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SolarCity Reviews

Updated October 29, 2018
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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 94 reviews)

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

  • "Work long hours out of necessity to meet quota (sometimes 70 or 80 hour weeks)" (in 77 reviews)

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  1. "Great Green Job"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lead
    Current Employee - Lead
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great opportunity to for anyone who is willing to be there best self and work extremely hard. Best job and career opportunity I've encountered even after getting several college degrees.

    Cons

    Work Life Balance, company growing pains, cross promotional path within the musk empire is needed.

    Advice to Management

    Additional work vehicles, larger and or super crews, additional oversight for new managers.


  2. "Direct Energy"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at SolarCity full-time

    Pros

    Great Mission and Senior Leadership Team

    Cons

    Grew to fast, promoted mid-level managers who are not people leaders.

    Advice to Management

    None.

  3. "Inside sales"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great money to be made once installs happen

    Cons

    Management doesn’t care for you


  4. "Site Surveyor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Access to rooftops and good views.

    Cons

    Anything less than a 12 hr day was a non-option. More hours were allowed, but considering that driving back is part of the job, its a wonder that more accidents didn't happen due to fatigue.

    Advice to Management

    Allow the option of a 10 hr daily cap. Don't structure the company for employee burnout and high turnover.


  5. "Solar City lacks committment to employees"

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Sacramento, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Sacramento, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great enthusiasm, great people, good product

    Cons

    Micromanaged, lack a firm marketing course.

    Advice to Management

    Develop better lead sources


  6. "field sales"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    offered a flexible schedule weekly

    Cons

    dont care about the customers or developing sales reps. promoted non qualified people to managers too soon


  7. "Account Executive"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great culture,. lots of works

    Cons

    None that I can think of

  8. "Field Consultant"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible Schedule. Company car. Laptop.

    Cons

    Management are pushy and rude. Favoritism. Quotas. Too many changes to company rule, literally every quarter the rule changes.

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your sales. Fix bad management.


  9. "So sad to see it gone and so many losing their jobs."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at SolarCity full-time

    Pros

    The people were so passionate, they cared so much for each other and the work that they were doing.

    Cons

    Some of the exeuctives who were added in the last couple of years were sorely lacking in diversity skills and had questionable backgrounds.

    Advice to Management

    don't give up on solar!


  10. "Solar Consultant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at SolarCity full-time

    Pros

    I enjoyed working at solar city

    Cons

    You work very long days

    Advice to Management

    keep up the good work


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