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Helpful (3)

"Great first company to work for."

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - PV Designer
Current Employee - PV Designer
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at SolarCity full-time (More than a year)

Pros

Solarcity has a very high energy atmosphere with a rapidly changing environment that presents constant changes/challenges. Working for Solarcity for the past year has been extremely exciting, and I look forward to watching the company grow. It is a great priviledge to work for such a great company.

Cons

As a result of the fast pace and high expectations, there is quite a bit of staff turnover, which can sometimes take a toll on morale.

Other Employee Reviews for SolarCity

  1. Helpful (12)

    "From someone who has been here for years past honeymoon stage."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Mid-level Employee
    Former Employee - Mid-level Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at SolarCity full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Young, fresh out of college employees with little to no experience, great first job with potential for growth.

    Cons

    Pays lowest 10th percentile in industry and Bay Area and this is coming from someone who worked closely with HR dept. Most roles start at $35-$40k and senior managers don't come close to 6 figure salaries. Does not retain employees as reflected in high turnaround rate.

    Advice to Management

    Employees are pushed to do more every quarter until they are worked to the bare bone and the company does not do enough to support work-life balance or ergonomics. The company does not employ admin assistants to help support staff. This would help with efficiency as employees can actually focus on their real work instead of piling on busy work.


  2. Helpful (20)

    "Great co workers and managers out in the field foul mouthed, self absorbed higher ups in corporate"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales
    Current Employee - Sales
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at SolarCity full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    great managers for sales out in the field and in the Home Depots, sales reps are friendly, fun and hard working

    Cons

    Poor compensation, rules are constantly changing by demanding more and more from sales people, super high turnover, must meet quota even if on vacation or your fired this results in over work and everyone feeling that their job is in constant jeopardy even if their sales are excellent. Corporate just wants to dominate every roof and that is all they care about. Firing people is what corporate does best and they are proud of it.

    Advice to Management

    Have a heart and some integrity, try a tiny bit of loyalty and accomodation to your hard working employees.

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