Solar Energy Consultant (Current Employee) – Richmond, VA – November 8, 2018
I am fairly new to the company, but I have nothing but great things to say. Compensation is excellent along with the support and opportunity for advancement. It’s metric based, so you can go as far as you push yourself to go. Culture is the best I’ve experienced and the work is fun and challenging. Everyone wants to see you succeed and is there to help and mentor when needed. The company as a whole is dedicated to their values and it is evident in the quality of work we do and in the ways we give back. I absolutely love working for Sigora!
Typical day involves emails, knocking doors and utilizing social media to generate clientele, meeting with clients and presenting their unique solar solution, and meeting with sales team about three times a week.
Work/life balance, support from management, meaningful work, excellent compensation
Solar Consultant (Former Employee) – Richmond, VA – May 15, 2019
D2d knocking and they change what your door pitch is then yell at you when you do what you were trained to do day one. the weekly meetings with the work team were the best thing about this job. They preach "grass roots company" and make toxic decisions. if you are good at sales and have door to door experience it might be a good fit. Ive watched them tug around employees and make empty promises. if you work for them just watch out. no matter how much they say they support you they are aiming to be a solar giant and might be burning bridges along the way.
good work environment
empty promises, wasted time. wasted hard work for little pay.
Energy Consultant (Former Employee) – Raleigh, NC – May 14, 2019
This is definitely a numbers game. Typically, you will have to knock on 100+ doors a day to talk to 25+ nice/polite people who will schedule an appointment with you (many times no one will answer the door or you get the not so polite people). It is very, very common those appointments you set either cancel, never reschedule, or you show up to their house and they do not answer the door. When you do go through an appointment and sit down with the homeowners, closing a deal is entirely a different beast and honestly, door knocking is the easy part. Contrary to what you may believe, solar does not sell itself. People are going to want to learn more about solar, but don't expect, "Oh, it's solar panels...it's good for everyone and it's easy to sell to people." You will be surprise how many people do not want solar panels. You will learn a lot about the industry with solar, utility companies, local/state/federal laws and regulations, HOAs, and more. The management is supportive and they do incentives for everyone. This job is 100% commission with no salary/hourly pay and with zero benefits. There is a "startup" bonus when you start, but be aware there are strings attached and many requirements you must meet first before you can be paid which, honestly, is not much compared to an hourly job. The company does not reimburse you for any events you pay for or any business materials you may need or gas/mileage you use with your own car. You can work 10-12 hours a day, 6 days a week, 4 weeks a month, and still not have a sale which makes your revenue 0 for the month. Yes, there willmore... be a month where you do make a sale or three sales or more in one month but, as they say, "This job is known as the solar coaster." You will have highs when you sell a deal(s) in a month and you will have lows when you do not sell anything in a month(s). If you are financially sound, the first few months without pay will be less painful compared to if you are not financially sound. Also, you may sell a deal and all of that work paid off to have the homeowner sign the contract and paperwork, but it is not uncommon for customers to cancel the contract a few days later or for operations to mess up and the deal falls through and you are stuck not being paid even after all that work. It's not often but it does happen. There is a high turnover rate and everyone is a 1099 employee which means you're a contractor for Sigora and not an actual employee of the company. Overall, I would NOT recommend this company to people and if someone was to consider working with this company, please, please read all the details and ask A LOT of questions about the role/responsibilities/expectations/compensation/etc. Whatever they say, the devil is in the detail.less
Learn a lot on solar, utility companies, laws/regulations
100% commission, 0 benefits, Contractor, 60+ hours a week, barely a social life