Pros: car, smart phone and computer provided. great tech support team
Cons: low wage, no support, communication, managers, no advancement opportunities, meet quota or die attitude
you must find, develop, and nurture ALL leads. company does not provide leads, marketing support, or ongoing business dev. support.
managers are difficult to communicate with. this is a sales driven company where the bottom line is everything. if you have a family they will suffer your absence. very poor work/life balance, hours are very long, i often – more... worked 7 days a week from early morning to late evening.
very poor communication internally. lack of good compensation particularly with commissions based selling. salary is only 35k/yr plus commissions. commissions on each job are largely determined by ability to sell. you can adjust pricing but it directly and significantly affects your commissions. in other words. to compete price wise YOU pay the price.
customers frustrated with very long installation time line--typically 6 months. competitors in my area are installing in usually 2 months or faster.
you must meet sales quotas or you will be terminated. min. sales quota is 7 pv jobs per month, and 4 energy evaluations sold per month. energy evaluations are simply a way to drive sales of home heating, cooling, hot water, insulation etc. services which are very expensive.
install crews are often made up of newbies to solar and don't know what they are doing.
company is now publicly traded so investors and dividends are the top priority. i fear that customers will pay the price for this as focus is now on making money. they talk a good game and make it sound like they are in solar for a greater purpose but that is just not the case.
sales people know very little about solar--they know most about sales. easily stumped by technical questions which lends a 'cheapness' and 'used care salesmen' like vibe to the whole thing. – less