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San Mateo, CA
10000+ employees
Tesla
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)

Top CEOs: 2015 (#20)

SolarCity Reviews

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SolarCity CEO & Co-Founder Lyndon Rive
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  • "East coast BEAST COAST"

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    Former Employee - Installer in Paducah, KY
    Former Employee - Installer in Paducah, KY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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

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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
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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

Experience

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    Construction Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Fresno, CA
    Accepted Offer
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    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at SolarCity (Fresno, CA) in May 2010.

    Interview

    I had one interview, was told that CM make $70k per year (Qualified) then was given $60k. I am a Licensed General and Electrical Contractor who holds the same license that Solarcity does. I know how they got their license... I earned mine.

    Interview Questions

    • Truthfully none, if you are experienced and qualified. If your not I'm sure that these questions would be used to intimidate you.   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    No negotiation, I thought I had agreed to $70k and didn't read the fine print that listed $60k

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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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Pledges & Certifications

Veteran Hiring Commitment

Committed to helping America's military veterans find work

Career Advancement Program

Helping employees "upskill" into higher-paying positions

Diversity Commitment

Has programs that support a diverse and inclusive workforce

Pay Equality Pledge

Committed to paying equitably for equal work & experience

Tech Hiring Commitment

Helping to train, hire and promote more technology workers

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