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Exciting company, but work environment deteriorating

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  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Individual Contributor in Palo Alto, CA
Current Employee - Individual Contributor in Palo Alto, CA

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

Pros

Technology is interesting, product is unique, and there is a ton of job satisfaction.
Some of the most intelligent people I have worked with. There is so much engineering done "in-house" that it provides tremendous opportunities to learn and grow your career.

Cons

Absolutely no work life balance. Tesla is hiring rapidly and the quality of people coming in are not the same caliber of what they used to be. There is a great deal of politics and back stabbing even at the lower levels. Too many manager types and not enough people willing to do actual work

Advice to ManagementAdvice

There are too many inexperienced and power hungry managers. Politics are getting out of hand at all levels and making Tesla an unpleasant place to be and I am seeing too many incredible people (execs, managers, and individual contributors) leaving because of it.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 6 people found this helpful  

    Dynamic, challenging, there is no slow day.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Purchasing Specialist in Fremont, CA
    Current Employee - Purchasing Specialist in Fremont, CA

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

    Pros

    Most exciting company to work for in recent history. You are surrounded by smart motivated people

    Cons

    There is no life outside of Tesla.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more people. Provide more commuting support, city/BART shuttles, etc.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    Lots of job satisisfaction

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Delivery Specialist in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Delivery Specialist in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    Working for one of the most disruptive companies in the world. Co-workers are hard working and their energy is work ethic is high.

    Cons

    Lots of hours for not a commensurate pay. Some stock options, but price of shares are volatile, and vesting happens over 4 years, so no guarantee.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Know when to push your employees, and when to give them a rest. Full throttle at all times will lead to burn out.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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