Concierge (Former Employee) – Roseville, CA – 24 March 2017
Typical day at work would be to work your pipeline, meetings regarding daily changes. Learned something new everyday regarding changes with different state regulations pertaining to solar systems installed. Management is very micro-managed. Workplace culture is enjoyable because of the employee's. Hardest part of the job is to learn the states your assigned to and all the other states rules and regulations that you don't work. The most enjoyable part of the job is the people you work with.
Meet good people, both in employees and customers.
The focus of educating the staff is excellent to make the company better. Leading the industry in solar power along with the combination of other companies technology to expand the possibilities of projects.
Normal Growing pains of a rapidly expanding company
Field Energy Consultant (Former Employee) – Beltsville, MD – 21 March 2017
I would always get called by management on days that I had off. The company morale when I first started was great, but after a while management started to threaten jobs on a daily basis and it was very unmotivating to work at an unstable place. I would say the company is downsizing due to too much growth and the need for revenue.
Channel Account Manager (Former Employee) – Albany, NY – 20 March 2017
I loved working for SolarCity for most of my time there. The channel sales side is hard work but very rewarding. Work life balance can be an issue. With the Tesla merger changes are being made at a rapid pace sometimes without enough forethought.
Inspection Coordinator (Current Employee) – Los Angeles, CA – 18 March 2017
This job was great to understand how a solar project worked from start to finish. You learn a lot about building, fire, and electrical code, often troubleshooting. You can even gain experience from a management point of view, seeing the process through. High workload. Energetic culture.
Big company, flexible schedule, sales pressure, favoritism
Field Energy Consultant (Former Employee) – Bay Area, CA – 14 March 2017
Working long hours. No real weekends off since selling is prime time during weekends. Theres favoritism in the sales position, between FES and FEC and even management to FEC; those who sell more get more opportunities and favoritism, Overall nice people to work with but prepare to work your butt off to build a business if you do not meet quota 2 months in a row you will be fired.
Good company to get experience in outside sales. Long lasting strong company, leader in solar/green energy. Proud company name to work for.
Solarcity/tesla is growing so much: new technology, new protocols, new products, etc. be prepared to have so many changes almost every week. will have training almost every other week on new stuff or during meetings. Must be adaptable to so many changes.
Working for leading company in solar/green energy, allowed to create own schedule just as long as youre hitting quota
pressure on getting opportunities, favoritsim, pay structure is lower than most other companies but may be getting better since i left