Vivint Solar is a leading solar energy provider in the U.S. providing affordable, renewable energy to over 80,000 customers in 13 states including: Arizona, California, Connecticut, Florida, Hawaii, Maryland, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, and Utah. Vivint Solar is headquartered in Lehi, Utah and employees almost 4,000 employees, including veterans.
Vivint Solar is a publicly traded company with a mission to help homeowners across the country save money and protect the environment. The company not only provides green energy solutions to U.S. residents, but also aims to change the way people produce and consumer energy while also providing more jobs in the solar industry. Vivint Solar is a recruiting partner in the "Solar Ready Vets" program as part of Obama's solar initiative to train 75,000 solar workers by 2020 and offered jobs to every graduate from the "Reach for the Sun" pilot program last year.
Vivint Solar strongly believes in the value that military service members and dependents can and do bring to companies across this great nation. As a leading employer of military and veterans in the growing Solar sector, Vivint Solar is proud to provide military service members, veterans and their families the opportunity to obtain employment in this growing solar sector. Simply put, Different Uniform. Same Mission. Make a Difference.
My transition to Vivint Solar was kind of a dream. I had just returned from deployment with a college degree and years of experience and knew I needed to find a company where I could add value.
I searched and used several veteran pipelines and ultimately was introduced to Vivint Solar via a colleague who had left a previous company where we worked. The thing that grabbed me was the values and vision of Vivint Solar. I met immediately with several executives who were very well rounded individuals leading a company that had as a motto, save money and save the world.
I have seen the company leadership live the values of this company day in and day out and have loved being able to add immense value to what this company does. It has been a great opportunity to find a home in the rapidly growing and very innovative solar industry, and make a difference while now wearing a different uniform.
On a daily basis I get to recruit top talent to the second largest residential solar installer in the US. I interact with executives and hiring leaders in the company to influence and educate decision making and policy. My NCO leadership and organizational skills have come in very handy as well as the “mission first” mindset. That is something that individuals in corporate America love.
My advice to my fellow service members would be to soak it all in. Every no is a yes somewhere down the line. We bring a unique and polished skillset to this great nation and can and will add value where we go. It is important to always match a job description to your resume before sending that in. If you are not getting invites for interviews after multiple resume submissions, then something is wrong with the resume. If you are not getting offers of employment after multiple interviews, then something is wrong with your interview skills. Sell yourself and have confidence, especially when you meet the qualifications and expertise required for the role.
I lead a team of 20 sales managers. I am responsible for recruiting, training, motivating, and leading my sales team from the front with top sales numbers. I manage sales turf for the office. I plan and lead bi-weekly sales teams meeting that include performance accountability, motivation, and training. I coordinate market progress through regular meetings with operations and administrative leadership. I am responsible for managing my personal accounts and customer relationships.
The military will pay you mediocre pay regardless of how well or poorly you perform and will use force if necessary to compel you to perform your duties. As a Vivint Solar sales manager compensation is based on merit. The sky is the limit. You write your own pay check by how hard and how well you decide to work. For those who are self motivated, self disciplined and organized this a great opportunity to have a multi-$100k income.