Tesla Motors Reviews

Updated March 25, 2015
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Pros
  • It is a small company trying to change the world, but it comes at a price (in 7 reviews)

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

Cons
  • Work life balance is disproportionate heavily favoring the work (in 29 reviews)

  • no work life balance work 6 days one day off (in 11 reviews)

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  1. Operational excellence

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Tesla Motors

    Pros

    Good pay, benefits, good hours, schedule, free food

    Cons

    Parking, lazy people, bathrooms, meetings,

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. If you are willing to work it is outstanding

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

    I have been working at Tesla Motors

    Pros

    Fast pace, no downtime or idle time. There is always something going on, a problem to solve and changes to be made.

    Cons

    Finding the right people with the answers or the people that can call the shots.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stick to what you promise.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. Fun place filled with smart and talented people, all the human capital you could want

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    Current Employee - Product Specialist in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Product Specialist in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    lower pressure, as long as you get your work done
    cunning edge company
    Elon Musk is the man!
    Alot of pride and job satisfaction

    Cons

    Management is at times disorganized
    Very fast growing, and it shows
    We get holes that need to get filled alot

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it going!!! We Gotcha!!!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5. Tesla Motors- Fremont, CA

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Tesla Motors

    Pros

    -Great Internal Opportunity and mobility
    -Friendly and supportive teams
    -Hard working and dedicated employees
    -Challenging and exciting work
    -Wonderful opportunity to learn and grow in the industry

    Cons

    -Still growing so not all process' are in place
    -Still improving internal incentives

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the open communication and ability to change the same as it grows. It is very rewarding to see the impact you can make directly influence the business and to be educated in so many areas of the company, even those outside your industry.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful

    Potential was there

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Tesla Motors

    Pros

    It is great to be involved in such an amazing endeavor. Fun work. Employee stock purchase plan worked out great for a lot of people.

    Cons

    Significant portion of employees were graduates from one particular bay area university and they tended to look down on anyone who wasn't from that school. Lagging salaries and benefits.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider training, perks and compensation. For a lot of people, simply work at Tesla will not be sufficient to maintain talent in the bay area.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
  7. Good company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Tesla Motors

    Pros

    Very good compamy, great place

    Cons

    Not found yet, update soon

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8. 1 person found this helpful

    Great for younger naive people

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    Current Employee - General Assembly, CNC Operator in Lathrop, CA
    Current Employee - General Assembly, CNC Operator in Lathrop, CA

    I have been working at Tesla Motors

    Pros

    Great break rooms, lots of internal job opportunities, above minimum wage pay

    Cons

    No set schedule. Will change schedule last minute effecting home life. Hard to move up in positions. Hard to be heard. No one takes your experience or knowledge of something unless you have a degree. Moving positions affect not getting raises.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to employees. Just because some don't have a degree in a subject doesn't mean we're not knowledgeable on a subject. Managers need to be evaluated more often. Managers put down and are no help. They are quick to throw people under the buss.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. Great experience!

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    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

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful

    Fueled by passion and long hours, but towards a collective and positive goal.

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    Current Employee - Delivery Specialist in Devon, PA
    Current Employee - Delivery Specialist in Devon, PA

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

    Pros

    Everything you do matters in the most important way; we are changing the way the world uses transportation and getting off fossil fuels.

    Cons

    Long hours, pains of a growing company that is sometimes growing too fast, don't expect very inflated salaries.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep your eye on the local talent and support them before you lose them to other companies.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. Great company to work if you are really passionate about changing the future of road transportation.

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    Former Employee - Intern in Fremont, CA
    Former Employee - Intern in Fremont, CA

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

    Pros

    - Passionate, knowledgeable and hardworking employees
    - Great place to start-off your career as it a great place to learn
    - Everyone is open and easily accessible
    - Fast-paced work environment
    - Cutting edge technology

    Cons

    - Absolutely NO work-life balance
    - No/minimal recognition from managers/supervisors
    - Favouritism is common
    - "Get it done" attitude with very little guidance from management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Work-life balance should be brought under control as it is very easy to "burn out"
    - Ambient noise inside the factory should be reduced
    - Management should appreciate the sacrifices made my the employees day-in day-out

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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