going and on issues that directly impact your work. You will rarely be invited to meetings and brought into the discussion on how to improve things. You will be expected to "just do your work" and not complain. Further, people are constantly in fear of their job security. Only time will tell what happens when the federal tax credits for solar expire at the end of 2016...

    The pay is below market rate, so you'll be scraping to save money and simply get by in the Bay area. This however is not the case for top-level management, who are receiving millions in stock options and compensation. There is heavy emphasis on growth and sales, so quality has gone out the window. There is very little reward here for providing great customer service. Look up customer reviews on Yelp, BBB and other sites and you'll see what the customer experience has become.

    Overall, the people and benefits are good, but SolarCity's management style is stifling and demotivating, and needs to change for the good of the company and the service it provides.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Think less about deepening your pockets and increasing the stock price, and more about the customer experience. Provide more training to your employees and create incentives to reduce employee turnover. Stop treating your staff and operations as an assembly line. Hire and encourage staff to stay, rather than hiring people in waves and focusing on a percentage of who can stay and who has to go.

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