Tesla layoff 9% of company

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VonNeumann

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Jun 12, 2018 75 Comments

Looks like Tesla is letting 9% of the company go. Any Tesla insiders can weigh in on how good a job they did picking the ones to let go?

https://www.cnbc.com/2018/06/12/tesla-to-cut-about-9-percent-of-jobs-across-company-report.html

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  • VMware BobbleHat
    The real question is should I get my m3 deposit refunded ASAP?
    Jun 12, 2018 13
    • The Trade Desk adsadsads
      If it comes out, I am 100% certain it will be after the full tax credit is gone.
      Jun 15, 2018
    • Salesforce pmyz88
      Musk announced it will be in a about 6 months. Based on tally the 200K is about there so incentive will definitely be gone by then .. $35K sounds decent but it will likely be $50K+ with options
      Jun 16, 2018
    • SpaceX / Eng SlaveX
      Never trust a Musk schedule.
      Jun 16, 2018
    • Tesla / Eng NtHK67
      ^^ maybe musk has a surprise up his sleeve?
      Jun 16, 2018
    • Illumina / Other
      BartSimpso

      Illumina Other

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      BartSimpsomore
      >Never trust a Musk schedule

      I hate to break it to you, but never trust anyone’s schedule.
      Jun 16, 2018
  • Multek / Sales gooooood
    Layoff 9% of total workforce, but EM said all layoffs will be from office workers and not on manufacturing floor. Then what % of office worker would that be? Just curious....
    Jun 12, 2018 2
    • Salesforce pmyz88
      I read somewhere close to 20% as about half of Tesla jobs are factory jobs
      Jun 13, 2018
    • SolarCity RBR5
      Yeah BS. Production people from all over the country were cut too.
      Jun 14, 2018
  • Tesla Pocky67
    Severance is “on payroll till 9/5, including next quarter vesting, and benefit (healthcare) till end of September”
    Jun 12, 2018 10
    • Salesforce pmyz88
      Yeah, it is a good market but slower is summer and 3 months fly by so get started now!
      Jun 13, 2018
    • Facebook okokokokok
      Depends on role. Some friends got 2 weeks flat, some got 4 weeks for every year.
      Jun 14, 2018
    • SolarCity RBR5
      I only got two weeks for every year, zero stock, and lost my performance award. Total bullshit.
      Jun 14, 2018
    • The Trade Desk adsadsads
      It is illegal if any California employees got less than 60 days notice plus severance pay.

      https://www.shouselaw.com/employment/warn-act.html
      Jun 14, 2018
    • Tesla eng56
      Nevada employees got screwed. No WARN act.
      Jun 18, 2018
  • GE Coolma
    Also i see job openings and applied. Is it even worth going to tesla now
    Jun 12, 2018 2
    • Tesla Pocky67
      Area which needs to grow aren’t affected. I still have >5 openings
      Jun 12, 2018
    • SpaceX / Eng SlaveX
      If it's anything like SpaceX most openings will never be filled faster than the firings and quitings. God speed.
      Jun 14, 2018
  • Tesla eng56
    Rehired
    Sep 13, 2018 21
    • Tesla eng56
      Really helps to get manager names and contact directly. Recruiting is useless sometimes
      Sep 17, 2018
    • Tesla 2chainzzz
      @eng56 .. yup. how do I find out who the manager is for a specific role? Would be great to know , any leads or help would be greatly appreciated I’m looking as well
      Sep 17, 2018
    • Tesla eng56
      You'll need your old co-workers to ask around who manages what team and try to narrow it down. Or if they're good friends they can walk to a recruiter's desk and directly ask who is hiring for role #######
      Sep 17, 2018
    • Tesla 2chainzzz
      Ok I applied to like 10 different positions as I have 4+ yoe and had one of the recruiters send to all of them , I also one of the guys went and talked to a position that is still open and they are comparing with other candidates . I know I’m definitely qualified for a lot of very similar positions, but different group obviously. I just don’t know if hiring is complete for all the rehires or still going on ..
      Any suggestions?
      Sep 17, 2018
    • Tesla seYq05
      @eng56 Can you pm me? I can’t not sure how this blind thing works
      Sep 17, 2018
  • Tesla / Eng Nf1ijk2
    Well if anyone is thinking this is impacting your pre-orders/products or the work there, it's not true. More of cost cutting measures.
    Jun 12, 2018 1
    • SpaceX / Eng SlaveX
      It's not impacting the orders becaues they never expected to make ontime deliveries to begin with.
      Jun 14, 2018
  • New weezer
    "...so that we never have to do thus again". Haha. Yea right.
    Jun 12, 2018 0
  • Tesla Equistrian
    Are Tesla employees who were impacted still being rehired? I’m still looking to rejoin
    Oct 6, 2018 4
    • Tesla / Eng V9
      A lay off is never a fire. You can always be rehired if other team finds you as a good match or your previous team has openings.
      Oct 6, 2018
    • Tesla Equistrian
      Thanks V9 , I am actively pursuing. IE background or program management. I worked there for 3+ years @ Tesla ( 8 + yoe total) .. ERP/ IE/ Supply chain any suggestions or openings that you recommend ?
      Oct 6, 2018
    • Tesla / Eng V9
      Sadly i am not in that domain. I am on software side at DC. But I can bet there should be openings. Maybe contact your team folks or check with teams you were interacting? If they are looking, it is easy for them to hire someone who knows the process and workflow than training someone new. Plus its cheaper ;)
      Oct 6, 2018
    • Tesla Equistrian
      Thanks Yes, Last week I started interacting and I’m on Visa .. so, hopefully the manager would consider I know they had openings but didn’t get a reply yet... Sucks at this time .. In DC I’ve seen some Supply chain I am open to those do you have any contacts in that team?
      Oct 6, 2018
  • Deloitte PVaQ48
    Go on Linkedin, ex-Tesla folks are throwing major shade.
    Jun 13, 2018 2
    • Tesla Pn7&&94;
      Where?
      Jun 13, 2018
    • Deloitte PVaQ48
      Search Tesla in LinkedIn.
      Jun 18, 2018
  • Rip Tesla
    Jun 12, 2018 0
  • Tesla |-O
    Not that easy , if you are unemployed! Many factors to look at and need to consider , if you are into software you have plenty of options if you are not, then it’ll be a little difficult
    Sep 14, 2018 0
  • SolarCity RBR5
    🙄
    Jun 14, 2018 0
  • Tesla eng56
    Nevada doesn't have WARN. So only 4 weeks of severance and no vesting of stocks.
    Jun 13, 2018 0
  • Tesla / Eng
    @tttt

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    @ttttmore
    Regarding stocks vesting, my stocks were to be vested on March 1, how much will be vested till september 5 ?
    Jun 13, 2018 1
    • SolarCity RBR5
      None. You lose everything.
      Jun 14, 2018
  • GE Coolma
    How is the severance package at tesla?
    Jun 12, 2018 1
    • SolarCity RBR5
      Two weeks for every year of service. Garbage.
      Jun 14, 2018
  • Tesla / Eng
    JBStra

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    JBStramore
    Nobody got a better job ?
    Sep 14, 2018 0
  • Tesla zekn84
    How’s everyone doing who were laidoff?
    Sep 13, 2018 0
  • Tesla / Ops 22222
    So far I've only seen/heard employees let go that had very redundant roles, also part of the 9% was the elimination of a lot of job reqs although mission critical reqs remained open.
    Jun 13, 2018 0