Tesla Motors Reviews

Updated April 23, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    Material Handler

    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA

    I have been working at Tesla Motors (More than a year)

    Pros

    Working with wonderful people and staff

    Cons

    Not hiring the temps that have worked over a year

  2. Ethical Company, running as fast as it can

    Current Employee - Human Resources in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Human Resources in Palo Alto, CA

    I have been working at Tesla Motors full-time

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

    Pros

    Great company, strong leadership, great mission. A lot of upward potential for top performers

    Cons

    chaos chaos chaos chaos

    Advice to Management

    Slow down, and do things right the first time instead of backtracking.

  3. Great experience!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Intern - Chassis Controls in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Intern - Chassis Controls in Palo Alto, CA

    I have been working at Tesla Motors as an intern

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

    Pros

    I had a great experience while interning at Tesla Motors. Amazing talented people, quickly adapting to new technologies in the automotive arena.

    Cons

    Not as many benefits as other tech companies in the Bay Area.

    Advice to Management

    Great upper management, very responsive. More interaction with the CEO would be a great motivator for interns.!

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  5. Exciting fast moving company

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

    I have been working at Tesla Motors full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    - Short turn around time to implement your work into the real world
    - Company goal is clear and straight forward
    - working with passionate people

    Cons

    - long hours; constant deadlines
    - Not much direction - "get it done attitude" - which there should be no excuse, not much help
    - intense workplace - not much relief

    Advice to Management

    Be more accessible to employees.
    Show appreciation for work and sacrifice of employees

  6. Helpful (3)

    quickly gaining alot of valuable experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Mechanical Design Engineer in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Mechanical Design Engineer in Palo Alto, CA

    I have been working at Tesla Motors

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

    Pros

    the experience, difficulty, and variety of problems. working on awesome stuff

    Cons

    no work life balance, cafeteria and amenities are horrible.

    Advice to Management

    bring fremont and palo alto engineering into one building. keep communication strealined and organization as flat as possible

  7. Helpful (2)

    Service engineering intern

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Intern in Palo Alto, CA

    I have been working at Tesla Motors full-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Challenge work. Nice people. A lot of chance to learn new things

    Cons

    Nothing everything is good. Very exciting company

    Advice to Management

    Nothing

  8. Helpful (1)

    Work culture and over all experience at Tesla Motors

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer Design in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Engineer Design in Palo Alto, CA

    I have been working at Tesla Motors full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Awesome work environments and brilliant engineering staffs will make this firm the best automotive company in the world

    Cons

    Not for the weak people, Mentally!

    Advice to Management

    Keep the passion of the people

  9. Helpful (6)

    Exciting technology, great co-workers, very long hours

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Systems Administrator in Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Systems Administrator in Palo Alto, CA

    I worked at Tesla Motors full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Tesla is leading the world in automotive technology, including how the car connects to the user. Everyone I interacted with at Tesla, from peers to management to direct reports to the front desk personal, was a top notch employee. I don't think I've ever worked in a containing so many A players.

    Cons

    Extremely long hours. If you're salaried, expect to work 60-80 hours a week minimum. Successful employees at Tesla do not have kids and likely aren't married.

    Advice to Management

    Everyone understands that the long hours come with a great reward, but be sure that you don't burn out your key employees.

  10. Helpful (2)

    Exciting product, disgruntled employees.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Advisor in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Advisor in Palo Alto, CA

    I have been working at Tesla Motors full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people, awesome product. Very exciting work.

    Cons

    No work-life balance. Compensation and benefits are lacking compared to other jobs in silicon valley.

    Advice to Management

    Work-life balance needs some work. Need to offer competitive silicon valley benefits to keep good talent.

  11. Helpful (3)

    Very smart, courteous people. Great interview!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Electronic Engineer in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Electronic Engineer in Palo Alto, CA

    I have been working at Tesla Motors full-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Unbeatable health benefits, great stock options. Excellent, fast paced environment. Great coworkers!

    Cons

    Pay is not as good, especially for Bay Area, but hey, you're working for the world's best startup company!

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the awesome work!

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