Tesla Reviews

Updated 11 Jul 2020

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3.4
58%
Recommend to a Friend
72%
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Tesla Chairman, CEO, and Product Architect Elon Musk
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1,854 Ratings
Pros
  • "interesting, fast paced, good people(in 207 reviews)

  • "get to drive cool cars and meet cool people(in 138 reviews)

Cons
  • "Be expected to work long hours during critical times(in 274 reviews)

  • "No work life balance for full time employee(in 83 reviews)

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  1. "Great"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Consultant in Melbourne

    I have been working at Tesla full-time

    Pros

    work culture was excellent and up to standards

    Cons

    salary was really low for consultants as compared to engineers

  2. "Trying to cut budget, and it is affecting customers. Why not simply improve the quality or the car instead?"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Support 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Tesla full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Lot of opportunities as the company is growing globally. Work life balance is good in my department.

    Cons

    The management is trying to cut budgets where is needed and this will affect how we support the customers.The vehicle quality is questionable and dubious if there is anything called quality checks/maintenance in Tesla.

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  3. "Data Specialist"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Data Specialist in Melbourne

    I have been working at Tesla full-time

    Pros

    Salary is really good to have

    Cons

    Workload is sometimes too high

  4. "Tesla"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Tesla full-time

    Pros

    Phenomenal products, great people and a dynamic approach to business. Fast-paced and lots of fun.

    Cons

    Resources are small and goals are big.

  5. Helpful (1)

    "You will work hard"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Owner Advisor 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Tesla full-time

    Pros

    Rewarding to be apart of a company that is legitimately working tirelessly to facilitate a better future. You will work with and meet very intelligent people.

    Cons

    Work life balance can be difficult to achieve at times, especially through busy periods such as end of quarter. Be prepared to handle frequent shifts in company direction. This is a must to thrive in the sales team - be proactive and you will do well.

  6. "Datamanager"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Abteilungsleiter Datenmanagement/Datamining in Te Kowai
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Tesla full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    You can get a lot of Money

    Cons

    You work under high pressure

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  7. Helpful (5)

    "Full Time Product Specialist from Brisbane"

    2.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Product Specialist in Brisbane
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Tesla full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Telling people you work at Tesla - Your colleagues - Driving the cars from time to time

    Cons

    - The glamour of working at Tesla wears off quickly. Don't be naive about working for such a volatile company, it might not be what you expect. - Very little compensation for working hard and exceeding targets. Approx. $35 if you sell a $200,000 car. Salary was about $52,000 per year. So it's okay but there's also an expectation that you'll work outside of hours. I saw some employee's working 80+ hour weeks. - Very little progression. New positions often given to new hires vs people who have been there for years and proved themselves - Extremely high employee turnover. Low income + high expectations + poor management meant people quickly became dissatisfied and unhappy. In addition, company restructures and cost cutting meant collections of people were being fired every 6 months. - Managers and HR very inexperienced which leads to frustrated teams, a lack of employee support and toxic work environments. - Often felt like a popularity contest. Poorly performing employee's often promoted because they were likeable and "funny". - Cold calling and cold selling was a huge part of the role. If you don't like cold calling people, I would advise you reconsider being a product specialist or owner advisor.

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  8. "Not bad"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Manager 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Tesla full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great people, lots of excitement

    Cons

    Endless hiring freezes in “growth” stage of the business

  9. Helpful (3)

    "Avoid"

    1.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Owner Advisor in Melbourne
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Tesla full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good branding Good people and culture

    Cons

    Poor management fear based management unrealistic targets

  10. Helpful (3)

    "Tesla Product Specialist - Full Time - AU"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melbourne

    I worked at Tesla full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Exciting company with an often turbulent executive team, reflected in how the company is always adjusting it's strategy. Great Products. Youthful, generally excited staff (for the first 6 months at least). Meet lots of fascinating people. Being part of a transformative organization.

    Cons

    Incredibly high turnover rate for staff. Always a huge question mark surrounding job security, and this seems to affect the entire organization. There is an expectation that the intrinsic motivation of working for such a progressive company will negate the shortcomings of how staff are often treated. Working longer hours for zero reward, being constantly told one thing but seeing another, setting unrealistic targets and preferential treatment for some staff vs others. Management often seemed uninspired and tired, despite trying to exude enormous amounts of false positivity.

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