Tesla lays off 7% of the workforce

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Jan 18 218 Comments

https://www.tesla.com/blog/tesla-company-update

They laid off 10% in June, but still grew 35% last year.

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  • Tesla XDbw83
    I believe in the mission. If this helps bring Tesla to that mission I am happy to go.
    Jan 1815
    • Amazon cayde
      Awwkkkk://www.
      Jan 18
    • Microsoft Brazuka
      Hahahahhahs you got me man
      Jan 18
    • Google akama
      Nah ending with /s defeats the purpose of the sarcastic comment. If you dont know then you just dont know.
      Jan 18
    • New TipX68
      Is /s/s sarcastic sarcasm?
      Jan 18
    • Indeed VWEu12
      You boomed me
      Jan 18
    • Facebook meyuejjr
      amen, god bless you
      Jan 18
    • Facebook maryjblind
      He’s so good x4
      Jan 18
    • Amazon Zzzxcz
      I love how amazon folks are the most aware.
      Jan 19
    • Microsoft FBisEvil
      The mission is for Musk to perpetuate fraud to fund his gulfstreams. Gullible idiot
      Jan 19
    • Amazon Hsjsuehdur
      Yep go Zzzxcz. Just switched teams a week ago and my new boss was like “We’re going to be out of a job soon. It’s okay!”
      Jan 19
  • Tesla 100thieves
    I hope I get a good severance package
    Jan 1819
    • Roku Jerome
      They leave themselves open to lawsuit if you don’t take it
      Jan 18
    • LinkedIn dDoD68
      On what grounds? It's at will employment.
      Jan 18
    • Roku Jerome
      How many jobs have you had?
      Jan 18
    • LinkedIn dDoD68
      11 tech jobs, why?
      Jan 19
    • NetApp bachha
      Good luck bro
      Jan 19
    • Apple Marijuana
      How long does your healthcare coverage last? 2 months as well?
      Jan 19
    • Tesla 100thieves
      Yes 2 months and if you sign a voluntary agreement which states you are quitting Tesla will pay for one extra month of cobra 😂
      Jan 19
    • Apple Marijuana
      But that means no unemployment... why would you do that
      Jan 20
    • Amazon NMJO05
      Out of curiosity, are any Tesla engineers really afraid that they will not land jobs at FAANG within a couple of months?
      Jan 22
    • Tesla 100thieves
      Nop. People who jumped ship or got laid of last time are in really good companies now. I personally know people in FB,G,cruise,Uber. Lot of good people at Tesla who work for lesser pay because of the mission.

      Obviously there are some bad apples.
      Jan 22
  • Boom goes the dynamite. Sorry to the affected. I'd offer to refer you guys to Intel, but you might be insulted. And we are probably headed for mass layoffs soon too whenever we get a new CEO (probably end of the month). We have been undergoing many small stealth layoffs (no public announcement) for the past year.
    Jan 188
    • Tesla fGkr62
      Tesla is laying off 7 percent of its full-time employees

      https://www.engadget.com/2019/01/18/tesla-laying-off-7-percent-workforce/?yptr=yahoo
      Jan 18
    • Google akama
      Feel like people who come from intel are chill af. Different atmosphere than Microsoft and Amazon where I usually hear about people backstabbing eachother.
      Jan 18
    • Intel has different types of people. The ones who don’t fit in with or don’t get involved with the politics are cool. The politicians are the backstabbers lol.
      Jan 18
    • You gotta backstab to move up the ladder anywhere. All the high level VPs with suspect tech or no tech backgrounds were good at playing the Intel focal/stack ranking game. Intel Santa Clara is mostly H1Bs, VPs, retirees, and some RCGs (recent college grads). It's just that Intel doesn't pay enough to motivate people to climb the internal ladder anymore. Most ambitious and smart people from Intel just leave after a couple of years.
      Jan 18
    • Microsoft A🌹forEmily
      I hope the new CEO changes Intel’s culture big time. They have one if the worst work cultures of any chip maker. I’ve worked in Intel offices on collaboration projects and I speak from first hand experience.

      I don’t mean this with ill intent. I mean well.
      Jan 19
    • It's all good, you speak the truth MS. In your opinion, what was bad about the work culture?
      Jan 19
    • Microsoft A🌹forEmily
      It’s a bureaucratic mess. They’re not agile at all. The processes seem ancient. Getting anything done/fixed is a nightmare. Developer story is chaotic. (Work with QC if you want to see the developer engagement done right).

      So many meetings (often between teams geographically spread across continents) to talk about what needs to be done but actual progress is slow. It feels like all the cost cutting measures over the years has taken its toll on overall quality. Most of the talent they hired over the last decade has been quite mediocre compared to QC or Nvidia.

      Intel still has a lot of great potential and strategic businesses. They need someone to come in and kill the current toxic culture and move the company towards the next level. Something like what Satya Nadella did for MS (and MS has a long way to go too but the tides have turned).
      Jan 21
    • Good perspective from an outsider. More or less matches my view from the inside. However, it'll be much harder to pivot as a HW company that is still reliant on multi-billion dollar fabs that aren't the technology leader in the industry anymore. All the cost cutting measures were put in place to maximize the spend and ROI on the fabs. And that ship has sailed. And Intel can't attract or doesn't know what to do with high end talent. So a lot of the talent has been jumping ship and accelerating their jumps in the past year.
      Jan 21
  • Tesla tocgkcgi
    I don’t when I will feel secure here. I mean I believe in the mission and all but I have visa issues, a loan to pay and a constant fear of being fired. Even if I get through this layoff, I’d be happy looking for an opportunity with some security even with less pay.
    Jan 185
    • New ynvc88
      I dont mean to be rude because I'm actually quite sympathetic to your position because its a scary one to be in but, why would you work at Tesla or any of Elons companies when you know that cult like culture leads to stuff like this. Even though I also agree with Teslas mission and think it ultimately is doing the world good Id never work at Space X or Tesla and especially not if I was in a sensitive position as yourself. Haven't both companies been notorious for treating their employees like shit or is this a more recent thing?
      Jan 18
    • Tesla tocgkcgi
      Yep, I don’t have much options to explore the market because of visa issues, but I think it is time to move. I hope to get laid off today if the severance package is good.
      Jan 18
    • Gilead Sciences BayT8
      Sorry man. Personally, I admire Musk a lot for making bold moves but then failures like this are just part of Capitalism we all have to deal with it.

      Hope the TC was better than other companies in the area to justify the readjustment stress. The job market is still hot, so you should be able to find another job. Stay positive.
      Jan 18
    • Wells Fargo aggie
      ynvc88 those on a visa have to go through a lot of hurdles to change jobs. All your stars have to align.
      Even when they're willing and wanting to do so.
      Jan 18
    • New cTqz82
      If you have a h1b issue then do not work for tesla like companies. Work for large cos like google or fb thaf has offices abroad.
      Jan 18
  • Google Woopsy
    OP
    For the lay off in June, the severance conditions were pretty good (>2.5month pay + one quarter vesting), I wonder how it is this time?
    Jan 1815
    • Tesla 100thieves
      3 months salary and share will continue vesting till end of quarter.
      Jan 18
    • Google Woopsy
      OP
      Neat! Good for you :)
      (Knowing you already have another offer)
      Jan 18
    • Tesla 100thieves
      Thanks :)
      Jan 18
    • Google catburglar
      Did you get laid off?
      Jan 18
    • Microsoft HellaRSUs
      3 months is pretty good. How long were you there ?
      Jan 18
    • Tesla 100thieves
      5 years
      Jan 18
    • Tesla tocgkcgi
      Same severance which was there in June
      Jan 18
    • Vistaprint GGLQ22
      Did they give you 500$ lift voucher
      Jan 19
    • Microsoft HellaRSUs
      Sorry that your 5 years of dedication and sacrifice resulted in this, 100thieves
      Jan 19
    • Tesla 100thieves
      No they gave a Lyft code to go back home. Haven’t used it since I drove to work.
      Jan 19
  • Microsoft awsvsazure
    Fuck electric cars! I hope they die a painful death!
    Jan 184
    • Amazon hXGP12
      Don't worry, they aren't on Azure, so they won't die.
      Jan 18
    • Microsoft McLane
      I think there's this thing about rednecks outing themselves on random threads.
      Jan 18
    • Keep clinging to the past, old man.
      Jan 18
    • Lol if you’re in an accident with it in your car
      Jan 19
  • Bank of The West GSW
    Sad but In Musk we trust
    Jan 1810
    • Microsoft M5
      On Musk you will Shit.
      Jan 18
    • Bank of The West GSW
      Naah bro! You respect genius. Reboot your OS and think again ...
      Jan 18
    • Microsoft FBisEvil
      In a criminal you trust lol. You probably think there’s a flying roadster in the future. 😂😂😂 tech boys are so gullible
      Jan 19
    • Bank of The West GSW
      You keep driving ICE and you’ll be a dino soon. You cant be creative so yeah why not pull someone else down who is clearly a different league like Jobs was!

      PS: I’m not a techie :)
      Jan 19
    • Microsoft FBisEvil
      You can be pro EV without being pro fraud. The two are not, in fact, mutually exclusive. After Tesla goes bankrupt, you’ll still see plenty of EVs by your typical car companies
      Jan 19
    • Microsoft M5
      Musk is definitely a tech visionary, ballsy and one to not rest on past achievements. I do admire him for that but businesses need financial intelligence too and at that he sucks balls big time. His ego has blinded him of the massive shit hole Tesla is in. IMO Tesla will go down like a pack of cards unless Apple buys it, but if Apple does buy Tesla then it will be an absolute power house of talent with Musk as CTO and Cook as CEO. Sadly Musk has talked so much shit about Apple.

      If only all these people like Ive, Musk, Cook could work well with each other as a team.
      Jan 19
    • Microsoft FBisEvil
      Musk would never be anyone’s number two. If he were a good businessman, he would hire someone with automotive industry experience, or have retained the previous ceo. Tesla is an ego project that has made musk a celebrity. He also criminally misleads bond and share holders.
      Jan 19
    • Bank of The West GSW
      That prediction and hate of tesla sinking has been there for years. Talk to me when that happens. Right now what I see is model3 is taking over all the big name businesses and those business experienced top executive. Hate it or not Musk changed the industry like Jobs changed it. Jobs have has his own personality (call it ego or whatever who cares) and so does Musk.

      Btw - What did MS invent new in laat years Tesla has been in existence
      Anything or nothing ? You guys just twisting thumbs and asking people to reboot windows? Lol aren’t you from the company which is asking people to use apple or android and pulling support from windows phone?
      Jan 19
    • Microsoft M5
      It’s not a MS vs Tesla war. :)

      We can definitely wait and watch If Musk will fall or not and take Tesla with him. Musk has multiple times lied in earnings call and on Twitter.

      Also I am not at MS anymore.
      Jan 19
    • Bank of The West GSW
      Agree its not but the point is - its v easy to point finger and pull someone down (or at least try to) but its very rare to be visionary so respect.
      Jan 19
  • Tesla ffokcuf
    35% stuff grow last year is bullshit, at least for engineering.
    Jan 189
    • Tesla gCdT18
      It really was 30+%, manufacturing, service, delivery
      Jan 18
    • Tesla 100thieves
      Lol they fired my entire team last time in Q3 still haven’t hired anyone to replace them.
      Jan 18
    • Tesla ffokcuf
      Exactly, we lost a couple of guys and didn’t hire anyone.
      Jan 18
    • Tesla XDbw83
      Same, my team is heavily understaffed and we are heavily overworked at 80 to 100 hours a week
      Jan 18
    • Microsoft lalalond
      80-100? You gotta worry about your health. Is that even legal?
      Jan 18
    • 80-100? You have no family?
      Jan 18
    • Stripe su4178
      If course it’s legal. There are almost no worker’s rights for exempted employees in the US.
      Jan 18
    • Google greenface
      @100thieves they fired your whole team and haven’t hired anyone to replace? Probably didn’t need the team at all then
      Jan 18
    • Tesla 100thieves
      No we didn’t find anyone to replace because we had to hire a manger first. After he joined had a bunch of candidates, none passed the interview. Then the second round of lay offs happened
      Jan 18
  • Amazon nonaame
    I am a Tesla owner and also an ML engineer. They are never going to achieve full self driving
    Jan 1810
    • Microsoft HellaRSUs
      I know it’s a hard problem but why “never”?
      Jan 18
    • Amazon nonaame
      It’s more of a hardware problem from what I believe .
      Jan 18
    • Tesla santaclz
      Lol, what!? And have you worked with our ML team!?
      Jan 18
    • Runs an algorithm on a dataset and claims to be an ML engineer
      Jan 18
    • Nvidia risjjcj
      Lol are you serious?
      Jan 18
    • Amazon FreeBees
      At an arbitrary point of time in history, a surgeon said “I am a surgeon and I don’t think they are ever going to do heart valve replacements”
      Jan 19
    • Tesla santaclz
      People are working in Amazon with that attitude!
      Idk about this all hiring process , sometimes trips me off!
      Jan 19
    • Amazon Hsjsuehdur
      A self driving car will not be that large of a feat in the span of history. Tesla will do it. How much money do you want to wager nooname?
      Jan 19
    • Tesla Le Tigre
      Yawn, go make another smart speaker...because that will progress humanity
      Jan 20
    • Microsoft FBisEvil
      It will not exist. Even waymo admitted as such.

      That won’t mean Elon musk will stop fraudulently accepting money for vaporware however
      Jan 23
  • United Technologies kMRn80
    Elon Musk runs all of his companies the same, big hours, little pay, and no notice when your job is done. I absolutely would never work for any of his companies. He treats professional's as if they are un-skill labor.
    Jan 180
  • LinkedIn Fruck
    Are we heading to a recession ??
    Jan 183
    • Bank of America BRjH71
      Following
      Jan 18
    • Stripe su4178
      Yeah, layoffs seem to becoming commonplace in tech recently. Maybe I just never noticed it before. But it seems a lot of companies are downsizing to get ahead of it.
      Jan 18
    • Yes next year
      Jan 18
  • Microsoft Teamsteam
    Tesla Sales people have lots of attitude. I hope that’s corrected ASAP
    Jan 183
    • Bank of The West GSW
      Sales and delivery both have attitude issue.
      Jan 18
    • Tesla Bigballer
      Sales and delivery are the least educated / non tech folks at Tesla lmao
      Jan 18
    • Bank of The West GSW
      They are but they cant even communicate so I don’t know whey they work and don’t do much - still get paid
      Jan 18
  • Facebook helladope
    How do they choose who to fire? Just the bottom 7% across all orgs?
    Jan 182
    • Tesla 100thieves
      Nah for the last lay-off it was a mixture of performance and people who weren’t working in critical projects although they were doing a really good job.
      Jan 18
    • Tesla fremonster
      This. Heard the word “critical” like a dozen times today.
      Jan 18
  • New Gabber
    What do they do for people who are on visa ??
    Jan 182
    • Tesla ffokcuf
      Nothin
      Jan 18
    • Tesla eng56
      Give them a one way flight back home
      Jan 19
  • Tesla dFnr76
    Market is overreacting -$34
    Jan 188
  • Google Lovedoo
    The company desperately wants to sell a $35K car, profitably. This lay-off helps get the base price down from $44K. People are less important than profit.
    Jan 184
    • Tesla 100thieves
      Sadly you are right
      Jan 18
    • Wells Fargo aggie
      Will you work for a salary that only allows you to save 5%? Same logic. Companies and employees work to make money.
      Jan 18
    • Google Lovedoo
      Except. The $35K price point is not set in stone. It’s a financial goal that the company set for itself to compete in the non-luxury market. What pains me is that management misjudged how they will get to the magic number, and found the only way to do that is to lay off people? It will be interesting to know more about what type of jobs are being terminated
      Jan 19
    • Tesla 100thieves
      Across the board. Firmware, hardware, some IT folks, sales and service & HR afaik
      Jan 19
  • Veritas 13Jija
    Just don’t apply in Veritas because we are in pathetic condition.
    Jan 182
  • Deloitte FHAs14
    Sad how all these tech firms make all this money but lay-off workers. Greed.
    Jan 197
    • Google Woopsy
      OP
      Did you miss the part where Tesla is barely making money right now?
      Jan 19
    • Apple niXC18
      Lol idiot Deloitte
      Jan 19
    • Tesla Le Tigre
      Who the fuck let Deloitte onto blind?
      Jan 20
    • Deloitte FHAs14
      Blind let Deloitte in, lol. From the back Apple, from the back, lol.
      Jan 20
    • Deloitte FHAs14
      Amazon isn’t making money—tons of tech firms aren’t making money. Musk is making a killing with SpaceX and lay-off those cats. Just fucking greedy. I work at Deloitte—I know pure greed when I see it.
      Jan 20
    • Apple niXC18
      I really don’t think Musk is really making a “killing” with SpaceX. SpaceX is just not in a dire situation like Tesla is. wrt Tesla, Musk has already invested tons and tons of personal dollars into it whenever there was a dire need but that’s not something you can expect him to do just because the company is in a bit of a money crunch. The real fuck up here is they hired too much too fast and should be more careful next time by either planning better or hiring a temporary workforce of contractors to help when needed.
      Jan 20
    • Deloitte FHAs14
      The Air Force HAS to be their customer at this point, lol. They are making a killing.
      Jan 22
  • This is just a beginning
    Jan 183
  • Friend’s fund told me they’re laying off an additional 20% in Q3
    Jan 182
    • Tesla fremonster
      No.
      Jan 18
    • Oath Hjadh2as
      I heard they will be laying off 110% of the org in Q5
      Jan 19
  • Cisco Dundhibi!
    PM for referral at Cisco.. if interested..
    Jan 181
  • Microsoft N0J0
    Musk is a piece of shit, he didn't even found Tesla, he outright stole it from actual founders, fuck him.
    Jan 205
    • Tesla ffokcuf
      Founders didn’t roll out a single car.
      Jan 20
    • Tesla Le Tigre
      ^this
      Jan 20
    • Google Woopsy
      OP
      He "stole" it by actually investing his money?
      Jan 21
    • Tesla ffokcuf
      Yeah, shame on him 😆
      Jan 21
    • Microsoft FBisEvil
      He sure as shit didn’t invent anything
      Jan 23
  • New AFQu71
    Tesla cuts weakest links in it's chain and then hires new ones. It's natural for healthy growth.
    Jan 185
    • Google Woopsy
      OP
      Every 6 months seems a bit like a short cycle
      Jan 19
    • New AFQu71
      But i doubt they let go of people after 6 months. Layoffs are not for the same people. It's like CS students at top Universities in Europe - every semester they drop the worst ones.
      Jan 19
    • Zenefits eCrg75
      That’s a pretty simplistic description of what’s going on at Tesla. There are humane ways to let people go - give them more than a day’s notice, a severance package, help with job placement.. contrary to what someone else in this thread stated, not everyone who got laid off got three months severance. Tesla treats its workforce like disposable garbage; they’re overworked, underpaid, under appreciated, and thrown away at a moment’s notice.
      Jan 19
    • New AFQu71
      Lol so we turning tech into communist industry now? I worked for an early stage startup. Funding ran out. 20 people got let go same day. 0 severance and TC was nowhere close to Tesla. Also if you got Tesla on your resume you will be fine. Is Elon forcing those people to work for him?
      Jan 19
    • Gilead Sciences BayT8
      Agree does not look good for Tesla management with how this is being handled. Seems like the management completely miscalculated the Q4/H1 financials when they were hiring last year.

      On the other hand, if they are mostly sales and delivery people (job profiles more like traditional car companies) that are being let go, then the severance really does not look that bad. How much worse this is than GM or Ford?
      Jan 19
  • Pitney Bowes DCnE77
    %1 selling vehicle (and most profitable) is the f150. These trucks are notorious for fuel economy.. why isn't tesla targeting this market first? Fleets police, government, utility and consumer sales... And they lead with a sedan... This is what happens when your world view is San Francisco.
    Jan 182
    • Tesla fremonster
      I’d google for you how many municipalities use Teslas as fleet vehicles, but I’m not sure if google even works over at Pitney.
      Jan 18
    • Pitney Bowes DCnE77
      Would the answer be zero? Because anything more than that would be surprising.. no layoffs at Pitney where Google doesn't work.
      Jan 19
  • Facebook NKRO23
    Is the layoff mostly in the Bay area offices or even the Gigafactoryw
    Jan 182
    • Tesla ffokcuf
      Most likely everywhere like it was last time
      Jan 18
    • Tesla fremonster
      Reno too
      Jan 18
  • Intel sanajl
    Sorry to hear folks. Layoffs are bad and stressful. Don’t loose hope. Start looking and reaching out to ppl on blind. This community is very helpful specially for referrals 😊🙏🏼
    Jan 180
  • Nvidia risjjcj
    Come to NVIDIA y’all. Our autonomous division is growing rapidly.
    Jan 184
    • Tesla ffokcuf
      I will apply. Looking for a new job. Don’t want to be out during next layoff.
      Jan 18
    • Tesla XDbw83
      Does nvidia have a seattle office?
      Jan 19
    • Nvidia risjjcj
      They do
      Jan 21
    • Tesla XDbw83
      If youd be willing to refer me I'd love to apply!
      Jan 21
  • Salesforce tensorchic
    How is andrej karpathys AI team?
    Jan 181
  • Amazon 772&!:$$
    If anyone wants a amazon referral DM me. Hope everyone finds work asap.
    Jan 190
  • OnDeck TgAi28
    Well. At least they get their holidays back.
    Jan 180
  • LinkedIn Eng155
    Tesla only cares about growth and finances. That is why I respect Elon. Investors first.
    Jan 187
    • Nvidia risjjcj
      Why would you work for a company who doesn’t give shit about its employees ? Fuck em !
      Jan 18
    • Tesla ffokcuf
      But he just fucked up the stock 😆
      Jan 18
    • Vistaprint GGLQ22
      I don't think he cares about wall street
      Jan 19
    • Tesla ffokcuf
      He doesn’t. That’s why nobody wants to invest in Tesla and we struggle financially.
      Jan 19
    • Gilead Sciences BayT8
      Every company/CEO has the same issue playing with WS. Give too much shit to WS, and you lose your focus; give too little, and you lose their love. Musk has done a great job making customers seriously consider EV cars, and has a lot of rich friends outside WS and in goverments like California who want Tesla to be successful. Eventually the "support" will help Tesla survive even though the stock will be a dog for sometime.
      Jan 19
    • Vistaprint GGLQ22
      How about 2 layoffs per year. Will it help you to keep focus ?
      Jan 19
    • Tesla ffokcuf
      It will help you to save money and burn your employees. That’s why not many people spend here more than 1-2 years.
      Only the ones who on visas work like slaves without a choice.
      Jan 19
  • Microsoft FBisEvil
    Does anyone on here that has been laid off want to share any juicy details?

    About how sold model 3s aren’t getting registered to the state to dodge state taxes? People are driving around with temp tags for months.

    About the thousands of model 3s sitting in parking lots across the country due to lack of demand when the company guides shareholders a backlog of demand?

    About repairs and warranty defects being booked as goodwill? Or booking fleet sales as something with a higher margin? or any other accounting fraud?

    About Elon misleading bond investors on model 3 capacity and/or demand?

    About Tesla knowing FSD isn’t going to happen and fraudulently taking customer money for a vapor ware feature?

    About the Tesla bailout of (musk) Solar City?

    About the solar city solar roof vapor ware?

    About the go private securities fraud?
    Jan 194
    • Amazon Martiann
      I will give you some details. I have a friend who works there:

      1. Cross border registrations are done due to various customer driven reasons and they pay the higher of the two (state’s) sales tax.

      2. About 7k model 3s are sitting in a lot to get loaded on to a ship to EU and China.

      3. Service can be vastly improved. But Tesla got lucky since EVs inherently need less maintenance.

      4. Not true.

      5. They are pretty close. Quite a few employee vehicles are fitted with HW3 and fsd. Regulations need to be satisfied.

      6. Really? 40Mn fee for some fun! SEC is a pos.
      Jan 19
    • Microsoft FBisEvil
      Some fun? You are hilarious. Fan boys will believe anything. Calling something autopilot or fad when it’s clearly not. You probably don’t even think that’s fraud. Anything for the cause.

      I’m here for insight not for know-nothings. I can get that on Twitter. Leave this thread for actual employees.
      Jan 19
    • Amazon Martiann
      If you think objectively, it’s the SEC’s verdict which is a joke in this case. If they really thought Elon committed fraud, then 40Mn doesn’t cut it. For a billionaire, that’s just a Disney land joy ride ride expense.
      Jan 19
    • Microsoft FBisEvil
      SEC is a joke but that’s only bc Elon isn’t barred from being on a board. Leave this thread for employees.

      If you want conversation you’re welcome to PM or make a separate thread.
      Jan 19
  • Western Digital WEaC83
    Which teams were affected?
    Jan 181
    • Tesla fremonster
      All team. An equal opportunity culling.
      Jan 18
  • Which teams are affected?
    Jan 181
  • Vistaprint GGLQ22
    They had layoff 6 months back now again.. how remaining employee will be motivated? Management has no clue what's going on.. I bet they will hire again after this layoff.. and layoff again in 6 months
    Jan 190
  • Microsoft LPiV33
    and people ask why they feel guilty leaving their employer? haa. See? do they show any shame laying off ?
    Jan 190
  • Microsoft Dr. Root
    In Musk, we trust. There will always be collateral damage.
    Jan 180
  • Microsoft xhero
    it should be 4.20% lol
    Jan 180
  • Google actim
    Why wouldn't they raise more money instead after good q3 results?
    Jan 204
    • Tesla ffokcuf
      There’s no more demand on model3s in the US obviously. Everyone is waiting for a base model, that’s why EU and China.
      So don’t expect a base model for another year or two.
      Jan 20
    • Google actim
      Yes but you could raise money by issuing more stock on a pitch that you'll unlock more demand with a China factory and more scale and thus lower prices...
      Jan 20
    • Microsoft FBisEvil
      They can’t raise more money because they’ve been cooking the the books, they are currently the subject of a DoJ investigation for misleading bond holders on model 3 production rates, and because Tesla has large convertible bonds that convert to equity at certain stock prices.

      They leveraged everything on the model 3 being a mass market car, but were unable to make it one. It’s a luxury car with little demand. Too many lies and musk is in over his head. He should have hired real automotive leadership a whole ago but didn’t because of ego. Now they can’t raise. In musk, they should never have trusted.
      Jan 20
  • Amazon arclight
    The email is quite detailed. Got to respect that
    Jan 192
    • Google actim
      I'm wondering if sharing estimated quarterly earnings in an email to one group of shareholders (employees) is another SEC violation..
      Jan 20
    • Tesla t3$l@
      That group is in Black out period so cannot trade too way after the earnings. Also this was posted on Tesla's website
      Jan 20
  • Expedia Expweb
    Sorry to hear. Are software engineers too affected by this layoff? I heard it’s mostly impacting technicians, sales and marketing people.
    Jan 181
    • Tesla t3$l@
      More than half is sales and delivery. A fourth is energy, so impact on other departments is relatively less
      Jan 19
  • New ccOt31
    Sucks to be in private sector
    Jan 181
    • Microsoft FBisEvil
      Better than being a parasite
      Jan 23
  • LinkedIn Eng155
    Tesla has a lot of hidden worms. The can lid is coming off.
    Jan 210
  • Amazon jNeo42
    I wish Amazon Seattle would do the same.
    Jan 180
  • Tibco software roxxxtr
    Oh !! So sad, sorry to the folks who got laid off.
    I have an offer from Tesla but I'm reconsidering it now 😟, I don't want to get laid off & get kicked out of the country
    Jan 180
  • Microsoft sqiF24
    You say this like it is surprising. Companies do this all the time.
    Jan 180

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