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"Rapidly growing company filled with forward thinkers."

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Former Employee - Direct Energy Consultant in Honolulu, HI
Former Employee - Direct Energy Consultant in Honolulu, HI
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Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I worked at SolarCity full-time

Pros

Despite rapid growth, SolarCity still tries to remain nimble and adapt quickly when necessary.
Great values.

Cons

Its difficult to understand what is going on with HR. At times they were completely unresponsive. My entire team had to wait for several extra months to get our benefits set up. The online system didnt work and HR simply did not respond to voice/emails.

Advice to Management

Keep kicking butt

Other Employee Reviews for SolarCity

  1. Helpful (3)

    "A company trying to find it's way"

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    Former Employee - Field Sales in West Sacramento, CA
    Former Employee - Field Sales in West Sacramento, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at SolarCity full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good People, A viable industry that will grow in the years to come

    Cons

    No one listens. Many young managers with little experience, drives away talent.

    Advice to Management

    Go beyond management and get into the trenches, you'll see a clearer picture of what is working and what needs to be fixed.


  2. Helpful (13)

    "Industry Leader But Not The Best Place To Pursue Your Sales Career"

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    Former Employee - Field Energy Consultant in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Field Energy Consultant in San Jose, CA
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at SolarCity full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Solar City is the undisputed leader in the clean energy industry and the upper management is extremely competent. They're well funded, have developed excellent partnerships, and have streamlined the mass residential solar installation process. I wouldn't be surprised if Solar City totally eliminated all of the competition within the next ten years- maybe sooner.

    Cons

    As a Field Energy Consultant most (if not all) of your leads will be self-generated. The majority of a new reps business comes from Home Depot. This entails standing in Home Depot for hours, cold calling on customers who walk by. Many customers have already been approached by reps and will try to walk by as fast as possible to avoid you. Occasionally, you will set an appointment. Some of these appointments will cancel, some will meet with you, and every now and then you'll close one. Afterwards, you'll be asked by your manager to get referrals from existing clients, knock on doors, and try to sell as many family members/friends as possible.

    The turnover rate for this position is enormous. The quota is difficult to achieve. You'll have three months to ramp- and if not, off with your head. The majority of successful reps come from a previous role as inside sales rep with Solar City. They already have a referral base that's enough to supplement their business and in effect- hit quota.

    The base is minimal (35K). You'll be forced to drop price because of competition or other various reasons. I did many deals for about 100 bucks in commission. Expect to make about 4 to 6k a month.

    Advice to Management

    Elon Musk and his cousins who run Solar City probably don't need advice. As the Solar City stock price continues to soar, their vision of Champagne Wishes and Caviar Dreams becomes more clear. They can care less about former sales reps posting on GlassDoor.


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