Productive and high energy work place with very little job security
PV Design Engineer II (Former Employee) – California – April 2, 2018
Solarcity Corporation (now Tesla Inc) is an amazing place to work, learn and make a living. The workforce is comprised of diverse multi ethnic teams and people from all walks of life. Average age of the engineering team is in the mid twenties, so if you're a fresh graduate or a junior professional the work place is very enjoyable.
The work culture is quite competitive which keeps the teams on high alert. However, the competition is never to the detriment of the employees and the team.
Unfortunately, there is no job security and you and your team can get laid off without a moment of notice. During the down periods, the work can get a little frustrating as there aren't enough projects and you have to work during odd hours. The management doesn't reward individual accomplishments and tries to hide information till the very last moment.
Tl;dr: Great place for fresh graduates and junior professionals to gain some experience but not a place where you can make your career as there is no job security.
Flexible work hours, Bonus Structure, ability to learn.
No Job Security, Rigid hierarchy, Unstable business