SolarCity

  www.solarcity.com
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2 people found this helpful  

Good Growing company.

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Current Employee - Junior PV Installer in San Diego, CA
Current Employee - Junior PV Installer in San Diego, CA

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

Pros

Lot's of OT, lot's of work.

Cons

not moving up as fast as promised upon hire.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Keep it up nice work !!

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Positive Outlook
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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great place for growth

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    Current Employee - Installer in Cranbury, NJ
    Current Employee - Installer in Cranbury, NJ

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

    Pros

    they keep safety in mind, and we value our work that will be long term maintained. everyone is willing to share information to help others find a better way to get the job done in an efficient manner that is courteous to the customer

    Cons

    long drive times and a lot of work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    don't worry about bonuses ; worry about the hourly pay. to many have gone on a different path

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 13 people found this helpful  

    They use an altruistic company objective to exploit their workforce

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    Former Employee - Inside Energy Consultant in San Mateo, CA
    Former Employee - Inside Energy Consultant in San Mateo, CA

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

    Pros

    -The people who work at SolarCity are second to none. Great people to be around, and they are all very passionate about their work.

    Cons

    Got hired into a department that was dissolved two weeks after I began. I was given an ultimatum to either join the solar sales team or find employment elsewhere. Two weeks into solar sales we were told that our sales team would be dissolved by the end of the year, and so we had to start looking at different career opportunities. Spent the remaining three months watching the team get managed out of the business.

    In my time with the company I saw:

    -Employees get put on TWO WEEK Performance Improvement Plans after falling short of their ramp-up targets. These employees were promptly fired at the end of their ten day PIP. In my opinion, two weeks is hardly enough time to deliver sales results in an industry that has an average sales cycle of about 10 days.
    -Women colleagues were asked to explain to team managers in writing about how they would compete in a "male dominated profession"
    -Three separate departments where dissolved and many of their team members quietly laid off without any sort of discussion about the business justification for these decisions.

    A word of advice to anyone considering working at SolarCity: Management preaches about their undying commitment to save the planet with solar. However, as a publicly traded company, management is beholden to one thing only: Delivering a profit to share holders. They have not turned a profit yet, and will continue to make cost cutting maneuvers until they can get out of the red. Ultimately, there is no end in site for the business volatility, menial pay, and aggressive management techniques. If you are 100% committed to selling solar, do it with a company that will justly compensate you for your time and commitment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you continue to treat employees like expendable resources, you are going to have a bigger issue then the utility companies to deal with.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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