Tesla employee benefits

Amazon Lazy eyes
Dec 28, 2017 31 Comments

Heard that tesla doesn’t offer many benefits. What DO they offer though? Vehicle discounts, cheap lease options, commuter benefits, mobile bill pay etc. please comment if you know

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  • Tesla / Eng
    Beeboop

    Tesla Eng

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    Beeboopmore
    The benefits worth mentioning are
    1) health benefits
    2) ESPP - employee stock purchase program. Stocks purchased at the cheaper price of 2 times a year with a 15% discount
    3) free drip coffee
    4) no lease fees or interest with model-s lease (not on model 3 - model3 can only be financed)

    Like other people said there's no free food (and lack of options), long working weekends, expected to work weekends/holidays if necessary, competitive environment, not enough parking, no 401k matching, paycut compared to other companies, and not much employee appreciation.

    However, these lack of benefits are forgiving and negligible by the company mission and goal for accelerating the world's transition to sustainable energy.
    Dec 29, 2017 6
    • Apple GuerreroSt
      Apple doesn’t have free food either* - how good is the cafeteria and how much does lunch cost? At Apple it’s pretty good and lunch costs $9-$10 for me.
      Dec 29, 2017
    • Tesla / Eng NtHK67
      Food is good, very greasy though and it costs about 8-10
      Jan 1, 2018
    • Tesla / Eng
      Beeboop

      Tesla Eng

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      Beeboopmore
      There's catered food (pay by weight which usually comes out to $10) that is sometimes good but not all the time, a salad bar($10), and 2-3 food trucks on site everyday ($9-14)
      Jan 1, 2018
    • Tesla Djeox
      Salad bar is per weight as well (I'm in the $6-8 range there usually)
      Jan 4, 2018
    • Twitch smti62
      Food is pricey and gross! They need to get better options. Tesla has some of the hardest working employees around and y’all deserve better meals! Only good food was at the newer locations by Fremont. Free cereal at Fremont is okay and of course all the soda and coffee you want! Ex-Tesla employee speaking.
      Jan 23, 2018
  • Apple / Eng mrVj65
    They are super cheap
    Dec 28, 2017 3
    • Amazon Lazy eyes
      OP
      The company or the cars? 😜
      Dec 28, 2017
    • Apple / Eng mrVj65
      lol
      Dec 28, 2017
    • Apple / Eng mrVj65
      Their salaries are notoriously low.
      Dec 28, 2017
  • Apple GuerreroSt
    They do run a shuttle bus network.
    Dec 28, 2017 3
    • Twilio beedly
      Yeah, it's gas powered though....
      Dec 28, 2017
    • Apple GuerreroSt
      Only a matter of time until they start boring!
      Dec 28, 2017
    • Amazon Lazy eyes
      OP
      Lol!
      Dec 28, 2017
  • Amazon Lazy eyes
    OP
    Thanks for the replies but I haven’t found anything useful here.. again a bunch of people from other companies talking bout lack of benefits at tesla. I know that. I am looking to hear from tesla employees on the few benefits of any.
    Dec 28, 2017 2
    • eHarmony EJJX25
      Do your own research mr. Lazy ...
      Dec 28, 2017
    • Google verynoob12
      oh you haven't found useful information on blind? what a shock
      Dec 29, 2017
  • Tesla / Eng OnVx58
    Tesla contributes up to $130/month for commuting benefits (wageworks) for free
    Dec 29, 2017 0
  • Microsoft Soccerfan
    I guess for folks like Bezos and Elon, you're better of using their products rather than being their employees
    Dec 28, 2017 0
  • Tesla Djeox
    Benefits are similar to what I had at Apple, except for the lack of 401k match.
    Dec 29, 2017 0
  • Tesla QUxL08
    Healthcare is the cheapest it’s been compared to the last two years. Commuter benefits at $130 (pretax so you do pay a little for it). Free shuttle from SF. You can claim your mobile expenses back if you can justify that your phone is used for work purposes. Parking is a nightmare. Even if you live 5 mins away you have to park remote to take a shuttle in! Unless you have an electric car or start work at 5am you won’t get a spot in the main lot. It’s frustrating enough that employees consider buying Tesla’s just for premium parking up front!
    Jan 2, 2018 2
    • Tesla / Eng
      Beeboop

      Tesla Eng

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      Beeboopmore
      That small parking lot is not going to be sustainable once production ramps and more employees get model 3s haha
      Jan 5, 2018
    • Apple / Eng mrVj65
      Why not an S?
      Jan 23, 2018
  • Tesla / Other BmW31317
    If your talking benefits as in health benefits, they are actually really good. I really haven't had to pay for anything and my husband has brain cancer.
    Dec 29, 2017 1
    • Amazon Lazy eyes
      OP
      I am sorry to hear about that. Hope he recovers quickly.
      Thanks for the response. I heard a lot of people say this on Glassdoor.
      Dec 29, 2017
  • Tesla fjfhdhs
    If you lease model s or model x the fees and interest charges are waived off. Over the term of the lease I think it adds upto a significant amount >5k. You're given some small amount $5 i think if you bike daily to office. Mobile pay only for marketing, sales etc.

    Other than that everything else is pretty standard. No free food, no benefits like Google/fb etc.
    Dec 28, 2017 1
    • Amazon Lazy eyes
      OP
      Thanks. This was helpful. I don’t really care about free food etc. those are good to have but not important when you think about your career and growth. work and the culture have to be exciting and seems like it is.
      Dec 29, 2017
  • SpaceX / Eng SlaveX
    Healthcare is good in most of Elons companies because they self insure. This is smart because the the work force is largely young disposal fresh grads.
    Jan 28, 2018 0
  • Twitter 80bo76
    60 hour work weeks standard
    Dec 28, 2017 0
  • Facebook 8===[)
    You can lease a model s for cheap
    Dec 28, 2017 0

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