INTERCONNECTION SPECIALIST (Former Employee) – Las Vegas, NV – 19 April 2018
sitting all day, but the people are great and the culture is diverse. There's room for increased knowledge. Hardest part was the quality, you need to do well or you can get your compensation deducted. I didn't hate going to work.
Field Energy Consultant (Former Employee) – San Mateo, CA – 17 April 2018
SolarCity was a meat grinder. By the time I left there, their financial picture was so bleak that they had to find excuses to let go of over 100 sales representatives like myself just before Christmas of 2016. Prior to that, the management style always seemed to be, "Let's throw this up against the wall this month and see what sticks."
INTERCONNECTION TEAM LEAD (Former Employee) – San Mateo, CA – 16 April 2018
Like a lot of environmental companies, you don't get paid a lot and you work hard. But, once you prove that you know what you're doing, they'll give you free reign to do your job and still have a "start up" feel.
Great cafe, soccer at lunch, relaxed atmosphere.
Not great pay, sometimes have departments working against one another
Commercial TEAM Lead (Former Employee) – Sacramento, CA – 13 April 2018
Solar is an industry that is ever changing..... there is no space to rest and relax on your laurels..... SolarCity/Tesla clearly demonstrates this - Every day though is very exciting and rarely a "repeat the motions" kind of day.
Energy Consultant (Former Employee) – Stockton, CA – 11 April 2018
I had a great experience at solar city. My manager and team were very hands on and were there for each and every one of us, if we needed assiatance with anything our supervisior would help us directly..
Jr SIte Surveyor (Former Employee) – Albuquerque, NM – 11 April 2018
Everyone on the team was welcoming and able to teach me everything i needed to know. I was able to start and run with everything being showed. Everyone is supportive and great to be around it is a great atmosphere.
Field Energy Specialist (Former Employee) – Riverside, CA – 10 April 2018
Most of the time after my training. I learned hardly anything about the product so I had to learn what I could from coworkers. Manager never gave me proper help or training and left me by myself in stores with nothing to work with. He would also make me work when extremely sick and throwing up all throughout my shift, almost falling unconscious during work. He would also invade my personal life and try and make me feel like I was less than him given his status as manager.
Energy Consultant (Former Employee) – Norristown, PA – 5 April 2018
If your idea of a great job is spending 16 hours in cars and others homes with non qualified leads then this is the job for you. If you close the lead you don't get paid on it until its installed... typically 4-6 months so be prepared to live on your miniscule salary.
Documentation Coordinator (Former Employee) – San Mateo, CA – 3 April 2018
I was very lucky having good managers at the SolarCity that helped me with advancement and building skills and leadership. It seemed that we had a startup atmosphere the whole time I had worked though although the company. The culture was very young, but I would say that the most enjoyable part of the job was getting to work with the people I worked with in my department.
Inside Energy Specialist (Former Employee) – Roseville, CA – 3 April 2018
It was a good place to work at in the beginning. Very fun culture because it was new and the office had a lot of amenities for the employees to enjoy. Over time those were removed and it became very stressful as numbers became more important by the minute. Leadership had high turnover along with high employee turnover. Unfortunately SolarCity is no longer around but it seemed to be a short term job after watching so many changes over the period I worked there.
Productive and high energy work place with very little job security
PV Design Engineer II (Former Employee) – California – 2 April 2018
Solarcity Corporation (now Tesla Inc) is an amazing place to work, learn and make a living. The workforce is comprised of diverse multi ethnic teams and people from all walks of life. Average age of the engineering team is in the mid twenties, so if you're a fresh graduate or a junior professional the work place is very enjoyable.
The work culture is quite competitive which keeps the teams on high alert. However, the competition is never to the detriment of the employees and the team.
Unfortunately, there is no job security and you and your team can get laid off without a moment of notice. During the down periods, the work can get a little frustrating as there aren't enough projects and you have to work during odd hours. The management doesn't reward individual accomplishments and tries to hide information till the very last moment.
Tl;dr: Great place for fresh graduates and junior professionals to gain some experience but not a place where you can make your career as there is no job security.
Flexible work hours, Bonus Structure, ability to learn.
No Job Security, Rigid hierarchy, Unstable business
Field Energy Specialist / Representative (Former Employee) – California – 31 March 2018
To keep it short, the company was awesome and encouraging. My teammates were always encouraging and supportive. It was the type of job where you were left unsupervised and in charge of your own progress. You had goals but there was really no pressure and the goals were more than attainable. The job had its moments were if you didn't have the esteem, it could were you down. You have to believe in yourself to really be able to make it or really be good at sales. It was a fun experience and you're able to make a good amount of money.
Field Energy Specialist (Former Employee) – Seaford, DE – 31 March 2018
Management was placed entirely to fast and most had only sales experience.Product was very good but it is a seasonal product and management was not understanding of this. Last thing folks are thinking in the dead of winter is the sunny days to produce electric.
Crew lead (Former Employee) – San Diego, CA – 29 March 2018
Company provides various types of training to aid advanced opportunities and promotions within. Great opportunities in the field to learn skills like electrical, building codes requirements, team building skills, crew management.
Great for entry level positions and competitive pay scale