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"choose your own adventure to build a high-tech car company"

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Current Employee - Senior Manufacturing Engineer in Fremont, CA
Current Employee - Senior Manufacturing Engineer in Fremont, CA
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Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Tesla is young and growing extremely fast, both in employee numbers and production volumes. They have built mid-sized manufacturing lines from scratch in under a year. This is driven by smart teams of individual contributors. There is management and direction, but success depends on the motivation, self-direction, and effectiveness of lots of individuals. This provides a chance to direct what you work on and how you will develop. (At least in my experience)

Cons

Can be a hectic, fast paced work environment. Projects accelerate change directions fast, as needed.

Advice to Management

Communication and management across teams is improving, but this needs to get a lot better as Tesla gets bigger. In early years, decisions were made by bumping into someone in the parking lot. Now we need to grow better institutionalized collaboration and communication.

Other Employee Reviews for Tesla

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Great company to work for. But be prepared to work hard..."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Quality Control Representative in Fremont, CA
    Former Employee - Quality Control Representative in Fremont, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Tesla full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The people there are great, the product is amazing & there are many good minds & great collaboration. Everyone here believes in team work & it's the only way to get things done in time & get things accomplished in a timely manner...

    Cons

    Very demanding. Sometime their expectations of people are not realistic. They tend to keep asking for more & more...

    Advice to Management

    We don't mind working hard but please cut as a small break once in a while...


  2. Helpful (8)

    "Inspiring mission, great product, not so great work environment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA

    I worked at Tesla full-time

    Pros

    Very inspiring corporate mission
    Great cutting edge product - cool, innovative, beautiful, object-of-desire
    Lots of opportunity to contribute your talent
    Employees generally encouraged to stretch and grow
    Ability to personally observe Elon Musk in action
    Hands-on understanding of where the world is going (or should be going) in transportation

    Cons

    Little regard for motivating, retaining or rewarding talented employees (aside from being self-inspired by the mission)
    Under market pay and equity
    Dysfunctional environment - extremely political

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