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

I worked at Tesla Motors as an intern for less than a year

Pros

Fast Paced Environment, Super smart co-workers, Great CEO

Cons

Unstructured, Career Opportunities, Not yet established

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Treat this company as a career stepping stone

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    Former Employee - Production Associate  in  Fremont, CA
    Former Employee - Production Associate in Fremont, CA

    I worked at Tesla Motors full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The product is cutting edge.

    Cons

    The manufacturing management treats its line workers (they are the back bone of the company) like a modern day sweat shop. Management by fear. People are overworked, over stressed, and under appreciated. This job Will upset your balance between work and personal life.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have executive management spend the day at each manufacturing process (floor level) to really see what is going on.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 7 people found this helpful  

    Don't be fooled by the name and news...it's a difficult place to work.

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    Former Employee - Production Control Manager  in  Fremont, CA
    Former Employee - Production Control Manager in Fremont, CA

    I worked at Tesla Motors full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    - Celebrity-status
    - Most of the people are intelligent and friendly
    - Silicon Valley startup-ish environment
    - Stock options (for some positions only)

    Cons

    - Insanely long hours and work demands. Insane.
    - Insanely long hours and work demands. Seriously, insane.
    - Low pay
    - Little to no chance to move up (or around) from low-tier positions
    - "Blue collar" environment kills most of the allure of working for this SV tech "startup"
    - Stock option awards are not as common as they were in the earlier days of the company
    - Employees are treated as assets that are easily replaceable

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of the old-school "blue collar" mentality in favor of innovation, experimentation, entrepreneurship. Treat your employees better.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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