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"Fast paced, profitable, & changing the world for good!"

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Field Energy Advisor in Washington, DC
Current Employee - Field Energy Advisor in Washington, DC
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

I wake up everyday knowing that I am making a difference locally, nationally, and globally. We are growing so fast that there are great opportunities for people willing to work hard and make a difference! I got great tools day #1 to do my job. In general I get to spend 90% of my time and mental energy with customers and coworkers who pump me up and give me faith in our future.

Cons

We are growing so fast that some great, well meaning folks who believe in our mission, but need a lot more guidance, can get left behind. You really need to be on your game coming into this company.

Advice to Management

Make sure we keep hiring people who really do have what it takes (heart, drive, talent) to keep this industry thriving for the long term. That means sometimes not hiring the best salesman in the short term to get the salesperson that cares most about quality in the long term.

Other Employee Reviews for SolarCity

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Mission Driven Company"

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

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

    Pros

    - Meaningful work to enable people to go solar
    - Disruptor in the energy space and part of the solution the world needs to reduce global warming
    - People are really friendly, nice, and easygoing. The culture is one of the best.
    - Very fair compensation plan that pays for performance
    - Upper management is visionary and clearly is in it for the long haul instead of trying to take the profit and run
    - A lot of changes translate to a lot of opportunities
    - Depending on your team, some managers are open-minded to ideas for improvement and processes to enhance efficiency
    - Some coworkers are hardworking and are smart

    Cons

    - A lot of changes which sometimes can mean uncertainty
    - Many back end teams are overworked because most resources went into investing in growing the sales organization
    - Depending on your team, promotion can be slow
    - Compensation is not the best
    - Market is still being developed
    - Depending on your career stage/age/motivation, work can grow to be boring

    Advice to Management

    Great companies are built on great talents. Increase compensation to attract motivated and talented contributors, enhance learning opportunities, and implement something like the 20% time Google has to encourage employees to think critically to improve processes and operations, because people who work here are really passionate and care about the mission of the company.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "SolarCity Makes Me Happy!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Inside Solar Advisor in Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - Inside Solar Advisor in Las Vegas, NV
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great management, amazing co-workers, multiple incentives and resources to help us help people save money! I am so happy! It is such a relief to work for this revolutionary company!

    Cons

    The biggest downfall is I never want to go home from work!

    Advice to Management

    Keep on motivation, assisting and managing the way you do. Teamwork!

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