SolarCity

  www.solarcity.com
  www.solarcity.com
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10 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 (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. 12 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. 7 people found this helpful  

    I worked at SolarCity as an Energy Consultant (i.e. Sales rep.).

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    Former Employee - Field Energy Consultant in Sacramento, CA
    Former Employee - Field Energy Consultant in Sacramento, CA

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

    Pros

    Management created an environment where employees embraced the common goal of building a successful company. Good camaraderie amongst employees, but not necessarily with upper management.

    Cons

    The demands placed on the sales team were insane. Sales reps were constantly under very high pressure to bring in more and more sales and the pressure was basically threat of job loss. These demands were not done over the typical sales forecasting periods like annually, quarterly or even monthly, but management demanded weekly and then daily forecasts from the team. Way too much micromanagement in this area and ALWAYS threatened to put people on performance plans (i.e. threat of being fired). In fact, many salespeople are fired on an ongoing basis to the point that turnover has become detrimental to the company as a whole. Sales teams are expected to be working 70-80 hours per week including weekends and into the evenings, often coming home from appointments at 10PM!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat all employees the same and with respect; Motivate positively instead of with threats of termination.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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