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Productive and fun workplace
Permit Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Elmsford, NY21 August 2017
SolarCity had a great workplace atmosphere with just the right amount of organization. Work was team oriented and ran smoothly. Working with multiple departments throughout the company made for a smoothly run project for the homeowner. The ability to multitask came in very handy as working with 80 different municipalities demands it. Having gotten the chance to work with Town and Village Boards helped build my professional report.
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solar can be a tough sell
Field Energy Specialist (Former Employee) –  Annapolis, MD20 August 2017
Love Elon Musk ideals and intent to improve the world. Tough environment . If you're good at sales and have great determination, this is a great job.
Pros
Good cause
Cons
tough job
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Great cause, but high turnover
Field Energy Specialist (Former Employee) –  Santa Ana, CA19 August 2017
It's great to contribute to help the environment, while lowering resident's utility bills. It's hard to be constantly rejected in a retail environment. And also to feel "replaceable" in the workplace, which also has a high turnover rate - - including Sales Management (which is discouraging).
Pros
Great cause.
Cons
Low pay. High employee turnover. Low job security.
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Very Productive with coworkers; management side slacks
Installer II (Current Employee) –  City Industry, CA18 August 2017
Working with my co workers is always a respectfu,l productive environment. Everyone knows how to work as a team and make it an enjoyable company to work for. As far as the management level, not so much. Theres plenty of room to move up and get raises but the manager plain out and simple; can care less about his employees and does not grant those raises to people who deserve them. Too many promises and not enough appreciation.
Pros
benefits and healthcare
Cons
extremely difficult to receive raises, management is poor, don't appreciate employees
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goo job
Junior Installer - Senior Installer - Sr Crew Lead (Former Employee) –  Phoenix, AZ17 August 2017
work hard got rewarded did lots of jobs worked well with other if you do your job you can do very well in life keep going solar is the future solar city is good company
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Fes
Field Energy Specialist (Current Employee) –  Las Vegas, NV15 August 2017
If commission based jobs are your weakness I do not recommend this position at all. I do like the freedom that is given, so you have to have drive to push yourself.
Pros
Pay, hours, benefits
Cons
Coworkers will try to steal leads, standing nonstop
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Lots of room for growth
SOLAR INSTALLER (Former Employee) –  Los Angeles, CA15 August 2017
Very large company with potential growth for the right people though can be difficult to get recognition. Lots of great perks and ability to put in overtime.
Pros
overtime, healthcare
Cons
large company
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Bad management but easy job
Permit Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Hawthorne, CA15 August 2017
This was one of my favorite jobs. Permits are easy to get from city officials, and company car is provided. Management was dictator-like, not a team player. Hardest part of the job was to move up the ladder to higher positions. Promotions rarely given.
Pros
company car, healthcare benefits
Cons
management
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Awesome Company
Field Energy Consultant (Former Employee) –  Monterey, CA14 August 2017
I very much enjoyed working with SolarCity. Their corporate mission perfectly balances environmentally friendly goals into a capitalist market. Highly recommend applying. You will not regret it.
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good working enviroment and rewarded its employees for jobs getting done right and on time
Installer 2 (Former Employee) –  Dallas, TX12 August 2017
mostly good days at work and I was taught well - management was good hardest part on roof all day in sun - don't like there job policies on background
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Fantastic Company!
Director de Recursos Humanos (Former Employee) –  Ciudad de México, D. F.9 August 2017
SolarCity was an opened eye on the Bay Area working environment, lot of commitment, fun and serious about respecting people and managing independently. The hardest part was to educate Corporate Office on Going Abroad.
The best part was just do it.
Pros
Freedom to act and Salary and Benefits
Cons
Equity outside US
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Awesome
Sales Consultant (Current Employee) –  Beltsville, MD9 August 2017
great company and awesome culture,it has been a great opportunity of learning and advancement working at solarcity,work environment is like being around your own family.
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lots of hours/low pay
Field Energy Consultant (Former Employee) –  Portland, OR9 August 2017
I took the job because it sounded great. The pay was going to be a bit less than previous job but it sounded like a more fun job. The expectation was that you would work 6 days a week. Literally the job/company was expected to come first in your life. As a front line employee we had to pick up all the slack when others didn't do their job. Instead of fixing the problem they just added more backend work to the sales position. This company is counting on people who care more about solar than anything else, being willing to sacrafice their family and friends for the cause for low pay. Very high stress.
Pros
Company car
Cons
The long days. No weekends off. Company doesn't care about employee
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Good company to work for
Indirect tax analyist (Former Employee) –  Draper, UT8 August 2017
The company has a great work environment. Employees are encouraged to think outside the box to help the company improve. Upper management truly cares about employees and wants to make sure they enjoy working at the company and can grow to their full potential.
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...greener pastures
Senior Retail Energy Consultant (Former Employee) –  Tucson, AZ7 August 2017
I really enjoyed my year and a half at SolarCity. There was so much going on all the time and they really get you excited to be apart of something bigger! The training was convenient and once up and running on your own, the sky is the limit. They really take responsibility on their end by always delivering on what they promised to us as employees, as well as making an effort to see each one of us grow within the company by offering ongoing education and training. There was constant rewarding with gear, swag, electronics, trips and cash prizes, creating a nice mixed atmosphere of fun and healthy competition. The only cons I have are that it ended too soon.
Pros
Getting paid for saving the planet!!!!
Cons
recent massive layoff
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Fun place to work
Senior Retail Energy Consultant (Former Employee) –  Las Vegas, NV2 August 2017
I love the culture at SolarCity, Managment, on the other hand, needed a lot of help. There were lots of issues with lack of discipline in management. Didn't like the direction the company was going.
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Commercial future
Commercial Project Manager (Former Employee) –  Baltimore, MD31 July 2017
Commercial future was unknown and felt unstable. Multiple changes in upper management. Lead to the unknown status of projects, who was in control sales or project management.
Pros
Good People in all departments
Cons
Unknown future
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Job was a real go experience
Warehouse Clerk (Former Employee) –  Rocky Hill, CT31 July 2017
Got to know about solar panels how it operates the many components that goes in putting them up.The people there was cool and helpful.Got to know the different crews.
Pros
Had alot of free lunchs
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Very fun place to work for. Job advancement is great.
Incentives Specialist (Former Employee) –  Las Vegas, NV31 July 2017
I have never worked for a place that was so much fun! The culture is awesome, they are very accepting of every individual. I have learned a lot from working here. I would go back in a heartbeat.
Pros
Culture, free beverages, free breakfast (cereals, fruit), job is understandable and easy to do!!!
Cons
Pay could be a little tiny better.
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was a good career until
Lead Installer/Apprentice Electrician (Former Employee) –  Sacramento, CA31 July 2017
after a buy out the company started becoming less and less enjoyable and and more of a stress filled chore worried about who they were going to lay off next.
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