SolarCity

  www.solarcity.com
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Lots of learning and well organized

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Former Employee - Regional Installation Lead in Los Angeles, CA
Former Employee - Regional Installation Lead in Los Angeles, CA

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

Pros

One of the biggest in the industry with lot's of very well qualified people

Cons

Long hours and required overtime make the life/work balance really bad when working for this company.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great company for workaholics

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    Former Employee - Project Manager
    Former Employee - Project Manager

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

    Pros

    Great people working here, company provides a number of useful tools and online platforms that keep all the activities of the company in one place. Great salary and benefits for those working at managerial levels, installers/auditors focus on what they do best: install/audit

    Cons

    Company perhaps taking on too much, if you get hired here, better hit the ground running; you learn as you go and you better produce results right away. Long workdays with little to no breathing time, may get a bit too stressful for those with little patience, working 10-12 hr workdays AND Saturdays is normal. You will probably be spending more time here than with your family. At-will employee status means they can fire you at any moment without giving you any reason, so watch out. . .

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide better training to ROMs and other managerial employees to handle company workflow. Mandatory training of SolarWorks, SolarBid, and other exclusive platforms (not just Wiki) for employees before seriously starting to do work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 7 people found this helpful  

    Compensation is very low for a start up that is GROWING

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Mateo, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Mateo, CA

    I have been working at SolarCity full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Free snacks, fountain drinks, teas coffees. Has Arguello on site that charges a reasonable fee for lunch and breakfast. Has shuttle from Millbrae Bart and also into the city.

    Cons

    HQ is cramped throughout. Open office style with small tables on the end aisles due to the flood of new hires. Requires employees to pay for on site parking or take a shuttle that sometimes could take forever to come. You know why they have a shuttle cuz there's not enough office space and they have exceeded the number of the allotted parking spaces. This means you need to get more office space!! You rather hire two drivers + cost of the vehicle+insurance and gas shuttling employees back and forth than get additional office space. You guys just filed your S1, you are going public, you are getting funding you still want your employees to be cramped when they are working??

    Compensation is extremely low. I am a temp here but when I reached out to HR for a couple of their open reqs I think they are running a sweat shop! Paying many "analysts" who verify contracts and rebates etc $30-45k!!! The ad looked like it needed someone with extensive work experience. A coworker of mine who does the contract verification gets paid ~$35k. Reasonable for a first year grad but embarrassing for a company is in the process of going public!!

    Lastly, watch out for certain HR personnels. They are reckless:
    1. Repeatedly miss scheduled phone interviews.
    2. I received an offer letter that belonged to ANOTHER PERSON. Super sloppy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay your employees fairly. Get more office space. It's a fire hazard.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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