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SolarCity Sales Representative Reviews

Updated 18 Mar 2019

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SolarCity CEO Lyndon Rive
Lyndon Rive
42 Ratings
  1. "Great Company to begin a solar career"

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      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

      SolarCity2019-03-18
    • Helpful (1)

      "Solar City lacks committment to employees"

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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.

      Advice to Management

      Develop better lead sources

      SolarCity2018-08-06
    • "Sales representative"

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      Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Los Angeles, CA
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

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

      Pros

      nice people to work with

      Cons

      salary is ok, so need to consider

      SolarCity2018-05-08
    • "Great While it Lasted"

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      Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Roseville, CA

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

      Pros

      Great atmosphere and work environment. I had a great feeling of accomplishment while helping families with their solar needs.

      Cons

      Once the company merged with Tesla, the Roseville location was closed and moved to Las Vegas; eliminating 150+ jobs.

      SolarCity2018-03-01
    • Helpful (3)

      "Field sales representative"

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      Current Employee - Sales Representative in Tucson, AZ
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I have been working at SolarCity full-time

      Pros

      none at all. evil company

      Cons

      they fire you and take your commissions

      Advice to Management

      go back to S Africa

      SolarCity2018-01-05
    • "Great People"

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      Former Employee - Field Sales Representative in Fresno, CA
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      Approves of CEO

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

      Pros

      I really enjoyed working with most of the people at SC. The company did a lot to reward employees, and the compensation was not too bad.

      Cons

      I would say that the only cons were that the work hours were quite long, and it was a bit scary going to stranger's homes during the late evening hours.

      Advice to Management

      Improve upon the talent management system, as it seemed that great employees were passed over for promotions.

      SolarCity2017-11-15
    • Helpful (2)

      "Field Energy Consultant"

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      Former Employee - Field Sales Representative in Beltsville, MD
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      No Opinion of CEO

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

      Pros

      Loved the flexibility which faded very fast. Depending on your manager you could face micro managing.

      Cons

      Poor management upkeep. Unequal values within the company

      Advice to Management

      Learn to value people by their skill set and content of character

      SolarCity2017-08-13
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      "Inside Sales Representative"

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      Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Las Vegas, NV
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

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

      Pros

      Great coworkers. Fun environment. decent pay and benefits.

      Cons

      unrealistic sales goals that would change randomly every month. Constant change mostly for the worst. Management had no realistic sales experience and expect you to keep up with their fantasy. A lot of firing based on monthly performance rather than what one did for company over time.

      Advice to Management

      Set realistic goals and keep consistent.

      SolarCity2017-07-25
    • Helpful (1)

      "Don't believe the recruiters and don't relocate."

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      Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Las Vegas, NV
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

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

      Pros

      Decent work environment and amenities Entry level sales job

      Cons

      -No 401k match -Unrealistic quotas and forecasting(How do you have the same goals every month in this industry?) -Being lied to about compensation and installations can be delayed. -Trainers/Managers can be condescending. Some of them have no experience outside of here and they get intimidated by anyone with a good work history.

      Advice to Management

      Lose the " We are the special forces and only bring in the best mentality" So you demand the best ,but only pay out around 40k if the salesperson is even around to see the install finish? Drop the scripts and let sales people be sales people. How are you going to criticize new hires in front of everyone for not memorizing a script in less than a week? There are a lot of archaic tactics and procedures in place and I...

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      SolarCity2017-07-29
    • Helpful (3)

      "Not a chance this company will be around in 5 years"

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      Former Employee - Outside Sales Representative in Los Angeles, CA
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

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

      Pros

      Doing good for the community and what not.

      Cons

      Charge more for the product. Use cheaper product than everyone else. Still can't make a profit. Why? So many managers making too much money. Very much a cult like atmosphere. Think Wolf of Wall Street meets Heaven's Gate.

      Advice to Management

      Reward your revenue generators. Don't overpay your managers.

      SolarCity2017-06-28
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