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Ex-Tesla employees reveal the worst parts of working at the company (TSLA)


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Like every company, Tesla is not always an easy place to get the job done.
Their favorite parts were described by nine employees of their projects to Business Insider.
Their tenures at Tesla collectively interval from 2008 to 2019.
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Like most businesses engaged in a highly competitive business, Tesla is not always a simple place to get the job done. From long hours into the strain of working under CEO Elon Musk, a project at the electric-car maker could be demanding.

Nine employees who worked at the company between 2019 and also 2008 described their parts of their tasks to Business Insider, every asking for anonymity because of a fear of reprisal from Tesla.

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Here is what the former employees said.

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The’toxic’ surroundings Elon Musk creates
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“The worst part is the toxicity that Elon creates — unrealistic stretch targets without a realistic plan in order to achieve them,” a former manager who worked right with Musk stated. “It’s a culture in which, if you don’t have a solution to a problem and you don’t have that problem resolved within a few days or a week or two, you’re gone. So it’s better to keep your mouth shut.”

Dealing with the Firm’s growing pains
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“The worst thing is just the growing pains of working with a newer company,” a former company that left the company from 2018 said. “It really does feel like a late-stage startup at sometimes.

“There’s a million things that could fail from a car being manufactured and really making it to the client. That means we need a million competent and smart and smart people making certain that it’s perfect everywhere, each step on the way. And it’s hard to make that happen in a young business, but… there’s a whole lot of really highly-motivated people who certainly go the extra mile.”

The feeling that Tesla doesn’t care about you
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“The worst part was with a constant sense that your company doesn’t care about you whatsoever, which you simply don’t matter,” another former salesperson, who left the company in 2019, said.

The employee said they felt as if Tesla didn’t give enough attention to its solar division. Tesla also cut the commissions it gave to salespeople during their time there, the employee said.

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