Tesla Motors Reviews

Updated July 1, 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. 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


  2. 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


  3. Belangrijk, uitdagend en geweldig

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - European Team Leader Customer Satisfaction Analyst in Tilburg (Netherlands)
    Current Employee - European Team Leader Customer Satisfaction Analyst in Tilburg (Netherlands)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Je werkt aan een betere toekomst door middel van een geweldig product samen met geweldige mensen vanuit de hele wereld.

    Cons

    Het werk kan intensief zijn en het bedrijf is volop in ontwikkeling. Dit brengt veranderingen en een druk teweeg en hierdoor moet je het beste uit jezelf halen om bij te blijven. Voor mij is dit zeer uitdagend en tegelijk motiverend maar dit is natuurlijk niet bij iedereen het geval.

    Advice to Management

    Ga zo door


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  5. 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.


  6. Intense company

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    • 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


  7. It's not the as a great a place to work as everyone thinks

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    Former Employee - Store Manager
    Former Employee - Store Manager

    I worked at Tesla Motors full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Friendly colleagues and quite a lot of freedom

    Cons

    Expect to do everything for the company and get nothing tangible in return.

    Advice to Management

    Respect your staff


  8. Helpful (1)

    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


  9. Product Specialist

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Specialist in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Product Specialist in Houston, TX

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

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great company, great employees, management cars about you your not just a number.

    Cons

    they hire you part time and make you work full time. no raises no benifits


  10. Good working environment and strong company with huge ideas.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Production Associate in Fremont, CA
    Current Employee - Production Associate in Fremont, 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

    Benefits and knowing the company is strong just like it's employees.

    Cons

    Long hours and very physically demanding. Hours can be draining but the days off make up for it.

    Advice to Management

    Motivate your team, be understanding, and stay positive.


  11. review

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    • Senior Management
    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



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