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Great, fun place to work

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Mateo, CA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Mateo, CA

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

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

Pros

- One of the best places to be if you are interested in deploying renewable energy at scale.
- Fast growing, lots of growth opportunities
- Focused and visionary management team
- Plenty of smart and passionate peers who care about the environment.

Cons

- Fast growing, so expect to wear lot of different hats and a hectic schedule

Advice to Management

Keep up the good work. Love your long term vision for the company

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  1. Write for loops and run for loops!

    • 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

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

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

    Pros

    If you can write for loops and run for loops, SolarCity may be the place for you. We’re not a Google, but we do have free cereal and snacks in the kitchens. There’s also a cafeteria that serves reasonably priced breakfast and lunch, and if you choose to work late there’s always more cereal! We have access to the College of San Mateo facilities, so if you’re into running, tennis, soccer, or mountain biking (at the nearby Water Dog Lake) then you’ll enjoy joining one of the lunch time workouts.

    On a more serious note, if you’re a programmer, be prepared to do sit-ups and query big data sets. We take pride in owning the programs we work on and in supporting our fellow co-workers and customers that use them. The management team is great and having direct access to the founders who truly understand the business, listen to their employees, and have a real passion for providing clean affordable energy can’t be beat.

    Cons

    No free gourmet meals and all you can eat ice cream.


  2. 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

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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.


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