Vivint Solar Employee Reviews

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Terrible people
Site Surveyor (Former Employee) –  San Diego, CAJuly 20, 2018
Bad people who take advantage of elderly and disabled people by tricking them into unnecessary PPA contacts. I felt bad being part of a few deals that benefited no one except for Vivint. Terrible inexperienced lower management.
Pros
No Pros
Cons
Terrible lower management
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Constant False Starts
Director (Former Employee) –  LehiJuly 11, 2018
This company is in a growing industry on the cusp of continued development. With that being said, experiencing rapid growth so quickly has caused a variety of growing pains. The company is still trying to figure out what it stands for and how to operate. At times it feels as if senior level management has a hard time deciding direction and driving forward with purpose. This results in frequent turnover of some of the essential groups within the organization like operations.
Pros
Free lunch
Cons
Poor strategic management of the company
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Great culture
Assistant Operations Manager (Former Employee) –  Rosedale, MDJuly 8, 2018
Company overspending resulting in decline in business andmarket sustainability. relies heavily on sales. unskilled workers training on the job result in costly mistakes
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Untrusting work place
Installer (Former Employee) –  Waldorf, MDJuly 4, 2018
Vivint solar is all about favoritism. If a higher up doesn't like you they do whatever to get you fired. Also Vivint solar combinded their safety with operations so they can hide how poor their safety policies are.
Pros
Make alright money
Cons
No advancements and no personal time
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The work place is awesome
Interconnection Specialist (Current Employee) –  Lehi, UTJuly 3, 2018
The team members are amazing! I've loved a majority of the co-workers that I've had. Leadership has been probably the worst part of the job. People get promoted who definitely shouldn't be in those positions, but the overall job is great, and it leaves you feeling rewarded. Helping make the world a greener place is a wonderful feeling and helping people cut down on their utility bills is the best reward.
Pros
Company lunches (with badge, you just pay taxes), health benefits are great, great team members and great support system (HR, etc.)
Cons
Leadership (who they promote), their lack of communication until the last minute
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Warehouse Lead (Former Employee) –  Ogden, UTJuly 3, 2018
Entered in Dec 2017 fasted pace at that time. So pretty much was trained in heat of end of month push. Then from Jan to march took over and ran the warehouse with help. But co.e the beginning of April they shut that warehouse down. So was not happy about that especially after I found out a few things.
Pros
My regional manager was great to work with. Other leads were great also.
Cons
Management didnt work with you to resolve problems. Area Supervisor not so much.
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most work hard
Sales Consultant (Former Employee) –  New Haven, CTJune 29, 2018
This is a good company overall but its all commission they claim to have millions of dollars owed to them but cant pay a base, or gas/expenses, its 1099. The people who work there are amazing really good at there jobs and supporting. But they need to change from 1099 and give what most big companies give base / etc. Driving almost 2 hours to sales training on you dime isn't right, and 1 hr to 2 weekly meetings isn't right either, at least have some lunch if your not going to pay gas / etc. The sales process also is very annoying, they have departments that do a lot of the support, but if something is held up you are forced to play phone ping pong with different departments back and forth for them to give you a straight answer. When you get a sale though the process takes about 4-6 months for it to finish, in that time 10 other solar companies would of knocked on the customers door and they might say anything to steal your sale that you worked very hard on. Also in most 1099 structures your mangers are working mangers they sell also. But if you need help with something you almost feel bad asking them because you know they need to hit there numbers also. Would be a amazing company if they gave base, and benefits. Even though with that all said if you sell you can make big money here.
Pros
the people
Cons
all commision
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Great enviroment to work at
District manager (Current Employee) –  San Jose, CAJune 20, 2018
This is a great corporation to work at! Enviroment is awesome and co-workers are the best! Easy to climb up the ladder seeking new opportunities (depending on your work ethic and effort of course)
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Great job if you can sell.
Sales Representative (Former Employee) –  American Fork, UTJune 13, 2018
The job itself was not the hardest, but it wasn't easy to make money either. It was a door to door sales job, and if you didn't sell a Solar system you weren't getting payed. If you could sell the system to many people then you can make really good money.
Pros
Create your on schedule, commission based pay.
Cons
Commission based pay
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Warehouse Lead (Former Employee) –  Santa Fe Springs, CAJune 6, 2018
Be prepared to work mandatory long days. I enjoyed the people I worked with. It was at times hard but worth it. It was hard to balance work life with home life working so many hours. If I could, I would go back, I enjoyed it.
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Vivint Solar has a great culture and great pay
Sales Manager (Former Employee) –  San Diego, CAJune 4, 2018
With this job we worked really hard to build it from the ground up. It was basically a start up when I started and theyve grown to be the second largest residentisl solar installer in the country.
Pros
Great culture
Cons
100% commission, operations are inconsistent
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Solar Company with Unsustainable Goals
Supervisor (Former Employee) –  United StatesJune 2, 2018
● Little option to stay ahead or feel accomplished
● Management disconnected from subordinate needs/wants
● Culture drove company needs greatly over employee needs
● Hard work day-in and day-out with an unbalanced payoff
● Nonetheless, many quality people to work alongside
Pros
Decent benefits and some good people
Cons
Little to no recognition, advancement or clear expectations
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Fun workplace
Sales Representative (Former Employee) –  Ewing, NJJune 2, 2018
Typical day at work consisted of having an schedule and goals you were trying to meet that day. also by following up with customers that have purchased from you.
Pros
Fun Meetings
Cons
Travel all the time, door to door
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I wouldn't reapply.
Customer Success Processor (Former Employee) –  Lehi, UTMay 30, 2018
I worked there for a few years. Once they moved the building to Lehi the commute for me wasn't worth the hourly wage. I would not reapply for Vivint Solar.
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Don't plan on making a career here
Install Specialist (Current Employee) –  UTMay 29, 2018
If you intent on starting from the bottom and moving up look else where. Sense the company went public inside advancement is almost impossible. I've been here a while and in the past when they needed to fill management positions they promoted from within. That has completely changed. They'll continue to add more work to your position and promise raises. Which are hard to squeeze out of anyone here. Would not recommend this company to anyone.
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Pays well, but can be frustrating at times
Processing Representative (Former Employee) –  LehiMay 25, 2018
Vivint Solar is a good company and they pay well. Each day we got free lunch and they had soda machines, so that was a nice benefit. However, the work is very tedious and gets old real fast.
Pros
Pays well and has lunch benefits
Cons
Boring and tedious work
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Best Culture I've ever been a part of.
Director of Customer Success (Former Employee) –  Lehi, UTMay 24, 2018
Vivint Solar has an unbelievable yet unique culture. It's not for everyone but it attracts many young, smart visionaries who know what it takes to succeed in the business world.
Pros
Culture
Cons
No matching 401k
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Lots of changes, They dont listen to Reps.
Representative, Customer Service (Former Employee) –  Saratoga Springs, UTMay 23, 2018
A typical day will be coming into the office and turning on your computer and having a few minutes to start everything up and get right on the phones. What i learned from all this is many skills about how to deal with escalated customers. The management there is terrible they are mean to most reps like your more annoying then anything and most of the time its a battle to get help. there is no workplace culture at vivint solar. Some of the hardest things at this job is to deal with management, they make it seem like your being heard and make you believe something is going to change but nothing will change. The most enjoyable part of the job is the people the normal reps that will help you more then the management will to better understand the company and how things work around there.
Pros
People that you will work with/next to
Cons
Management, Call scores
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Sky is the limit
Sales Manager (Current Employee) –  Arizona and ConnecticutMay 18, 2018
A leading solar company. They make the process stress-free by providing the support and resources you need, each step of the way. They do all of the heavy lifting––system design, permitting, and installation
Pros
No limits on potential
Cons
having to work with local utilities
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Door to Door Sales for Solar
Sales Representative (Former Employee) –  Princeton, NJMay 16, 2018
Daily sales meetings learning basics of solar as well as sales pitch. After the meeting, you are expected to knock doors in NJ and sell solar door to door.
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