Tesla Motors

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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 (less than an 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
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    Great place to learn

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    Former Employee - R&D Associate in Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - R&D Associate in Palo Alto, CA

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

    Pros

    great learning environment, extremely talented people working there

    Cons

    i found the politics to be just as bad at that company as anywhere else in this world

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    10 bil market cap on 2 bil borrowed (~1.5 mil invested + ~ 500 DOE) in operation for 10 years and a 10 mil in profits. Interesting how those numbers stack up. in classic silicon valley style its high risk high reward. Boom and bust. Time will tell. My opinion? If tesla can operate for another 10 years, it could be the end of ICE as we know it. Energy density in battery tech is increasing, not decreasing, historically. eek, out another 150 miles of range, that's a pretty compelling case for 5000 ft lb of torque at 0 rpm. Alternatively, the company is kind of like a runaway freight train, one costly defect recall and the whole thing could go flying off the tracks.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Irrational thinking

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    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Palo Alto, CA

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

    Pros

    It is one man company

    Cons

    very rational decision by the top management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take appropriate steps on long term basis

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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