SolarCity Reviews

Updated April 22, 2015
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  1. Energy Analyst

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Energy Analyst in San Mateo, CA
    Current Employee - Energy Analyst in San Mateo, CA

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

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

    Pros

    Started in administration and have been promoted twice / seen my salary double over in less than 12 months. Amazing culture. Great people. Awesome HR. Full benefits. Stock Options. Great company!

    Cons

    Some managerial incompetence. Hard to know a 'can do' attitude is not just preferred but essential to working entry-level.

    Advice to Management

    Read a book or two on management. Those of you just wingin' it, you're really setting this company back.

  2. Changing the planet one roof top at a time

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Recruiter in San Mateo, CA
    Current Employee - Recruiter in San Mateo, CA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    * Great people
    * Awesome environment
    * Cutting edge company changing lives daily
    * Good pay
    * Good benefits
    * Fast paced environment

    Cons

    * Change happens often-Employees need to be flexible

    Advice to Management

    Continue to improve on boarding and training programs.

  3. Data Engineer

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Data Engineer in San Mateo, CA
    Current Employee - Data Engineer in San Mateo, CA

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

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

    Pros

    Good environment and nice people there. Very promising company. facilities are also good.

    Cons

    Not much for cons, but I think it's harder for entry level applying this position

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  5. Sr. Field Energy Consultant

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

    I worked at SolarCity full-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Great people and great team environment to work in. Fast pace growing company with lots of opportunity to grow your career.

    Cons

    SolarCity is a fast paced and growing company with normal growing pains for a company that is growing so fast.

    Advice to Management

    Management just needs to keep up the great work they are doing and keep rewarding there employees for all the hard work they do.

  6. Certified Electrician

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Certified Electrician in Foster City, CA
    Current Employee - Certified Electrician in Foster City, CA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    lots of available work, good benefits, good managers & co-workers, lots of training provided and working for scty helps me contribute to saving the environment

    Cons

    lots of work !

    been here working hard for 2 years and doing everything that they ask me to do but I never got a pay increase (I was told when I was hired that I can get my desired pay in a short period of time)

    Advice to Management

    fulfill the promise given to me when I was hired, that I can easily get my desired pay (+$5/hour more of what I'm earning as of now or at least give me company stocks equivalent to this)

  7. Two years and counting!

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

    I have just hit my 2nd year here at Solar City. this is a great place to grow as an individual and to progress your career. If you take the time to learn the steps and understand the process you can really take this career to the top.
    Alot of awesome people here and the offices really take care of their employees. Employee Incentives , bonuses, office parties, company events and more.

    Cons

    You can only make your own! All and all a great place to work

    Advice to Management

    make sure everyone is noticed for there hard work and dedication

  8. A great company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Systems Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Business Systems Analyst in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at SolarCity

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

    Pros

    SolarCity fosters a very positive environment. Everyone is willing to help out teammates as well as employees from other departments. There is a lot of room for growth within the company and internal promotion is common.

    Cons

    SolarCity is still a young company. Be prepared for change- we are constantly growing and improving!

  9. Helpful (1)

    best job I have ever had, by leaps and bounds

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Mateo, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Mateo, CA

    I have been working at SolarCity full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    ambitious, successful, ever changing and challenging. Employee stock participation means employees are rewarded for their work beyond salary and are encouraged to make the company succeed. Intelligent people who are working to move this country toward a reduction in greenhouse gases as quickly as possible.

    Cons

    Long hours are sometimes expected. Planning is still somewhat hectic given the rapid rate of change.

    Advice to Management

    Continue the once-monthly presentations to the entire company. They are really inspiring!

  10. Helpful (1)

    Awesome opportunity, Awesome cause

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    - Transparent management structure, Owners and management sit with everyone
    - Semi-Flexible work hours
    - Free snacks, soda, coffee/espresso
    - Fun work environment
    - Fast growing company with awesome internal growth opprotunities

    Cons

    - The pay for performance based position can be low during non peak seasons

  11. Start-up culture (hectic) with zero benifits

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

    I have been working at SolarCity

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Fast growing company in clean energy area

    Cons

    - Health benefits are not good, you will end up paying high health insurance.
    - No 401K contribution from company
    - Managers are not transparent
    - Culture is not like silicon valley software company culture.
    - Long hours are expected, they still expect people to work like start-up company.

    Advice to Management

    Please give good benefits to employees. And create culture like big company.

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