Tesla Motors Reviews

Updated August 29, 2015
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  1. Hard working, very competitive

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - CA - California in Fremont, CA
    Current Employee - CA - California in Fremont, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Some intelligent and nice people. Some employee perks, work environment is generally positive.

    Cons

    Internal struggles among departments, competitive nature, difficult at times.

    Advice to Management

    Speak English at work, speaking foreign languages distances people away from the converstation.


  2. Good Place, Poor Foundation For Success

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Specialist in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Product Specialist in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It's a growing company that hires many young people, giving them a great opportunity to work hard and discover their strengths and weaknesses. The work is also incredibly fulfilling because it is a company that is attempting to change the world for the better.

    Cons

    Management doesn't pass down enough information to employees to successfully do their job. The hours are long, and the pay is relatively poor compared to others in the industry.

    Advice to Management

    Give employees more access to information, and reward them financially for strong performance.


  3. Helpful (1)

    Business Analyst

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great culture, awesome company

    Cons

    Cant think of many


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  5. Engineer

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in Fremont, CA
    Current Employee - Engineer in Fremont, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Multimillion dollar projects are available for engineers to implement. Much freedom to lead project.

    Cons

    Poor work life balance.

    Advice to Management

    Slow project schedules to a reasonable pace.


  6. HR Analyst

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Tesla Motors (Less than a year)

    Pros

    great mission! Smart coworkers! truly changing the world

    Cons

    low pay, work in silos, poor communication, management is filled with individual contributors pushed up

    Advice to Management

    Need for better succession planning


  7. Awesome Place

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Awesome cause (beats any software company) Great mindset Start up style Lots of variety always stuff to do

    Cons

    Can be unorganized long hours plans change alot

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up. Great enviornment


  8. Pretty awesome

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Engineer in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I get to work on some of the coolest stuff, learn new things every day, and work with really bright people.

    Cons

    The company is much bigger than when I started. Politics are unavoidable.


  9. validation engineering intern

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good experience, strong skills learnt

    Cons

    No benefits for the interns beside the pay and the relocation 1000$


  10. Visionary company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Tech Writer in Fremont, CA
    Current Employee - Tech Writer in Fremont, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    This is the best company I have ever worked for. Everyone is expected to show up to work and do his or her job. Period. No micromanaging and no hand holding. If you can do the job that is expected of you, you will last here. If you cannot, we will wish you good luck and send you on your way. The hours can be long, but the reward is worth the effort.

    Cons

    Not the best workplace for those who want to do just enough to stay employed. Not a good fit for those unwilling to make the effort.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up!


  11. Don't believe the hyped

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Material Handler in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Material Handler in Palo Alto, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    -good benefits -free foods -the hourly rate is okay -a lot of different job positions available

    Cons

    -management don't know what they're doing -too much favoritism -in order to move up, you have to either kiss butt or throw people under the bus -too much working overtime

    Advice to Management

    -treat your employees with the respect they deserve and it doesn't hurt to congratulated them when they do a great job.



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