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Found 2,349 of over 2K reviews
3.4
57% Recommend to a Friend
SolarCity CEO & Co-Founder Lyndon Rive
80% Approve of CEO

Found 2,342 of over 2K reviews

3.4
57%
Recommend to a Friend
80%
Approve of CEO
SolarCity CEO & Co-Founder Lyndon Rive
Lyndon Rive
1,607 Ratings

Top Review Highlights by Sentiment

Pros
  • "They were all great people and easy to relate with.(in 165 reviews)
  • "The reward to work ratio is fantastic and the benefits are very good.(in 151 reviews)
  • "Can be a fun job and good pay if you learn to get referral business(in 95 reviews)
  • "Great culture and feeling.(in 89 reviews)
  • "Coworkers were great and friendly.(in 42 reviews)
Cons
  • "bad management un experience and no time train new hires(in 138 reviews)
  • "I was lucky to have a great manager but that's because he has integrity.(in 78 reviews)
  • "No training will be provided.(in 65 reviews)
  • "Commission is paid at the end of the next month after the solar installation (seems like years for most sales reps to get paid.)(in 57 reviews)
  • "Upper management is aware of this and do nothing about it.(in 53 reviews)
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  1. 5.0
    Former Employee

    Solar City

    Oct 18, 2022 - Customer Service 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    It had room to grow with the company. It allowe employees to take initiative in their own work.

    Cons

    Not a lot of flexibility

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  2. 5.0
    Former Employee

    Solar engineering

    May 25, 2022 - Solar Engineer 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Good co-workers Health Insurance included good pay

    Cons

    very stressful a lot of work it takes someone patient very back breaking

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  4. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Grea

    May 28, 2022 - Solar Installer 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Realy realy realy good stuff

    Cons

    Some bade things happen sometimes

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  5. 3.0
    Former Employee

    I don’t work here

    May 2, 2022 - Sales Associate 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    I don’t work here bro

    Cons

    Not a broker it’s an individual solar company

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    1 person found this review helpful
  6. 5.0
    Former Employee

    Minimum 1500

    Jan 3, 2022 - OTR Driver in Macon, GA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Good pay and staff is nice good benefits

    Cons

    Home time is the only thing

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  7. 3.0
    Former Employee

    Mediocre team chemistry.

    Dec 27, 2021 - Warehouse Associate 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Great pay and flexible hours.

    Cons

    Poor management some of the time.

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  8. 3.0
    Current Employee

    Good experience

    Mar 7, 2021 - Sales Representative in Miami, FL
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    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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  9. 5.0
    Former Employee

    XXXXXXXXXXXX

    Jun 9, 2021 - Sales Representative 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Great people, good benefits, great

    Cons

    Management played favorites, long hours

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  10. 5.0
    Former Employee

    Good time

    May 25, 2021 - Engineer in Las Vegas, NV
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Fun and fast paced work environment.

    Cons

    No 401k, and poor leadership.

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  11. 3.0
    Former Employee

    Ok

    Jul 22, 2021 - Anonymous Employee in Laurel, MD
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    At least it was a job

    Cons

    Favoritism was rampant otherwise you were left behind

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    1 person found this review helpful
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SolarCity has an overall rating of 3.4 out of 5, based on over 2,379 reviews left anonymously by employees. 57% of employees would recommend working at SolarCity to a friend and 47% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has improved by 2% over the last 12 months.

According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, SolarCity employees rate their compensation and benefits as 3.3 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at SolarCity. This rating has improved by 3% over the last 12 months.

57% of SolarCity employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated SolarCity 3.0 out of 5 for work life balance, 3.7 for culture and values and 3.4 for career opportunities.

According to reviews on Glassdoor, employees commonly mention the pros of working at SolarCity to be culture, career development, benefits and the cons to be work life balance, management, compensation.

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