SolarCity

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8 people found this helpful  

this is not really a job, it's a hobby

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Current Employee - Field Energy Consultant in Cranbury, NJ
Current Employee - Field Energy Consultant in Cranbury, NJ

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

Pros

flexible schedule, that's about it

Cons

bad leads, low commissions, 3 months ramp up period

Advice to ManagementAdvice

bunch of yes-men. lot of turnover.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 9 people found this helpful  

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

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    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

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

    Great Place to Begin A Career

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    Current Employee - Field Energy Advisor in Berkeley, CA
    Current Employee - Field Energy Advisor in Berkeley, CA

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

    Pros

    Great benefits. Great co-workers. Great management. SolarCity is constantly growing, so there is tremendous room for growth.

    Cons

    I think the only con about the Field Energy Advisor position is the fact that we usually have to work the weekends.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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