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SolarCity Reviews

Updated May 16, 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 93 reviews)

Cons
  • No work/life balance, poor training (in 104 reviews)

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

More Pros and Cons

  1. "Field Energy Conultant"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Field Energy Consultant in Thousand Palms, CA
    Former Employee - Field Energy Consultant in Thousand Palms, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Really liked it, would like to work there again...

    Cons

    Too bad the Las Vegas office closed

    Advice to Management

    None


  2. "Great company to work for"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - FES in Clarksburg, MD
    Former Employee - FES in Clarksburg, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Contest that were fun. My team was like a family.

    Cons

    Constant change, that is why it was called the solar roller coaster.

    Advice to Management

    Most managers were awesome. A few hardly ever worked or came into stores

  3. "Elon Muske for Presi"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great company to work for

    Cons

    Pay scale could be better


  4. "HR"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at SolarCity full-time

    Pros

    Work from home so no commute

    Cons

    Work longer than 8 hours


  5. "Field energy specialist"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at SolarCity full-time

    Pros

    Good Pay
    Good commission
    Good management
    Good Product
    Industry leader
    Good CEO

    Cons

    Commission can fall through and you end up owing money
    Commission changes
    Hours are crazy and work on holidays

    Advice to Management

    Stop working people so hard. We are human. Working people on 4th of july and other major holidays is crazy


  6. "Sales representative"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    nice people to work with

    Cons

    salary is ok, so need to consider


  7. "Good firm"

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    Former Employee - Sales in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Sales in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    Good model in a growing market

    Cons

    High pressure quota driven sales.

  8. "Okay"

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    Former Employee - FES in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - FES in San Diego, CA

    I worked at SolarCity (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Opportunity for growth and advancement

    Cons

    You're just a number in a system

    Advice to Management

    None at this time


  9. "East coast BEAST COAST"

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    • Senior Management
    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


  10. "Great Company!!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Henderson, NV
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Henderson, NV
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Loved working there, was a very good position and Very good pay.

    Cons

    There were no cons except that the commute was too far.

    Advice to Management

    N/A


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