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Great place to learn, but be ready to keep up with the pace

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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 for less than a year

Pros

Fast paced, growing, and fascinating place to learn and grow within your role and the company. No day is the same as the company continues to grow.

Cons

Constant process clashes between start-up mentality and corporate mentality clamps. Company continues to grow, but is experiencing growing pains while implementing new processes.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Create better training programs for new hires as trial by fire may cause the company to lose some great employees that may sink/not swim.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 6 people found this helpful  

    Accountant

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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 for more than a 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
  2. 5 people found this helpful  

    Inspiring mission, great product, not so great work environment

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA

    I worked at Tesla Motors full-time

    Pros

    Very inspiring corporate mission
    Great cutting edge product - cool, innovative, beautiful, object-of-desire
    Lots of opportunity to contribute your talent
    Employees generally encouraged to stretch and grow
    Ability to personally observe Elon Musk in action
    Hands-on understanding of where the world is going (or should be going) in transportation

    Cons

    Little regard for motivating, retaining or rewarding talented employees (aside from being self-inspired by the mission)
    Under market pay and equity
    Dysfunctional environment - extremely political

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