Tesla Reviews

Updated May 14, 2021

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  1. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 5 years

    Your work matters

    Apr 27, 2021 - PV Designer 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Impact driven. Your work leads to positive results Management and peers are open to crowdsourcing ideas for improvements Constant iteration and improvement Much information you can soak up

    Cons

    There are not clear paths nor regular cadence to promotions. You must be driven to elevate yourself. Few individuals loudly demonstrate healthy work-life balance Minimal outside-of-work socializing Rapid change will constantly test your brain

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  2. 1.0
    Former Employee

    House of Cards

    May 13, 2021 - Senior HRBP in Fremont, CA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Relocation was well compensated. The benefits were fair and time off is unlimited. Scrappy and you can try to do whatever you want.

    Cons

    I'm not sure why this company hasn't collapsed. No strong financial understanding from ops. Expenses were approved on a whim sometimes by text message. Labor models based on obsolete data. Our Fremont HR team is understaffed, incredibly over worked, and treated so poorly it's shameful. There is no HR strategy or mission in place and the outcome is that we fail our factory employees. The top level must focus on improving the quality of life for their team at Fremont and hold those HR leaders charge of various sites accountable. The tipping point for me was watching a few peers being let go after raising concerns on behalf of the team. These were respected team members and had a lot of experience. They were newer but they were quick to see the fault lines and challenged the HR leaders. The main Con is this: we are led by an eccentric and whimsical CEO. No one has the guts to put him in his place. The HR Compliance team is hilariously powerless. Can't take them seriously since Elon brushes most rules aside. Elon is Intelligent = yes, ethical = no. Did I learn anything while I was there? Sure. I learned the meaning of chaos. The mental gymnastics that HR/Legal leaders + Elon played towards justifying why the factory was packed during COVID-19 would have earned gold in Tokyo. In the words of Britney Spears, "don't you know that it's toxic."

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  3. 4.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    Corporate feel

    May 12, 2021 - Inside Sales Advisor in Las Vegas, NV
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Nice culture, great team, great benefits

    Cons

    No commission, not enough pay , constantly changing,

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  4. 3.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Working at Tesla

    Mar 24, 2021 - Staff Software Engineer in Fremont, CA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Trust from above, rooms to grow, impactful works both on earth and to Mars

    Cons

    Chaos, all full stack, no one specialize or professional on any software fields and that make things very snoopy. Constantly on call day and night, even you are not a dev ops, or hit call for the issues that you have no ideas or no knowledges whatsoever, which make you feel stress, useless and dump, also lack of sleep. Very short term visions on softwares that are important for the business - usual phases among the team are: - I know the issues, but I don’t know how to fix it - Let override it for now, we will fix it later (which no one ever will)

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  5. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Service Advisor

    Mar 9, 2016 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    * A lot of room for growth * Great work environment * Free coffee/snacks/beverages

    Cons

    * Management - not enough employee/manager relation. a lot of processes are still up in the air. Too much hierarchy (too many power trips from managers). A lot of managers do NOT lead by example.

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  6. 4.0
    Former Employee

    Great Company

    May 11, 2021 - Mechanical Engineer in New York, NY
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Good cafe, management is good

    Cons

    No cons. Great company with great vision

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  7. 2.0
    Former Employee

    Great Product & Not Great Culture

    May 4, 2021 - Customer Experience Specialist & Owner Adviser 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Amazing vehicles Exciting new products Good benefits Innovative Green

    Cons

    Constantly changing rebates or prices but not letting employees no ahead of time. Would look like shady salesmen because we did not know things in advance. Not great team collaboration, constantly worried about colleagues stealing orders from you. Constantly changing commission, taking it away, giving it back etc. Commission was very small compared to what it used to be.

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  8. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Good

    May 9, 2021 - Mechanical Engineering in San Francisco, CA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Nice job at sit use

    Cons

    Bad work life for daily

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  9. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 10 years

    Focused on results team

    Apr 13, 2021 - Lead PCB Designer in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    The most seriously skilled designers and talents in the industry will work with you. Great team to collaborate with. Management does not get in the way just leads the way.

    Cons

    You will probably work harder to make thigs happen at Tesla than you would anywhere else. If you don't like to drive the pace of innovation and development then this is probably not a good spot for you.

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  10. 5.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    great company

    May 8, 2021 - Production 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    easy work 3 to 4 days off

    Cons

    tiring and expensive to live near facility

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