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38 English questions out of 38

August 24, 2022

What are perks and other benefits like at Everlight Solar?

Pros

I love working for Everlight Solar. Most everyone is fully remote and some how we maintain a very inclusive work environment. Everyone is excited to be a part of the team and help out, it makes work fun. The benefits are great, the flexibility is great, the people are great, everything is great. This is by far the best company I have ever worked for.

Cons

The only con is that teleporting is not invented yet so I cannot actually meet my coworkers in person and hang out with them.

Advice to Management

Keep up the support and positivity!

The benefits are great, the flexibility is great, the people are great, everything is great.

August 24, 2022

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July 15, 2022

Does Everlight Solar offer tuition reimbursement?

Pros

- Flexibility of working from home - The retreat we went on was fairly fun once work tasks were over, and I did appreciate that all expenses were paid. - Honestly, people were generally very nice to me, and I made a lot of really good friends here. - I did feel that I grew from the customer service experiences that I cultivated through this job, and I felt my manager was great at giving advice about speaking with customers.

Cons

I would strongly advise against applying here. I truly believe there are some sketchy things happening behind the scenes with this company. I feel that leaders, particularly the CEO, would use statistics to inspire positive attitudes toward the company without explaining where those stats actually came from. For example, the CEO stated during a company retreat that the acceptance rate for Everlight is about 1/20 applicants, inferring that we should feel grateful to be there and that we were chosen very carefully. He neglected to mention that Everlight was pulling applications from the entire country as opposed to a particular region of the country, since most of the positions are work-from-home. This means that Everlight probably obtains MANY more applications than many other positions on Glassdoor, Indeed, etc. Thus, Everlight's acceptance rate will inevitably be more selective than many other workplaces. They'll use this exclusivity sentiment to manipulate you into working more, almost inferring that you're letting yourself and Everlight down by not rising to your full potential. You can also find a lot of these sorts of sentiments on their Instagram page. The leaders often use ambiguous language when discussing things; for example, they may say something to the effect of, "we're going to have a HUGE event with Apple, and you absolutely must attend." They'll neglect to say that this "huge event" is merely streaming the newest release of an Apple product. They often leave employees in the dark with promising headlines and little follow-through, and this communication tactic seems methodical. The hours are tough, and the pay is laughable. I felt they promote a toxically positive culture that rests on toxic productivity. I work about 45-50 hours per week at my current position, and I'm making triple what I made at Everlight where I was sometimes working 50+ hours (not to mention that I get great benefits and tuition reimbursement in my current position--something that Everlight never offered). I would communicate my work-life-balance concerns to my manager, and she would merely encourage me to be more committed to Everlight. I remember being sleep-deprived during the retreat we went on, and I asked my manager to nap for an hour after my work tasks were finished. Rather than respecting my need for rest, she encouraged me to drink an energy drink since, in her eyes, I should be using the time to its fullest extent. Leadership often uses these, "Everlight is the BEST company ever!" sentiments to help you forget what other workplaces are like. They use an us vs. them dichotomy where other companies "just don't get it" and "aren't as cool, relaxed, and chill as us." Something you'll hear a lot is something to the effect of, "I could never do what I'm doing now if it wasn't for Everlight. The flexibility is like no other!" These sentiments, however, don't seem to include the companies which they may want to partner with, which is ironic considering those companies don't offer as many work-from-home positions as Everlight. It seems hypocritical to me. I know many other prior employees share my concerns. Again, I really can't advise against applying for a position here. I firmly believe you'll regret it.

Advice to Management

I would advise that management be honest with themselves about the way they're conducting their business and about the way they've structured their workplace culture. I honestly think this could be a great company if there weren't so many shady happenings in the woodworks. I'm all about solar energy and offering flexibility through a work-from-home model, but I think this company is making a lot of mistakes they're going to regret in the future.

50 hours per week at my current position, and I'm making triple what I made at Everlight where I was sometimes working 50+ hours (not to mention that I get great benefits and tuition reimbursement in my current position

July 15, 2022

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May 23, 2022

Does Everlight Solar offer an employee assistance or workplace counselling program?

Pros

Many wonderful people work here. It’s hard not to want to work hard and be the best for your team. The company also sends out gifts for special occasions and birthdays. Team retreats and parties.

Cons

Now for the not so great- this company is extremely manipulative. There’s a lot of talk about self improvement, which is cool until it’s weaponized against you by pressuring you to work unpaid overtime. Most are hired as 1099 but have employee expectations put on them, without the benefits. This is not as flexible as they tell you it is during the interviews. There’s a trap of asking you to be honest, and then it puts a target on your back. Management will make decisions that will put extra work on your plate that you will not be paid overtime for. Note that you are not protected from being fired if your manager decides you “aren’t Everlight material”. You can’t have a real conversation with your superiors because every answer is fielded with a fluffy fake positive corporate answer so you’ll always be dancing around the point. You’ll be working at the whim of the Sales team, who can make more in two months than what you make in a year; and they use their mind games on you. Managers are required to make positive reviews on here, so take them with a grain of salt. The pay is way too low for everything you’re expected to do. Don’t be fooled by the positive reviews on here that spring up immediately after a negative one is posted. The culture at Everlight is toxic.

Advice to Management

Really take a look at your team leads and managers. Rethink the pressure you put on employees to be constantly positive because you aren't hearing the full story. Employees don't want shirts with your logo on it, they want fair pay, transparency, and consistency from team leads.

Most are hired as 1099 but have employee expectations put on them, without the benefits.

May 23, 2022

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August 20, 2020

Does Everlight Solar offer vision insurance?

Pros

Awesome culture of growth and meritocracy - Lot's of opportunities to shine and grow your income. My favorite thing is that Everlight invests itself and it's people constantly - every year is much better than the last - the training, the conferences, and if you're on location you can go to one of the warehouses with an awesome space to hang out, get free drinks and NBA level basketball court. The best thing is probably just being a part of a team that kicks solid butt, TBH. Hard to find a place that does what it claims it does.

Cons

Not for you if you're looking to cruise and chill at work instead of trying to achieve and do the best work of your life. Flexibility is definitely required - either its fun for you to be a part of building the rocket and riding it every day or you should take a slow-paced job where there you don't feel challenged to level yourself up every month. It's not the place for you if you don't want coaching and bosses that let you know how well you are really doing.

Advice to Management

Keep living by the Values and only moving people into leadership who have earned it and who rock those values as well as you guys do!

the training, the conferences, and if you're on location you can go to one of the warehouses with an awesome space to hang out, get free drinks and NBA level basketball court.

August 20, 2020

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June 2, 2022

Does Everlight Solar offer unlimited time off?

Pros

If you have the opportunity to work here, do it. At first I was a little nervous coming to this company but it has proven to be the best decision I have ever made in my life. I have met my best friends, I feel a strong sense of purpose, and I am excited to work every day. You are truly supported in every way Flexibility to take time off Family culture Positivity all around Excellent training Company values are lived by from every person in the company Inclusivity

Cons

No cons, but don’t work here if you aren’t ready to give 110% percent

Advice to Management

Keep it up

Flexibility to take time off

June 2, 2022

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