Tesla Motors Reviews

Updated August 29, 2015
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  1. This place is horrible to work for

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Material Handler in Newark, CA
    Current Employee - Material Handler in Newark, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Hours and overtime are good,

    Cons

    they work you like a slave, under paid,

    Advice to Management

    management sucks


  2. Helpful (3)

    Owner Advisor

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Owner Advisor in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Owner Advisor in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Young, fun, energetic, determined and motivated co-workers -Ability to gain a lot of experience at a young age -Everyone who works here is very passionate about the mission of the company. -Cool company perks (getting a Model S for a few months)

    Cons

    -Bad work life balance on the field. -Company plays favorites to those who work on the west coast. -Changes to product are made often without properly informing those that work on the field. -Compensation changes frequently, not always for the best -Company is experience some growing pains which is natural for a company that has doubled in size in two years

    Advice to Management

    -A little less talk, a lot more action. -Need to prevent the gossip culture -Help employees down to part-timers determine a career roadmap


  3. Helpful (2)

    Assistant Manager

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Palo Alto, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Tesla Motors (Less than a year)

    Pros

    It's a big company and tons of opportunities are out there, good for career path

    Cons

    Big company but culture is just like a small company, everything is just under 1 person's decision.


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  5. Worst work culture ever seen or heard

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Fremont, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Fremont, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Not a good company to start with.

    Cons

    Every single person who is above your and across is nothing but power hungry.

    Advice to Management

    They better get their act straight and be upfront with people who they hire.


  6. Helpful (1)

    Tesla

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of Autonomy in your work Very nice people in support functions, typically good people all around Outstanding Mission statement and working with a purpose Free cereal, milk, soda, water, snacks Lots of growth Great experience with a brand name planning and facilities need a lot of work

    Cons

    Compensation Favoritism Random promotions lack of accountability in departments outside of engineering

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your employees


  7. Manufacturing Intern

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

    Pros

    Great exposure to the manufacturing environment Freedom to look around and understand how things work Enthusiastic, incredibly hardworking, and friendly team members Good environment to apply what you've learned to industry and to compare the two IT'S TESLA MOTORS! What they are accomplishing is awesome

    Cons

    I could tell that work/life balance was lacking a little, especially among the younger engineers. Or maybe they were just over enthusiastic. Could probably use more break areas outside with a little grass and trees, but it's a factory after all.

    Advice to Management

    Tesla is fast-paced, which can be good, but it's nice to slow down once in a while with some events to promote company culture.


  8. Great!

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fremont, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fremont, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great atmosphere, and constantly working with smart people on fun projects.

    Cons

    Politics are an overwhelming problem at this company. It used to be easy to get things done, but with more people everyone has to put in their opinion.


  9. Delivery Specialist

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    I feel like part of the team and I am entrusted with a level of responsibility I would not get anywhere else.

    Cons

    I really have no complaints


  10. Assembly/Production

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Production Associate in Fremont, CA
    Current Employee - Production Associate in Fremont, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Decent benifits package and many little appreciation goodies ranging from ice cream to company paid time off.

    Cons

    Hours can be extremely long and some tasks extremely boring within a fast paced repetitive assembly environment.

    Advice to Management

    More actions towards employee safety. There are accidents and injuries just waiting to occur in many areas.


  11. 13 interviews and no job offer

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Tesla Motors full-time

    Pros

    They fly you over with hotel and food paid

    Cons

    After having 13 personal interviews, one 2 hour exam and a group presentation didn't got a job offer. The interviews were good, pretty easy if you know your area of expertise. Not the best HR.

    Advice to Management

    You don't have to make soo much interviews! Companies with more important and more secretive projects don't need that much interviews per person.



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