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Helpful (14)

Resigned for many, many reasons

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Solar Sales Representative in Los Angeles, CA
Former Employee - Solar Sales Representative in Los Angeles, CA

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

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

Pros

It's a high-flying, exciting company with a stud Chairman in Elon Musk.

Cons

They've grown too fast, so have not properly trained their installers, leading to multiple rooftop disasters while on my watch. Also, they cut all salespeople's pay once their business values shifted to please their Wall Street shareholders. Get ready for 12 hour days, 6 days per week if you want to get ahead as a salesperson.

Advice to Management

Change the way you manage/value your salesforce.

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  1. Helpful (7)

    Just got out of training and was let go

    Former Employee - Field Energy Advisor
    Former Employee - Field Energy Advisor

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Believe 100% in what they're doing as a company and providing solar to as many people as possible.

    Cons

    People in management don't seem to know what they're doing on a regular basis. Random communication and poor leadership.

    Advice to Management

    Need to communicate with people. My manager was very poor at communicating with employees and I was never spoken to and made aware of any issues before I was let go. It would be prudent that if there is a potential problem with an employee to at least speak with them and make them aware of it before just letting them go and not giving a reason.


  2. Helpful (3)

    Great company experiencing tremendous growing pains.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Field Energy Advisor in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Field Energy Advisor in San Diego, 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

    The management doesn't micro-manage too much. The pay is decent. Stock options, OK health benefits, non-matching 401k.

    Cons

    Management could be much better. Just like many sales jobs, the management is comprised of top-sellers rather than great managers.


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