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Updated Jun 5, 2021

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3.3
56%
Recommend to a Friend
67%
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349 Ratings
Pros
  • "Free lunch from onsite cafeteria(in 61 reviews)

  • "VIVINT solar has figured out what it takes to be the top company in such a booming industry(in 52 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Depends too heavily on door-to-door sales(in 35 reviews)

  • "Should have applied sooner with Vivint Solar and share more time with them(in 23 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Great company

      Apr 4, 2021 - AREA SALES MANAGER in Houston, TX
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great money, great people and environment

      Cons

      Long hours hard work and not much free time

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    2. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      A Disorganized Company with Great Potential

      Jun 1, 2021 - Project Manager in Lehi, UT
      Recommend
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      Pros

      -Lots of opportunity for promotion -Lots of opportunity for lateral movement -Many position types; there's bound to be one that fits you!

      Cons

      -Poor upper management -Poor salary for lower management -Upper management is very "political"

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    3. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Great pay, poor planning of daily service schedules

      Jun 5, 2021 - Bartender in Sacramento, CA
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Awesome coworkers, pays very well by region, paid from and to the shop each day

      Cons

      Poor planning and scheduling, hundreds of miles per day in drive time to and from locations, jobs way outside of our territory and into the jurisdiction of our other shops locations. Late nights and early mornings for simple jobs due to poor corporate infrastructure

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    4. 5.0
      Former Employee

      Great place to start a career

      May 25, 2021 - Customer Support 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Fun culture with lots of buy in to vision

      Cons

      People who were with the company for many years were underpaid vs people newly hired.

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    5. 3.0
      Former Employee

      Ok until its not.

      May 9, 2021 - CAD Designer 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Able to work from home/remotely

      Cons

      Benefits are lackluster. Most people not at the corporate office, so the "free" (not really) lunches cannot be utilized, I don't even know of the Cafeteria is staffed anymore after COVID-19 caused the WFH transition. Expectations amount to trying to squeeze blood from a stone compared to the pay with a barebones staff. What you're required to know is comparable to what an Electrician is supposed to know, but you are compensated at the same level of what retail pays at this point. Company notoriously outsources a lot of work, only to have it sent back needing to be fixed by people in the states anyway. Waste of money and higher workload on teams that have been understaffed since last year. The culture is a Mormon country club yuppie startup thats whole existence was built on getting bought out by a bigger fish before the business ran out of money like many other rooftop Solar Panel providers. The higher-ups know each other and aren't qualified for their positions, the rest of the corporate environment is either people who will contribute to the high turnover or people who were 'picked last for kickball' their entire lives and have no other options. This leads to a kiss-up culture and weird incestuous working environment. Vivint is extremely lucky they were bought out by Sunrun. COVID lockdowns all but spelled doom for this company that was already bleeding money, large swathes of staff were laid off in 2020 and upper management was very defensive about the financial situation. It remains to be seen what changes Sunrun will make but the company already has a poor reputation especially in California.

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    6. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Door to Door Sales

      May 20, 2021 - Sales Manager in Philadelphia, PA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Activity drives progress. Results are not the most important.

      Cons

      None. Consistent work pays off.

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    7. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Growing Company!

      May 11, 2021 - Sales Representative in Irvine, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Motivated company looking to expand with advancement opportunities

      Cons

      The work is a bit monotonous but not different from other sales jobs

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    8. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great place

      May 1, 2021 - Sales Associate in Draper, UT
      Recommend
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      Pros

      The growth you are encouraged to build in all aspects of life is what I loved the most.

      Cons

      I don’t have anything negative to say.

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    9. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Very lucrative

      Apr 15, 2021 - Sales Manager in San Diego, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Awesome Team Energy/ Made lots of money / had a lot of support

      Cons

      I felt managers had their jobs pushed thru first which caused delays in my installs.

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    10. 2.0
      Former Employee

      Hmm

      Jun 2, 2021 - Sales Representative 
      Recommend
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      Business Outlook

      Pros

      some stuff was ok i guess

      Cons

      it sucks when it real hot out

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