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Tesla Motors Reviews

Updated Jul 24, 2014
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3.6 134 reviews

85% Approve of the CEO

Tesla Motors Chairman, CEO, and Product Architect Elon Musk

Elon Musk

(110 ratings)

72% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Company is doing a lot of really awesome things working with cutting edge tech(in 10 reviews)

  • Free cereal and a soda fountain (Im easy to please)(in 9 reviews)


Cons
  • Work-life balance is not really good because you have to work long hours and sometiems weekends(in 18 reviews)

  • Long hours are expected, it's not as bad as some make it seem however(in 15 reviews)

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    Very smart, courteous people. Great interview!

    Senior Electronic Engineer (Current Employee) Palo Alto, CA

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

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the awesome work!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    good at all

    Product Specialist (Current Employee) Los Angeles, CA

    Proswe are going to change the world

    Consgood culture, value, training , and benefits

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    I could not be more proud to be part of this company. I am humbled.

    Product Excellence Powertrain Technician (Current Employee) Fremont, CA

    ProsRevolutionary, innovative, and audacious are understatements of this company. Technological breakthroughs of the century and we are on the fore fronts of it all. I would not want to be anywhere else. There is not anywhere else.

    ConsThe food in the cafe.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    amazing experience part of making history with this company!

    Technician (Former Employee) Palo Alto, CA

    ProsAwesome drive by this company. cross training was a great experience to understand the big picture of goals that Tesla has.

    ConsLong hours can take anyone to feel restless, but well worth the reward of completing the job.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Opportunities in every direction; most people are passionate, professional, and driven

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Fremont, CA

    Pros- Everyone has their head in the game. Lots of focus and drive, few petty complaints (at least in my area)
    - Growing pains = tons of opportunities everywhere to get involved in.
    - Free cereal, soda, Peet's coffee, popcorn (Wednesdays)

    Cons- Need more structure in prioritization for IT resources
    - Facilities seems to working hard to spruce up the office; since this was initially a factory there are lots of areas for improvement

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Awesome place to work

    Firmware Engineer (Current Employee) Palo Alto, CA

    Pros-Company is doing a lot of really awesome things working with cutting edge tech. Work is very fulfilling and interesting.
    -Good atmosphere for talking about engineeringy stuff w coworkers
    -Free cereal, oatmeal, coffee, milk, OJ
    -Learning a lot. Coworkers are very intelligent and professional.
    -Good work life balance, at least on my team. Everyone sticks to 40hr weeks, more or less.

    Cons-Intern pay is about a third of what I'd be receiving from other software companies ($15/hr here + $500 total relocation stipend, ~$40/hr + $3000 relocation stipend is what friends and I have been offered from other places). I suppose

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great People, great work.

    Parts Advisor (Current Employee) Palo Alto, CA

    ProsGreat Benefits, great office culture, people love what they do. People know what they are doing and work as a team to get the results

    Consi don't have any cons just get ready to work long hours.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Try to keep up with a driven visionary

    Equipment Maintenance Supervisor (Current Employee) Fremont, CA

    ProsOpportunities to succeed, challenging work, and fast paced. Every day feels like it could make or break you.

    ConsGrowth pace of the company has gone beyond what some of the support groups can handle. Work/life balance is brutal.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCut back on the meetings and get down on the Production Floor. The ratio of requesters to implementers has shifted in the wrong direction.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    I love Tesla Motors

    Product Specialist (Former Employee) Denver, CO

    ProsBringing transportation into the future, beautifully

    ConsI was hired for the holidays and 'pidgen-holed' as the t-shirt filing girl, unfortunately. I wish I would have been put on a path that would have made me into a permanent employee.

    Advice to Senior ManagementA-type sales people are not always the best managers.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Amazing.

    Delivery Orientation Specialist (Current Employee) Chicago, IL

    ProsVery fun and life changing. Lots of opportunity to grow since the company is expanding very rapidly. Get to drive the world's greatest car everyday and interact with happy customers from all different walks of life.

    ConsPart time contract doesn't pay well or have benefits. Hours can be long, especially at the end of the quarter.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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