SolarCity

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5 people found this helpful  

Fast paced hard work

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Former Employee - Energy Efficiency Regional Operations Manager
Former Employee - Energy Efficiency Regional Operations Manager

I worked at SolarCity full-time for more than 3 years

Pros

A very well managed company with plenty of opportunity to learn and grow if you are a very hard working, workaholic type person and can maintain a positive, can do attitude regardless of whatever curveballs are thrown your way. The company's commitment to safety is first class and appreciated by all.

Cons

The drive for perfection and improvement is relentless. Results that earn you a bonus and an excellent review one year could be deemed inadequate and get your fired next year. Complacency is not tolerated. Nothing is really ever good enough. This is understandable in a highly competitive business. But it stresses employees to the max and makes it hard to maintain morale. Expect to work long hours and forget about being able to take any time off and don't get sick. The term "work life balance" is openly mocked by management. You are expected to make the company your first priority and any family obligations a distant second.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Get more ahead of the curve in working smarter rather than making people work harder. Make sure people aren't pushed so hard they burn out.

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Great culture, tons of growth, love it!

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    Current Employee - Senior Inside Energy Consultant  in  Sacramento, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Inside Energy Consultant in Sacramento, CA

    I have been working at SolarCity full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Everyone is so willing to help. Tons of growth opportunity. Fast paced but still fun. I look forward to going to work every day and that's the first time in my career I can say that!

    Cons

    Not really a con but.....With rapid growth comes change. We change things a lot but that's what has kept us #1 I guess.

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    Keep doing all the fun stuff, contests, parties etc. this is by far the best company I have ever worked for.

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  2. 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 for less than a 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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