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Nikola Overview

Phoenix, AZ
51 to 200 employees
2014
Company - Private
Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
Less than $1 million (USD) per year
Nikola Motor Company’s goal is to transform and disrupt the transportation industry globally. We're passionate about what we do and work collectively and pragmatically to work towards a future of zero emissions. Led by its visionary CEO, Trevor ... Read more

Mission: Transform the transportation industry while improving our employees' lives and leaving the world a better place.

Nikola – Why Work With Us?


 

NIKOLA MOTOR COMPANY'S MISSION

Nikola Motor Company's vision is to transform the transportation industry while improving our employees' lives and leaving the world a better place. From production to consumption of energy, we work towards complete zero emissions. Based in Phoenix, Nikola Motor designs and manufactures electric vehicles, energy storage systems, and electric vehicle drivetrain components.

ROCKIN' THE STATUS QUO

At Nikola, we’re driven to disrupt and rock the status quo to secure a zero-emissions future. We’re passionate about what we do and work collectively and pragmatically to deliver results. We operate in a fast-paced, fluid environment where things are constantly changing and where we’re continually challenged to grow. Come build something special and grow with us.

OUR COMPANY VALUES

At Nikola, we consider these 4 key values part of our company. We operate in a fast-paced, fluid environment where things are constantly changing and where we're continually challenged to grow. We push ourselves, work quickly and get things done, consider how our work impacts others, and treat the company and its resources as if they're our own. 


Drive Forward

Disrupt and innovate. Constantly pursue progression and improvement. Push yourself and others to think broadly, go further and achieve more.

Move Fast

Work quickly and get things done. Value simplicity and cut red tape. Take risks and learn from mistakes.

Work Outward

Safety, quality, integrity, and attitude. Take personal behavior seriously and put the success of the team above your own. Think about how your work affects others.

Act As Owners

Treat the company and its resources as if they're your own. Trust other's capabilities. Understand that as the organization succeeds, you succeed.

A GREENER FUTURE STARTS WITH YOU

You're passionate about a zero-emissions future and want to build something special. You want to own your space and work with talented, like-minded people on important projects. The pace doesn't scare you; it excites you. Quality and integrity matter to you.

We feel exactly the same way.

Drive forward. Introduce yourself and let's start a conversation. We're currently hiring candidates for the specific departments listed below. 

 

OUR PEOPLE

At Nikola, we value the culture we bring to our company and are deeply committed to attracting, hiring and retaining diverse talent. By combining our unique backgrounds and perspectives, it strengthens our ability to achieve Nikola's mission of leaving the world a better place while understanding globally what our customers want. 

Nikola not only embraces our core values of drive forward, move fast, work outward and act as owner, it's also to have a continuous focus for improvement and listening to what our employees' have to say. We take everything as an opportunity to learn and embrace both the failures and victories. If you're looking for an opportunity to grow, feel challenged and make an impact on the transportation industry, this is it.

WOMEN IN TECH

 

WHY WORK FOR US

Innovation starts with our people. We aim to create a workplace where all kinds of people can be themselves and do their best work while offering a collaborative culture. We benefit from each other's strengths and perspectives and that's what helps leads us to a better tomorrow, today.

WOMEN IN TECH 

Nikola is committed to continuing to promote inclusion in our diverse environment. We strongly value bringing women to the forefront in both technology and leadership roles while continuing to encourage this growth to become role models for the next generation of talent. 

Nikola Reviews

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    "Great Culture, Exciting Mission, Team Environment"

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    Current Employee - Vice President Business Development in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Vice President Business Development in Phoenix, AZ
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    I have been working at Nikola full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The best company I have worked for in my last 28 years of employment. Nikola is committed to recruiting and retaining high caliber employees. In my opinion the best thing about working at Nikola is the quality of the people and the family environment they work hard to create. Nikola understands that each employee regardless of title or position is critical to the overall success of the company. The executive team at Nikola have an infectious leadership style that motivates the team to move at the speed of trust. Employees love the mission and are determined to succeed in the face of adversity. Team work and trust are on display everyday and employees routinely problem solve together when faced with challenging issues. The new 200,000 sq ft R & D facility is easily one of the best facilities in the Phoenix area and the new employee gym highlights Nikola's commitment to employee wellness . If you are looking for a company that is "rocking the status quo" and "changing the world", this is the company for you. Nikola believes in hiring the best and brightest, but you need to understand the start up culture and thrive in a fast paced environment.

    Cons

    Start up companies require you to move fast and wear multiple hats

    Advice to Management

    Keep recruiting top talent.
    Find employees that are team players that can problem solve in dynamic situations
    Don't compromise on the high Nikola standards!
    Maintain a culture of trust with employees

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Nikola Interviews

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    Help Desk Technician Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Phoenix, AZ
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    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Nikola (Phoenix, AZ) in February 2020.

    Interview

    I first had a telephone conference with a recruiter and then a video conference with someone who was supposed to talk about the technical side of the job. Then I had an on-sight interview with the IT team.

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Nikola Awards & Accolades

  • Gold & Silver Shovel Award Project of the Year, Area Development, 2019
  • 2020 Best Tech Startups in Phoenix, The Tech Tribune, 2019

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