Tesla Motors Reviews

Updated June 30, 2015
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Pros
  • we are going to change the world (in 7 reviews)

  • Company is doing a lot of really awesome things working with cutting edge tech (in 12 reviews)

Cons
  • Absolutely no work life balance (in 29 reviews)

  • lots of hours (no work life balance) (in 11 reviews)

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237 Employee Reviews

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  1. Great Place to work

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - California in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - California 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

    Passionate people
    Intelligent co workers
    Great product

    Cons

    Work life balance
    Non competitive salary


  2. Intense company

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fremont, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fremont, CA

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

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

    Pros

    Changing the world every single day. Tesla Motors is not happy with "good". It needs to be the best. The company's biggest competitor is itself. Always driving and striving for more. Innovation is expected.

    Cons

    The company expects total commitment. Nothing less is acceptable.

    Advice to Management

    Let your employees have a life


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    Interesting Place to Work

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Data Analyst in Fremont, CA
    Current Employee - Data Analyst in Fremont, 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

    Incredibly-exciting product and future potential, ever-evolving, exciting opportunities for highly-adaptive and ambitious people.

    Cons

    Pay mediocre, long hours, no 401K match.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in work-life balance


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  5. Owner Advisor

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jersey City, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jersey City, NJ

    I have been working at Tesla Motors

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

    Pros

    Working at Tesla in any capacity is important because the company seeks to solve global energy problems. Very passionate coworkers

    Cons

    Poor work-life balance and little room for advancement


  6. Helpful (2)

    Owner Advisor

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Tesla Motors full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great place to work if you enjoy being part of something bigger, trying to change the world, and breathing clean air.

    Cons

    None, unless you're averse to hard work, working with smart people, or being in a passionate environment on a daily basis.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing, take the time when you can to teach the rest of us how to be great with you.


  7. Helpful (2)

    Production Associate

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

    Great outlook, good pay, great people

    Cons

    17 hour, industry standard would be at least 3 plus dollars more an hour. With time I believe pay will get better when they become bigger.


  8. review

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    Current Employee - Human Resources Specialist
    Current Employee - Human Resources Specialist

    I have been working at Tesla Motors full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    great teams and people you work with

    Cons

    compensation is a bit lacking


  9. Product Specialist

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Specialist in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Product Specialist in New York, NY

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

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

    Pros

    Cool coworkers, everyone's passionate about the company, rewarding to be a part of a revolutionary movement.

    Cons

    They keep you just under full-time so they don't have to give you benefits, and you can't maintain another job. It's the most demanding part-time job ever; you even have homework sometimes. $13.75 an hour is ridiculously low. Not a living wage.

    Advice to Management

    Management is great, the wage and hours issue is beyond their control.


  10. Accountant

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Tesla Motors

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

    Pros

    Learn from lots challages and many opportunity to explore anything

    Cons

    Too much flat structures drive no directions

    Advice to Management

    Hire more managerial level to bridge the gap


  11. Tesla

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Production Lead in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Production Lead in San Jose, CA

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

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Plenty of hours for those workalohlics .
    Free cereal, coffee, juice and milk.
    Decent pay/great health benefits.

    Cons

    Too much hours for those with family/lives outside of work.
    Always pressuring to meet quota.



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