Compare SolarCity vs Sunrun BETA

See how working at SolarCity vs. Sunrun 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. Sunrun. Learn more about each company and apply to jobs near you.
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SolarCity

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Sunrun

Employee Ratings

  • SolarCity scored higher in 1 area: Culture & Values.
  • Sunrun scored higher in 7 areas: Overall Rating, Compensation & Benefits, Work-life balance, Senior Management, CEO Approval, % Recommend to a friend and Positive Business Outlook.
  • Both tied in 1 area: Career Opportunities.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.3
(based on 2344 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.5
(based on 785 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.3
Career Opportunities
3.3
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
3.2
Compensation & Benefits
3.6
Sunrun employees rated their Compensation & Benefits 0.4 higher than SolarCity employees rated theirs.
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
2.9
Work-life balance
3.3
Sunrun employees rated their Work-life balance 0.4 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
82%
82%Lyndon Rive
CEO Approval
Sunrun Ceo Lynn Jurich
87%
87%Lynn Jurich
Sunrun employees rated their CEO Approval 5% higher than SolarCity employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
56%
% Recommend to a friend
62%
Sunrun employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 5% higher than SolarCity employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
50%
Positive Business Outlook
60%
Sunrun employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 10% higher than SolarCity employees rated theirs.

Salaries

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Solar Consultant1 Salaries
£20/hr
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What Employees Say

  • "Great company" was the most mentioned Pro at SolarCity.
  • "Good benefits" was the most mentioned Pro at Sunrun.
  • SolarCity had 70 more reviews than Sunrun that mentioned "Work life balance" as a Con.
Pros
Pros
"Great company"(in 101 reviews)
"Great people"(in 96 reviews)
Pros
"Good benefits"(in 31 reviews)
"Great benefits"(in 28 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Work life balance"(in 103 reviews)
"Long hours"(in 77 reviews)
Cons
"Work life balance"(in 33 reviews)
"Upper management"(in 15 reviews)
Featured Review
"Vice President"23 Mar 2016

I worked at SolarCity

Pros

Amazing people and culture Great leadership

Cons

Keep your values Retain your top talent

Current Employee - Field Sales Representative

I have been working at Sunrun full-time

Pros

Uncapped commission, company provides you leads and you present and close. Commission structure is built for volume. If you are a top performer you will make more than 200k a year, the highest... earners get close to 500k but there are not many of us.

Cons

Your work never leaves you alone ( you will be dealing with clients 24/7), micromanaging, constant pointless company meetings (15+ a week). You will need to be on top of your business and all your... projects to make sure they don't get screwed up (meaning you will be managing 40-60 projects each month as they go through the process of being installed). You will work 60+ hours a week if you want to make serious money.

Advice to Management

stop with your pointless trainings. Let the sales professionals go out and sell. If you are constantly having to train your staff that are not exceeding expectations then fire them and hire strong... sales reps. As for the strong sales reps we are taken away form selling with your pointless meetings.

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