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Review averages

  • 41 employees say

    Excellent (10)
    24.390243902439%
    Good (3)
    7.3170731707317%
    Satisfactory (15)
    36.585365853659%
    Subpar (13)
    31.707317073171%
    2.80
  • 1 applicant says

    Excellent (1)
    100%
    Good (0)
    0%
    Satisfactory (0)
    0%
    Subpar (0)
    0%
    5.00

Company summary

Founded in 2006, SolarCity has revolutionized the way energy is delivered--providing homeowners, businesses, schools and governments a more affordable and sustainable alternative to electricity from utilities. As America's largest solar provider, we continue to help people take control of their energy costs and decrease their carbon footprint.

SolarCity is America's #1 full-service solar provider. We make clean energy available to homeowners, businesses, schools, non-profits and government organizations at a lower cost than they pay for energy generated by burning fossil fuels like coal, oil and natural gas.

Our approach is to install systems to the highest engineering standards while making the switch simple for our customers. We've revolutionized the way energy is delivered by giving customers a cleaner, more affordable alternative to their monthly utility bill.b01a90178b03e6c94770.jpg


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Numbers

Employees

10,001+

Company info

Who we are

Products, services

Specialties: 

Residential and Commercial Solar Systems for Lease or Purchase, Energy Efficiency Services

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Location


  • 3055 Clearview Way
    San Mateo, CA, 94402
    United States

For applicants

Videos

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What we offer

What is special about working for us?

GIVING POWER TO THOSE WHO NEED IT MOST

In 2014, SolarCity founded the GivePower Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to bringing clean, reliable energy to the developing world. GivePower helps create better lives for people in impoverished communities through the power of solar--from improving access to food and water to better equipping health centers to increasing opportunities for students and entrepreneurs. 

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What else should applicants know about us?

Better energy starts with you. Our teams are comprised of innovators and experts who work towards one mission—to reshape the energy landscape by making solar power accessible and affordable for everyone. Up for the task?

Power up your career and start making a difference.

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Better energy starts with you: Apply online now 

Reviews for SolarCity

Reviews - What employees say

2.80 Employees say
5.00 Applicants say
Company Culture
1.00
Support from management
1.00
Teamwork
1.00
Freedom to work independently
2.00
Internal Communication
1.00
Gender Equality
3.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
1.00
Career Development
1.00
Overall compensation for your work
1.00
Office / Work Environment
1.00
Environmental Friendliness
1.00
Work-Life Balance
1.00
Company Image
2.00
Job Security
1.00
Handicapped Accessibility
1.00
Workplace Safety
1.00
Challenging Work
5.00
Inclusive / Diverse
2.00
  • Company
    Solarcity Corporation
  • City
    Milpitas
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former employee
  • Position
    C-Suite / Leadership
  • Department
    Distribution/sales

Support from management

Depends

Teamwork

Everyone works together

Freedom to work independently

Company work is pretty independent

Internal Communication

The higher ups know nothing of the installation process there is no feedback

Gender Equality

Mostly all male but there are a few women who work office kind none in the field

Overall compensation for your work

They offer good retirement, hsa, matching, etc but pay and days off are limits no one gets a raise

Environmental Friendliness

The company still drives gas powered vehicals

Work-Life Balance

Sometimes it's hard to know when your getting off work sometimes early some times super late.

Workplace Safety

Keys to survival

Inclusive / Diverse

All walks of life.

Suggestions for improvement

  • Give raises and economic raises as per growth

What I like about the company

Tons of programs

What I dislike about the company

Already listed

Company Culture
2.00
Support from management
3.00
Teamwork
5.00
Freedom to work independently
5.00
Internal Communication
2.00
Gender Equality
1.00
Career Development
1.00
Overall compensation for your work
2.00
Environmental Friendliness
4.00
Work-Life Balance
3.00
Company Image
3.00
Job Security
4.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
4.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered Easy access to public transportation is offered Stock or equity options is offered 401(k) is offered 401(k) Match is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    SolarCity / Tesla
  • City
    Las Vegas
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    Logistics/materials management

The following perks were offered to me

Health and wellness programs is offered Employee discounts is offered Pet friendly/Pets allowed is offered
  • 18.Oct 2017
  • Employee

Attitude towards older colleagues

There aren't too many Managers that are over 40 - most are in their late 20's -early 30's.

Workplace Safety

For the most part, the office is safe, however, there have been a coupe of incidents that should have never occurred. They also need to remove all of the excess office furniture before someone gets hurt.

Inclusive / Diverse

The company is moderately diverse.

Suggestions for improvement

  • Employees should be promoted based on experience and knowledge. There are too many young managers that do not know the law or how to manage effectively. They lack the necessary training to lead a team and it's the employees who suffer.

What I like about the company

Tesla is an amazing company and it is changing the world for the better.

What I dislike about the company

Leadership isn't good.

Company Culture
3.00
Support from management
2.00
Teamwork
2.00
Freedom to work independently
3.00
Internal Communication
3.00
Gender Equality
3.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
2.00
Career Development
3.00
Overall compensation for your work
2.00
Office / Work Environment
3.00
Environmental Friendliness
5.00
Work-Life Balance
3.00
Company Image
3.00
Job Security
1.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
3.00
Challenging Work
3.00
Inclusive / Diverse
3.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Stock or equity options is offered 401(k) is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    SolarCity / Tesla
  • City
    Las Vegas
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    Others

The following perks were offered to me

Health and wellness programs is offered

Review averages

  • 41 employees say

    Excellent (10)
    24.390243902439%
    Good (3)
    7.3170731707317%
    Satisfactory (15)
    36.585365853659%
    Subpar (13)
    31.707317073171%
    2.80
  • 1 applicant says

    Excellent (1)
    100%
    Good (0)
    0%
    Satisfactory (0)
    0%
    Subpar (0)
    0%
    5.00

kununu score comparisons

SolarCity
2.85
42 reviews

Industry average (Energy)
3.26
22,722 reviews

kununu average
3.30
2,660,000 reviews