Compare Tesla vs Cruise BETA

See how Cruise vs. Tesla compare on employee ratings, job openings, CEO approval, business outlook and more.

Employee Ratings

Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
(based on 2451 reviews)
(based on 174 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Compensation & Benefits
Work-life balance
Senior Management
Culture & Values
CEO Approval
Tesla Ceo Elon Musk
66%Elon Musk
Cruise Ceo Dan Ammann
81%Dan Ammann
% Recommend to a friend
Positive Business Outlook


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What Employees Say

"Fast paced"(in 191 reviews)
"Cars"(in 128 reviews)
"Work life balance"(in 15 reviews)
"Self driving"(in 15 reviews)
"Work life balance"(in 308 reviews)
"Long hours"(in 243 reviews)
"Growing pains"(in 13 reviews)
"Aerotek"(in 8 reviews)
Featured Review

Current Employee - Advisor

I have been working at Tesla full-time for more than a year


Popular Company Continuous development Never Boring Coolest cars in the world Everyone in the company actually truly believe in the products. There's no other work place that will come close to... working here. It's literally the best job ever.


Popular company Attracts a lot of noise If you are one who can't keep up with sudden unexpected changes, this is not for you.

Current Employee - Software Engineer

I have been working at Cruise full-time for more than a year


The work is great. There is no shortage of a diversity of problems to solve. If you like a challenge and are self-directed (especially if you like algorithms and math), this is the company for you.... It's a new one every day, and there are endless opportunities to learn and grow. Creativity is encouraged. Great culture and teammates. It's positive, collaborative, warm, and supportive. I feel comfortable asking for help, and a great sense of belonging and community, even as a someone who checks a diversity box. My experience has been delightfully low on the tech-bro-culture BS-meter (it is a massive improvement over every place I've worked previously). It's such a cool mission, who wouldn't want to work on autonomous vehicles. And as usual, the cushy tech perks are nice too, without all the risk of a smaller, less well-funded venture. And the office is in the city!


We're growing so fast that management and technical leadership is spotty. This is perfectly expected for a unicorn, and it's just growing pains. We're struggling to hire experienced managers fast... enough, so we're left with mostly engineers or early hires thrown into management and leadership roles out of desperation, some of whom are doing well, and some are struggling in that role. Your experience, like anywhere, depends a lot on your manager (I happen to have a good one). We're trying really hard to improve the situation, but so is every other tech startup in the area and it takes time to find the good ones. However, this creates an opportunity for self-directed work and bottom-up planning and decision-making, which is fun, and probably really effective. The engineers work directly with each other across teams, confirm there is support for it from leadership, and ship awesome stuff anyway.

Advice to Management

I basically agree with your decisions, which is saying a lot, I'm a tough audience. Keep trying to hire experienced leadership that fits the company values. That is the most important problem, more... than launching a product.

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