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Great place to work
Manager (Current Employee) –  Lehi, UTSeptember 7, 2018
In the heart of silicon slopes. The CEO is amazing and I cannot wait to see what the future holds for this startup. Free lunch is always a plus. Great culture
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Great company, poor local culture
Sales Manager (Current Employee) –  Albany, NYAugust 31, 2018
The overall culture here seems amazing. The local office lacks the same appeal. The desire to change this on a corporate level does not seem to be there.
Pros
Completely flexible schedule
Cons
Completely 1099
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Bilingual Customer Service Tier 3 Specialist (Former Employee) –  Lehi, UTAugust 29, 2018
If you know what’s good for you . Don’t work here
They don’t know what they are doing , they don’t listen, training is horrible and the customers are horrible and you don’t know what to tell them except excuses.
Pros
Got call center experience
Cons
Too many to write
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Life at Vivint Solar
PHOTOVOLTAIC PERMIT SPECIALIST (Current Employee) –  Lehi, UTAugust 18, 2018
It mostly pretty laid back, so as your hitting your production. They have some pool tables and a basket ball court, as well as a cafeteria and a little coffee shop.
Pros
Free lunches
Cons
Quotas
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Opportunity to make a great living doing good for anyone willing to learn the craft.
Energy Consultant (Current Employee) –  Taunton, MAAugust 14, 2018
Going door to door isn't for everyone, but if you like the idea of offering people a product that will save them significantly and help the planet at the same time, then this could be the job for you. The earning potential is huge, and the work culture is fun and exciting.
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Great company
Apprentice Electrician (Current Employee) –  San Jose, CAAugust 4, 2018
Good money to be won here. There is a lot of work specially in the south bay. No matter what happens you would be expected to work and also be responsible for your own actions
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Good place to work
PV Designer (Former Employee) –  Lehi, UTJuly 25, 2018
They offered a number of perks and most of the people I worked with were good people.
The largest drawback is that there is frequent restructuring. This is just a side effect of being a new company that is learning the most efficient way to run itself.
Pros
Free lunches, rec center
Cons
frequent internal restructuring.
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Fun atmosphere but uncertainty of future
SCHEDULING AUDITOR (Former Employee) –  ArizonaJuly 23, 2018
The atmosphere at Vivint was very young, fresh, high energy and creative. Biggest problem is that almost all of the higher ups don't seem to know what they are doing and will make bad decisions. Company grew too much and everyone in a higher position got there by just being in the right place at the right time, tons of people trying to run the company that are severely under-qualified.
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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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Fun work place and great co workers
CAD Design Supervisor (Current Employee) –  Lehi, UTJuly 18, 2018
Very good place to work if your just graduating college or going to college. They're willing to work around your schedule. Depending on your department, it is reasonable to obtain a pay raise
Pros
Great people
Cons
Micromanagement
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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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