We believe that different perspectives power ideas and innovation, and enable sustainable success for everyone. We actively develop career paths and remove barriers to create a safe space for everyone’s voice to be heard.
“At SolarCity we value transparency, mutual respect, and understanding. We firmly believe that great ideas can come from anywhere and anyone in our organization, and that greater diversity leads to greater innovation, better collective performance and more sustainable growth. Diversity and inclusion are integral to every aspect of our business and essential to our success.
SolarCity is addressing the world’s most significant energy challenge— the need for more sustainable energy production. The broad range of individuals in our workforce brings a diverse range of perspectives to problem solving, which ultimately leads to more effective solutions. Each person who works for SolarCity brings a unique life experience that can help us communicate the value of solar power.
Attracting, developing, and retaining employees who reflect the diversity of the world we live in is not only the right thing for the success of our employees, it’s the right thing for the success of our business.”
– Lyndon Rive, CEO
We value diversity in all its forms, and we’re committed to fostering an inclusive workplace. Every one of our employees is dedicated to making solar energy a reality for more homes and are excited about the meaningful work they do. They have the opportunity to realize their full potential through the advantage of training and support developed with the individual in mind.
SolarCity is a 2016 Military Friendly® Employer and proud to support our military employees and their families. As a founding recruiting partner of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Solar Ready Vets program, SolarCity provides accelerated training to help place transitioning veterans into the solar work environment. We’re partnered with the White House’s Joining Forces initiative and have pledged to provide hiring and training to transitioning veterans and military spouses. We’ve made this commitment to hiring veterans and military spouses because their skills, attitude and character are a great fit for our mission to transform energy delivery for the 21st century.
We understand how important it is to be able to get together with other employees with similar life experiences. That’s why we’ve created the framework for employees to establish Employee Resource Groups (ERGs)—voluntary communities led by fellow employees that allow you to share ideas, build relationships and take advantage of mentorship opportunities. We believe that ERGs help ensure that SolarCity incorporates a wide variety of perspectives in our policies, practices and services. Following are our initial ERGs, and we look forward to more in the near future:
Women in Power inspires and amplifies the voices of SolarCity's women by sponsoring, supporting and connecting them. They help instill education, inclusion, collaboration, mentorship and empowerment to assist women in reaching their full career potential.
This group inspires and amplifies the voices of employees of all sexual orientations and gender identities and expressions. Powered by Pride helps drive awareness, fosters a welcoming environment and champions acceptance for all sexual orientations, gender identities and gender expressions.
Juntos Adelante, meaning “Forward Together,” strives to empower members, strengthen diversity, promote professional advancement, and provide multi-cultural awareness all while honoring Latin-American cultural traditions and values.
"Working at SolarCity has provided me with opportunities to practice law in a way that helps improve the world for my children and all children, to work with a team that inspires me to perform better, and to provide mentorship and guidance to our future leaders."
-Phuong Y. Phillips, Vice President, Deputy General Counsel & Head of Corporate/Securities
"I chose to come to SolarCity because I needed to change my path from working a job to having a career. The thing I love most about SolarCity is its commitment to excellence. I’ve worked for many companies, and for every one of them I gave 110%; SolarCity is the only company that has given it back in return."
-Greg Kates, Regional Operations Manager
"At SolarCity I have been quickly promoted two times and my senior management has assigned me a mentor to ensure my professional growth and to continue preparing me for the next level. My senior management and mentor challenge me to be better every day and work on my weaknesses while capitalizing on my strengths. I have grown tremendously personally and professionally under their leadership and feel confident in my future and success with SolarCity."
-Mandy Rami, Senior Regional Sales Manager
"What I enjoy most about working for SolarCity is that every day I can physically see the impact I make. The solar industry we know today is relatively new and the challenges we take on have never been taken on before. Every day we are making history."
-Richard Garcia, Recruiter
"I am continuously “refreshed” by our progressive business practices. From our active ERG’s to the cutting edge products we offer our valued customers….I love being part of newly formed solutions and the provision of unique opportunities."
-Tina Dortch, Workforce Development Specialist
SolarCity is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer committed to diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, gender, identity or any other factor protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.