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Have questions about working at Tesla? Read answers to frequently asked questions to help you make a choice before applying to a job or accepting a job offer.

Whether it's about compensation and benefits, culture and diversity, or you're curious to know more about the work environment, find out from employees what it's like to work at Tesla.

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57 English questions out of 57

September 7, 2020

Does Tesla offer relocation assistance?

Pros

Great pay, great relocation benefits compared to other locations.

Cons

Not really anything bad to say about being an intern

Great pay, great relocation benefits compared to other locations.

September 7, 2020

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September 4, 2019

Does Tesla offer dental insurance?

Pros

Salary is very favorable, 3 to 4 days off a week, free health, medical and dental

Cons

3 to 4 days off never feels like enough for the amount of soul sucking this place does to you. I've been burnt out, re-ignited by my own doing, only to be burnt out just as quickly. I don't see this as a sustainable place to work with the current executive leadership team.

Advice to Management

Just stop pretending like this is the greatest thing for people to work for you and treat it like a god damn business for once in your lifetime.

Salary is very favorable, 3 to 4 days off a week, free health, medical and dental

September 4, 2019

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February 20, 2019

Does Tesla offer parental leave?

Pros

Incredible technology and mission. Company moves very fast with minimal bureaucracy and many opportunities to step in and contribute. Health benefits are good.

Cons

Extremely dysfunctional work environment driven by need to execute to hit near-term targets. Very little planning or advanced thought. Lots of mid-senior/senior employees have left the company in the last year. Work life balance is poor. Company uses headcount and layoffs to control costs, even though there is tons of waste in the system due to lack of strategic planning. Compensation is below market for Bay Area technology companies. All non-health benefits are below market (limited time off, limited parental leave, no 401k match, etc.). Very little consideration for long-term career or professional development.

Advice to Management

Do a better job of taking care of your employees and you likely won't experience such extreme turnover.

health benefits are below market (limited time off, limited parental leave, no 401k match, etc.).

February 20, 2019

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March 3, 2021

Does Tesla offer employee discounts?

Pros

-WFH -Good benefits: stock plan, great health insurance, -Tesla discount on any model

Cons

-Internal growth is slow, favoritism, and internal interview process is not very good. Some people don't even know the structure of the interview or interviewers themselves are misinformed. -Lots of changes at the last possible minute and expected to adapt even faster. Personally, this doesn't bother me but is a running theme for a lot of people. -Can get mundane doing the work sometimes. -For some reason most upper management urges people to come in and work in office. Hello? There is a pandemic going on. Most people WFH can operate just fine for this type of work.

Advice to Management

Stop leaving internal candidates in the dark about interview process and make sure people are on the same page. I could expect that for external candidates for the amount of applying, but giving vague or no information on where someone is during an interview, unacceptable.

Tesla discount on any model

March 3, 2021

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March 23, 2021

Does Tesla offer life insurance?

Pros

Lots of autonomy, interesting/impactful work, passionate colleagues

Cons

Very fast-paced, sometimes lack of work-life-balance

life

March 23, 2021

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