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SolarCity Overview

San Mateo, CA
10000+ employees
2006
Subsidiary or Business Segment
Energy
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
Sunrun, Vivint Solar, Sungevity
SolarCity is now a Tesla company.

Our mission is to accelerate the world’s transition to sustainable energy. SolarCity sells and services the world’s best solar technology and energy storage systems. We’re tackling the ... Read more

Glassdoor Awards

Best Places to Work: 2016 (#50), 2014 (#18)

Highest Rated CEOs: 2015 (#20)

SolarCity Reviews

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SolarCity CEO & Co-Founder Lyndon Rive
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    I worked at SolarCity full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great atmosphere to work in and be around fun people

    Cons

    on call most of the days if you dont block calendar

    Advice to Management

    time management

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SolarCity Photos

SolarCity photo of: Best Places to Work 2014
SolarCity photo of: SolarCity's Annual Banana Split Contest
SolarCity photo of: Enjoying some lunch in our Break Room
SolarCity photo of: Install_NY
SolarCity photo of: SolarCity Recruiters at a Career Fair
SolarCity photo of: Enjoying the weather and view at our HQ
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SolarCity Interviews

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    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at SolarCity.

    Interview

    Initial screening phone call was quick and easy, which led to a video call first official interview. He asked several good questions about my experience and asked for details and examples. He didn't leave much time for questions so try to get them in if you can. There's a second interview scheduled in person a week after the first interview

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about your experience in monitoring. Was it post PTO?
      Do you have experience diagnosing three-phase systems?
      What's the size of your fleet? How many systems are you monitoring?   Answer Question
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Company Updates

  • Employment in the U.S. solar industry recently surpassed 200,000 people – that’s more than the oil and gas extraction industry, and three times more than the coal-mining industry. Learn more about solar's rapid growth: http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQXlG

    These 3 maps show the absurd growth potential of rooftop solar in America

    Solar power in America is on a roll. Over the last decade, the cost of solar installations in the U.S. has fallen by more than 70 percent, and every year has had more solar installed than the last. Since 2010, the nation's solar power capacity has grown fifteen-fold.

  • Sales professionals in SoCal--now’s your chance to meet our VP at an invite-only event. Head to http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQCDE to apply!

    Meet the VP - Exclusive SolarCity Sales Meet & Greet

    Top Performing Sales Managers and Reps: Here's your chance to meet a SolarCity Sales VP and make a first impression that could earn you a job at SolarCity! Apply now for this invite-only event. SolarCity's philosophy is to reward and promote top performers.

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SolarCity Awards & Accolades

  • The World's Top 10 Most Innovative Companies, Fast Company, 2014
  • The World's Top 25 Eco-Innovators, Fortune, 2014
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