Lead Installer (Former Employee) – Phoenix, AZ – January 22, 2017
I really enjoyed working for Solar City. Solar City is a very organized company that takes care of its employees. Solar City has a good training program that teaches technicians proper code and installation techniques. I think the hardest part of this job (most likely reason I decided to leave) was how hot it can get working outdoors in Phoenix AZ in the summer. Before becoming a lead installer, a lot of the work I preformed was on tile roofs in the summer heat. It was too hot. The most enjoyable part of working at Solar City for me was co-worker interaction. We spent a lot of time together and became close with who we worked with.
Compensation, Position Advancement
Extremely hot work enviroment, New company experiencing growing pains
Permit Coordinator (Current Employee) – Stockton, CA – January 22, 2017
Awesome company I've learned a tremendous amount of technical/engineer knowledge which I can apply to another opportunity, The best thing about Solar City is our culture. I know I can reach out to anyone in the company nation wide and they're willing to lend a helping hand.
Solarcity is a great company with a great mission. And with the likes of Elon Musk at the helm, its sure to be successful eventually. But where it fails miserably is in its management. the management are first very underpaid, are forced to work nearly 24 hours a day to prove their dedication to helping save the world as they brainwash you into thinking and very rarely ever follow through on their promises. They simply are there to bark down orders from upper management and provide very little support in the process. Before I left they actually took away all the sales reps salaries and benefits in order to cut costs...What?!?! That should tell you everything you need to know about how they operate. Good luck and do not believe in the koolaid.
Concierge team is immaculate in helping you get your jobs pulled through and installed.
Helping people save money while helping the planet.
Senior Field Energy Consultant / Team Mentor (Former Employee) – East Bay, CA – January 17, 2017
I loved having the freedom and autonomy to manage my own pipeline and run my own business for the most part. My favorite part of the job is helping people save money on the electric bills while at the same time changing the way people consume energy in this country.
Technical Support Specialist (Current Employee) – Las Vegas, NV – January 12, 2017
Our company has the right set of goals and idea's but the employees could be cared for better. The motivation to keep making progress is not there unless a employee has the self motivation to do so. The pay they say is competitive but many have not received raises in years.
New Construction Crew Lead/Project Manager (Current Employee) – Martinez, CA – January 12, 2017
Long hours on a daily basis Electrical, roof and PV knowledge was obtained Management is iffy depending on the office and region you work for. Zep systems ease of install is the most enjoyable part of the job.
Sales Consultant/Project Manager (Former Employee) – California – January 5, 2017
SolarCity expanded too quickly, they pushed for offices in every state/city they could get into as quickly as possible. As such the culture was very exciting initially, but turned sour as time went on. Because sales teams are remote and design/customer service is centralized in Vegas/San Mateo there can be a real disconnect between what is offered and what is followed through. There was a greater emphasis on selling the initial survey to get a job progressing than there was on company followup to push the job through to completion. You were not paid until installation, so initial contracts did nothing but create a pipe dream where you would have to maintain a job for 3-4 months through multiple other removed departments handling the account (that had no investment in the ultimate sale) to make any commission. I watched most of my team burn out and die off, by 6 months in I was one of the senior team members. I loved the idea of renewable energy, I just think it was badly implemented.
Solar Panel Installer (Former Employee) – Las Vegas, NV/Los Angeles area – January 4, 2017
worked for Solar City for almost 2yrs. love this company. it gives you not only the opportunity to advance financially speaking but its benefits are the best. their moral /conduct way inspires you to be better day by day.
Able to go home early and spend time with familiy.