Tesla Compensation

New / Eng iaUR75
Sep 3 15 Comments

I just received an offer from Tesla for Senior Software Engineer in Fremont, CA location. I've interviewed for IT Applications team. I feel like this on low side compared to other tech companies in the bay. Is this the normal Tesla compensation or are they low balling me.

Base: 145K
Stock: $200K vests over 4 years

Update 9/6: I got a call from recruiter today and mentioned that the position is filled internally and they will not move forward with me. Totally ridiculous.

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TOP 15 Comments
  • New fhhwt
    I heard tesla has bad WLB
    Sep 3 5
    • Tesla / R&D ujOi24
      Bad is an understatement
      Sep 3
    • New fhhwt
      I have an interview in coming days and after seeing reviews i have no interest left
      Sep 3
    • Adobe limeman
      Think you just listen to people who were unhappy. I was doing 30 hour weeks at tesla
      Sep 3
    • New / Eng iaUR75
      OP
      Yeah I am not inclining to take the offer. Also interview was very easy which doesn't even give me the satisfaction that I've earned the job.
      Sep 3
    • Adobe limeman
      Very nice!
      Sep 3
  • New oaxnevb
    If you include "working for the mission" in your calculation, your TC would be much higher.

    In other words, Tesla doesn't pay what is equivalent to the current market rate. They found a lot of fools working for the mission.

    Find a better paying job somewhere else
    Sep 3 1
    • Tesla / R&D ujOi24
      Software dev at palo alto office (for vehicle side software) does pay at market rate, and probably higher if you are in AP
      Sep 3
  • Microsoft / Biz Dev MemeGenX
    Tesla (and SpaceX) underpay relative to market but folks there also take into account intangibles of very directly shaping the future
    Sep 3 1
    • SpaceX / Other
      muskytaint

      SpaceX Other

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      muskytaintmore
      SpaceX SWE pay is fine relative to LA market, but LA software market sucks (excluding snap)
      Sep 3
  • NetApp 0zeroes
    Yoe?
    Sep 3 0
  • New Gned33
    What is your current TC?
    Sep 4 1
    • New / Eng iaUR75
      OP
      $180K base + 50k options over 4 years.
      Sep 4
  • New fhhwt
    How is over there
    Sep 3 0
  • Adobe limeman
    Normal comp, most seniors unless you are in AP get that exact comp. Ex Tesla here
    Sep 3 0

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