Compare SolarCity vs Vivint Solar BETA

See how working at SolarCity vs. Vivint Solar compares on a variety of workplace factors. By comparing employers on employee ratings, salaries, reviews, pros/cons, job openings and more, you'll feel one step ahead of the rest. All salaries and reviews are posted by employees working at SolarCity vs. Vivint Solar. Learn more about each company and apply to jobs near you.
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SolarCity

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Vivint Solar

Employee Ratings

  • SolarCity scored higher in 2 areas: Culture & Values and CEO Approval.
  • Vivint Solar scored higher in 7 areas: Overall Rating, Career Opportunities, Compensation & Benefits, Work-life balance, Senior Management, % Recommend to a friend and Positive Business Outlook.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.3
(based on 2345 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.5
(based on 717 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.3
Career Opportunities
3.4
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
3.2
Compensation & Benefits
3.3
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
2.9
Work-life balance
3.6
Vivint Solar employees rated their Work-life balance 0.7 higher than SolarCity employees rated theirs.
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.1
Senior Management
3.2
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
3.6
Culture & Values
3.5
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
SolarCity Ceo Lyndon Rive
81%
81%Lyndon Rive
SolarCity employees rated their CEO Approval 3% higher than Vivint Solar employees rated theirs.
CEO Approval
Vivint Solar Ceo David Bywater
78%
78%David Bywater
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
56%
% Recommend to a friend
63%
Vivint Solar employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 7% higher than SolarCity employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
50%
Positive Business Outlook
54%
Vivint Solar employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 4% higher than SolarCity employees rated theirs.

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What Employees Say

  • "Great company" was the most mentioned Pro at SolarCity.
  • "Free lunch" was the most mentioned Pro at Vivint Solar.
  • "Work life balance" was the most mentioned Con at SolarCity.
  • "Door to door" was the most mentioned Con at Vivint Solar.
Pros
Pros
"Great company"(in 101 reviews)
"Great people"(in 96 reviews)
Pros
"Free lunch"(in 59 reviews)
"Vivint solar"(in 51 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Work life balance"(in 103 reviews)
"Long hours"(in 77 reviews)
Cons
"Door to door"(in 33 reviews)
"Vivint solar"(in 23 reviews)
Featured Review

Former Employee - Lead Generator

I worked at SolarCity full-time for less than a year

Pros

Great benefits, good pay, fair scheduling

Cons

Blind management focused purely on numbers. Misleading customers into a sub quality product. This company sells long term loans and does it in a sneaky way.

Advice to Management

Sell a viable product and ensure the correct people are in management.

Current Employee - Business Analyst

I have been working at Vivint Solar full-time for more than 3 years

Pros

There are a lot of interesting projects for business analysts. People are nice. Unlimited PTO. Great work life balance.

Cons

There's no growth opportunities. Low compensation.

Advice to Management

Would love to see the company invest in employees by having Continuing education and tuition reimbursement and clearly defined path and more opportunities for promotion and internal career... advancement.

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