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SolarCity Reviews

Updated Jul 16, 2019

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SolarCity CEO Lyndon Rive
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  1. "The good old days"

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    Former Employee - Field Energy Consultant in Orlando, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at SolarCity full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Working there was great before they were bought up and transitioned over.

    Cons

    Now they seem to have massive layoffs and no stability.

    Advice to Management

    You guys are doing great!

    SolarCity2019-03-20
  2. "So much opportunity"

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    Former Employee - Site Surveyor in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at SolarCity full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Tons of upward growth at the time. If you worked harder than others, you were recognized for it.

    Cons

    Hemorrhaging money left & right.

    SolarCity2019-07-16
  3. "Not enough money"

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

    I worked at SolarCity full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Free soda and candy. Nice co-workers

    Cons

    no leadership and they were changing their focus way too much

    Advice to Management

    Too late. They closed the office

    SolarCity2019-07-14
  4. "If you're good at sales...maybe"

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    Former Employee - Field Energy Specialist 
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at SolarCity full-time

    Pros

    One of the things I really liked about working here was the flexibility. I also really liked the times where we had two people in-store. It could be really boring when customers keep ignoring you. Having more than one person at the kiosk brought some fun competition or just conversation about sales tactics.

    Cons

    I felt like it was managed very poorly. I don't feel like I was adequately prepared to chase people down the aisles or answer some of the questions they had for me. It also got really bad when management started changing how many leads you had to have in order to be in good standing.

    Advice to Management

    Prepare the staff more. A couple of people I started with quit immediately because they were under the impression we were doing something else.

    SolarCity2019-07-02
  5. "High Stress"

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    Former Employee - Field Energy Specialist 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at SolarCity full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    There are no pros for this position

    Cons

    Unrealistic numbers driven sales goals Promotions based on sales volume not people skills

    SolarCity2019-07-12
  6. "Strong sales culture"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Neutral Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at SolarCity full-time

      Pros

      Incentives are in line with overall goal of increasing gross sales

      Cons

      Lack of senior management guidance

      SolarCity2019-04-22
    • "FES review"

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      Former Employee - Field Energy Specialist in Hawthorne, CA
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at SolarCity part-time for less than a year

      Pros

      -Base pay + Commission -Flexible work hours and work schedule -Camaraderie between sales team

      Cons

      -Low pay -Turnover rate is high -Scarce bonuses

      Advice to Management

      Care more for their people.

      SolarCity2019-05-01
    • "Decent Job"

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      Former Employee - Solar Representative 

      I worked at SolarCity full-time for less than a year

      Pros

      Decent compensation for appointments made, completely controllable as commission.

      Cons

      Repetitive hours in retail environment was taxing.

      SolarCity2019-04-11
    • "Worst management"

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      Former Employee - Installer in Fresno, CA
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook

      I worked at SolarCity full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      No pros other than decent pay

      Cons

      Lots of cons and over worked it’s employees

      Advice to Management

      Get new management

      SolarCity2019-05-10
    • "Worst ever so sad"

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      Former Employee - Project Manager 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at SolarCity full-time

      Pros

      The environment/ green job, the rest was a disaster

      Cons

      Everything , they had everything going for them rive had no business being a ceo

      Advice to Management

      None you’re done ✅

      SolarCity2019-04-23
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