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"Great name recognition and benefits, but that’s about it"

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  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA
Approves of CEO

Pros

- Tesla is a sexy company that everyone likes
- Amazing benefits
- The HQ is beautiful

Cons

- They work you to death, terrible work life balance
- They don't promote from within, if they need a manager they will hire from the outside
- The pay is terrible
- They will fire an employee at the drop of a hat

Advice to Management

- Allow your employees to take time off when needed
- Provide feedback to your employees so they know where they stand and can grow

Other Employee Reviews for Tesla

  1. Helpful (5)

    "Great Internship Experience"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    -Impressive access to senior management
    -Start up feeling
    -High level of responsibility to interns
    -Minimal micromanagement

    Cons

    -Relatively lower pay/no housing assistance
    -Disorganized is the norm
    -Communication between departments isn't great

    Advice to Management

    Improve system of recruiting from intern pool.
    Try to educate the interns rather than just have them complete necessary work.


  2. Helpful (13)

    "Lots of work, too many hours, but intense amounts of learning"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Palo Alto, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Proud to work there. Lots of hands on experience and the freedom to do your own work. Opportunities to take work from beginning to end.

    Cons

    Disrespectful managers with no regard for regular work hours. Expect to work about 60 hours a week minimum, and get paid only for 40 hours. The salary does not compensate for what the company demands of employees. Significant lack of organization throughout the company, which was a constant source of annoyance.

    Advice to Management

    Create a solid level of organization. Pay the engineers better, or at least give them better benefits that compensate them. You cannot run the engineers at 110% speed, or they will burnout. The current structure of the company is not sustainable.

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