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Great Co Workers
Production Control Specialist (Former Employee), Fremont, CAJuly 31, 2014
Pros: lots of overtime
Cons: no benifits
Very faced past work environment. Your responsible for your production, with limited supervision.
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Productive and growing company
DATA ENTRY ADMIN (Former Employee), palo alto, caJune 19, 2014
Pros: free breakfast
Cons: crowded office
Always busy
Learning new programs
people are very friendly and helpful
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If you are a car fanatic like me, Tesla Motors is your dream company to work for...
Shipping & Receiving / Online Sales Specialist (Former Employee), Palo Alto, CAFebruary 20, 2014
I love cars, so I need thought I worked a day at this company. Very culture oriented people, fun place to work and the traits are beautiful.
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Inspecting sub frames and under body of vehicles
QC Inspector Chassis (Current Employee), Fremont CAFebruary 5, 2014
Pros: satisfaction with changing the world and its opinions of electric cars
Inspecting 140 to 160 sub frames daily, over 100 points on each item inspected in the process.
Working with engineers to resolve problems with product and the assembly line.
Help with the team members on training and prevention of defects in production.
Satisfaction with completing product goals with no defects.
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work day.
Recieving and put away driver. (Former Employee), Fremont, CAJanuary 23, 2014
Pros: good work environment
Cons: manditory 12 hr shifts and usually no days off for up to 3 weeks at a time.
typical day at work was 12 hrs 7 days a week and we unloaded every inbound truck and loaded any that were outbound. was responsible for all truck paper work. co-workers were viewed as teammates in the work place and we worked with a team atmosphere. the hardest part of the job was ensuring all parts that had been recieved that were all put away with – more... forklift in there correct spots. – less
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Work in the day of Tesla employees
Production Battery Module Associate (Former Employee), Fremont, CAJanuary 16, 2014
Pros: over time
Cons: job security
Fun Exciting environment lots to do their always teaching you new things, it was deffenitly an amazing experience however jobs at Tesla just aint secure.
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green environment and it was nice working with them.
Operator (Former Employee), Fremont, CAJanuary 6, 2014
Friendly work place and it was a good opportunity to work with this company.
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Productive and fun workplace whom gives back to their employees
Material Handler/ Forklift Driver (Former Employee), Fremont, CADecember 30, 2013
Working at Tesla Motors was great, while the hours were long and you seemed to work everyday. Most people wouldn't mind only because what Tesla was achieving on a daily basis. Tesla is a young company and they have a long way to go but with the right work ethic and a lot of hard work they will get to the top along with its employees.
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Service Center
Anon (Former Employee), Los Angeles, CANovember 12, 2013
Pros: the pay
Cons: lack of management, long mandatory overtime, no support
expect to work 70-75 hours every week. no support from upper management. quite chaotic
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High productivity, decent pay, over worked employees.
Team Member body and white (Former Employee), Fremont, CAAugust 29, 2013
Pros: good pay, sometimes free lunches on manditory saturdays and sundays
Cons: manditory 12 hour days, 7 days a week.
Very Productive workplace, at times overworking employees with 10-12 hour work days, 7 days a week.
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Motivational, history in the making of automotive vehicles
Quality Control Inspector (Former Employee), Fremont, CAJuly 12, 2013
Pros: fast paced, extrem physical movement, and great co-workers
Cons: long hours, unexpected overtime
Tesla is a very demanding job. You must always be prepared for the unexpected. You learn how to adapt to changes every day, and managing my work throughout the entire process of building an electric car. We at Tesla work together as one, ONE SHOT! because that is all we have. Most enjoyable part the the intense fast paced work environment that keeps – more... us busy even throughout the day. As being promoted to quality inspector, I had to create an entire work instruction with the director of quality and approval of quality engineers. – less
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exciting place to work
Senior Program Manager (Former Employee), palo altoJuly 3, 2013
Pros: smart people
Cons: work/life balance does not exist
It is an exciting place to be, every day is different but it is 24-7!
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Great people! But some caveats...
Senior Systems Engineer (Former Employee), Palo Alto, CAMay 22, 2013
Pros: young, fun people. world-changing product.
Cons: bring your own lunch. zero perks - no gym, no daycare. they even got rid of free water bottles.
Tesla has hired an excellent group of engineers - not only highly competent, but also fun and interesting people. One of the best things is that they are, on average, very young, so there's a happy, vibrant energy in the air. On the down side, though, these young engineers are very inexperienced, so a lot of effort is wasted doing things inefficiently.

Also, – more... there is no such thing as mentorship. I know that most engineers think they can jump right in and figure it out as they go along, and they can. But learning from someone who actually knows a thing or two can greatly accelerate your progress as an engineer. If that's something you appreciate, then don't work at Tesla.

Even though the execs at Tesla insist that the company still has the "scrappy" attitude of a startup, it certainly does not. Tesla has rounded the bend and become a multi-thousand employee company with more than its share of management nightmares and political battles. For employees, this translates into a feeling of being a small cog in a big machine, with little chance to explore new areas. Whereas in a startup you might spontaneously don multiple hats, freely going from one group to another, at Tesla there is almost no chance for lateral movement. The job you start with is the one you'll end with.

Tesla does have one thing that very few companies have: the feeling that their products will change the world. There is a sense that our grandchildren will be talking about Tesla's success story, and it's great to be a part of that. – less
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Good working environment
Production Associate (Current Employee), Palo Alto, CAMay 16, 2013
Nice and friendly place to work with a diverse culture surrounding.
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Worst job experience ever.
Assembly (Former Employee), Fremont, CAApril 18, 2013
Pros: its a job
Cons: to many to list!
This was the worst job I have ever had. The managment expects you to break your back and work long hours and weeks. All ur co workers hate there jobs(mostly) so don't expect them to be nice to you. You are an easily replaceable slave so you never feel your job is secure. This job will make any other job feel like a walk in the park I think. Give it – more... a shot if you think ur up to it! – less
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disaster waiting to happen
assembly (Former Employee), fremontApril 12, 2013
Pros: free cereal
Cons: long hours no appreciation
I worked there for a month.. They dont care about the
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Productive
Production Associate (Former Employee), FremontMarch 27, 2013
Pros: n/a
Cons: n/a
Sun. to Wed.
New vehicle runs with electric
Good management
It's easy job
More days off (Fri. to Sat.)
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Ambiguous, unstructured, poor management, poor leadership
Anonymous (Former Employee), Fremont, CAMarch 25, 2013
Of all of the companies that I have been associated with, Tesla was the worst. I was employed there for 1.5 years and walked away with no new skills. The pay was probably the only motivation for me to get up in the morning to arrive at work. Ambiguous job expectations and responsibilities, unstructured organization, poor chain management, and poor leadership – more... are some of the major reasons for this negative review. The only good thing about Tesla is the product. How the product gets lined off is a totally different story. – less

June 13, 2013

OMG!! I lasted one day after figuring out that everyone works pretty much 24/7 including emails at all hours of the day and night. If you have no life, this is the place for you!

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Very direct and easy to work with.
Freelance (Former Employee), Los AngelesMarch 13, 2013
It was a short freelance project, therefore its hard to judge.
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Great benefits but treated like a slave
Associate (Current Employee), Fremont, CAMarch 12, 2013
Pros: benefits are paid for
Cons: everything else
a typical schedule at tesla is 12 hours 6-7 days a week. Some people have worked months on end without a day off, and when they do ask or take a day off they are harassed and chastised. Poor managment and no communication between departments leads to a lot of bickering and in fighting. People there all hate their jobs and all are looking for employment – more... elsewhere. They treat you as if your a robot and should be happy they picked you to work insane hours. People have been hurt multiple times and do not see their families due to the schedules. – less

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About tesla motors

Tesla Motors intends to spark the public's passion and eco-conscience for electric vehicles. Founded in 2003, the company designs, manufactures, – Read more