SolarCity

  www.solarcity.com
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12 people found this helpful  

Resigned for many, many reasons

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
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 an year)

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 ManagementAdvice

Change the way you manage/value your salesforce.

Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Opportunity of a Lifetime!

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    Current Employee - Regional Operations Manager
    Current Employee - Regional Operations Manager

    I have been working at SolarCity full-time

    Pros

    Rapid growth gives opportunity for advancement. Fulfilling and validating. SolarCity provides jobs for literally thousands of friendly coworkers, good for the environment, saves people money, managers that care about their employees.

    Cons

    tends to feel a little corporate from time to time, just because of the sheer number of employees. Very fast paced as we claw for market share, sometimes feels a little too fast.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let's take over the world.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 9 people found this helpful  

    Empty promises and total chaos - definitely avoid

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Mateo, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Mateo, CA

    I worked at SolarCity full-time

    Pros

    You start out feeling like you are contributing to helping the environment, but that goes away quickly. The office and facilities are nice.

    Cons

    -Upper management definitely acts before it thinks. Examples: Laying someone off only to hire someone to replace them in less than 3 months, relocating an entire department to Las Vegas and then laying everyone off.
    -Constant reorganization of departments and reporting structure. Constant title changes (with no compensation bump, of course) so no one really ever knows what anyone else is doing at a given time. Major passing of the buck going on here.
    -Unrealistic deadlines and quotas
    -They advertise growth opportunities, but when I asked for support in exploring a position in another department I was squashed and completely discouraged. I think it blacklisted me so when it came time to reduce my department I was first to go.

    I would absolutely not recommend this company to anyone. Don't be fooled by all the smoke and mirrors and impressive stock prices!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Managers should be accountable. There are a lot of selfish egos in the SolarCity game, guys who want green-tech on their resume for a year or so but have really no idea what they are doing. I think the guys at the top (CEO) have good intentions, but the guys they bring in to make things happen screw things up big time and employees consistently suffer.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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