- Tesla Motors, Inc.01.Feb 2018
They do not practice what they preach.
Support from management
Little support from Mgt. They would often work against us, not listening to our suggestions or requests.
The employees practice team work, no thanks to the supervisors.
Freedom to work independently
This would depend on who our supervisor was. There was very little consistency from Mgt.
Information is not shared company wide. Supervisors withheld info from employees.
Did not see much evidence of this.
Attitude towards older colleagues
This depended on whether or not you were included with the "in" group. Attitudes based on who you knew.
I was going to move from maintenance repair to a maintenance planner position. After I applied internally for the planner position it was pulled and I was not informed why.
Company initially had many programs for recycling and environmental safety, but failed to follow through.
Initially worked 6 days a week. Sometimes only one or two maintenance per shift. Later forced to work alternative work schedule (12 hour shifts) and still not enough employees to cover the floor.
I was initially proud to work for Tesla as I believed in their products and how they could change the world. But I was disillusioned by the hypocrisy and the lack of good managers/supervisors.
Depended on who you knew and how little you demanded your rights.
There was some modifications made for handicapped employees, but there were never enough parking spots and those were often used by non handicapped personnel. Enforcement was non-existent.
Emphasis on safety from upper Mgt. but again, no follow through. I led the department in trying to encourage safety but was ignored.
The work was very challenging, mostly due to the lack of personnel, but I was proud of my work and contributions to the team.
Inclusive / Diverse
Stated policy indicates inclusive attitude but it doesn't translate to the floor.
Suggestions for improvement
- Tesla needs a union to represent it's workers since the Management Team is failing to treat its workers fairly.
What I like about the company
I like its products and some of the perks.
What I dislike about the company
That it lies about its management and the ability to produce the type and amount of vehicles it says it can.
The following benefits were offered to me
- CompanyTesla Motors, Inc.
- Are you a Current or Former Employee?Former employee
- PositionNot specified