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Great job
QA (Former Employee) –  Reno, NVSeptember 18, 2018
A learned alot. Great company and on the upcoming. I learned alot from there. The atmosphere was friendly but it was mind numbing work. Long hours and good pay
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5.0
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Great Place to work
Process Engineering Intern (Former Employee) –  Fremont, CASeptember 18, 2018
Great place to work, especially the mission of Tesla drives each of the employees to work hard and work culture is highly competitive which encourage you to give your best.
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4.0
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A Challenge
Leader (Current Employee) –  NevadaSeptember 17, 2018
The company sets impossible goals and meets the demand with minimal resources. A great company to learn how to be scrappy and get the task done. Many advancement opportunities. However, the leadership structure is unconventional and leads to a lot of confusion and does not often align with the company direction. The company needs a standard structure for leadership.
Pros
Advancement
Cons
Poor work life balance, minimal resources.
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3.0
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demanding work place
Quality Engineering Technician (Current Employee) –  Fremont, CASeptember 17, 2018
I am the liaison between Tesla Plastics department and its suppliers. Auditing plastic departments injection mold and sub-assembly process. investigating parts with issues and trending problems with in the department and suppliers parts. Weekly dimensional measurements on parts molded in house. operating measuring tools like Calipers, laser gauge, micrometer, and spc gauge.
Pros
great place to learn. free cereal and milk.
Cons
work life balance
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5.0
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A busy place to work
Manufacturing Engineering Intern (Former Employee) –  Fremont, CASeptember 17, 2018
Being at one of the fastest growing company with the eyes of the world on you, it was an amazing experience. The sheer energy that all the employees bring to work every day is magnificent.
Definitely recommended.
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2.0
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Demanding environment with poor management
Quality Engineer (Former Employee) –  Reno, NVSeptember 17, 2018
Predominantly operates on crisis mode of management.

Cons: Follows a reactive approach as opposed to a proactive approach and unfortunately has poor managers with no vision.

Pros: Environment promotes lean thinking and prepares you to be ready for the unexpected.
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3.0
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Too long working hour
Production assembly associate (Current Employee) –  Fremont, CASeptember 17, 2018
Working hour is too long, lack of sleep, long standing, can't sit down, hot, sweaty, no parking, mass factory, no life, tired and injured, not for older age.
Pros
Free milk, coffee and juice
Cons
Too long working hours per day
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3.0
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Be fast
Quality Inspector (Current Employee) –  Fremont, CASeptember 17, 2018
Everything is a rush at Tesla, You will frequently see very high up people running around frantically towards the end of a quarter including the CEO because it is a must we hit the production numbers. They will call on additional production days with only a few days notice cutting in to your weekends... You need to be fast, punctual and precise. If you manage to survive, they will try to take care of you.
Pros
free shuttle buses, free beverages, free cereal, stock options
Cons
No personal life, extremely fast pace, extremely demanding.
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3.0
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Fast Paced and long hours but exciting
Production Associate (Former Employee) –  Sparks, NVSeptember 14, 2018
In the race to get electric vehicles onto the market Tesla has made a major bet in Nevada at the gigafactory employing thousands of people on a 24 /7 basis.Fast paced and exciting but long hours and long commute
Pros
exciting enviornment
Cons
long hours long commute
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5.0
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Productive and focused work environment
HSE Manager US Operations (Former Employee) –  Castle Rock, COSeptember 14, 2018
Management continuously stressed education and provided time and assistance to attend courses to benefit employees.
The hardest part of the job to get used to was the travel requirement, travel was 100 percent of the position.
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Absolutely no work life balance unless you work in management or not working production
Production Supervisor (Current Employee) –  Sparks, NVSeptember 14, 2018
They like to blame people for things instead of machines failing. Whenever they cant figure out an issue the scapegoat is the people. Working for this company is fun at first, and then the people here show their true colors.
Pros
Free coffee
Cons
management, work/life, machines that do not work.
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2.0
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Supervisor & Management
B.I.W 3 Production Associate Level 2 (Former Employee) –  Fremont, CASeptember 14, 2018
My supervisor & Management have poor communication therefore its ,ake the work place hostel. i was worked as temp and got hired on. I was used and mis lead and bunch of broken promised. Therefore i had gave up and gotten fired due to being late. i worked for pilot shop make cars from scratch for the model 3. my work performance was always good and plus. Too many promise that was broken
Pros
Good Coworkers
Cons
I worked 2 1/2 hour from work and 2 1/2 hours back home
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3.0
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pay is great, hours are there and more
LEAD ASSOCIATE (Former Employee) –  Fremont, CASeptember 13, 2018
tesla is very good for a career, pay is good, hours are good, but it will tire you out. Make sure to rest your body when needed, some departments only have one day off so use your rest days accordingly. Tesla is also a revolving door, their turn over rate is very high and you are REPLACEABLE!!!!
Pros
good pay, excellent benefits, shuttles
Cons
mandatory overtime, "slave work", no job security
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5.0
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Intensive work environment
Construction/Tooling Install Superintendent (Former Employee) –  Reno, NVSeptember 13, 2018
Fast paced, dog eat dog work environment. Better be on your game.....meaning your A game. Be prepared for lots of changes on the fly. All types of interaction....from dealing directly with Elon to locally hired contractors.
Pros
Cool place to help build.
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1.0
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Management team is a joke
Rework Production Lead (Former Employee) –  Sparks, NVSeptember 13, 2018
Tesla is nothing but high school drama if you kiss enough butt you will get promoted. If you don't you get nothing if you challenge authority you get punished. Very high school and to much drama
Pros
Free cereal
Cons
Everything else
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3.0
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A good job for people without families
Production Associate (Current Employee) –  Sparks, NVSeptember 12, 2018
Very long hours with mandatory overtime every week, the work isnt hard but the coworkers and some of the Leads and Supervisors can make your job very difficult. There is little to no communication between Supervisors and Leads let alone between different departments and areas. Favortisim is a big thing for Supervisors and Leads as well, people who barely have any experience get promoted before those that have been there longer.
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4.0
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hardworking guys
Manufacturing test engineering Intern (Former Employee) –  Sparks, NVSeptember 11, 2018
The only con I can perceive is that Tesla is a high stress, high pace environment. People here work really hard and get things done. I wouldn’t say it is for everyone, but for a lot of people they would fit right in and feel at home.
management is kinda messy since people change their mind every day due to the difficulty meet pn the line
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4.0
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Demanding, but worth it.
Quality Technician III (Current Employee) –  Sparks, NVSeptember 10, 2018
Very fast paced environment that demands much from employees, but provides every opportunity for personal and professional growth. Management is extremely flat and response times and implementation are exceedingly quick because of it.
Pros
Personal development, plenty of advancement opportunities
Cons
Traffic, long hours
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4.0
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great place on paper
Crew Lead (Current Employee) –  New York, NYSeptember 9, 2018
Sad to leave such a growing company but was necessary for my health. demeaned too much out of their employees, no bonus structure for my role and wasn't worth the headaches.
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3.0
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People are viewed as resources to be used and discarded
Inside Delivery Advisor (Former Employee) –  Las Vegas, NVSeptember 9, 2018
Mandatory overtime, poor communication, poor training. Great product. Incredible benefits. The culture is myopic on personnel cutthroat performance and lack of teamwork.
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