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SolarCity Direct Energy Consultant Reviews

Updated February 4, 2017
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Pros
  • We're changing the world one rooftop at a time (in 58 reviews)

  • Good pay; Great People; Amazing Mission - this is a really great company to work for if you love Elon this is the place for you (in 91 reviews)

Cons
  • There is no work life balance even though this is what they preach (in 93 reviews)

  • Sometime long hours but to be the best have to put in time (in 72 reviews)

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  1. "Amazing place to work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Direct Energy Consultant in Egg Harbor Township, NJ
    Current Employee - Direct Energy Consultant in Egg Harbor Township, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at SolarCity full-time

    Pros

    A year went by, and I am very happy working at SolarCity, I did real estate sales before for 10 years, and solar is definitely different, I would say the solar process is easy because we have such a great team. Friendly coworkers, my boss is an awesome young guy, office managers go out of their way to help us. There is a lot of opportunities to be promoted, two of my coworkers have been promoted into management already.

    Cons

    There is a lot of turn around, because sales are not for everyone,


  2. "SolarCity Direct Energy Consultant"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Direct Energy Consultant in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Direct Energy Consultant in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Free Time. Unlimited income potential.

    Cons

    Manipulative Management. You only get paid when a job is installed. If you quit or get fired, you don't get paid on any installs that occur after.

    Advice to Management

    Foster trust and really have your employees backs.


  3. Helpful (2)

    "Indifferent."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Direct Energy Consultant in Marlborough, MA
    Former Employee - Direct Energy Consultant in Marlborough, MA
    Recommends

    Pros

    High volume. A good place to learn sales with no repercussion from making mistakes.

    Cons

    horrible processes. unmanagable timelines and poor delivery of customer expectations.

    Advice to Management

    Talk at your sales reps less, and listen to their struggles more. Takes their experiences, and improve your delivery from real world experiences.


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  5. Helpful (3)

    "I LOVE what I do!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Direct Energy Consultant in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Direct Energy Consultant in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I love working for a cause and helping to rid our beautiful planet of the carbon emissions that are destroying it. The industry is coming up on a critical mass and going nowhere but up from here. Merging with Tesla is super exciting too!
    Cool, this guy loves his job, but is he really making money?
    The money is amazing! Never thought I would make as much as company CEOs through educating people on the vast benefits of solar energy.

    Cons

    You must be a self starter for a direct sales position. People that come from a sales background will quickly see that this is the best company to sell the best product in the best market at the best time. You must have a big vision to keep you laser focused through the rejection of the job.

    Advice to Management

    Run for President


  6. "Direct Energy Consultant"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Direct Energy Consultant in Mesa, AZ
    Current Employee - Direct Energy Consultant in Mesa, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    you can make as much money as you want - there are people who attrition out because they don't want to work - and there are guys - lots, not just a new - that make over $300K by really, seriously working like animals. You can lead a pretty chill life and still make $110 ish - still see the kids, go to the games, take a couple days off per week. Great job, Great management.

    Cons

    you gotta be ok knocking doors, and you have to be able to work when nobody is watching you.

    Advice to Management

    promote management based on leadership qualities and abilities not sales numbers. Just because a guy can close doesn't mean he is a leader of men.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "D2D"

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    Former Employee - Direct Energy Consultant in Asheville, NC
    Former Employee - Direct Energy Consultant in Asheville, NC

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

    Pros

    You work your own schedule. The money is ok if you are on a draw. Make sure you keep the pipeline full

    Cons

    It takes a while for the process to finish. You do not get paid unless the solar panels are officially on the house.

    Advice to Management

    Stop restructuring the pay plan and do what you do for other employees, evenly. Other people have to live and they are not living if they are not getting paid.


  8. "Great Place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Direct Energy Consultant in Albany, NY
    Current Employee - Direct Energy Consultant in Albany, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at SolarCity full-time

    Pros

    As long as you are working you can make very good $

    Cons

    This department does not get a company car

    Advice to Management

    Great Job they are great


  9. "DEC"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Direct Energy Consultant in San Mateo, CA
    Former Employee - Direct Energy Consultant in San Mateo, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    innovative and quickly growing company

    Cons

    Work/Life balance could be better.

    Advice to Management

    Reduce employee turnaround


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Decent company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Direct Energy Consultant in Marlborough, MA
    Former Employee - Direct Energy Consultant in Marlborough, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Hi pay potential. Sink or swim sales position. If you're successful you will learn a lot about sales here just from going door to door.

    Cons

    High turnover of employees because of the high-pressure door to door full commission nature of the job. This position is great for people who don't mind investing a tremendous amount of their yearly time spent on working with people. If you are in a relationship and you want to make six figures here you have your work cut out for you


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Great company tough to survive"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Direct Energy Consultant in Marlborough, MA
    Former Employee - Direct Energy Consultant in Marlborough, MA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The management team is great. Very supportive and inspiring. Commissions were great and uncapped. Freedom to schedule work and life balance.

    Cons

    Long hours going door to door. Pay plan leaves money on the books for months. 100% Commission.