SolarCity

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SolarCity Reviews

Updated January 28, 2015
Updated January 28, 2015
526 Reviews
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526 Reviews
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SolarCity CEO & Co-Founder Lyndon Rive
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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
  • Work-life balance is difficult, especially in an entry-level sales position (in 13 reviews)

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

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Greatest Company on the Planet!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - RSM in Rancho Cordova, CA
    Current Employee - RSM in Rancho Cordova, CA

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

    Pros

    Fueling the power revolution one roof at a time! Incredible growth and opportunity for advancement.

    Cons

    So many roofs and so little time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep on Keepin' on!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Best company I have ever worked for

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SolarCity

    Pros

    Dynamic growing company out to change the world!!

    Cons

    A lot of info to learn, but well worth it

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Just keep it coming

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Outstanding Comrades

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Installer in Marlborough, MA
    Current Employee - Installer in Marlborough, MA

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

    Pros

    The beneifits and oppurtunitys that have been offered to me at SolarCity have been beyond what I had hoped for.

    Cons

    There's a lot of protocol to learn. Some employees have been hired with a lack of expierience.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    An amazing company that dares to dream big

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Field Energy Specialist in San Luis Obispo, CA
    Current Employee - Field Energy Specialist in San Luis Obispo, CA

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

    Pros

    SolarCity is a company that you can take pride in working for. If you aren't working for your dream, you're working for somebody else's. I am proud to contribute to Elon Musk's dream. SolarCity is the name brand in solar energy and has the best product and service. It's a young company that doubling its business every year which means plenty of opportunity for promotion. Also, when SolarCity says it is committed to diversity, it actually means it. I am honored to work with such optimistic, dedicated, intelligent and diverse coworkers that are all making the world a better place.

    Cons

    Sales can be pretty cut-throat but the silver lining is that if you do well, you will reap many bonus awards and incentives.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They're figuring it all out as we grow.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    Amazing, best company I've worked for in my lifetime.

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

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

    Pros

    The pay is wonderful, I have great benefits. I got my first check on the first pay day I was working, benefits after 30 days. Everyone in the company that I've that the pleasure of meeting so far is very friendly and helpful. The room for growth is exponential. And were helping the environment one family at a time.

    Cons

    Working weekends, but they are flexible in scheduling and always willing to work with you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Really there doing great if we need something we get it ASAP they will come in the field as well usually with helpful advice sometimes to drop off a requested item. Thank you .

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Awesome Company!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Field Energy Consultant in Murrieta, CA
    Current Employee - Field Energy Consultant in Murrieta, CA

    I have been working at SolarCity

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits. Great leadership and growth potential.

    Cons

    7 day work week. Sometimes growing a bit too fast.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    It has been great working with some of the best consultants from around this country.Everyday is a new day.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Training is hardcore but you learn so much about the great things that this company is doing and its pretty inspirational. I love knowing that i will always be taken care of insurance wise because they use the best companies without charging you half your paycheck. I can literally see us growing and getting bigger by the day, which means faster promotions.

    Cons

    It isn't a game or a quick way to get free housing and just sit on your butt and do nothing all day, its hard work but if you keep your mind right and stay focused, the hard work doesn't last long. I've taken a lot of cold showers, and my bed is filled with air and has a plug. I know a guy that had to sleep on the floor for like 4 months just to save his spot with this company, so that once his hiring process was complete, he could start selling. Pay is great though.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to be a little more organized.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Awesome Place to Work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Field Energy Specialist in Newark, DE
    Current Employee - Field Energy Specialist in Newark, DE

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

    Pros

    For me, it is all about saving people money. We have a great product that I enjoy selling.
    At the time of this review, we are only in 15 states. That is so much GROWTH potential. I look forward to being a part of that.
    Great company culture. Starts from the top.

    Cons

    No 401k match. Hopefully, as we grow, the benefits will get better.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 3 people found this helpful  

    So much upside, so much potential

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Field Energy Consultant in Chatsworth, CA
    Current Employee - Field Energy Consultant in Chatsworth, CA

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

    Pros

    You are part of the biggest and best company in the fast growing industry in the world. The sky is the limit
    Phenomenal commission structure. If you are the top 25% of sales performers, you will make very very good money.
    amazing stock options program for referring friends
    company car, laptop, gas card
    flexible schedule
    company is always changing. thats great because we continue to improve our product and kill the competition

    Cons

    Base could be higher
    sometimes you work weekends but if you hustle and want to make money, who really cares. its usually for a few hours anyways.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    consider increasing the ambassador program to pay referrals more if you want to get to 50% referral clip
    consider a higher base to bring on even more talent

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    The best job I've ever had!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Field Energy Specialist in Waldorf, MD
    Current Employee - Field Energy Specialist in Waldorf, MD

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

    Pros

    SolarCity really takes care of its employees. I've worked in some sort of sales the majority of my career and I've never worked for a company that treats its people the way SolarCity does. They provide a decent base with great bonus incentives/commission for people who do their job. In addition, they offer awesome benefits, flexible scheduling, and support from management.

    Cons

    If you want to work in an office environment with other employees, this isn't for you. Most positions provide a lot of autonomy which isn't a good fit for everyone. But there's still a great team atmosphere and we communicate throughout the day via email, text, etc.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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