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SolarCity Reviews

Updated September 19, 2014
Updated September 19, 2014
343 Reviews
3.8
343 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Awesome Place to work !!

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    Current Employee - Documentation Specialist  in  Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - Documentation Specialist in Las Vegas, NV

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

    Pros

    They Make you feel welcome, all of your peers make themselves available to help you out !! The company cares about your welfare !!

    Cons

    The Sick time/off time accrual policy is a little funky

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    The work is good and fun.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous  in  Visalia, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Visalia, CA

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

    Pros

    Good hard labor that you can be proud of.

    Cons

    Hot weather and hard work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    We need our warehouse to open in the area to increase productivity.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Very positive working environment

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior PV Designer  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Senior PV Designer in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    Having worked for a number of start up companies as well as Fortune 500 Engineering firms this is the best working environment that I have seen. The avg. age of employees is in mid 20s to mid 30s. It has a very positive vibe. My coworkers and the people around me are genuinly happy to be here. I like the work flexibility as well. As long as I get my projects done my manager doesn't care what times I come in or leave.

    Cons

    The company is growing very fast, so you should be able to keep up with changes within departments. There is no 401K matching and also no incentives for furthering your education.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The on-board training was not very organized. 401K matching would be a great benefit to add to the compensation package. Continuing education help/incentives would be welcomed.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Excellent place to work!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great culture, hard working and smart people that are friendly and fun, passionate about energy issues, feels like a small company even though it's growing, lots of resources, benefits are nice

    Cons

    Vacation days are a bit limited, feel the need to restrict travel

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great company culture! I've really enjoyed my first month at SolarCity-- looking forward to continuing my career here.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Epic!

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Customer Care Specialist  in  Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - Customer Care Specialist in Las Vegas, NV

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

    Pros

    The culture is awesome, everybody has a great positive vibe. The Parties! we play hard, work smart and party hard.

    Cons

    Solar Energy is still considered new in the US, and we have to educate our self twice as hard so we can educate our customers and so they can share their knowledge with others. But we make it fun!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Just started working a month and love it so far. The company does a great job at supplying all their employees

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    Current Employee - Site Surveyor  in  Albany, NY
    Current Employee - Site Surveyor in Albany, NY

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

    Pros

    Awesome people and awesome work. Get to travel and meet interesting customers and employees

    Cons

    I haven't seen any so far. The company is expanding a lot

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Solar jobs

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SolarCity

    Pros

    Big company with opportunity for advancment

    Cons

    hard to apply with phone

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    make it easier to apply off a smart phone

  9.  

    Once in a lifetime Company

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    Current Employee - Regional Operations Manager
    Current Employee - Regional Operations Manager

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

    Pros

    It is one of the most exciting organizations that i have ever been around. There are talented and motivated people at every level and because all employees are granted stock options, there are few problems with people working here for the wrong reason. Almost every employee is bonus-ed as well, so top performers succeed and push the business. The business model is absolutely genius and the company is still just a baby compared to where it will be in the next 5, 10 and 20 years. I just completed my year mark here, and my favorite thing about the company is the constant change. In order to be truly innovative and change the world, it requires the whole company to be very flexible. The company has hired almost 5000 employees this year, but still feels like a small company because of its ability to change and grow quickly.

    Cons

    It is not a place for you if you don't like change, growth and being pushed to reach your maximum potential. This is not a place to just collect a pay check. You will have to give 100% when working, or you will not make it. It is an organization full of A players- if that is intimidating or scary, this is not the place for you,

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

    Amazing place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Granite Bay, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Granite Bay, CA

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

    Pros

    We work hard and we play hard. This company is all about success and helping each other acheive it. I have never been with a company where EVERY single person wants to help you succeed. We get to work with great people, help people save on their electricity rates, and help save the planet. What more could you ask for ?! It's a no brainer...I work in sales for a company where I never have to worry about lying to my customer. When I help a customer go Solar through SolarCity, they literally are doing nothing but saving and getting cleaner energy.

    Save the planet one rooftop at a time.

    Cons

    Honestly, the only con is when a customer doesn't understand what you are doing for them because they think it's too good to be true. It can get a little frustrating when you are just trying to show a customer that this is not only to save them now, but it will help to exponentially save as the years go on... and it doesn't cost them anything out of pocket!!!!
    I just want to help people.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Fast-growing, energetic, modern and forward-thinking

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Customer Relations  in  Las Vegas, NV
    Former Employee - Customer Relations in Las Vegas, NV

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

    Pros

    Positive environment, open-minded individuals, generous on-site perks (snacks, drinks, coffee, etc.), profit shares for every employee, allowed to be self-sufficient

    Cons

    Not the greatest starting salary for most positions, so fast-growing that things can be a little hectic, a lot to learn in a short period, fast-paced to the point of craziness sometimes, positions are always changing, opening, being filled, etc.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ensure that during this period of extremely fast growth you do not lose sight of what makes SolarCity a great place for employees (and customers!) Make sure the vision and values are not lost and that employees can keep up.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    SolarCity Response

    Sep 8, 2014SolarCity Recruiting

    Thank you for taking the time to share your experience working with us. We are glad to hear you enjoyed our energetic workplace- we care about having an environment that’s conducive to great ... More

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