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Working at Tesla is as great as you want it to be.

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Former Employee - Engineer in Fremont, CA
Former Employee - Engineer in Fremont, CA

I worked at Tesla Motors full-time (More than 3 years)

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

There are smart people to work with, who are eager to share their knowledge. Culture of open communcication. Meritocracy - the best and brightest do get recognized. The long term vision has an inspiring purpose. You are routinely challenged to do things nobody has done before.

Cons

Organizational structure is hard to decipher sometimes. The daily challenges make it hard to see the big picture. The annual review system is ineffective.

Advice to Management

Separate reviews into two parts - raises and stock option grants based on what one has done well, and forward-looking feedback/improvements and goals.

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  1. Helpful (11)

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

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    • Career Opportunities
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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 (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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


  2. Helpful (1)

    Tesla Motors is a great company to work for

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Specialist in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Product Specialist in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Tesla Motors part-time

    Pros

    Flexible, Nice, great experience, teaches you so much

    Cons

    Demand a lot out of you


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