Tesla Motors

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Tesla Motors Reviews

Updated January 23, 2015
Updated January 23, 2015
190 Reviews
3.6
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Review Highlights

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. 3 people found this helpful  

    Parts Issues

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Parts Advisor
    Current Employee - Parts Advisor

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

    Pros

    I love Tesla because the ultimate goal is green transportation in an awesome vehicle with our client's safety and satisfaction in mind at all times. The work is challenging and fulfilling and there is no other car maker in the world I would rather work for. The perks and benefits are great as well as the amount of paid time off.

    Cons

    Like any job worth having, the work is challenging and the hours can be rough. The part that I have found most challenging, however, is trying to institute "regular" dealership know-how to a company so "set apart" due to our values and lack of automotive experience. There seems to be some individuals in formidable positions that should not be there.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you want the best people in the world you must save money where you can and offer prospective hires and current employees more money. Your salaries are not competitive with comparable positions within the auto industry. There WILL come the time where you will lose quality employees to your low salaries/hourly wages. Equity is nice, but we need our compensation more readily. Also, parts should be made available BEFORE outstanding work orders are created and BEFORE our clients are made aware of their existence. This will prevent upsetting a lot of clients and employees alike. Finally, communication and corporate roll-outs are near nonexistent. Senior Management needs to put their foot down and demand global continuity and results.

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

    Delivery Orientation Specialist

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Delivery Orientation Specialist in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Delivery Orientation Specialist in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Tesla Motors as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    Accelerating the world's transition to electric transportation.
    Hands-on experience with the most technologically exciting cars on the road today.
    Part of a young, enthusiastic team that is always ready to change practices in order to incorporate the evolving company and the evolving landscape in the automobile market.

    Cons

    The hours can be long during busier times in the year which at any other job could be wearing, but the team is great and everyone works together to help one another, so long days don't feel like long days feel at any other job.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    Sr. Process Engineer

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Process Engineer in Fremont, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Process Engineer in Fremont, CA

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

    Pros

    New company with a lot of opportunities to be one of the most innovations company in the world, have a lot of technology.

    Cons

    poor management, nobody cares about you I think because there are too many personal, I think is better work in a small company, nobody knows the vision, mission and goals is just production that's the only matters.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    CNC assistant.

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    Current Employee - CNC Operator in Santa Ana, CA
    Current Employee - CNC Operator in Santa Ana, CA

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

    Pros

    You can increased your skill in manufacture field.

    Cons

    Company that is growing up.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    Highly mission oriented people who work hard to make that vision a reality

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Specialist in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Product Specialist in Sunnyvale, CA

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

    Pros

    The people are great. Every day you are surrounded with talented people who are working hard for Tesla and for what the company stands for. Tesla gives people the opportunity to work toward something they truly believe in

    Cons

    As a car company, Tesla attracts more male talent than female talent and this has a slight affect on company culture.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great place to work!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in Fremont, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in Fremont, CA

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

    Pros

    Plenty of room for advancement. Your work is rewarding and rewarded.

    Cons

    If any it would be long hours

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communication as in any growing organization (or established) could be improved.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Demanding, yet rewarding

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Tesla Motors

    Pros

    Work with incredibly talented and bright people. Probably the brightest I've ever been associated with. Everyone truly believes in the mission of the company.

    Cons

    Very disorganized. Slow communication between departments. 24 hour work life with crazy deadlines. Get yourself ready for a ride. Promotions are few and far between.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Company is forward thinking and diversified but has personnel issues.

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

    I worked at Tesla Motors

    Pros

    Good benefits, clean work environment, modern facility.

    Cons

    Says they are pro military and veteran but in actuality are not.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    great place

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Tesla Motors

    Pros

    great excellent place to work

    Cons

    too fast-pace and no personal life

  11.  

    quickly gaining alot of valuable experience

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    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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    no work life balance, cafeteria and amenities are horrible.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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