SolarCity

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4 people found this helpful  

A fast paced, growing, challenging and dynamic company to work for.

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  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Field Energy Consultant in Portland, OR
Current Employee - Field Energy Consultant in Portland, OR

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

Pros

Coming from a self-employed background I find working with an energetic team (no pun intended) with one objective is incredible. SolarCity offers outstanding, top-notch training and a proven system to plug into and thrive. Benefits are excellent too. This is certainly the finest solar energy company in the world. Working for the quantifiably #1 in the industry gives one confidence daily. Lastly, the vision from the top (founders) is world changing for the good of mankind and it's a privilege to be a part of that dream becoming a reality.

Cons

Constant change. Adapting to shifts in the industry as well as internal shifts monthly (sometimes weekly) isn't easy at times. We're not driving branded Tesla's yet :)

Advice to ManagementAdvice

When it comes to encouraging the team to hit their goals use a little less stick and more carrot. Fun, performance based incentives per chance? In all fairness, the SolarCity management team is very professional, focused and experienced from my perspective. Thanks Lyndon & Peter for all you do, you guys rock!

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 10 people found this helpful  

    Unethical business practices

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

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

    Pros

    Seems like some are making a great living.

    Cons

    Unethical business practices. They hide behind the "right-to-work" law.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be careful how you treat your employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 5 people found this helpful  

    Good company but has declined in its core values and customer service.

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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 full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Salary, decent support, potential to move up

    Cons

    Too much cost cutting, short cutting services, and lack of concern with employee well being.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Over the year I have seen a steady decline in the stated core values of the company. It seems that too many short cuts and cost cutting measures have resulted in a company that can't possibly keep its promises to the customer. I have seen where these measures has cost the company more in the long run while only saving a small amount in the front end.

    Services have declined and prices continue to rise. What has set SolarCity apart from other companies has been the superior customer service. Not any more.

    Ever since the company went public, there seems to be blinders put up to ignore any problems that the short cuts and cost cutting have caused to the customers and employees moral.

    Also, the perception is that the company doesn't seem to care about the wellbeing of the employees, other than giving lip service to it. It's all about the numbers.

    I feel that the company can excel at both if the focus is there and the emphasis comes from the top down: yes cut cost but not at the expense of losing good service and abusing employees to the breaking point, Also steps need to be taken to insure that management is sensitive to the needs of the employees. Other top companies do it, SolarCity can too, no excuses.

    Training needs to be done from the top down on many of these issues. A company party will not do it.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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