SolarCity Reviews

Updated Mar 7, 2021

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SolarCity CEO & Co-Founder Lyndon Rive
Lyndon Rive
1,608 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great company other than they laid off all san Diego county(in 101 reviews)

  • "Great place great people and atmosphere(in 96 reviews)

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

  • "long hours, but aside from that not bad(in 77 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      7+ years at Solarcity

      May 15, 2017 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Its great to be doing something the really matters and make the world a better place.

      Cons

      As a young company there are growing pains.

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    2. 3.0
      Current Employee

      Good experience

      Mar 7, 2021 - Sales Representative in Miami, FL
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Nationwide company, company car, learned alot about large organizations. During my time I was able to rehash alot of old leads across the country and go into channel partner stores choose my own customers to spend time on. Never had trouble meeting quota and in-house financing and leasing made it super easy to close deals. Best if area is a newer suburban area with most homes built after 1960.

      Cons

      Huge disconnect being a large organization between what is going on at the warehouse level and what the VPs or even districts understand about an area. Old housing stock in LA that left at least 50% of sales being disqualified after site audit. Upper management refused to see that as the issue and blamed reps and managers etc. Doubled down on terrible decisions. Had to leave.

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    3. 1.0
      Current Employee

      Bad company

      Oct 10, 2020 - Solar Consultant in Tampa, FL
      Recommend
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      Pros

      RIP off work no pay

      Cons

      Don't pay when they say

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    4. 4.0
      Former Employee

      It was a good run while it lasted

      Apr 28, 2020 - Anonymous Employee 
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      Pros

      Provided opportunities for upward mobility. Leadership development. Healthcare benefits.

      Cons

      Lead generation was inconsistent. Leadership support was undesirable.

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    5. 5.0
      Former Employee

      Good but not so good company

      Mar 30, 2020 - Inspector General 
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      Pros

      Great company other than they laid off all san Diego county

      Cons

      Laid off all San Diego county

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    6. 2.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Good pay, bad ethics

      May 21, 2020 - Lead Generator in Tucson, AZ
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great benefits, good pay, fair scheduling

      Cons

      Blind management focused purely on numbers. Misleading customers into a sub quality product. This company sells long term loans and does it in a sneaky way.

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    7. 4.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      It's okay

      Mar 11, 2020 - Field Sales Representative in Visalia, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good people, decent pay and good incentives

      Cons

      Management pressures you to do things even they can't

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    8. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Great Culture And a Great Company

      Feb 4, 2020 - Field Energy Consultant in Los Angeles, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Amazing leadership and great coworkers made it a great experience working for SolarCity

      Cons

      Hours and sometimes micro management

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    9. 3.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Probably not the future of solar

      Apr 18, 2020 - Sales Representative in Anaheim, CA
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      Pros

      Independence is great and there can be some nice perks.

      Cons

      The company culture was a bit shady in the sales department.

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    10. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Really believed in the mission and leadership

      Nov 23, 2019 - Regional Sales Manager in New York, NY
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      Pros

      Everyone believed, strong sense of purpose. Quick moving and technology in house was top notch.

      Cons

      Once leadership changed at the sales level, focus shifted, priorities shifted. Its an issue of scale that all large companies must deal with.

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