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Updated November 18, 2017
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  • Low work life balance if you're part of the projects team (in 147 reviews)

  • Long hours (but it's totally worth it) (in 144 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Great Company but Be Careful"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Tesla full-time

    Pros

    Great Benefits
    Quarterly Shift Bids
    Amazing Agents

    Cons

    Poor Management
    Favoritism
    Lack of Communication

    Advice to Management

    It's okay to be wrong sometimes. Your petty scare tactics and lack of communication is extremely toxic not only to your agents but to the company as well.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Great company but organization truggles"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great mission driven company
    Rewards hard work...most of the time
    Recognizes talent

    Cons

    Lack of direction from management - Department specific
    Clear favortism at higher management levels
    HR department does not provide much resource direction or strategy
    Too many "Kingdoms" that directors and VPs try to create that overlap in function

  3. "Making history!"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Experience Specialist in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Customer Experience Specialist in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Tesla part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Working for an innovative company that pushes the envelope.
    Co-workers are great and supportive.
    Challenges you to be better professionally and personally.

    Cons

    Unstructured training, as it’s almost being thrown in the deep end and you’ll either swim or sink.
    Learn as you go.

    Advice to Management

    Have a more structured, organized training program. Still considered a start-up from within the company, which makes it fun.


  4. "production"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fremont, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fremont, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Tesla (Less than a year)

    Pros

    health and benefits plenty of overtime

    Cons

    life balance and unorganized managment

    Advice to Management

    need better management


  5. "Stressful job"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Tesla full-time

    Pros

    Really don't remember any pros!

    Cons

    Dealing with nagging customers everyday, calling them all the time!


  6. "Service Concierge"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Tesla full-time

    Pros

    Great company and friendly people at workplace.

    Cons

    Benefits are just the average.


  7. "The most stressful but rewarding job ever"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Tesla full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    You either progress with the company or you're out. You learn something new everyday and this job has pushed me to limits that I thought I could never reach. The mission statement of the company and passion of the employees are present throughout.

    Cons

    Elon was not joking when he said working at Tesla is like working for the special forces. Deadlines would land out of nowhere, projects pushed on you last minute, it still feels like a start up when this is a public corporation. Work life balance is a joke, you cannot do this job when married with kids.

    Advice to Management

    Work more on performance management for lower performing employees.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Production Control Intern"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I worked at Tesla as an intern

    Pros

    - Work that keeps you motivated.
    - Constant Change

    Cons

    - A lot of work


  9. "Great and cool work"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Tesla as an intern

    Pros

    Cool work, changing the future

    Cons

    Hard work life balance, underpay


  10. "Change the world at a face paced company"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Firmware Engineer in Palo, IA
    Current Employee - Senior Firmware Engineer in Palo, IA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Tesla full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Opportunities to touch and improve many areas

    Cons

    Perks are not at the Silicon Valley level


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