Tesla Motors

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For a tech company that is trying to make it big, they are extremely unorganized from a process and procedures stance.

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Current Employee - Global Logistics Analyst in Fremont, CA
Current Employee - Global Logistics Analyst in Fremont, CA

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

Pros

Good exposure to upper management

Cons

Created systems don't integrate very well

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Need to get a better understanding of what needs to get done. Sometimes it is alright to buy systems that work instead of creating your own.

Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Fremont, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Fremont, CA

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

    Pros

    Startup culture
    A good place to grow professionally

    Cons

    Lot of work hours.
    No work-life balance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Where car geeks and science geeks play together.

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    Former Employee - Powertrain Manufacturing Engineering Intern in Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Powertrain Manufacturing Engineering Intern in Palo Alto, CA

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

    Pros

    The engineering problems are fresh, the employees are young, and the work is important. Even as an intern I felt I was working on problems that the engineers needed creative solutions to, rather than just learning a rote engineering methodology.
    The Electric powertrain and vehicle sides of Tesla have some cultural differences, one side has older engineers that had experience in Detroit, and one has younger people that are solving less well-defined problems. Both are really free to look at new tech and new solutions because of the youth of the company, so there's a good place here for a lot of engineers, including some that wouldn't normally consider an automotive setting, and those who think that Tesla isn't a hardcore automotive company. I think it runs the gamut and it would be worth the time to explore for the right position in the company, as many teams are very different.

    Cons

    Honestly one of the biggest cons was their location far from the city, the office is not accessible by public transport, though they are working more and more on shuttle services. the campus can be accessed by bike from the local Caltrain stop, but it's about 20 minutes uphill getting in.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The current, very horizontal setup is great for incoming employees. However, I think as the company grows, some thought should be given to a rotational program for entry-level engineers, because the teams in Tesla do such massively different work and finding a good fit at the company can be optimized.

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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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