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SolarCity Reviews

Updated May 9, 2019

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3.2
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77%
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SolarCity CEO Lyndon Rive
Lyndon Rive
1606 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good pay; Great People; Amazing Mission - this is a really great company to work for if you love Elon this is the place for you(in 100 reviews)

  • "mission-driven, collaborative culture, great people who truly want to do the right thing(in 95 reviews)

Cons
  • "No work/life balance, poor training(in 103 reviews)

  • "Sometimes you work late or long hours to accommodate customer schedules(in 77 reviews)

More Pros and Cons
  1. "Strong sales culture"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Neutral Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at SolarCity full-time

      Pros

      Incentives are in line with overall goal of increasing gross sales

      Cons

      Lack of senior management guidance

      SolarCity2019-04-22
    • "FES review"

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      Former Employee - Field Energy Specialist in Hawthorne, CA
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

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

      Pros

      -Base pay + Commission -Flexible work hours and work schedule -Camaraderie between sales team

      Cons

      -Low pay -Turnover rate is high -Scarce bonuses

      Advice to Management

      Care more for their people.

      SolarCity2019-05-01
    • "Decent Job"

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      Former Employee - Solar Representative 

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

      Pros

      Decent compensation for appointments made, completely controllable as commission.

      Cons

      Repetitive hours in retail environment was taxing.

      SolarCity2019-04-11
    • "Worst management"

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      Former Employee - Installer in Fresno, CA
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook

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

      Pros

      No pros other than decent pay

      Cons

      Lots of cons and over worked it’s employees

      Advice to Management

      Get new management

      SolarCity2019-05-10
    • "The good old days"

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      Former Employee - Field Energy Consultant in Orlando, FL
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      Approves of CEO

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

      Pros

      Working there was great before they were bought up and transitioned over.

      Cons

      Now they seem to have massive layoffs and no stability.

      Advice to Management

      You guys are doing great!

      SolarCity2019-03-20
    • "Worst ever so sad"

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      Former Employee - Project Manager 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at SolarCity full-time

      Pros

      The environment/ green job, the rest was a disaster

      Cons

      Everything , they had everything going for them rive had no business being a ceo

      Advice to Management

      None you’re done ✅

      SolarCity2019-04-23
    • "Part time warehouse help"

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      Former Employee - Stock Clerk in Cranbury, NJ
      Recommends
      Negative Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at SolarCity part-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Renewable industry, no micro-management, organized logistics

      Cons

      Safety meetings were pencil-whipped and people in field got hurt because of it.

      Advice to Management

      More frequent feedback

      SolarCity2019-03-13
    • "Great Company to begin a solar career"

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        Former Employee - Sales Representative in Santa Ana, CA

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

        Pros

        Big name recognition Salary plus commissions Lots of leads and appointments Company Car Heath Benefits Weekly sales training meetings

        Cons

        Constant revolving door of new hires Lots of hours

        SolarCity2019-03-18
      • "Bias"

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        Former Employee - Field Energy Consultant in Beltsville, MD
        Doesn't Recommend
        Negative Outlook
        No opinion of CEO

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

        Pros

        Company car, fuel card and laptop

        Cons

        Bias, numbers driven not quality oriented

        Advice to Management

        Stop micro managing

        SolarCity2019-03-09
      • "Solar PV panel Installation and maintenance."

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        Former Employee - Electrical Engineer in New Delhi
        Recommends
        Neutral Outlook

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

        Pros

        Experience in solar PV panel. Project budgeting and estimation.

        Cons

        Low Salary. Low attention for employers.

        SolarCity2019-03-06
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