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A great company to work for

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Very positive atmosphere; being surrounded by other hard-working, results oriented prople is a great motivator. Pay very competitively but expect a certain level of expertise and effort as a result, which is to be expected.

Cons

High growth rate can put stresses on any company, and the balance between maintaining the great structure that caused the need for this growth and the ability to scale can cause big changes as the company attempts to adapt. Be prepared to be a little flexible, depending on the position you're looking at taking, as roles may adapt over time.

Advice to Management

Feedback from employees in "the trenches" may help temper some of the resistance to changes, as feeling not heard isn't going to help overall morale.

Other Employee Reviews for SolarCity

  1. Passionate people making clean energy available to more people.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at SolarCity full-time

    Pros

    Enthusiastic people who believe in transparency. Everyone I've met really believes in, and lives the company values.

    Cons

    Parking can be a little tough at HQ, but the shuttle service to a nearby parking lot helps ease a minor inconvenience.


  2. Outstanding opportunities for those prepared to work hard

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Mateo, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Mateo, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at SolarCity full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    This is an innovative company at the heart of changing the way we view energy generation and consumption. In a world where society is prepared to let someone else fix the problem, the Rive Brothers have stepped up to be true leaders of change. It’s not an easy thing to do, and obstacles are thrown down at every turn. However, the company brings a purpose to your day – you know that everyone is working together to change the world for generations to come. I am grateful to work with super smart, humble, dedicated people in a company that has a strong values-driven culture. Every day is interesting, challenging, and purposeful.

    Cons

    If SolarCity is to change the world, then it must aggressively adapt to challenges (and there are many). This means that your work day is demanding. The company is not perfect. Sometimes things go wrong, and good people work hard to make it right. It is up to every person to take responsibility, use initiative, ask questions, and work things out. There is no hand holding here - it is not the right place for those without resilience and a strong work ethic. Not everyone copes with the intense pace, work volume, and rapid change.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to value everyone, even those who do jobs with little visibility. Be vocal. Communicate with all teams often.


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