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SolarCity Reviews in Denver, CO

Updated July 14, 2014
Updated July 14, 2014
336 Reviews
3.8
336 Reviews
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SolarCity CEO & Co-Founder Lyndon Rive
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • It feels great to sell something that is changing the world and helping families (in 11 reviews)

  • Good experience with fast paced high expectations sales (in 15 reviews)


Cons
  • Long hours and sometimes hard work maybe not pay out (in 17 reviews)

  • if you are salaried, be prepared for family drama due to work/life balance (in 8 reviews)

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  1.  

    Not to bad

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    Current Employee - Direct Energy Consultant  in  Parker, CO
    Current Employee - Direct Energy Consultant in Parker, CO

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

    Pros

    great company, good values, Fantastic benefits

    Cons

    little training, even less material to help sell

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    please please please train better, especially since you have taken away the 3 month guarantee

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Freedom in a market I'm passionate about.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Direct Energy Consultant  in  Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Direct Energy Consultant in Denver, CO

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

    Pros

    Corporate Culture, Time freedom, Jobs for family and friends, Founder is a billionaire playboy who is also the worlds most recognized "Eco-philanthropist" with Tesla also in his list of companies. Future outlook on the company is extremely good and the market is booming. At the current moment of this review, we are adding a customer every 3 minutes.

    Cons

    Working in a market where their traditional literature and training doesn't apply some of my training was definitely on the job. The company is extremely well funded and has given us tens of thousands of dollars of software programs to use alone, but in my office I found many people didn't know of or how to use them. A problem that is seemingly an issue of my office not of offices in general as I meet more people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    SolarCity is extremely vertically integrated, and I would love a forum for those of us out in the field to have a blog (forum) to express issues in a way that upper management and executives and hear and understand the needs of those of us on the front lines fighting the battles they create.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Never had a company care so much for their employees

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Direct Energy Consultant  in  Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Direct Energy Consultant in Denver, CO

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

    Pros

    Great Product, Awesome Marketing plan and business structure, they care about their employees and customers. If you look at any negative views on yelp Peter Rive part owner of the company responds to every single person. I can contact Peter and Lyndon Rive at any point with suggestions or improvements. Everyone listens. We all work together in harmony. I have been waiting a long time to find a company that has the correct strategic mindset, good ethical and moral structure. This is it.

    Cons

    They are almost too generous, I am not used to it. Unlike the companies I work with in the past. I was very skeptical, but after being with this company for 3 months and massive research this company is well on their way to being the biggest utility in the US and I am glad to be apart of the ride.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The management in Denver rocks!! Cory Ellis is very knowledgeable and cares about the success of his team. He is very patient, can answer 20 questions at once and not feel overwhelmed.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    It is very exciting to be part of a growing company that is changing the way energy is consumed in the country!

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    Current Employee - Field Energy Consultant  in  Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Field Energy Consultant in Denver, CO

    I have been working at SolarCity full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great mission, positive leadership, good management, willing to listen for ideas to make company better, good benefits.

    Cons

    Because we are a young company we go through growing pains and sometimes don't always provide the best customer experience. Sometimes there are too many hands in the pot with too many employees working with the same customer, which can get confusing to the customer and cause them to get bombarded.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep working on customer service. I have seen some serious gaps in providing a good customer experience. Keep focusing on providing a great customer experience and getting problems solved quickly and get Customer Care to contact the right person right away, so the responses get done faster.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 5 people found this helpful  

    This is the best experience of my professional career.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Field Energy Consultant  in  Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Field Energy Consultant in Denver, CO

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

    Pros

    Smart, dedicated, highly-trained colleagues make this job fun. If you want to learn something new every day, come to work at SolarCity.

    Cons

    Long hours. But then again, I've always worked long hours. This is not an automatic-sell to potential customers because the general public is still unfamiliar with the concept. That's why the best sales team on the planet works here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep listening - even as growth makes that more difficult.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 7 people found this helpful  

    SolarCity Lacks Employee Caring

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO

    I worked at SolarCity full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    At one point I felt SolarCity was the best company to work for since it was very employee friendly. They do make an impact in the energy industry.

    Cons

    They no longer care about their customers or their employees. The expect salaried employees to work more than 50 hours per week and will not comp their time, they burn out all other employees by having them do more work with less people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Go back to being the company that realized the employees help you build the company to the success and start caring for them again. Also bring back customer service. You don't want to be the big chain store of the solar industry!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Best company gone IPO I've worked for

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    Former Employee - Energy Efficiency Regional Operations Manager  in  Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Energy Efficiency Regional Operations Manager in Denver, CO

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

    Pros

    They are changing the way electricity is generated in ways that cannot be put into words. These folks are visionary and will make the world a better place.

    Cons

    In the process of building an new industry things change fast, so if you don't like fast paced, this is not for you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better communication, between the teams and mostly to the clients. I think a single point of contact for a customer is a must.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Sales

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    Current Employee - Sales Representative  in  Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Denver, CO

    I have been working at SolarCity full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    We are saving the world with a revolutionary way to go solar. There is a lot of excitement and passion within the company, and we are growing spectacularly. Although the pace is frenetic, it is fun. Improved and enhanced training is being created all the time.

    Cons

    If you are a reactive person, rather than someone who likes jumping over roadblocks and creating solutions to problems, selling insurance may be a better fit.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company with lots of growth

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    Current Employee - Installer  in  Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Installer in Denver, CO

    I have been working at SolarCity

    Pros

    Fast growing company that hires from with-in.

    Cons

    Low base salaries compared to other construction industries

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep growing!

    Recommends

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