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Great Place to work with lost of opportunity for growth! Fun company with an amazing mission

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Field Energy Consultant in Fresno, CA
Current Employee - Field Energy Consultant in Fresno, CA

I have been working at SolarCity full-time (More than a year)

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

Pros

you get to be apart of the next big Change

Cons

With change come the need to be willing to adapt quickly

Advice to Management

Believe in a better way :-)

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    A Stepping Stone with no pay Raises

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at SolarCity

    Pros

    Good Benefits. A good place to get started in Solar, those who get it down, leave SolarCity and go to other solar companies to make better pay.

    Cons

    No pay raises. Very high turnover, very unorganized, routinely told to violate code to just "make it happen".

    Advice to Management

    Pay Raises based upon Performance and longevity would keep your extremely high turnover down. I have been here for a less than a year and I feel like a veteran making peanuts fighting to keep the lights on.


  2. Helpful (11)

    Fast-Paced, Ever-Changing, Great Upper, Questionable Middle

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - PV Designer in San Mateo, CA
    Former Employee - PV Designer in San Mateo, CA

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

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

    Pros

    -An awesome company that is built in every way to become the industry leader
    -Led by very bright individuals that can steer the company to unrivaled success within this space.
    -Perks that emulate popular software startups such as snacks, soda fountain, and off site parties.
    -Positive work culture that fosters healthy team building.

    Cons

    Before I proceed, I must say that my time with SC in general was an unforgettable experience in the most positive way. All of these cons are simply attributed to growing pains that can be rectified when the company infrastructure gets cleared out.

    -The biggest complaint by everyone under the top is the compensation. Any position between actual installation and sale is realistically a waste process to the business model, so they cannot afford to compensate talent where appropriate.
    -Highly dependent on the drive and motivation of people wanting to see a greener future. All others become apart of their high turnaround statistic across all departments.
    -The majority of the middle management is comprised of kids that grew into the role from their start with the company. Most of which had minimal to no management experience prior. Many of which have little to no experience in other companies and/or industries.
    -Individual opinions are welcomed, but rarely heard and digested.
    -Going above and beyond does not get noticed unless you make it heard, as visibility in the middle down is often lacking.
    -Metrics for many positions are poorly designed and do not account for labor input, rather than value produced.
    -Many feel like hamsters in wheels rather than valued employees

    Advice to Management

    You are in a great position to do something positive in the world while reaching a level of success that many other companies can never attain. Sometimes, to get to the top, you have to foster the brilliance you have within your doors, and let them bloom.


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