Tesla Motors

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Tesla Motors Reviews

Updated January 23, 2015
Updated January 23, 2015
190 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • It is a small company trying to change the world, but it comes at a price (in 7 reviews)

  • Company is doing a lot of really awesome things working with cutting edge tech (in 12 reviews)


Cons
  • Work life balance is disproportionate heavily favoring the work (in 29 reviews)

  • no work life balance work 6 days one day off (in 11 reviews)

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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    Parts Issues

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Parts Advisor
    Current Employee - Parts Advisor

    I have been working at Tesla Motors full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    I love Tesla because the ultimate goal is green transportation in an awesome vehicle with our client's safety and satisfaction in mind at all times. The work is challenging and fulfilling and there is no other car maker in the world I would rather work for. The perks and benefits are great as well as the amount of paid time off.

    Cons

    Like any job worth having, the work is challenging and the hours can be rough. The part that I have found most challenging, however, is trying to institute "regular" dealership know-how to a company so "set apart" due to our values and lack of automotive experience. There seems to be some individuals in formidable positions that should not be there.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you want the best people in the world you must save money where you can and offer prospective hires and current employees more money. Your salaries are not competitive with comparable positions within the auto industry. There WILL come the time where you will lose quality employees to your low salaries/hourly wages. Equity is nice, but we need our compensation more readily. Also, parts should be made available BEFORE outstanding work orders are created and BEFORE our clients are made aware of their existence. This will prevent upsetting a lot of clients and employees alike. Finally, communication and corporate roll-outs are near nonexistent. Senior Management needs to put their foot down and demand global continuity and results.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Sr. Process Engineer

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    Current Employee - Senior Process Engineer in Fremont, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Process Engineer in Fremont, CA

    I have been working at Tesla Motors full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    New company with a lot of opportunities to be one of the most innovations company in the world, have a lot of technology.

    Cons

    poor management, nobody cares about you I think because there are too many personal, I think is better work in a small company, nobody knows the vision, mission and goals is just production that's the only matters.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    quickly gaining alot of valuable experience

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    Current Employee - Mechanical Design Engineer in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Mechanical Design Engineer in Palo Alto, CA

    I have been working at Tesla Motors

    Pros

    the experience, difficulty, and variety of problems. working on awesome stuff

    Cons

    no work life balance, cafeteria and amenities are horrible.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    bring fremont and palo alto engineering into one building. keep communication strealined and organization as flat as possible

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Product specialist

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Tesla Motors

    Pros

    Tesla is very high-tech and is only going to get more popular.

    Cons

    Tesla has minimal staffing and can under staffed.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    good place to be

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    Current Employee - Material Handling in Fremont, CA
    Current Employee - Material Handling in Fremont, CA

    I have been working at Tesla Motors

    Pros

    good company to work for friendly people good benefits

    Cons

    nothing bad to say to Just start Two week agoit would be best if there was a union longer hours

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    It's getting better

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Tesla Motors

    Pros

    good learning opportunity for young folks

    Cons

    have to depend on self driven projects

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Intern

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Tesla Motors as an intern

    Pros

    You are always learning in this environment where everything is very new

    Cons

    Over worked and under paid

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn how to disperse the work load

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    Amazing Company to work for

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Owner Advisor
    Current Employee - Owner Advisor

    I have been working at Tesla Motors full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great benefits, fun environment, great product.

    Cons

    Growing quickly, very time demanding.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure the work life balance is considered and efforts are put forth by management.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Work culture and over all experience at Tesla Motors

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    Current Employee - Engineer Design in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Engineer Design in Palo Alto, CA

    I have been working at Tesla Motors full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Awesome work environments and brilliant engineering staffs will make this firm the best automotive company in the world

    Cons

    Not for the weak people, Mentally!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the passion of the people

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 6 people found this helpful  

    Exciting technology, great co-workers, very long hours

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Systems Administrator in Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Systems Administrator in Palo Alto, CA

    I worked at Tesla Motors full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Tesla is leading the world in automotive technology, including how the car connects to the user. Everyone I interacted with at Tesla, from peers to management to direct reports to the front desk personal, was a top notch employee. I don't think I've ever worked in a containing so many A players.

    Cons

    Extremely long hours. If you're salaried, expect to work 60-80 hours a week minimum. Successful employees at Tesla do not have kids and likely aren't married.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Everyone understands that the long hours come with a great reward, but be sure that you don't burn out your key employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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