Vivint Solar Employee Reviews about "door to door"

Updated Aug 7, 2020

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335 Ratings
Pros
  • "Free lunch (you just pay a small tax)(in 59 reviews)

  • "VIVINT solar has figured out what it takes to be the top company in such a booming industry(in 51 reviews)

Cons
  • "Depends too heavily on door-to-door sales(in 33 reviews)

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

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  1. "Good money- door knocking"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Territory Sales Manager in Westbury, NY

    I worked at Vivint Solar full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good money if you can handle the learning curve and door to door sales

    Cons

    Difficult to get help from management, some offices have much better managers then others. Some managers do not care about other reps success but some will help out

  2. "Door to door sales job"

    5.0
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    Current Contractor - Sales Representative in Shrewsbury, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Vivint Solar for less than a year

    Pros

    Flexible work hours, independently going door to door

    Cons

    1099 pay contract which means no hourly wage, simply commission based pay


  3. "A good job, for sure"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Lehi, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Vivint Solar full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Free lunch from onsite cafeteria Good opportunities to grow Good Autonomy Great People

    Cons

    Depends too heavily on door-to-door sales Developer Productivity metrics are unclear

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  4. Helpful (4)

    "Door to Door Sales Canvasser, Not energy Comsultant"

    2.0
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    Former Employee - Field Energy Consultant in Sacramento, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Vivint Solar full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great company culture, sponsorships, positive outlook, and swag.

    Cons

    It is a typical door to door canvasing job in the solar industry. Set an appointment, close the deal. You're out on your own in a VERY small territory. Beat on doors until blue in the face.

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  5. "Great energy and incentives"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Solar Consultant in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Vivint Solar full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Uncapped Comission Huge Comissions Work outside Fun challenges Great office meetings/trainings

    Cons

    Door to door can be tough

  6. Helpful (2)

    "solid company"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Albany, NY
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Vivint Solar full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    good company that will definitely teach you the basics about how to sell solar door to door

    Cons

    their operations team can use improvement and being 1099 and getting paid quickly can be difficult at times when operations made mistakes

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    "Unless you’re extremely talented, don’t work here"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Solar Sales Consultant in Santa Ana, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Vivint Solar full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Flexible hours. Cool inspirational fluff. Paid trips to Mexico

    Cons

    Door to Door sales. Your area is everything. Sleazy management will lie about negative aspects to going solar. Commission only while sales take 4 months on average and they lie about bonuses from the start. They lie about “world class training”, it’s literally 16 hours of videos online with multiple choice questions. Their training is a joke They will lie about what average person makes because top guys boost the averages out of proportion. 80% of people don’t last 8 weeks Management hogs good territory. The company is so Mormon and every guy I saw in management was Mormon. Mandatory unpaid meetings although while waiting to get paid before I quit I missed 4 weeks and management didn’t even call to see if I was dead. You are literally nothing to them unless you’re pumping up their numbers.

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  8. "The hardest, most rewarding job I’ve had."

    5.0
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    Current Freelancer - Solar Energy Consultant in Santa Ana, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay Flexible schedule Training Self-discipline building Positive impact

    Cons

    Door-to-door Sales is uncomfortable Need self discipline Pay dependent on the amount of work you do. Late hours

  9. "Very sketch"

    1.0
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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Vivint Solar for less than a year

    Pros

    There are not a lot of pros to working for this company.

    Cons

    They tried to sucker me in with a $5,000 payday advance in exchange for a three-year contract working for the company through which I would have to make a number of sales. It's all door-to-door and the training is very minimal. Everyone that was trying to work for the company seemed desperate with hopes of making it big and door to door sales.

  10. Helpful (2)

    "It was alright"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Area Manager in Matawan, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Vivint Solar full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Money was decent when you could make it

    Cons

    How hard it was to make money and how hard door to door sales are.

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