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Vivint Solar Reviews

Updated December 10, 2018
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Pros
  • "Vivint Solar is a customer driven company" (in 42 reviews)

  • "Good benefits (including free lunch everyday and onsite gym)" (in 38 reviews)

Cons
  • "It is a door-to-door sales gig regardless of all the false advertising" (in 21 reviews)

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

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Anonymous"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Vivint Solar full-time

    Pros

    Great Company with opportunities for advancement

    Cons

    No Cons to report. I love coming to work everyday

    Advice to Management

    My manager is amazing and supportive.


  2. "solar sale manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Solar Sale Manager in Lehi, UT
    Current Employee - Solar Sale Manager in Lehi, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    get to be outside, great money if your are good with people

    Cons

    need to drive a lot to mandatory meetings

  3. "Okay"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Vivint Solar full-time

    Pros

    Flexible Hours
    Independence
    Car and Company Phone Given

    Cons

    Tedious Work
    Money making culture
    Working under the sun


  4. "Best company I have ever worked for"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Positive work environment, supportive management, concise goals

    Cons

    Work life balance can be a struggle at times

    Advice to Management

    Continue to give employees tools to perform job properly. Continue with positive message


  5. "Sales Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Vivint Solar full-time

    Pros

    I loved the atmosphere that we had as a team. We had great leadership and an awesome team in Boston. I loved the product we sold and I could believed we were helping people save money. I loved the incentives the company offered.

    Cons

    Sometimes the operations side of the business held things up and couldn't install things as soon as we hoped.


  6. "CAD Tech"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - CAD Designer in Lehi, UT
    Current Employee - CAD Designer in Lehi, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Vivint Solar full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Free meals, flexible hours, work from home opportunities, great people.

    Cons

    No 401k match (although this is changing next year)

    Advice to Management

    Invest in IT development. There are far too many groups using manual processes that could be avoided with some dev.


  7. "Training and Development*"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Area Manager in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Senior Area Manager in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Vivint Solar full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Life changing money if you just work hard.

    Cons

    No real team culture compared to other companies I've been a part of.

    Advice to Management

    If you are going to take a position of influence, truly be an influence to your people.

    Make a difference.

    Sometimes it isn't about the numbers, but by showing you genuinely care, and are willing to go over better work habits with your guys will get better numbers out of them than by telling them to "pick it up".

    Show* them how.

  8. Helpful (5)

    "Not For Everyone"

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative
    Former Employee - Sales Representative
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Vivint Solar (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The atmosphere and people are great- however you only see the, twice a week.
    A lot of freedom, which is good if you are very disciplined and motivated.

    Cons

    Door to door sales is a grind. Every day. In the same area.
    The sales pitch is more towards the salesman than the customer. A one day training session is not nearly enough to cover all of the ins and outs to teach the salesman how everything actually works. The lure of a big salary is likely not achievable, unless you are there for a long time and can build up your residual. Wouldn’t recommend unless you already have a lot of money in savings or another job, as you won’t make much for your first couple months.

    Advice to Management

    More training for the salesman.
    Lower the expectations of income- better to overdeliver than over-promise.


  9. "Sales Rep"

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    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Manahawkin, NJ
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Manahawkin, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Potential to make great money

    Cons

    Highs n lows of commission based job


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Amazing People & Leadership Cares"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations in Lehi, UT
    Current Employee - Operations in Lehi, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    + People are excited to improve processes and their skill sets.

    + "Get it done" culture. People here are very adaptive and driven towards self learning.

    + Depending on your position, unparalleled freedom to pursue changes you feel builds the company.

    + Leadership listens to ideas and promotes based on successful projects.

    +++ Every boss I have worked for has made family-work balance paramount. They really care about my success.

    + The top leadership cares deeply about our customers and it shows. They won't even entertain ideas that would hurt our reputation with customers and will even get visibly upset if you suggest such an idea.

    Cons

    - Employee workloads can swing wildly depending on your boss and team. The vast majority have shared with me equally positive experiences with balance but a few others I definitely feel are swamped/overworked.

    - If you are expecting to promote based on years working the same position it can be very frustrating. The avenues to standout feel limited for some entry level teams. Once past that level it gets exponentially easier to promote.

    - Cross team communication is getting better but sometimes you still find out you were working on a solution in parallel with another team and that one of the versions will end up being redundant.

    Advice to Management

    It's clear you are working hard to keep this company a great place to work. Perhaps we could do more to give entry level positions a clearly laid out route for promotion.