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"Extremely challenging, but very rewarding."

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Purchasing in Fremont, CA
Current Employee - Purchasing in Fremont, CA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Tesla Motors full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

Tesla is an exciting environment and there is never a dull moment. The constants media attention is interesting. There is unlimited challenging opportunities. It is rewarding to change the world with innovative products and a game changing business model.

Cons

The hours are long and the challenges can be extremely difficult. It can be difficult for individuals and teams to have enough energy and innovation to accomplish goals year after year in a perpetual start-up environment. There is very little formal training.

Advice to Management

Keep up the good work!
Consider adding sabbaticals after high years of service.

Other Employee Reviews for Tesla Motors

  1. Helpful (5)

    "Challenging, and Interesting Work, But Little Appreciation From Management"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Battery Test Engineering Intern in Palo Alto, CA
    Former Intern - Battery Test Engineering Intern in Palo Alto, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Tesla Motors as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Work was interesting and rewarding
    Worked with a nice product/brand that most people recognize
    Nice facilities/"No Wall" office format

    Cons

    Lack of career growth/support
    Management always seemed ready to have a replacement for me
    Low pay for interns compared to other jobs
    Easily pidgeonholed into one specific task/group
    Minimal benefits (Low pay/No opportunity to Test Drive cars)

    Advice to Management

    Management cannot continually think they have an endless line of people lining up at the door to replace dissatisfied workers


  2. "Great Internship Experience with experienced and passionate co-workers"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Vehicle Test Intern in Fremont, CA
    Former Intern - Vehicle Test Intern in Fremont, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Tesla Motors as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Everyone was passionate about their job and will always go above and beyond to accomplish the task ahead of time. Asking for help was easy and everyone looked out for each other. Able to work with other departments and communicate effortlessly since everyone was either at the same location or a 30 mile drive away. Great place to work because all employees made that extra effort.

    Cons

    Busy Busy Busy. With multiple projects happening at once, the department definitely was understaffed and had its hands full. Manager was unfortunately too distracted at times to be able to listen and help employees within department. Be prepared to be married to your work with long hours and working weekends was a norm.

    Advice to Management

    Be sure to conduct review/improvement meetings with interns at the beginning, middle, and end of intern work period to provide valuable feedback for improvement and constructive criticism.


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