SolarCity

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6 people found this helpful  

“A Boiler Room”

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Former Employee - Inside Solar Advisor  in  Granite Bay, CA
Former Employee - Inside Solar Advisor in Granite Bay, CA

I worked at SolarCity full-time for less than a year

Pros

Perks, Free Coffee, drinks and Benefits.

Cons

Cons – If you want to be working 12 Hour days with no Family Life Balance this is the company for you
If you dont mind stretching the Truth about Solar Savings with prospective Customers this is the company for you
Some Reps try to Hide that its a 20 Year CONTRACT customers sign into.

If you dont mind to work with inexperienced, young Managers (they got to be promoted when Solarcity bought Paramount Solar, Not because of any experience). this is the company for you.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Advice to Senior Management – Eliminate District Managers, as they are just an unnecessary bureaucracy level...have fewer sales reps, so what they sell actually saves customers electric cost.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 10 people found this helpful  

    Eh...Don't believe the hype

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    Former Employee - Sales
    Former Employee - Sales

    I worked at SolarCity full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Some qualified leads
    Company laptop
    Managers are very passionate
    Great co-workers

    Cons

    Don't believe these reviews on here. Most of them are written by the HR department. If you want a real sense sort the reviews by lowest first and that will give you a realistic sense of what this place is like. When you start they will make grandiose promises of how much money you'll make and how you're doing the environment a solid. What they don't tell you is that scheduling is a nightmare (you'll never have an install crew show up on time or even the right day sometimes), install problems are rampant (holes left in roofs), you'll be required to attend webinars that solely exist to brainwash you into serving the company even further (every single one the owner would tear up and then pull himself together, almost like clockwork!), the purchase price and even recently the lease price are so overpriced compared to the competition who offer a superior product at the same time. Yelp reviews will be mentioned constantly by prospective customers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop comparing the teams to one another internally and worry about the competition

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 6 people found this helpful  

    Great people, no loyalty

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SolarCity full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great people, interesting company, fun work environment, high growth company.

    Cons

    After seeing many friends get fired (from all types of jobs, not only sales) there was a palpable sense of distrust among employees about management. Additionally, many in management appear to have gotten promotions from their 'bro-ness' rather than from intellect or ability. There are of course exceptions, many people are very intelligent and qualified, but overall I was never impressed with mid management at SCTY.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take a look at young hungry employees and try to feed them into a system that would reward them, rather than tire them out and force them to leave.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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