Tesla Employee Reviews about "no work life"
60% would recommend to a friend
(696 total reviews)
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Updated Nov 29, 2023
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The Work-Life Bowl
3 months ago
With the way my hours are set at tesla i get Sunday-Tuesday/Wednesday alternates. I've been thinking of getting into a trade or class be license but with so many options and Hvac kind've looking like that route to go, any one with ideas of positions to look into with great pay but not as much back breaking.
6 months ago
Long story short; got an offer from amazon kuiper (seattle) for 250k last week and now tesla is giving a counter offer for 250k to stay. Been with tesla for 2 yrs and the projects been good and the next couple yrs should be the same. I don’t see my projects get any more complex or challenging for the next year or two. But I expect kuiper project to teach me quite a bit. Should i stay? Hardware engineer Tc 170 Yoe2+masters
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- "great benefits and full of incredible opportunities" (in 666 reviews)
- "Great people and feels great to be apart of the overall mission of the company." (in 492 reviews)
- "Pay is good and it is exciting to see all the leading technology in electric cars" (in 467 reviews)
- "Great Job and team atmoshpere" (in 200 reviews)
- "Coworkers are great and helpful" (in 153 reviews)
- "No work life balance and very demanding" (in 498 reviews)
- "Long hours and working weekends are fairly normal depending on the importance and timelines of projects." (in 452 reviews)
- "very poor management; no life and work balance; pay rate is miserable according to the work being done." (in 423 reviews)
- "Long hours are expected" (in 166 reviews)
- "The managers have no auto sales/ industry experience." (in 154 reviews)
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- 5.0Sep 1, 2016Anonymous EmployeeFormer Employee
Great pay lots lots ot good friends made and fun atmosphere for single person no family fun fun fun fun
No life outside of work no personal time not knowing if working weekend or holiday till last minute
- 4.0Apr 28, 2014Anonymous EmployeeCurrent Employee
Interesting people, fast changing environment, friendly atmosphere, "green" company
Work-life balance is not really good because you have to work long hours and sometiems weekends2
- 5.0Apr 20, 2021Systems Validation EngineerFormer Intern
You learn so many things in a short period of time both technical and soft skills. As an intern you are able to contribute with meaningful projects and feel that you are part of the team.
Work life balance is a little difficult but there is support around you that encourages it.
- 3.0Jan 31, 2017Senior AnalystFormer Employee, less than 1 yearFremont, CA
Great mission and vision working to improve the world for future generations! Great name to have on your resume. It's pretty cool seeing a tangible good being made if you work in the factory. You get to see Elon Musk walking around from time to time. Compensation is pretty good. Energetic people and culture. The ludicrous mode latte from the coffee stand is pretty good.
Work life balance not that great and there is rarely much downtime to catch up. Things change too much on the drop of the hat and people have a hard time making up their minds. Your voice is not really heard if you are an individual contributor. People aren't really too motivated to fix broken processes. One word you will hear alot is 'bandwith' because no one seems to have any... Too many times you are interrupted to drop everything you're doing to do a task for management. The cafeteria food is pretty bad with no selection.5
- 1.0Oct 14, 2019ManagerCurrent Employee, more than 1 yearSan Francisco, CA
Cutting edge work depending on the team Very good insurance plans, and ESPP
Very political and cut throat environment. Leadership is not approachable even though they say they are. Work life balance is non existent and that kind of a work ethic is glorified. There is crazy pressure to do things without proper direction or planning, for it to all end up not working out. That's very demotivating.5
- 4.0Sep 16, 2016Engineering TechnicianCurrent Employee, more than 1 yearPalo Alto, CA
Hard working community of brilliant engineers, designers, manufacturing, sales, etc. Decent PTO. Sense of commitment and passion is very high. The product is truly groundbreaking.
Very hard to get a promotion. Expectation is to work long hours and sacrifice large amounts of your personal life to achieve their goals. Work/life balance is very lopsided. Parking is a nightmare.
- 3.0Oct 6, 2022Anonymous EmployeeCurrent Employee, more than 3 years
Quick ramp up and ability to learn/manage entire supply chain Responsibility for your commodities
Work life balance can be difficult at times Difficult for higher visibility Poor structure within teams such as standardization
- 3.0Sep 1, 2021Global Supply ChainCurrent Employee, more than 1 yearFremont, CA
You get to learn a lot in a short span of time. You have the opportunity to operate at a very high level. My manager is very hands off, so i get to do a lot of things my way.
Work Life balance goes for a toss and Tesla needs to work on their overall compensation. Being in the automotive industry, it is difficult to pay tech salaries, but they can still do better .3
- 3.0Apr 27, 2017Associate Mechanical Design EngineerCurrent Employee, more than 3 yearsPalo Alto, CA
lots of learning opportunities, lots of challenges and responsibilities. light speed progressing.
very poor management; no life and work balance; pay rate is miserable according to the work being done.7
- 5.0Feb 18, 2019Process EngineerCurrent Employee, more than 1 yearFremont, CA
They have taken care of me and I was dealt with very professionally since my first day of interview. They flew me down for an interview, then offered me the job and had me relocated from Boston to the Bay Area. This whole process was just very smooth. Fast forward, its been one year with Tesla and I had an amazing experience so far. What I absolutely love about Tesla is there is no I, its always a WE. The culture is so team oriented, everyone from upper managed to operator jumps in to make things happen and solve critical issues. The work is fast paced but as I said everyone jumps in so everything feels like a breeze. The company invests a lot in you, in terms training and skills. I went to so many technical training and its all paid for. Plus you are constantly learning new things everyday from people and just basically being there. So its a good place to start for young people. Have some good benefits. You get bonus stocks but that also depends on how the company doing. Health care is good too, the basic is all paid for. Overall we are very fast paced, team oriented, goal oriented, fast decision making aggressive people who will go above and beyond to get things done!
Work life balance: You have to put in the hours and go above and beyond that sometimes. Everyone does it so it doesn't feel too bad. If you decide to work for Tesla, be ready to work! Also, they lay off people so if you are not putting any value, you are gonna get booted. I personally like to work out and be active and gym is not that great here. Not to mention, no recreation center like you would expect in any other bay area tech company. Benefits and salaries are okay, definitely not as great as other tech companies in the Bay area.