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SolarCity Reviews

Updated July 18, 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 104 reviews)

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

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  1. "Great company"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Riverside, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Riverside, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at SolarCity (Less than a year)

    Pros

    They take care of you!!!

    Cons

    Work a lot of hours


  2. "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

  3. "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!


  4. "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


  5. "Surveyor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at SolarCity full-time

    Pros

    Working for Solarcity was great. Bonus per job made for scalable benefit-to-increased work ratio

    Cons

    Pressure on surveyors instead of on sales


  6. "Inspection Coordinator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at SolarCity full-time

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities to move up. It's nice to work for a solar company that is helping the environment. Most coworkers are great.

    Cons

    Management is pretty good but often overworked so concerned may take awhile to get addressed.

    Advice to Management

    Happy employee's will work harder. Make sure to be observant to the guys around you and what will help them out.


  7. "Sales"

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    Former Employee - Sales in Roseville, CA
    Former Employee - Sales in Roseville, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at SolarCity full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I loved working here the environment was the best.

    Cons

    no complaints everything was good.

  8. "energy consultant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at SolarCity full-time

    Pros

    Its for a just cause, freedom in work schedule and amazing co workers

    Cons

    Crazy management, at the time a seperate company was stealing our jobs and we couldnt figure out why so many projects were canceling, hutr the pay check.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on empowering employees, making threats and treating them like children is weird


  9. "Retail energy consultant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Elmsford, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Elmsford, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Management was great everybody treated each other fair

    Cons

    It was a numbers game

    Advice to Management

    Don’t put so much pressure upon hiring


  10. "Solar Installer"

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    Former Employee - Solar Installer in Merced, CA
    Former Employee - Solar Installer in Merced, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazing opportunities. Work ends when the job ends. Panel Pay(Bonus). Great People. Absolutely loved the job.

    Cons

    Company told a location that they had work coming, but closed down on everyone. Only Downfall I saw. Honesty goes a long way.

    Advice to Management

    Honesty is key. Keep them in the know. Happy employees create great work.


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