SolarCity

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Passionate only need apply....

Current Employee - Manager, Customer Account Management in Cherry Hill, NJ
Current Employee - Manager, Customer Account Management in Cherry Hill, NJ

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

Pros

Very positive vibe, eclectic group of individuals coming together to form a Team Dynamic I haven't experienced for years in my last career. Leadership is very approachable at all levels of the organization.

Cons

Change is constant....if you can't wrap your head around change you will not thrive in this forward moving environment. Not a con in my opinion, but this is not a traditional company, and those people not willing to be forward thinking as we develop, refine, and grow will struggle.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Never get complacent or satisfied with status quo. Keep the foundations and origins of this company in your hearts & minds every day, every quarter, every year....

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Great company, some flaws.

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

    I worked at SolarCity as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    Making solar affordable and widely available. You can feel good that the company you're working for is making HUGE efforts to make the earth a better place.

    Cons

    Pay lags behind what other Bay Area companies are offering. Some teams exist in 'private silos' with a near 'old boys club' mentality.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great work with growing SolarCity. Make sure that the great positive attitude and culture are shared throughout entire company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 11 people found this helpful  

    High Pressured Environment, Revolving Door

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Field Energy Consultant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Field Energy Consultant in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Nice People, Meaningful Work in Solar. Industry Good job for someone starting career and OK working long hours and weekends, for not great pay. Good for super residential salesman who's expert at closing homeowner contracts on one call. Good training programs. Good experience with fast paced high expectations sales. Have to give Senior management credit for Impressive growth.

    Cons

    Expect to work 6-7 days a week, 50-70 hours a week. While I was there they fired the local entire management staff, and kept hiring more and more sales staff making it harder and harder to make over 60K, and if you're not making that expect to get PIP'ed. Promised supplied leads and did not deliver due to changes. Change compensation plans, pricing, etc. with no warning. High turnover. Your work here is about sell, sell, sell, cost of acquisition and reducing it, very little focus on solar itself beyond that fact that more solar is better for the planet. Most people hired come from sales backgrounds other than solar. Very little opportunity for growth outside of CA. If you're looking to build a career to make 100K+ Residential solar is not a good choice. Large Solar Company's like SC have driven up hours and demands on salaried employees and driven down benefits and pay. Solar is not a great career for people who want to make good money and have a nice work/life balance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get real. Constant focus on being the greatest soiar company in the history of the Universe get old. Stop burning people out.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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