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Helpful (4)

"General Sales Position: Generate leads, in home consultation, contact management, Close Deals."

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Current Employee - Field Energy Consultant in Fresno, CA
Current Employee - Field Energy Consultant in Fresno, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Lots of experience in the industry, brand awareness, partner with The Home Depot, have done big name projects and have big name partners.

Cons

Growing incredibly fast...right hand doesn't know what the left is doing, sales team has tripled this year and will double again very soon. Not many company generated leads or marketing, push to have sales reps do door-to-door lead generation. Sales managers try to help but have too many people to manage (for a company that is as fluid as this one is).

Other Employee Reviews for SolarCity

  1. Helpful (12)

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

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    • 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 (10)

    "SolarCity Lacks Employee Caring"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    At one point I felt SolarCity was the best company to work for since it was very employee friendly. They do make an impact in the energy industry.

    Cons

    They no longer care about their customers or their employees. The expect salaried employees to work more than 50 hours per week and will not comp their time, they burn out all other employees by having them do more work with less people.

    Advice to Management

    Go back to being the company that realized the employees help you build the company to the success and start caring for them again. Also bring back customer service. You don't want to be the big chain store of the solar industry!


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