SolarCity - Absolutely the worst company I've ever worked for | Glassdoor
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    "Absolutely the worst company I've ever worked for"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at SolarCity full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Clean energy is a great industry to be in. Elon Musk is on the board, and people like him.

    Cons

    In terms of raw salary and stock, compensation is fairly competitive, but benefits are terrible as far as tech goes. 2 weeks vacation, well below average health, dental, and vision, no flexible time, no match on your 401(k), limited holidays, no transportation assistance, unpaid maternity leave only, etc. SolarCity claims they want to be more of a tech company, but have maybe 40% of the benefits you get at a tech company....

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    Advice to Management

    Quit. I wish I could give actual advice here, but I honestly believe management at this company is beyond saving. The Peter Principle is probably at work here.

    SolarCity2014-11-08
  1. "East coast BEAST COAST"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Installer in Paducah, KY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at SolarCity

    Pros

    Panel pay and the people are great to work with. Loved every minute of it and wish I could stay

    Cons

    Snow and very steep roofs. Dealing with snow and ice on the roofs wasn’t pleasant. Glorified snow shoveling pro, makes you a beast tho

    Advice to Management

    NA

    SolarCity2018-03-28
  2. "Strong sales culture"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Neutral Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at SolarCity full-time

      Pros

      Incentives are in line with overall goal of increasing gross sales

      Cons

      Lack of senior management guidance

      SolarCity2019-04-22

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