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Helpful (5)

low ball on pay.

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Current Employee - Energy Auditor
Current Employee - Energy Auditor

I have been working at SolarCity full-time (More than a year)

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Recommends
Neutral Outlook

Pros

I stay with this company not for the pay but because it offers the public a way out of the utility monopoly with clean renewable evergy.

Cons

There is alot of secretism that occurs in all aspects of the comany whether it's pay, changes in the field of position but worst of all since the co. went public they are cutting employees pay left and right.

Advice to Management

Treat your skilled employees right and they'll only grow with you for a lifetime.

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  1. Helpful (3)

    Unbelievable energy and sunny dispositions make this a great place to work

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

    I have been working at SolarCity as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Happy people working with a purpose they all believe in
    A green tech company with a very real, long-term vision
    Just went public, it's soaring and here to stay
    Surrounded by people with UNBELIEVABLE work ethic

    Cons

    Not a startup anymore, having just gone public, so the culture may shift
    Those who can't carpool will have to park nearly a mile away and take a (reliable) van shuttle

  2. Helpful (16)

    Class Action Lawsuit Warning to Sales People: Your Commissions Will Be Stolen

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SolarCity

    Pros

    Growing company in a green industry, great for the planet, until you get inside and learn about the underbelly.

    Cons

    The unwritten business model of SolarCity is to hire as many sales people as possible, get their sales in the pipeline, fire them, then steal their commissions. Commissions are paid: 50% on sale, 25% at day 45, then 25% after install, which takes an intentionally delayed 4 to 6 months. If you leave the company, go on maternity or medical leave, or are fired, ***you lose all commissions beyond the current 30 day pay period in which you quit or were fired***. This means you will lose 50% of your earnings when you leave. This is the subject of a current class action lawsuit.

    Advice to Management

    Highly unethical compensation practices.

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