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10 people found this helpful  

Disappointment!

Staff Engineer (Current Employee) Palo Alto, CA

Pros- Enthusiastic employees
- New, potentially disruptive technology
- Cool, fast and sexy cars
- It's in California!
- Eccentric owner

Cons- Inexperienced staff
- Horrible management (disoriented, ignorant, Nazi-style management)
- Low chances for career progression
- Volatile shares (you can end up with nothing)
- Becoming inefficient corporate establishment

Advice to Senior ManagementBring more knowledgeable people and reward them generously if you want to survive.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    13 people found this helpful  

    Not a dream job.

    (Current Employee) Palo Alto, CA

    I have been working at Tesla Motors full-time


    Pros: - sexy - the opportunity to work on projects that you would never get your hands on at a larger company - the experience: 1 year at… Cons: - long hours, often weekends, no work/life balance for many employees - horrible review process, limited raises based on favoritism of upper management - pay is not… Advice to Senior Management: Be accountable. While Tesla sells a flat organization, it's upper management doesn't… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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    11 people found this helpful  

    They sold it to me like it was the greatest opportunity of a lifetime, but it's just another start-up.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Fremont, CA

    I have been working at Tesla Motors


    Pros: Coworkers are awesome. You get to sit in the cars. You get… Cons: Lack of communication between upper management and subordinates. No praise for a job well done. Expected to work weekends no matter what. Fridays mean… Advice to Senior Management: Treat your employees better. Communicate with us and show us that we're… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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