SolarCity Crew Leader Reviews

Updated 12 Jan 2018

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3.3
56%
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85%
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SolarCity CEO & Co-Founder Lyndon Rive
Lyndon Rive
19 Ratings
  1. "Installation Lead Installer"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Crew Lead in Riverside, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at SolarCity for more than a year

    Pros

    Most experienced team I've worked with

    Cons

    long hours, but aside from that not bad

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  2. "Crew Lead"

    1.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Crew Lead in Newark, DE
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Extensive training program, Good opportunities to learn about the residential solar field.

    Cons

    Inexperienced management, managers that are only concerned with advancing their careers, with no concern for employees or customers. Dishonest managers at all levels. More interest in quantity over quality.

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  3. "Was great most of the time get used to a lot of secrets so much for transparency that they always harp on."

    3.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Crew Lead in Chico, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at SolarCity full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great people, good pay, learned a lot very fast paced. Good training programs, incentives are good lots of overtime. Safety is a priority I always felt I had the right equipment to get a job done safely

    Cons

    Long hours stringent deadlines and always low manpower for given jobs. Often the right hand doesn't know what the left is doing at the same time.

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  4. "Crew Lead"

    2.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Crew Lead in North Las Vegas, NV
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The pay was good enough.

    Cons

    Management was never on your side.

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  5. Helpful (2)

    "Started off Amazing"

    1.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Crew Lead Electrician in San Mateo, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at SolarCity full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Panel pay, travel, getting off by 2pm sometimes with full pay.

    Cons

    Leadership, downsizing, leadership, to much work or not enough, leadership, no clear career paths, leadership, no raises, leadership. They talk this great game about culture swings and values, but in the end, it is all about the bottom line, numbers, and production.

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  6. Helpful (3)

    "[This] close to amazing!"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Crew Lead 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -There was a golden period of a couple years where the loans flowed in like water and only the best candidates were hired. The quality of workmanship and general good-willed personality still persists in the local company culture (though no longer in every single crew and warehouse as it used to be). -Great people continue to be hired. Everyone is a friend. -Strong and mostly reasonable emphasis on safety -When sales are slow in one area of the country, management often springs for air fare, hotel stay and truck rental to temporarily relocate crews to other states. There are layoffs, but some effort is made to avoid it. -Decent, inexpensive benefits

    Cons

    -Everything is driven by production (a.k.a. "KW"- roughly equivalent to how many kilowatts a site will produce once installed). Installation crew members are paid based on how many modules the crew can install on a given job (a number linked to the KW of a job). This commission can more than double a crew member's pay. Slowing down to revisit jobs tagged for poor quality workmanship means receiving "just your base pay" for that day. Thus, crews, more often than not being absolutely addicted to their commission, are very unwilling to take time to learn from their mistakes. As monthly KW is the primary measure of a warehouse, managers are unwilling to slow new installations to discipline crews. -An all-consuming job with 50+ hours expected of most employees regardless of role. Family life takes a definite back seat.

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  7. "Crew Lead"

    4.0
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    Crew Lead in Sacramento, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at SolarCity

    Pros

    Home every night, work with some of the best men on my crew.

    Cons

    Need more money to be crew lead. No were to advance.

  8. "Crew lead"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Crew Lead in Mesa, AZ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent company to work for one of the best. This it the best safety set up I've every work with . We want every employee to get home safely and In one piece every single day.

    Cons

    The fight between the power company's does take its toll.

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  9. Helpful (1)

    "Best place I have ever worked!"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Crew Lead in Henderson, NV
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent pay and benefits, opportunity for advancement, Open door policies

    Cons

    Long hours, hard physical work, extreme environment

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  10. Helpful (2)

    "Crew lead is intense"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Crew Lead in Baltimore, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Money. 4 more words needed

    Cons

    Never ever home. Babysitters will raise your kid.

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