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SolarCity Reviews

Updated December 19, 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)

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

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  1. "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


  2. "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.

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Installer"

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    Former Employee - Installer in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Installer in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of schwag like free shirts and hats?

    Cons

    Nearly everything. Coworkers who put speed ahead of quality, careless and unsafe. Management in a constant state of panic because they do not know what they are doing.

    Advice to Management

    Hire people with expierence managing. The good old boy club isn't working.


  4. "Inspection Coordinator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at SolarCity full-time

    Pros

    Great team, training, and praise for great work achieved.

    Cons

    Opportunities for promotion can be hard to come by.

    Advice to Management

    No advice at this time, as company grows more opportunities for promotions become available.


  5. "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.


  6. "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


  7. Helpful (1)

    "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.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "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


  9. Helpful (1)

    "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


  10. "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