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choose your own adventure to build a high-tech car company

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Current Employee - Senior Manufacturing Engineer in Fremont, CA
Current Employee - Senior Manufacturing Engineer in Fremont, CA

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

Pros

Tesla is young and growing extremely fast, both in employee numbers and production volumes. They have built mid-sized manufacturing lines from scratch in under a year. This is driven by smart teams of individual contributors. There is management and direction, but success depends on the motivation, self-direction, and effectiveness of lots of individuals. This provides a chance to direct what you work on and how you will develop. (At least in my experience)

Cons

Can be a hectic, fast paced work environment. Projects accelerate change directions fast, as needed.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Communication and management across teams is improving, but this needs to get a lot better as Tesla gets bigger. In early years, decisions were made by bumping into someone in the parking lot. Now we need to grow better institutionalized collaboration and communication.

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    Great company to work for. But be prepared to work hard...

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    Former Employee - Quality Control Representative in Fremont, CA
    Former Employee - Quality Control Representative in Fremont, CA

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

    Pros

    The people there are great, the product is amazing & there are many good minds & great collaboration. Everyone here believes in team work & it's the only way to get things done in time & get things accomplished in a timely manner...

    Cons

    Very demanding. Sometime their expectations of people are not realistic. They tend to keep asking for more & more...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    We don't mind working hard but please cut as a small break once in a while...

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Current Employee - Accountant in Fremont, CA
    Current Employee - Accountant in Fremont, CA

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

    Pros

    The 'coolness' factor is very high and that is what drew me to Tesla. My job is exciting to some extent and I have a decent boss who understands my pain. Plus pay is OK

    Cons

    There is absolutely no work life balance and the upper management sucks, especially when they think anyone not with a IVY LEAGUE degree is not Tesla worthy! I have seen contractors are worked to the bone and I have first hand information that they are told to not charge overtime if they want a permanent job!!! THAT IS NOT COOOL AT ALL!!!!!!!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Respect people with experience and people who give their time away from family to make Tesla a better company. You have some people who do their job to a minimal extent but survive because of a pretty face!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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