SolarCity Reviews

Updated July 1, 2015
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SolarCity CEO & Co-Founder Lyndon Rive
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Pros
  • SolarCity is and will continue to change the world (in 15 reviews)

  • Working at SolarCity really makes you feel like you are making a difference in the world (in 11 reviews)

Cons
  • There is no work-life balance here (in 13 reviews)

  • Very long hours as a Sales Person (in 22 reviews)

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  1. Interview

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Regional Sales Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Regional Sales Manager in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at SolarCity

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Amazing and energetic people. Fabulous interview process and a great company to be connected with.

    Cons

    There are no cons at the moment. A growing and ever expanding company


  2. Great Experiance

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SolarCity

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    They do not micro manage you. As an outside sales person you are given quite a bit of latitude to go out and generate business. Commissions are pretty good when you generate your own referrals. If you work at it you can make over $100k per year. This is definitely a job for self motivate people. If you want a job where you get your hand held, this is not a place for you.

    Cons

    The company is very picky on roof type. Many jobs get canceled by the operations team. You need to do a lot of work to make sure your jobs get completed.


  3. Field Energy Consultant

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Field Energy Consultant in La Quinta, CA
    Current Employee - Field Energy Consultant in La Quinta, CA

    I have been working at SolarCity (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Career development, training, company car, all materials provided

    Cons

    stress, constant change is good

    Advice to Management

    improve training


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  5. More Possitive than any Negative

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Specialist in Roseville, CA
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Specialist in Roseville, CA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Job Security
    Fun work life balance
    Great Clients
    Great on the job Training
    Fantastic Leadership
    Lots of Growth Opportunity
    Easy Networking

    Cons

    Could be higher pay compared to competitors--but hey, their has to be some sort of sacrifice for a fantastic job role in a growing company in an ever expanding market.

    Advice to Management

    Keep growing and expanding and training up your sales organization.


  6. Helpful (3)

    SolarCity changed my life, now I get to help other people. I highly recommend this company!

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Each day is a brand new opportunity to help someone at no cost to them, whether we install solar or earn an ambassador a referral check. The company makes the process of converting to solar very easy for the homeowner. As a Consultant, there is a lot of flexibility and independence to the position. The company always has competitions and events for employees to participate. If you are environmentally conscience, driven by making money and meeting fun people this is the company for you! There's 3 ways this company can help you or someone you know: 1. Install solar at no cost, save on electricity bill. 2. A free Ambassador Program that Pays you a referral check for mentioning someones interested in solar. 3.Become an Employee
    #1 Full Service Solar Provider in the U.S. in over 19 states and growing.

    Cons

    - At times we have to turn people down who really want our service. We have a credit limit and if the roof is DQ'd for any reason we can't install. Sometimes people get upset and end up talking bad about our brand. Word of mouth is everything to our brand because we don't advertise heavily like all the other corporations out there.
    -

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work, can't wait to see what SolarCity does next!


  7. Good job

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SolarCity

    Pros

    This job is Independent working, flexible schedule.

    Cons

    Working alone may be the only con


  8. Helpful (1)

    1 Year

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Office Manager in North Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - Office Manager in North Las Vegas, NV

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits ~ Teammates ~ Training ~ Raider ~ Change ~ Good Times ~ Great Memories

    Cons

    Dead End Position - No Room for Growth
    My position is not incentive based (which most of SC positions are)

    Advice to Management

    Believe in a Better Way!


  9. Untouchable!

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Inside Sales in Roseville, CA
    Current Employee - Inside Sales in Roseville, CA

    I have been working at SolarCity

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Best decision ive ever made in my career. SolarCitys culture makes me want to come to work every single day!

    Cons

    If parking is the only downside to working for SolarCity than id say, thats a good problem to have. we are growing so fast!

    Advice to Management

    Keep the culture going strong! Thank you for embracing our individual styles!


  10. Helpful (1)

    Great company, great benefits, great culture

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Specialist in Roseville, CA
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Specialist in Roseville, CA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The best part of this place is the all around culture. Your coworkers are always willing to lend a helping hand and share best practices on a regular basis. Training is great and the mentor ship program exists solely to help all newcomers become more confident with the product and the process. If you are looking for a place with a great culture and a lot opportunities for career growth this is the place to be.

    Cons

    Sometimes the management is too hands off. Although all data and expectations are transparent, management doesn't give enough check ins to let employees know where they stand. The goals are set in advance but you have to be proactive in getting help if you need it.

    Advice to Management

    Hands on coaching would be great. Weekly checkpoints with employees, so they always know where they stand would be great also.


  11. Helpful (1)

    2 years in

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Corporate Trainer in Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - Corporate Trainer in Las Vegas, NV

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

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Everything is a pro with this company. We are changing the world everyday from giving schools light in country's who are less privileged to helping every day customers fore fill their solar dreams.

    Cons

    There really aren't any cons in this company.

    Advice to Management

    Share things with your employees there is no reason to hide things with them.



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