Compare Tesla vs SolarCity BETA

See how working at Tesla vs. SolarCity compares on a variety of workplace factors. By comparing employers on employee ratings, salaries, reviews, pros/cons, job openings and more, you'll feel one step ahead of the rest. All salaries and reviews are posted by employees working at Tesla vs. SolarCity. Learn more about each company and apply to jobs near you.
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Tesla

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SolarCity

Employee Ratings

  • Tesla scored higher in 7 areas: Overall Rating, Career Opportunities, Compensation & Benefits, Senior Management, CEO Approval, % Recommend to a friend and Positive Business Outlook.
  • SolarCity scored higher in 2 areas: Work-life balance and Culture & Values.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.7
(based on 5708 reviews)
Tesla employees rated their Overall Rating 0.3 higher than SolarCity employees rated theirs.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.4
(based on 2349 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.7
Tesla employees rated their Career Opportunities 0.3 higher than SolarCity employees rated theirs.
Career Opportunities
3.4
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
3.8
Tesla employees rated their Compensation & Benefits 0.5 higher than SolarCity employees rated theirs.
Compensation & Benefits
3.3
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
2.9
Work-life balance
3.0
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.2
Senior Management
3.1
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
3.4
Culture & Values
3.6
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Tesla Ceo Elon Musk
81%
81%Elon Musk
Tesla employees rated their CEO Approval 5% higher than SolarCity employees rated theirs.
CEO Approval
SolarCity Ceo Lyndon Rive
76%
76%Lyndon Rive
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
67%
Tesla employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 10% higher than SolarCity employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
56%
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
66%
Tesla employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 19% higher than SolarCity employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
47%

Salaries

Tesla has 9,559 more total submitted salaries than SolarCity.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Production Associate515 Salaries
$22/hr
Tesla Advisor106 Salaries
$24/hr
Intern308 Salaries
$33/hr
Salaries for similar jobs
Field Service Technician34 Salaries
$52,405/yr
Field Energy Consultant274 Salaries
$36,548/yr
FES30 Salaries
$36,587/yr

What Employees Say

  • "Fast paced" was the most mentioned Pro at Tesla.
  • "Solarcity" was the most mentioned Pro at SolarCity.
  • "No work life" was the most mentioned Con at Tesla.
  • "Low pay" was the most mentioned Con at SolarCity.
Pros
Pros
"Fast paced"(in 343 reviews)
"Work environment"(in 206 reviews)
Pros
"Solarcity"(in 276 reviews)
"Great company"(in 100 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"No work life"(in 135 reviews)
"Work hours"(in 135 reviews)
Cons
"Low pay"(in 42 reviews)
"Solarcity"(in 1 reviews)
Featured Review

Former Intern - Engineering Intern

I worked at Tesla for less than a year

Pros

They was a lot of new technologies to learn from the company, Working with the best of the best in the industry The salary and benefits were amazing Would definitely go back for a full-time gig

Cons

A bit fast paced but you get use to it soon

Installer

I worked at SolarCity

Pros

Panel pay and the people are great to work with. Loved every minute of it and wish I could stay

Cons

Snow and very steep roofs. Dealing with snow and ice on the roofs wasn’t pleasant. Glorified snow shoveling pro, makes you a beast tho

Advice to Management

NA

Job Postings

Tesla has 4,529 more recently posted open jobs than SolarCity.
Recent Jobs
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