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    No focus, no future, poor management, and well more...

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    Current Employee - Controls Engineer 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Tesla full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    - Free cereal (not generic!), soft serve, soda - Good benefits you can pocket quite a bit into an HSA, but no 401k matching which is disappointing - Transparency to upper management. You can talk to who you need to (with limits of course) - Everyone says it is a great resume builder. Who knows if this will hold to be true. - Freedom to learn and implement many different things even if only slightly related to your...

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    Cons

    - On the flip-side many, many morons/crazy people who are ready to jump to conclusions. - Stupid email chains with many people included. - We do things in a scrappy (i.e. crappy) way. - Bullying and harassment... a lot of drama. - Also people who do not fundamentally understand the process are somehow in charge? - A lot of great data to play with if 1.) we chose to collect it 2.) had people who understood...

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    Advice to Management

    - Whatever. I truly hope that change can come, but there are no systems in place to make it so. Words are meaningless till people follow through.

  1. My experience at Tesla has provided me with knowledge dissembling and repairing electric vehicles.

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    Current Employee - Automotive Technician in Fremont, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Tesla full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Benefits, compensation, people, work environment.

    Cons

    Not enough parking at times

  2. Helpful (504)

    A unique company, but it’s hard to last more than a couple of years here.

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    Current Employee - White Collar Worker In Service (Headquarters) in Fremont, CA
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Tesla full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    Completely casual dress code Flexibility to work from home when needed Always interesting to work at the factory If you look at the SEC filings, you can see that the top people are basically compensated the same as the other employees, which is a pleasant surprise. Many “beautiful people” here (male and female). Lots of eye candy. A lot of people complain about the pay, but they paid me more than my last...

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    Cons

    Rare to be recognized, let alone thanked, for going above and beyond to accomplish something out of the ordinary. Once you've "done the impossible", it's just assumed that you can and will do it again and again from now on. Literally hundreds of people in one room, desks on top of each other, as many as possible in every little space. Companies claim that they’re being “modern” and “progressive” by not having offices...

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    Advice to Management

    I was debating whether I approve of the CEO or not. On the one hand, he occasionally sends these excellent emails about business philosophy and avoiding siloing, wasteful meetings, and that managers are there to support their employees, not the other way around. 10/10 on that! When he leads an all-hands meeting, he usually has interesting things to say, especially if you can get him free-form thinking out loud during...

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