SolarCity

  www.solarcity.com
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9 people found this helpful  

not recommended

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Current Employee - Site Auditor  in  San Mateo, CA
Current Employee - Site Auditor in San Mateo, CA

I have been working at SolarCity full-time for more than 3 years

Pros

good co-workers and snacks, big building

Cons

very poor management. low salary. they take advantage of you, use you like a dog then fire you like a dog. many people have left. i'm scared. no secure.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 11 people found this helpful  

    Beware

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    Former Employee - Field Energy Advisor  in  Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Field Energy Advisor in Boston, MA

    I worked at SolarCity full-time

    Pros

    This industry has a bright future , and if SolarCity changes it's culture it could easily dominate. It has seamlessly integrated the crucial elements of the business, design, construction, and finance

    Cons

    This company does not want to treat their salesforce with dignity or respect.
     Poor training, management by intimidation, rape of commission, and disposal of bodies when quota is missed.
    Solarcity is a firm without pity.
    Stay away if you are looking for a career.
    You will find only ruthless exploitation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop treating your salespeople like they are hookers and you are the hillside strangler.
    Great companies are built by your people .....not on your people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 12 people found this helpful  

    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 for less than a year

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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