Tesla Motors Reviews

Updated July 31, 2014
Updated July 31, 2014
159 Reviews

3.6
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Pros
  • Company is doing a lot of really awesome things working with cutting edge tech (in 10 reviews)

  • Free cereal and a soda fountain (Im easy to please) (in 9 reviews)


Cons
  • Work-life balance is not really good because you have to work long hours and sometiems weekends (in 18 reviews)

  • Long hours are expected, it's not as bad as some make it seem however (in 15 reviews)

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    So far, so good... I'm enjoying the ride!

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    Current Employee - Product Specialist  in  Bellevue, WA
    Current Employee - Product Specialist in Bellevue, WA

    I have been working at Tesla Motors part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I love interacting with guests. If you don't enjoy greeting people and starting the conversation, this is not the place for you.

    Cons

    I'm learning more about my own personal growth as I blend into the culture.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to support!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    amazing experience part of making history with this company!

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    Former Employee - Technician  in  Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Technician in Palo Alto, CA

    I worked at Tesla Motors full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Awesome drive by this company. cross training was a great experience to understand the big picture of goals that Tesla has.

    Cons

    Long hours can take anyone to feel restless, but well worth the reward of completing the job.

    Recommends
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  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very smart, courteous people. Great interview!

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    Current Employee - Senior Electronic Engineer  in  Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Electronic Engineer in Palo Alto, CA

    I have been working at Tesla Motors full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Unbeatable health benefits, great stock options. Excellent, fast paced environment. Great coworkers!

    Cons

    Pay is not as good, especially for Bay Area, but hey, you're working for the world's best startup company!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the awesome work!

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

    I could not be more proud to be part of this company. I am humbled.

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    Current Employee - Product Excellence Powertrain Technician  in  Fremont, CA
    Current Employee - Product Excellence Powertrain Technician in Fremont, CA

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

    Pros

    Revolutionary, innovative, and audacious are understatements of this company. Technological breakthroughs of the century and we are on the fore fronts of it all. I would not want to be anywhere else. There is not anywhere else.

    Cons

    The food in the cafe.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    good at all

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    Current Employee - Product Specialist  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Product Specialist in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Tesla Motors part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    we are going to change the world

    Cons

    good culture, value, training , and benefits

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Awesome place to work

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

    I have been working at Tesla Motors as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    -Company is doing a lot of really awesome things working with cutting edge tech. Work is very fulfilling and interesting.
    -Good atmosphere for talking about engineeringy stuff w coworkers
    -Free cereal, oatmeal, coffee, milk, OJ
    -Learning a lot. Coworkers are very intelligent and professional.
    -Good work life balance, at least on my team. Everyone sticks to 40hr weeks, more or less.

    Cons

    -Intern pay is about a third of what I'd be receiving from other software companies ($15/hr here + $500 total relocation stipend, ~$40/hr + $3000 relocation stipend is what friends and I have been offered from other places). I suppose

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Opportunities in every direction; most people are passionate, professional, and driven

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Fremont, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fremont, CA

    I have been working at Tesla Motors full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    - Everyone has their head in the game. Lots of focus and drive, few petty complaints (at least in my area)
    - Growing pains = tons of opportunities everywhere to get involved in.
    - Free cereal, soda, Peet's coffee, popcorn (Wednesdays)

    Cons

    - Need more structure in prioritization for IT resources
    - Facilities seems to working hard to spruce up the office; since this was initially a factory there are lots of areas for improvement

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great People, great work.

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    Current Employee - Parts Advisor  in  Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Parts Advisor in Palo Alto, CA

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

    Pros

    Great Benefits, great office culture, people love what they do. People know what they are doing and work as a team to get the results

    Cons

    i don't have any cons just get ready to work long hours.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Try to keep up with a driven visionary

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    Current Employee - Equipment Maintenance Supervisor  in  Fremont, CA
    Current Employee - Equipment Maintenance Supervisor in Fremont, CA

    I have been working at Tesla Motors full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Opportunities to succeed, challenging work, and fast paced. Every day feels like it could make or break you.

    Cons

    Growth pace of the company has gone beyond what some of the support groups can handle. Work/life balance is brutal.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cut back on the meetings and get down on the Production Floor. The ratio of requesters to implementers has shifted in the wrong direction.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Amazing.

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    Current Employee - Delivery Orientation Specialist  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Delivery Orientation Specialist in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Tesla Motors part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Very fun and life changing. Lots of opportunity to grow since the company is expanding very rapidly. Get to drive the world's greatest car everyday and interact with happy customers from all different walks of life.

    Cons

    Part time contract doesn't pay well or have benefits. Hours can be long, especially at the end of the quarter.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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