San Mateo, Calif., Dec. 11, 2013 — SolarCity (NASDAQ: SCTY), a leading provider of clean energy, has been honored with the Glassdoor Employees’ Choice Award as one of the Top 20 Best Places to Work in 2014. The award, which honors 50 companies overall, relies solely on the input of employees who provide feedback on their jobs and work environments via Glassdoor’s anonymous online company review surveys.
“We work very hard to create a positive work environment, but the truth is that SolarCity’s people make the company a great place to work,” said SolarCity’s EVP of Human Resources, Linda Keala. “We hear all the time that our employees particularly enjoy working at SolarCity thanks to their amazing colleagues. Changing the status quo is fun, and our employees are so passionate about what they do – we’re able to keep our vibrant company culture strong while hiring hundreds of new employees each year.”
SolarCity is the top full-service solar provider in the United States with more than 4,000 employees in positions ranging from engineers to sales representatives to solar installers. SolarCity’s employee base has grown more than 100 percent annually since its founding in 2006. The company currently has over 550 open positions nationally, and expects to hire hundreds more employees in 2014. Job seekers can find additional details and apply at SolarCityCareers.com.
“Glassdoor is working to create greater workplace transparency and is committed to helping people find jobs they love,” said Glassdoor CEO & Co-founder Robert Hohman. “Through the Employees’ Choice Awards, we aim to highlight those employers that excel in keeping employees satisfied and engaged.”
The Glassdoor company review survey includes both quantitative and qualitative questions designed to capture a genuine and authentic inside look at what it’s like to work at particular jobs and companies. The survey asks employees to rate their satisfaction with the company overall, and key workplace factors like career opportunities, compensation and benefits, work/life balance, senior management, as well as culture and values. In addition, employees are asked to describe the best reasons to work at their company as well as any downsides.
The 50 Best Places to Work are determined using company reviews shared by U.S. based employees who elected to participate in the survey between November 14, 2012 and November 12, 2013. To be considered for the Best Places to Work list, a company must have at least 1,000 or more employees and have received at least 50 approved company reviews during the window of eligibility. The final list is compiled based on Glassdoor’s proprietary algorithm, and takes into account quantity, quality and consistency of reviews. (To request complete methodology, email bestplacestowork@Glassdoor.com.)
The complete list of the Glassdoor Best Places to Work in 2014: http://www.glassdoor.com/Best-Places-to-Work-LST_KQ0,19.htm.
Glassdoor is the world’s most transparent career community that is changing the way people find jobs and companies recruit top talent. Founded in 2007, Glassdoor offers members the latest job listings, as well as access to proprietary user-generated content including company-specific salary reports, ratings and reviews, CEO approval ratings, interview questions and reviews, office photos and more. Members also have the ability to see Inside Connections™ at particular companies via their Facebook network. In addition, thousands of employers are using Glassdoor’s Talent Solutions to support their recruiting and employment branding efforts. Glassdoor is backed by Benchmark Capital, Sutter Hill Ventures, Battery Ventures, DAG Ventures, Dragoneer Investment Group and Tiger Global. Glassdoor’s mobile app is available on iOS and Android platforms. More information about Glassdoor can be found on the Glassdoor Blog, Glassdoor Talent Solutions Blog and by following the company on Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and LinkedIn. Glassdoor.com is a registered trademark of Glassdoor, Inc.
SolarCity® (NASDAQ: SCTY) provides clean energy. The company has disrupted the century-old energy industry by providing renewable electricity directly to homeowners, businesses and government organizations for less than they spend on utility bills. SolarCity gives customers control of their energy costs to protect them from rising rates. The company offers solar power, energy efficiency and electric vehicle services, and makes clean energy easy by taking care of everything from design and permitting to monitoring and maintenance. SolarCity currently serves 14 states and signs a new customer every five minutes. Visit the company online at www.solarcity.com and follow the company on Facebook & Twitter.
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SolarCity® (NASDAQ: SCTY) provides clean energy. The company has disrupted the century-old energy industry by providing renewable electricity directly to homeowners, businesses and government organizations for less than they spend on utility bills. SolarCity gives customers control of their energy costs to protect them from rising rates. The company makes solar energy easy by taking care of everything from design and permitting to monitoring and maintenance. Visit the company online at www.solarcity.com and follow the company on Facebook & Twitter.