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71 English questions out of 71

August 10, 2021

Does Tesla offer massages?

Pros

Great company Great benefits and perks like free EV charging and free transit funds. As well shuttles for the Bay Area workers Working for the mission.

Cons

No work/life balance Every man for themselves Lack of leadership for metrics Patchwork to support employees Stress like this should not happen at the workplace.

Great benefits and perks like free EV charging and free transit funds.

August 10, 2021

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August 29, 2021

Does Tesla offer dental insurance?

Pros

Some coworkers are great. I've made some lovely friends here. Some of the team leads are also very good at their job and wonderful to work with. The above mentioned also relates to some of the Supervisors as well. The medical, dental, and vision benefits are fantastic and the employee stock options are nice..... if you can afford them. Tesla looks good on a resume

Cons

I was hired and told that there would be plenty of opportunities to move up. Guess what? There have been none. They also reel you in with a 7K stock equity that matures after 4 years. But personally, I'd probably be dead or find myself in a psych ward before I reach those 4 years. I have talked to many people who are constantly looking for other jobs, trying to find a way out and lead a meaningful career. The dissatisfaction of so many employees is a huge red flag. Given how many studies show that happy employees with high morale are more productive, it is deeply unsettling that the higher-ups do not seem to care about this fact. You are nothing but a number. If feeling appreciated and valued is something you're looking for, you won't find it here. This is not Google, Facebook, or Apple. There is no company culture. There are no shuttles to the office. There are no TVs, ping pong tables, or anything else that these other companies have to offer. The pay is so low that it is hard to utilize the employee stock option plan unless you live with your parents and have absolutely no bills to pay. The workflow is constantly changing. And the training always falls short. Sometimes I'm not sure if the team leads even know what's going on. They expect you to learn a hands-on workflow through a PowerPoint presentation. And then be able to deliver their radically high standards within a few weeks.

Advice to Management

Be more organized. Appreciate your employees. Stop treating us like second-class citizens. Increase employee morale and happiness and you may find that the employees are more productive. Most importantly, pay higher wages. I would hardly consider them competitive.

The medical, dental, and vision benefits are fantastic and the employee stock options are nice..... if you can afford them.

August 29, 2021

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May 31, 2021

Does Tesla have a pension plan?

Pros

Good pension, young colleagues, tech.

Cons

Work load, work in progress

Advice to Management

Listen to experienced workers

Good pension, young colleagues, tech.

May 31, 2021

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June 29, 2021

Does Tesla have an auto lease program?

Pros

Can’t even really think of any. Driving a P100D around the block once or twice?

Cons

- Incompetent management who do not have the managerial or product knowledge of their own staff - Low pay, with no opportunity of commission or bonuses or car allowance or company car - Unrealistic expectations and nothing you do for them is good enough - Long hours without compensation, an expectation put on you for “the love of Tesla” Management put Tesla on a pedestal and feed you nonsense and fear based leadership to make you believe you are replaceable because everyone wants to work for Tesla. Favourites are promoted over people who work hard or are good at their job, clearly because current management feel threatened that others could do their job better than them. Tesla need to look after their staff, happy customers and good statistics will follow. No one likes being treated like a slave, expected to work unpaid hours, and to be nothing more than a statistic making machine. Stop assuming that saying "we're changing the world" will somehow refute how staff are treated and what is expected of them. Every person i knew from the company that has quit due to mental abuse, has been a much happier person working elsewhere. Avoid at all costs.

Advice to Management

Any advice would be a lost cause - just quit

Low pay, with no opportunity of commission or bonuses or car allowance or company car

June 29, 2021

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April 23, 2021

Does Tesla offer life insurance?

Pros

Good pay (if you earn it), great work to life ratio, great benefits, motivated people move up fast

Cons

Highly demanding which isn’t necessary a bad thing

Good pay (if you earn it), great work to life ratio, great benefits, motivated people move up fast

April 23, 2021

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