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SolarCity Reviews

Updated March 18, 2019
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SolarCity CEO & Co-Founder Lyndon Rive
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Pros
  • "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 100 reviews)

  • "mission-driven, collaborative culture, great people who truly want to do the right thing" (in 95 reviews)

Cons
  • "No work/life balance, poor training" (in 103 reviews)

  • "Sometime long hours but to be the best have to put in time" (in 77 reviews)

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  1. "East coast BEAST COAST"

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

    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


  2. "Part time warehouse help"

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    Former Employee - Stock Clerk in Cranbury, NJ
    Former Employee - Stock Clerk in Cranbury, NJ
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Renewable industry, no micro-management, organized logistics

    Cons

    Safety meetings were pencil-whipped and people in field got hurt because of it.

    Advice to Management

    More frequent feedback

  3. "Great Company to begin a solar career"

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Santa Ana, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Santa Ana, CA

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

    Pros

    Big name recognition
    Salary plus commissions
    Lots of leads and appointments
    Company Car
    Heath Benefits
    Weekly sales training meetings

    Cons

    Constant revolving door of new hires
    Lots of hours


  4. "Bias"

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    Former Employee - Field Energy Consultant in Beltsville, MD
    Former Employee - Field Energy Consultant in Beltsville, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company car, fuel card and laptop

    Cons

    Bias, numbers driven not quality oriented

    Advice to Management

    Stop micro managing


  5. "Designed for burnout"

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    Former Employee - Surveyor
    Former Employee - Surveyor
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Not a bad if you can hustle, cut the right corners, and your aspirations are to stay a surveyor, or become a manager.

    Cons

    No option for less than 12 hours days. Frequent 16 hour days. Overtime doesn't happen until a weekly max hits. Hourly is very low. All your money comes from bonuses. No bonus for quality work. No incentive for innovation.


  6. "SolarCity"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fremont, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fremont, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at SolarCity full-time

    Pros

    Young team leadership and startup mentality with manufacturing focus in Silicon Valley.

    Cons

    I was looking for an intensive research and development (R&D) environment; ultimately market factors meant that manufacturing took precedence over R&D and engineering.


  7. "A great mission with great people"

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    Former Employee - Vice President Commercial Sales Operations in San Mateo, CA
    Former Employee - Vice President Commercial Sales Operations in San Mateo, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at SolarCity (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The people were outstanding and the mission really mattered. We had a huge impact on how energy is generated in the US.

    Cons

    Lots of growing pains and uncertainty.

  8. "Good company, fast paced"

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    Former Employee - Warehouse
    Former Employee - Warehouse

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

    Pros

    Great people and a great environment

    Cons

    Hectic days and unpredictable schedule


  9. "Good Managerial Support"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Working for a good cause and also help to educate the consumers about solar while helping the homeowners to lower the energy costs

    Cons

    There aren’t any that I can think of.


  10. "Permit Coordinator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at SolarCity full-time

    Pros

    Working in a very active and unpredictable market

    Cons

    Layoffs and office shut downs if government utilities place a net on amount of solar they'll allow to be generated