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They think they're god, no respect for experienced auto engineers. awful quality control!

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Former Employee - Powertrain Engineer in Palo Alto, CA
Former Employee - Powertrain Engineer in Palo Alto, CA

I worked at Tesla Motors full-time (less than an year)

Pros

1). 11 months job after I was layoff at GM.
2). Enjoy the beautiful silicon valley

Cons

1). Due to trouble at Detroit, they treat everyone from big three as muppet, they don't respect your experience, knowledge, especially these critical expertise to ensure product reliability.
2). They truely think they can start a new auto company out of silicon valley, yet they are now running out of money and way behind schedule
3). They have no idea what is necessary to ensure the car can last 8-10 years, several incidents where the car failed miserably!

Advice to ManagementAdvice

1). Listen to the engineers, not the PR people, respect auto engineers and their expertise,
2). Focuson on quality, quality, and not on hype, ballyhoo and other non-sense!

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    Working Hard in Hopes that Tesla will Succeed

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    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 an year)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 9 people found this helpful  

    Very Disappointing!

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    Former Employee - system admin in Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - system admin in Palo Alto, CA

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

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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