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Vivint Solar Reviews

Updated May 21, 2018
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Pros
  • Vivint Solar has a very unique atmosphere (in 41 reviews)

  • Great benefits, including a decent free lunch at corporate (in 35 reviews)

Cons
  • Walking around in the heat door to door (in 17 reviews)

  • Vivint Solar over promises under delivers (in 21 reviews)

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  1. "Best culture, great industry, awesome leadership and company"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - District Manager
    Current Employee - District Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Vivint Solar full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great people and $$$$$ best comp plan in industry (sales). Only solar company to pay residuals and higher than dealer commissions. Amazing software and support.

    Cons

    Must be accountable and self motivated. Not the place if you need to be babysat. 40 percent of employees in sales don’t have what it takes. If you work hard you will do great. Must be computer literate and comfy knocking doors.

    Advice to Management

    Love what your are doing


  2. "Meh"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Free food was awesome enough

    Cons

    People yelling at you all day

  3. "Growing company"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Solar CAD Technician in Provo, UT
    Former Employee - Solar CAD Technician in Provo, UT

    I worked at Vivint Solar part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly work environment, innovative atmosphere

    Cons

    Pay raises were miniscule, management did not have a chance vision of how to motivate employees


  4. "Sales manager"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Manager
    Current Employee - Sales Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Vivint Solar full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Cool culture, motivational meetings, nice people.

    Cons

    If you’re not recruited by someone in the office you won’t be helped out. I shadowed for an hour and the dm told me I’ll be alright to go on my own now. 6 months of working there before I ever saw someone create an account.


  5. "Energy Consultant leaving because of company reviews"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Energy Consultant
    Current Employee - Energy Consultant
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Vivint Solar full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    you get paid on time and know the money is always going to be in your account for installs commissioned. partnership with Nike for uniform and constantly getting prizes and incentives for sales achievements, flexible work hrs and easy sales goals to hit. Like the CEO and his vision.

    Cons

    upper management (district managers,regionals,,especially VPs) only care about themselves and are not willing to help sales reps out. they are not management material and the only reason they are in a management role is because they can sell but are lacking management skills. they do not train you, you have to learn by trial and error on your own. things are constantly changing in the solar industry and Vivint is all over the place with its policy changes. they recently are being sued by the general attorney of New Mexico for shady business tactics and have horrible reviews which has made MANY or my accts cancel. you can work very hard to create these accts and then to have them cancel for reasons outside of your control is extremely frustrated, ultimately one of the main reasons I am leaving. it takes forever to get your customers solar turned on because it seems they hire people at corporate that aren't fit to do their jobs. the solar industry is super competitive and if you have experience pretty much anyone will hire you on the sales side. I would rather work for a company with good reviews and ethical sales practices so my hard earned accts do not cancel.

    Advice to Management

    FIX YOUR HORRIBLE REVIEWS. start taking care of your customers after them get installed not just prior. hire managers that have experience in managing people not ones that can just produce numbers.


  6. Helpful (4)

    "Save yourself some pain, go somewhere that values you as a human being"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Pre Install Specialist in Lehi, UT
    Current Employee - Pre Install Specialist in Lehi, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Vivint Solar full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Scheduling USE to be flexible

    Cons

    Working here means that you don't feel respected. I think it could be different, but unfortunately it is not. You are treated like a machine producing day in and day out with no appreciation. They change your schedule nearly every 2-3 months with short warnings. Management begrudges to help you in anyway as they are "very busy." Save yourself some pain and skip working here.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees like humans. We don't feel respected or valued whatsoever.

    Vivint Solar Response

    Apr 4, 2018 – Recruiting Project Manager

    We appreciate you taking the time for leaving us feedback about your experience here. We strongly believe in building a culture of transparency and we value the opinions of our current/former... More


  7. "6 years of nothing"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lehi, UT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lehi, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    you work and every hour you earn is not suited for any company outside of vivint solar

    Cons

    horrible people who prey on the elderly

    Advice to Management

    be nice

  8. "Journeyman Electrician"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Vivint Solar full-time

    Pros

    They have bright orange trucks. That's all!!!

    Cons

    This place is horrible. All they are worried about is the sales. While cares about the customer. They seem to think they own the customers house once installed on. The management is a completely unfair and promoted the "in" crowd. If you not in, you're gone!! Specs designed by Vivint won't pass an electrical inspection, which holds off getting the system on for the customer. No worries though, they not worried about turning it on.

    Advice to Management

    Close down.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "MAGA hats okay at corporate? Wtf"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Relations Representative in Lehi, UT
    Former Employee - Customer Relations Representative in Lehi, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Lunch is subsidized at $0.54/day
    Coffee/Espresso bar is cheap and pretty good

    Cons

    Been thoroughly unimpressed with the company so far
    Entirely disorganized
    Importance of good customer service and transparency seem non-existent

    Advice to Management

    Might want to rethink how relaxed you make the company.....kids walking around in “Make America Great Again” red hats?!!!! Really not cool. Have at least SOME HR standards.


  10. "Site Surveyor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Vivint Solar full-time

    Pros

    Company Vehicle and Tools

    Cons

    Bad Communication and Organization. Felt Used.


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