Poor management, Terrible Work/Life Balance, Not Enough Money For The Work
Installer II (huidige medewerker) – Pittsburgh, PA – 13 december 2017
Most warehouses elsewhere in the country aren't this bad, but the Pittsburgh warehouse is one of the worst to work at in the country.
The job itself isn't too bad, though it widely depends on which warehouse you're at & which crew you're put with. Generally, the trade itself is pretty hard work - Long hours(upwards 14 hrs some days) in all levels of harsh weather conditions year-round, but the money is decent when there's actually work. & if you get grouped up with some experienced, good humoured guys it can actually be kind of fun at times. Unfortunately, in Pittsburgh - those guys are few & far between. When work is scarce like it can be in Pittsburgh, you end up getting sent out to do maintenance, roofing, put on a different crew or sent home. When that happens you don't make panel bonus, therefor you're stuck making hourly, often times not getting enough hours to even scrape by. Management heavily pushes speed & production all while trying to enforce unrealistic safety standards to cover their own butt. There is a lot of conflict of interest within the warehouse, with managers only fairly advancing those whom they're friends with. Special treatment for few, but most get stiffed.
Solar City/Tesla Solar itself is a bit contradicting in how they portray themselves compared to their practices behind the scenes. They pride themselves on being a green company but they are EXTREMELY wasteful. They do not put forth any effort whatsoever in recycling their waste unless its profitable or forced by local laws.
New place every day
immature management, unstable money, bad work schedule