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Helpful (3)

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 (Less than a year)

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

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.

Advice to Management

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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  1. Helpful (15)

    Great if your new to sales and dont have to feed a family

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

    I worked at SolarCity full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    They like to think it is a fun place to work.

    Cons

    In my 10 years of sales experience I have never been asked to work that hard for he amount of money they pay you. In the interview they will sell you on how great the company is and how reps here make over $100k a year. Which is not the case an average rep there makes $40k a year if you make it to a year. There is a very high turn over. The product they want you to sell is most expensive in the industry and is not even close to the best. They will want you to drink the company juice and get of the "we are the best ship", but its smoke and mirrors. It is a 2 week training for a reason, if you actually learned about the products and what the competition is selling you will have a hard time selling this product to your friends and family. If this is your first sales gig or you only option for employment do it till you find something better, but this is not a company that you can build a career with. Good luck

    Advice to Management

    Stop worrying about growing the business as fast as possible and focus on running the best solar company possible. rapid growth + poorly ran = bubble


  2. Helpful (4)

    Exciting and at the same time Volitile

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in San Mateo, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in San Mateo, CA

    I worked at SolarCity full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    -Great product -Disruptive technology -Feels good to help the environment -Great coworkers -Best software being used in the industry -Company is probably the best positioned company in the industry to last. The company is making strong efforts to make sure we can

    Cons

    -Relatively low pay for the work and for the industry -Most poeple feel that the pay scale is very top heavy on the executive level. I'm not talking about CEO level, but all the others. -There are so many new Directors, and RVP's and Area managers, it is impossible to keep track of the organization. And from the top view, this is probably fine. But for the underlings, it's not comforting to not know who you are actually working for. -The office is pretty drab. This is not your ping pong, free snacks and Odwala company. This is come in to work, sit in a cubicle and grind. -No benefits. Seriously, the benefits are really weak. In order to stay a lean, they have trimmed off all the fat. Can we get a gym discount??? Anything? -Jobs are cancelled if they aren't cookie cutter. We seem to start ideas and team and change them without giving them the full support necessary. -The company will change direction of the company on a dime. This leaves employees out in the cold many times.


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