SolarCity Reviews

Updated 21 May 2020

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SolarCity CEO & Co-Founder Lyndon Rive
Lyndon Rive
1,611 Ratings
  1. "Inside sales"

    3.0
     

    I worked at SolarCity

    Pros

    Great money to be made once installs happen

    Cons

    Management doesn’t care for you

  2. Helpful (1)

    "Site Surveyor"

    2.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Access to rooftops and good views.

    Cons

    Anything less than a 12 hr day was a non-option. More hours were allowed, but considering that driving back is part of the job, its a wonder that more accidents didn't happen due to fatigue.

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    "Solar City lacks committment to employees"

    2.0
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    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Sacramento, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great enthusiasm, great people, good product

    Cons

    Micromanaged, lack a firm marketing course.

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    "field sales"

    1.0
     

    I worked at SolarCity

    Pros

    offered a flexible schedule weekly

    Cons

    dont care about the customers or developing sales reps. promoted non qualified people to managers too soon

  5. "Account Executive"

    5.0
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    I worked at SolarCity

    Pros

    Great culture,. lots of works

    Cons

    None that I can think of

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    "Field Consultant"

    1.0
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    • Senior Management
     
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at SolarCity

    Pros

    Flexible Schedule. Company car. Laptop.

    Cons

    Management are pushy and rude. Favoritism. Quotas. Too many changes to company rule, literally every quarter the rule changes.

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  7. "So sad to see it gone and so many losing their jobs."

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at SolarCity full-time

    Pros

    The people were so passionate, they cared so much for each other and the work that they were doing.

    Cons

    Some of the exeuctives who were added in the last couple of years were sorely lacking in diversity skills and had questionable backgrounds.

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    "Solar Consultant"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at SolarCity full-time

    Pros

    I enjoyed working at solar city

    Cons

    You work very long days

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    "Surveyor"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at SolarCity full-time

    Pros

    Working for Solarcity was great. Bonus per job made for scalable benefit-to-increased work ratio

    Cons

    Pressure on surveyors instead of on sales

  10. "Inspection Coordinator"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at SolarCity full-time

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities to move up. It's nice to work for a solar company that is helping the environment. Most coworkers are great.

    Cons

    Management is pretty good but often overworked so concerned may take awhile to get addressed.

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