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.
Installer (Former Employee) – Waldorf, MD – July 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.
Interconnection Specialist (Current Employee) – Lehi, UT – July 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.
Company lunches (with badge, you just pay taxes), health benefits are great, great team members and great support system (HR, etc.)
Leadership (who they promote), their lack of communication until the last minute
Warehouse Lead (Former Employee) – Ogden, UT – July 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.
My regional manager was great to work with. Other leads were great also.
Management didnt work with you to resolve problems. Area Supervisor not so much.
Sales Consultant (Former Employee) – New Haven, CT – June 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.
Sales Representative (Former Employee) – American Fork, UT – June 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.
Warehouse Lead (Former Employee) – Santa Fe Springs, CA – June 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.
Supervisor (Former Employee) – United States – June 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
Decent benefits and some good people
Little to no recognition, advancement or clear expectations
Install Specialist (Current Employee) – UT – May 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.
Representative, Customer Service (Former Employee) – Saratoga Springs, UT – May 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.
Sales Manager (Current Employee) – Arizona and Connecticut – May 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