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Review averages

  • 84 employees say

    Excellent (44)
    52.380952380952%
    Good (10)
    11.904761904762%
    Satisfactory (15)
    17.857142857143%
    Subpar (15)
    17.857142857143%
    3.58
  • 2 applicants say

    Excellent (1)
    50%
    Good (0)
    0%
    Satisfactory (0)
    0%
    Subpar (1)
    50%
    2.90

Reviews for Tesla Motors

Reviews - What employees say

3.58 Employees say
2.90 Applicants say
  • 01.Feb 2018
  • Employee

Company Culture

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.

Teamwork

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.

Internal Communication

Information is not shared company wide. Supervisors withheld info from employees.

Gender Equality

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.

Career Development

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.

Environmental Friendliness

Company initially had many programs for recycling and environmental safety, but failed to follow through.

Work-Life Balance

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.

Company Image

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.

Job Security

Depended on who you knew and how little you demanded your rights.

Handicapped Accessibility

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.

Workplace Safety

Emphasis on safety from upper Mgt. but again, no follow through. I led the department in trying to encourage safety but was ignored.

Challenging Work

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.

Company Culture
1.00
Support from management
1.00
Teamwork
2.00
Freedom to work independently
2.00
Internal Communication
1.00
Gender Equality
1.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
1.00
Career Development
1.00
Overall compensation for your work
4.00
Environmental Friendliness
2.00
Work-Life Balance
1.00
Company Image
2.00
Job Security
1.00
Handicapped Accessibility
2.00
Workplace Safety
1.00
Challenging Work
3.00
Inclusive / Diverse
1.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered Stock or equity options is offered 401(k) is offered Paid Parental Leave is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Tesla Motors, Inc.
  • City
    Fremont
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former employee
  • Position
    Not specified
  • Department
    Others

The following perks were offered to me

On site cafeteria is offered Health and wellness programs is offered Employee discounts is offered Employee events is offered Fitness center on site is offered Free Snacks/Drinks is offered
  • 23.Oct 2017
  • Employee

Company Culture

The concept of respectful treatment of all employees is a good concept if it is enforced. Otherwise, it is just window dressing.

Support from management

Most of the managers were supportive and gave good advice, and encouragement.

Teamwork

While the policy calls for teamwork, much of the time employees are left trying to work two-person jobs by themselves

Freedom to work independently

I was given the responsibility to run a small department with very little training.

Internal Communication

I was a temporary employee. I was invited to apply for permanent employment. I was told several times by all of my supervisors that my contract would be extended to facilitate the hiring process. Then, without warning, my job ended. I was not even told that I was terminated.

Gender Equality

The company seemed to value experience over gender.

Attitude towards older colleagues

This company definately prefers younger workers.

Overall compensation for your work

The company pays well.

Office / Work Environment

The work environment is stressful.

Environmental Friendliness

The company is very eco-minded.

Work-Life Balance

It is difficult to balance your work and life when you are working 12 hour shifts and constantly pushed to work overtime.

Company Image

The company has a good image.

Job Security

What job secutity?

Workplace Safety

The company talks a lot about safety, but is very slow to correct unsafe work conditions, and only sporatically enforces safe enviromental practices.

Challenging Work

The owrk itself is not that difficult, however the pace is mind-blowing, especially when you are constantly short-handed.

Inclusive / Diverse

I don't know about the entire company, but my department seemed to not want people who were white. I was the last white person in my section, and I had been one of three. One was fired, another was transferred to another department, and I was laid off.

Suggestions for improvement

  • I would encourage the management to be honest with employees about their status. In my case, I would have continued to do my best right up to my last day. But I would also have been looking for another job so that I would not be suddenly unemployed. It is called integrity.

What I like about the company

I liked the challenges of working in a fast-paced environment.

What I dislike about the company

I don't like beinge mis-led about my employment status.

Company Culture
4.00
Support from management
4.00
Teamwork
2.00
Freedom to work independently
5.00
Internal Communication
1.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
1.00
Overall compensation for your work
5.00
Office / Work Environment
3.00
Environmental Friendliness
5.00
Work-Life Balance
3.00
Company Image
5.00
Job Security
1.00
Workplace Safety
2.00
Challenging Work
4.00
Inclusive / Diverse
1.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered Easy access to public transportation is offered Paid time off is offered
  • Company
    Tesla Motors
  • City
    Fremont
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former job since 2017
  • Position
    Temporary
  • Department
    Production

The following perks were offered to me

On site cafeteria is offered Health and wellness programs is offered Employee events is offered Free Snacks/Drinks is offered
  • 16.Aug 2017
  • Employee

Company Culture

Great group locally

Support from management

Management Does not have a clue how to run a business. Tesla hired bag peddlers to run luxury automotive brand

Teamwork

Could not ask to work directly with a better group of people. It's management that is awful.

Freedom to work independently

You are to do everything on your own. Expected to do All on your own

Internal Communication

Severely lacking in the communication department. You have to go figure it out on your own.

Gender Equality

Absolutely not!

Attitude towards older colleagues

Claim to be a young, hip, scrappy group. If your in your 40's. Forget it. They don't want or need you. Exception is with service technitions, that's any age range

Career Development

Tesla does not promote from within. Where you are hired is where you stay. Don't expect to get a raise either. They think annually .25 cents an hour is a raise.

Overall compensation for your work

No, tesla asks more and more and does not compensate your work load

Office / Work Environment

tesla is to cheap to get employees what they need to succeed.

Environmental Friendliness

Environmental company and they waste so much paper, no recycling at stores. I set up a recycle area and regional management told me to get rid of the area. I was not allowed to collect cans, metal or paper to have recycled. Completely opposite of what the company claims it stands for.

Work-Life Balance

Memorial Day...open
4th of Juky....open
Labor Day ... open
Only thanksgiving day and Christmas is Tesla closed. Does that sound family oriented?
Oh... they cheat you out of overtime also.

Company Image

Yes, only because the public does not know the truth. Otherwise it would be embarrassing

Job Security

Closed 2 stores effective immediately with absolutely no warning. I'm fearful poor management will run this company into the ground. Elon has only Space X on his mind and has turned his back on Tesla.

Handicapped Accessibility

Lol... handicap ? They are like old people. Tesla doesn't want them. You won't see a single disabled person at Tesla. I haven't in 4 years

Workplace Safety

Only after an accident is preventive measures put in place. Not the worst place but they know of hazards and issues are ignored.

Challenging Work

Yes, it is challenging. You can make a difference. Don't expect to be recognized for your efforts. It won't happen.

Inclusive / Diverse

Depends of who manager dejour is at the moment. Average person lasts 8 months at Tesla. You decide if that's a good company. The good employees give their best and Tesla sucks the energy out of them until they quit. Left with the lazy, uncaring people who frustrate the hard workers

Suggestions for improvement

  • Get real managers who are proven successful to run the company and get rid of the luxury handbag idiots who don't have a clue about business.
Company Culture
4.00
Support from management
1.00
Teamwork
5.00
Freedom to work independently
5.00
Internal Communication
2.00
Gender Equality
1.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
1.00
Career Development
1.00
Overall compensation for your work
1.00
Office / Work Environment
2.00
Environmental Friendliness
2.00
Work-Life Balance
1.00
Company Image
5.00
Job Security
1.00
Handicapped Accessibility
1.00
Workplace Safety
1.00
Challenging Work
4.00
Inclusive / Diverse
1.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered Stock or equity options is offered Flexible spending account is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered
  • Company
    TESLA
  • City
    Atlanta
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    Distribution/sales

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Review averages

  • 84 employees say

    Excellent (44)
    52.380952380952%
    Good (10)
    11.904761904762%
    Satisfactory (15)
    17.857142857143%
    Subpar (15)
    17.857142857143%
    3.58
  • 2 applicants say

    Excellent (1)
    50%
    Good (0)
    0%
    Satisfactory (0)
    0%
    Subpar (1)
    50%
    2.90

kununu score comparisons

Tesla Motors
3.57
86 reviews

Industry average (Automotive)
3.07
56,221 reviews

kununu average
3.32
2,732,000 reviews