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Working Hard in Hopes that Tesla will Succeed

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - IT-Ops in Palo Alto, CA
Current Employee - IT-Ops in Palo Alto, CA

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

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

Mostly good work environment, good benefits, but seems to be little time for career development.

Cons

High street and too quickly paced at times, little solid processes in place for many systems, changes too fast and cannot keep up with demand. Poor training methods for new hires.

Advice to Management

Management needs to be more hands-on with assisting in important process changes. Should be more aware of the hard working people within the company and commend them for it.

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  1. Helpful (9)

    Very Disappointing!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - System Admin in Palo Alto, CA
    Former Contractor - System Admin in Palo Alto, CA

    I worked at Tesla Motors as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Cool cars, Beautiful HeadQ in Palo Alto, hip company

    Cons

    Was never given the opportunity to learn anything. Rude, and disrespectful IT co-workers because you are a contractor. Manager was a joke too. Expect to work long hours and not get paid although you are hourly. no perks whatsoever unless you are satisfied with free sodas and breakfast cereal. unorganized, llot of layoffs and then new hires every week, not a consistent company.

  2. Helpful (13)

    Not a dream job.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA

    I have been working at Tesla Motors full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Tesla is like 2 anywhere else
    - brilliant coworkers
    - collaborative environment for the most part
    - beautiful campus
    - you might get to actually drive one of the cars, maybe

    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 competitive unless you're in HR or Firmware
    - will fire you at the drop of a hat, with no warning, even long time employees
    - yet keep around bad employees
    - no daily perks, unless you like cereal and free soda
    - parking is horrible
    - management uses the word "scrappy" often and it's true

    Advice to Management

    Be accountable. While Tesla sells a flat organization, it's upper management doesn't always make itself visible. Show up to work, then show up to meetings.

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