Stressful and terrible work life balance
Production Supervisor (Ehemaliger Mitarbeiter) – Fremont, CA – 23. März 2019
I started in Tesla back in 2011 when they were still a start up. The job was fun, the management and team was fun to work with but the hours were long. We all had the passion to be there so we did not mind at all. As manufacturing began to ramp up, more stressful days and long hours and work weeks started to occur. It wouldn't be surprising to work 6-7 days a week and working for 10-12 hours a day and sometimes 13-14. After some time, communication from upper management really started to fail, it was all about the numbers and that is all that mattered. Ergonomics, injury and fatigue really began to set in, people quit for not having time with their family and seeing your family was rare. The CEO would motivate us with the mission but that began to get weary. New engineers would work on production lines not knowing or understanding manufacturing. Overly engineered equipment, terrible processes were normal. If we couldn't make numbers, they threw hours at it then more manpower rather than trying to figure out the root cause of the problem which was equipment.
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