SolarCity

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SolarCity Reviews

Updated November 25, 2014
Updated November 25, 2014
431 Reviews
3.9
431 Reviews
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SolarCity CEO & Co-Founder Lyndon Rive
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352 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • When you work for Solar City, you are helping to change the world for the better (in 15 reviews)

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


Cons
  • Long hours and their plan is to make everyone work weekends and that includes Sunday (in 22 reviews)

  • This company is growing so rapidly that I sometimes feel unrecognized (in 10 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    DEC

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Dec in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Dec in Phoenix, AZ

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

    Pros

    Well structured company. All you need to do is have a positive attitude, everything else is provided.

    Cons

    A ton of information to learn.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great leadership and tremendous growth opportunities

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Regional Sales Manager in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Regional Sales Manager in Phoenix, AZ

    I have been working at SolarCity full-time

    Pros

    Phenomenal product and an amazing executive team at the helm. The organization is very much a meritocracy; if you prove your worth you will have opportunities for advancement.

    Cons

    Lots of change and not the greatest communication when and why these changes come about

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When changes are around the corner make sure the rest of the company is given an advance notice so they can adapt and be sufficiently prepared to make necessary adjustments

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    This company is revolutionary!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Regional Sales Manager in San Fernando, CA
    Current Employee - Regional Sales Manager in San Fernando, CA

    I have been working at SolarCity full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The best part about working with SolarCity is being #1 !!

    Cons

    Process for sales could be better.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    All account management should be in the hands of someone in the back office so the salesmen can focus on higher production.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    The best job I have ever had

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

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

    Pros

    Great environment, great people, great ceo

    Cons

    None possibly increase the salary

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Add to salary

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great People Work Here

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

    I have been working at SolarCity full-time

    Pros

    -Great Team and Management
    -Vision
    -Recognition
    -Overall Leadership

    Cons

    -Low base pay for cost of living in the area

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    Instantly Like FAMILY!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Inside Energy Consultant in Granite Bay, CA
    Current Employee - Inside Energy Consultant in Granite Bay, CA

    I have been working at SolarCity full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Everyone works together and happy to help each other out. Not a cut throat sales environment. Love helping families across the country and educating them on better energy solutions with SOLAR! Amazing benefits after 30 days employed. Brand new office under construction complete with state of the art gym and cafe in the office!

    Cons

    Growing company and some things change often.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't micro-manage successful employees!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Happy, Happy, Happy

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

    I have been working at SolarCity full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The reason I love working at solarcity is there is always the feeling of being around family.

    Cons

    Keeping every single coworker happy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Inspect what you expect!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Too many immediate changes after hire!

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

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

    Pros

    It's employment
    Benefits are decent
    OT is good when you can get
    I can't really think of anything else at the moment.

    Cons

    Recruiters promise one thing and the warehouses don't deliver!
    First few pay checks were awesome then they have been going downhill from there!
    Benefits are decent but still far too expensive!
    Within two weeks of being hired I have already noticed constant rumors of mass layoffs!
    They don't communicate that there is a 90 day period in which one tiny mistake can lead to termination!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop lying to new recruits. Some people are coming from stable jobs and are getting screwed over with loss of hours. Don't promise full time if you cannot deliver!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Great, forward moving company ahead of the times!

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

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

    Pros

    Appreciates team members even team members that are temporary to perm

    Cons

    Have not been here long enough to have an opinion, so far a great company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Great work-life balance!

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

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

    Pros

    You get to sell a product that benefits your clients and the planet! Compensation is hourly plus commission-- unlimited earning potential. Amazing amount of inbound leads that the company generates. Amazing training and support--it's pretty challenging to get a job here, but once you're in they'll go out of their way to make sure you thrive. Company supplied coffee, cocoa, cereal, candy, etc. Very fun, playful work environment- a lot of folks wear jeans, listen to music while working, etc. My days fly by!!! Finally, there is incredible opportunity for growth.

    Cons

    You're on the phone all day (at least for inside sales). We also work a lot with computers. I love these things- but if you don't it may not be for you. You have to have goals here-- it's not a show up and collect a paycheck place. It's competitive. In a fun way. But still, competitive. Again, I love these things-- but if they freak you out then it might not be your thing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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