SolarCity Reviews

Updated 21 May 2020

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3.2
53%
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78%
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SolarCity CEO & Co-Founder Lyndon Rive
Lyndon Rive
1,611 Ratings
  1. "High Stress"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Field Energy Specialist 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    There are no pros for this position

    Cons

    Unrealistic numbers driven sales goals Promotions based on sales volume not people skills

  2. "Strong sales culture"

    4.0
    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

  3. "FES review"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

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  4. "Decent Job"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    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.

  5. "Worst management"

    1.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    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

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  6. "The good old days"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.

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  7. "Worst ever so sad"

    1.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

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  8. "Part time warehouse help"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.

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  9. "Great Company to begin a solar career"

    3.0
    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

  10. "Bias"

    2.0
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    • Senior Management
    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

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