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Updated Nov 1, 2022

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Found 888 of over 970 reviews
3.4
53% Recommend to a Friend
63% Approve of CEO

Found 887 of over 970 reviews

3.4
53%
Recommend to a Friend
63%
Approve of CEO
Vivint Solar CEO David Bywater  (no image)
David Bywater
383 Ratings

Top Review Highlights by Sentiment

Pros
  • "Pay can be good if you’re willing to put the work in(in 62 reviews)
  • "The IT organization is strong and has a great culture.(in 59 reviews)
  • "Great people and $$$$$ best comp plan in industry (sales).(in 47 reviews)
  • "Great benefits, including medical, dental, & 401k(in 37 reviews)
  • "Good money if you can handle the learning curve and door to door sales(in 24 reviews)
Cons
  • "Poor management hard to stay motivated(in 41 reviews)
  • "Very little training.(in 29 reviews)
  • "You are on COMMISSION only with everything to gain and everything to lose.(in 22 reviews)
  • "Upper management is more focused on number of installs and killowatts installed, and not so much with how to make the installation process better and more streamlined.(in 16 reviews)
  • "All the managers do is lie and teach you to lie.(in 14 reviews)
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  1. 5.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    Great compant

    Oct 11, 2022 - Sales Representative 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    The growth potential for anyone is unlimited regardless of your background

    Cons

    Nothing comes easy and takes a lot of hard work

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  2. 4.0
    Former Employee

    Well structured work

    Oct 14, 2022 - Inspection Technician 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Straightforward work, good co-workers, nothing abnormal.

    Cons

    Seasonal layoffs were very common.

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  4. 1.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    Great place as long as you suck up to the right people

    Nov 1, 2022 - Closer 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    The free lunches were pretty nice but the food gets old quick

    Cons

    Nobody knew what they were doing.

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  5. 3.0
    Former Employee, more than 5 years

    Good place to learn

    Sep 20, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    If you want basic knowledge of solar and solar sales this is a good place to start.

    Cons

    Compensation on low end of industry with no benefits.

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  6. 3.0
    Former Employee, less than 1 year

    Tough To get Started

    Aug 11, 2022 - Sales Representative in San Diego, CA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Great team, great training, competitive

    Cons

    They feed their sales managers, tough to get past poor customer reviews

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  7. 3.0
    Former Employee, less than 1 year

    unbiased review of Vivint Solar

    Jul 25, 2022 - Solar Consultant in San Diego, CA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule work your own hours no one breathing down your back. We help homeowners to save money and help the environment at the same time. Great pay once you get promoted.

    Cons

    Lots of hours knocking doors in neighborhoods that have been pitched solar 100s of times. Some homeowners knew my pitch better than i did. First 8 sales are splits (not the full commission) Assigned to a territory no freedom to work where you want.

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  8. 1.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Bro Culture

    Aug 12, 2022 - Sales Associate in San Diego, CA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    This is a frat star's dream job. The most successful frat bros are the highest earners. Be aware of the weekly meanings that include YouTube videos of Lake Havasu boat races and motivational mountain biking stories.

    Cons

    There is no real direction. It's all a numbers game. The more doors your knock on, the more your odds increase. Be aware of being out after dark.

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  9. 2.0
    Former Employee

    Hard pass

    Jul 20, 2022 - Solar Developer 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Growth industry Leading edge tech product

    Cons

    Poor internal communication Underwhelming training Poor management, middle and upper

    1 person found this review helpful
  10. 4.0
    Former Employee, less than 1 year

    Great place to work

    Jun 27, 2022 - Data Entry 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Take care of employees. Lots of perks.

    Cons

    Hard to work your way up in certain departments.

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  11. 5.0
    Former Employee

    Vivint Sales Rep

    Jun 25, 2022 - Sales Representative 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    They have an amazing training program and amazing opportunities to make money.

    Cons

    The company does not seem to care much about new employees that seem to struggle and the company generally needs to care more about the employees overall.

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Vivint Solar Reviews FAQs

Vivint Solar has an overall rating of 3.4 out of 5, based on over 970 reviews left anonymously by employees. 53% of employees would recommend working at Vivint Solar to a friend and 49% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has improved by 4% over the last 12 months.

According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, Vivint Solar employees rate their compensation and benefits as 3.2 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at Vivint Solar. This rating has decreased by -1% over the last 12 months.

53% of Vivint Solar employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Vivint Solar 3.3 out of 5 for work life balance, 3.4 for culture and values and 3.3 for career opportunities.

According to reviews on Glassdoor, employees commonly mention the pros of working at Vivint Solar to be benefits, culture, career development and the cons to be senior leadership, management.

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