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SolarCity Overview

San Mateo, CA
10000+ employees
Tesla
2006
Subsidiary or Business Segment
Energy
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
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)

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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 – Why Work For Us?


SolarCity is now part of Tesla.  SolarCity was acquired by Tesla in 2016 and is now Tesla Energy Operations, Inc.

SolarCity Reviews

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
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    I have been working at SolarCity full-time

    Pros

    You are allowed a lot of freedoms

    Cons

    It's a Grind and a lot of people can't handle it

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of toxic people quicker

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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

Experience

Experience
64%
16%
20%

Getting an Interview

Getting an Interview
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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
  • Outstanding Industry Partner Award, Veterans Green Jobs, 2013
  • World’s Most Innovative and Sustainable Solutions, Sustania, 2012
  • Excellence in Renewable Energy Awards, Renewable Energy World, 2011
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