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69 English questions out of 69

10 August 2021

Does Tesla offer massages?

Pros

Great company Great benefits and perks like free EV charging and free transit funds. As well shuttles for the Bay Area workers Working for the mission.

Cons

No work/life balance Every man for themselves Lack of leadership for metrics Patchwork to support employees Stress like this should not happen at the workplace.

Great benefits and perks like free EV charging and free transit funds.

10 August 2021

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29 August 2021

Does Tesla offer dental insurance?

Pros

Some coworkers are great. I've made some lovely friends here. Some of the team leads are also very good at their job and wonderful to work with. The above mentioned also relates to some of the Supervisors as well. The medical, dental, and vision benefits are fantastic and the employee stock options are nice..... if you can afford them. Tesla looks good on a resume

Cons

I was hired and told that there would be plenty of opportunities to move up. Guess what? There have been none. They also reel you in with a 7K stock equity that matures after 4 years. But personally, I'd probably be dead or find myself in a psych ward before I reach those 4 years. I have talked to many people who are constantly looking for other jobs, trying to find a way out and lead a meaningful career. The dissatisfaction of so many employees is a huge red flag. Given how many studies show that happy employees with high morale are more productive, it is deeply unsettling that the higher-ups do not seem to care about this fact. You are nothing but a number. If feeling appreciated and valued is something you're looking for, you won't find it here. This is not Google, Facebook, or Apple. There is no company culture. There are no shuttles to the office. There are no TVs, ping pong tables, or anything else that these other companies have to offer. The pay is so low that it is hard to utilize the employee stock option plan unless you live with your parents and have absolutely no bills to pay. The workflow is constantly changing. And the training always falls short. Sometimes I'm not sure if the team leads even know what's going on. They expect you to learn a hands-on workflow through a PowerPoint presentation. And then be able to deliver their radically high standards within a few weeks.

Advice to Management

Be more organized. Appreciate your employees. Stop treating us like second-class citizens. Increase employee morale and happiness and you may find that the employees are more productive. Most importantly, pay higher wages. I would hardly consider them competitive.

The medical, dental, and vision benefits are fantastic and the employee stock options are nice..... if you can afford them.

29 August 2021

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31 May 2021

Does Tesla have a pension plan?

Pros

Good pension, young colleagues, tech.

Cons

Work load, work in progress

Advice to Management

Listen to experienced workers

Good pension, young colleagues, tech.

31 May 2021

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31 October 2021

Does Tesla offer life insurance?

Pros

* Great company mission with driven and caring people everywhere * Option for stock bonus * Performance based bonuses * Great health and life benefits

Cons

* Performance reviews change every 6 months so you are always judged on new standards * No 401(k) match

Great health and life benefits

31 October 2021

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21 March 2021

Does Tesla offer a wellness program?

Pros

Steady pay check and amazing benefits

Cons

Toxic management Toxic co-workers Inexperienced people handling important projects

Advice to Management

If you put the well being of your employees first and actually take the time to listen and understand how to properly handle stressed employees the shop will reach its numbers. Stop being selfish, and lose your egos. Being a manager doesn't make you a god it makes you a narcissistic nightmare to work with.

Steady pay check and amazing benefits

21 March 2021

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