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Updated September 19, 2017
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  • Tough work-life balance for full timers (in 134 reviews)

  • Long hours (but it's totally worth it) (in 134 reviews)

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  1. "Material Handler"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Material Handler in Hayward, CA
    Current Employee - Material Handler in Hayward, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Receive and unload freight both manually or with equipment such as forklifts and pallet jacks
    Check for damaged goods
    Verify items received with purchase order
    Wrap, package, and ship supplies; deliver and retrieve supplies to and from work or storage areas
    Maintain inventory records by adding or deleting supplies as they are shipped or received

    Cons

    Work as a team member to provide the highest level of service to customers
    Verify that all merchandising standards were maintained daily
    Shared product knowledge with customers while making personal recommendations
    Balance cash register and assure store is ready for next business day

    Advice to Management

    For help


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Hard work but worth it."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Process Technician
    Current Employee - Process Technician
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    No micro management at all. Either you have what it takes our you don't. Encouraged free exchange of ideas.

    Cons

    You are going to work your butt off.

  3. Helpful (5)

    "Production Associate"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Production Associate in Fremont, CA
    Former Employee - Production Associate in Fremont, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    competitive pay, a ton of hours. if you need to pay off some debt, towards the end of each quarter tesla pushes hard to produce cars, so constant 12 hours a day, 5-6 days a week. you feel important working for such a cool company. It is hard work and i enjoyed it, but its not for everyone.

    Cons

    No 401k, minimum vacation, vacation requests denied often, hard on your body, too many hours at the end of the quarter, not enough hours when the quarter is over. (constantly switching from 8 hour days to 12 hour days, find out only a couple days in advance if your working saturday)

    Advice to Management

    Management likes to fire people and start over, but the best method is creating a happy work environment so the employees enjoy being there. most people who are fired from here are glad they are fired because of the stressful environment


  4. "Tesla"

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

    I worked at Tesla full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Changing the world, benefits, being part of something bigger than yourself

    Cons

    work/life balance, pay, cut throat

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees and show them that their opinions matter


  5. "Changing the world"

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

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

    Pros

    Working for a company which is dedicated to changing the world.

    Cons

    Long shifts of standing for extended periods of time.

    Advice to Management

    Management is great for what i have seen in my four months.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Alright"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Tesla full-time

    Pros

    Feels like you're a part of something big.

    Cons

    Long mandatory hours. 80 hour work week is standard. Management is horrible. Don't care for employees.


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Seemed like a Dream Company but Not"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Recruiter in Fremont, CA
    Former Employee - Recruiter in Fremont, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Tesla full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    -Elon Musk
    -Cool products - cars and solar products

    Cons

    -Over worked - stretched to the limits. Recruiters handle up to 75 requisitions (openings)

    -Requiring a degree from applicants but the Hiring Manager herself did not have one. She had little to no experience either except for a reputation for being a hard a&$.

    -In the SolarCity merger we felt we were going to be embraced but little did we know it was planned from the beginning that they were not going to keep SolarCity employees.

    -Baptism by fire for new hires

    -Low base pay - great stocks or RSU offerings only if you are not let go before they vest which is highly unlikely

    -No remote or flexible working schedules

    -No investment in recruiting tools/training - Their ATS system is archaic and not meant for a large company.

    Advice to Management

    Create better training for new hires and new employees who transferred over from mergers.

    Recruiters - Screen in more in the beginning. You are missing out on potential candidates who would succeed however just do not "fit the pre-screen mold."

  8. "Product Specialist"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Product Specialist in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Product Specialist in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They have a great work environment where they hire intelligent, well spoken and for the majority part, positive, group of teammates. Most of the people I worked with worked part time while having gone to UCLA or having recently graduated Occidental or LMU. They look for intelligent people who have a good track record and who can do well in sales and environmental sustainability.

    Cons

    When you are in sales, there is not a lot of room to grow into other departments other than sales. You can definitely count on being there for a year in sales before being considered into a higher up position in sales. Also, the sales pay is in either hourly or salary. There is no commission salary.

    Advice to Management

    Look to where you can empower your staff/teammates to grow in their long term goals. Inspire fun and creativity in the work environment vs monotonous routine.


  9. "Best job I've ever had"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I've met the most amazing people working in this company. We are all truly in it for the mission. The company has fantastic benefits. There are plenty of opportunities for overtime. I feel like I found myself because I work for this company.

    Cons

    Still a start up so everyday at work is a hectic day. A little bit unorganized. There would be days where I push 15 hour shifts.

    Advice to Management

    Recognize employees.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Job Title and Level"

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

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

    Pros

    Busy, lots of Job opportunities

    Cons

    Unbalanced salaries, difficult to advance

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to do a better job when employees are actively pursuing career advancement and provide guidance to achieving the employees goals. Tesla has the hardest working job force and all employees, not a chosen few deserve to be treat equally in career advancement and salaries.


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