A growing place with great ideas, however...
Pros: free t-shirts. Stock award after a but (restricted units)
Cons: Dismal pay rates and structure, 8hr holiday pay for 10hrs installer day, advanced in Portland seems unlikely, no training, inexperienced mgmt
The best way to describe the installer position is bipolar. Some paydays are a bit above average due to a bonus structure that works about 30 percent of the time in Portland, but most days, you are battling the clock, traffic, and miscommunication to keep your head above water in the bonus game. If you work too fast and do well at the beginning of the week, then land the ever-occurring roof leak response or re-install, you will be essentially working for free. Your output commission is based on total hours worked, and not on a job per job basis or some other sensible method. If you ever manage to catch a break and make some some good panel pay, it will be taxed almost 50%. Sounds good during the interview, but once you get on the roof it is a different story. If you have any real financial responsibilities, slapping glass is probably not for you, however, if you do not mind $300 paychecks, miscommunication, and not knowing where you are supposed work until 10 hrs before start, I encourage you to apply. I admire the Rives and Elon Musk for what they are going for, it just seems like installers have been forgotten about and deemed a disposable resource buy first line managers who sit back at the office. Rework panel pay!