Tesla Motors

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Tesla Motors Reviews

Updated January 7, 2015
Updated January 7, 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. 2 people found this helpful  

    Delivery Orientation Specialist

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    Current Employee - Delivery Orientation Specialist in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Delivery Orientation Specialist in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Tesla Motors as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    Accelerating the world's transition to electric transportation.
    Hands-on experience with the most technologically exciting cars on the road today.
    Part of a young, enthusiastic team that is always ready to change practices in order to incorporate the evolving company and the evolving landscape in the automobile market.

    Cons

    The hours can be long during busier times in the year which at any other job could be wearing, but the team is great and everyone works together to help one another, so long days don't feel like long days feel at any other job.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Highly mission oriented people who work hard to make that vision a reality

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    Current Employee - Product Specialist in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Product Specialist in Sunnyvale, CA

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

    Pros

    The people are great. Every day you are surrounded with talented people who are working hard for Tesla and for what the company stands for. Tesla gives people the opportunity to work toward something they truly believe in

    Cons

    As a car company, Tesla attracts more male talent than female talent and this has a slight affect on company culture.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    CNC assistant.

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    Current Employee - CNC Operator in Santa Ana, CA
    Current Employee - CNC Operator in Santa Ana, CA

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

    Pros

    You can increased your skill in manufacture field.

    Cons

    Company that is growing up.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    great place

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Tesla Motors

    Pros

    great excellent place to work

    Cons

    too fast-pace and no personal life

  6.  

    Great place to work!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in Fremont, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in Fremont, CA

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

    Pros

    Plenty of room for advancement. Your work is rewarding and rewarded.

    Cons

    If any it would be long hours

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communication as in any growing organization (or established) could be improved.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    Great experience!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Tesla Motors

    Pros

    Great company to work for in fast pace environment.

    Cons

    Long time for hiring process.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Intern at Tesla Motors

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    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineering Intern in Fremont, CA
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineering Intern in Fremont, CA

    I have been working at Tesla Motors

    Pros

    Working in the Fremont factory is an exciting experience unlike any other. The amount of change that occurs here on a daily basis is astounding. If you are looking for full-blown heads down race to the finish this is the place. The goals are lofty but yet I can't think of another company more equipped to meet them. The fellow engineers are extremely nice and cooperative.

    Cons

    The down side is that it is very easy to get caught up in work and not give yourself down time. No stock options as an intern.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Implement more staff and pay attention to the long term goals and keep in mind that people need down time to continue to work productively.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    EHS Engineering Intern

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    Former Employee - EHS Engineering in Fremont, CA
    Former Employee - EHS Engineering in Fremont, CA

    I worked at Tesla Motors as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Fast paced, exciting, meaningful work and contributions, great place to learn and develop. Plus cool cars.

    Cons

    A bit of a hectic atmosphere, but that is more beneficial from a development standpoint

    Positive Outlook
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Tesla has easily been the best employer I have had the privilege of working for.

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    Current Employee - Product Specialist
    Current Employee - Product Specialist

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

    Pros

    Hourly wage is decent for my lifestyle, stock compensation is nice, work environment is great and the job is engaging.

    Cons

    My only serious complaint is my commute is rather lengthy at 45 minutes, other than that I am quite happy with my workplace

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Service engineering intern

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    Current Employee - Intern in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Intern in Palo Alto, CA

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

    Pros

    Challenge work. Nice people. A lot of chance to learn new things

    Cons

    Nothing everything is good. Very exciting company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nothing

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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