Tesla shocked employees last week when it was announced that all sales should be postponed online and "many" of its retail outlets shut down.
A salesman who was not at his assigned store in California at this time learned later that evening after reading about the plan in the news reports.
"Every time there are layoffs, we will be notified," said the employee on condition of anonymity to Business Insider. "It is a slap in the face, we should have been informed first, we are the ones who are building the empire of [Elon Musk]."
This is just one example of how much trouble Tesla employees have caused. Many say that they have been left in the dark on important business decisions that affect the sale of cars and energy systems.
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Tesla consultant, as the company calls its sellers, was separated from separate energy and vehicle centers last year. The company is pushing for a profit in the third and fourth quarters. Former sales representatives in the energy sector told Business Insider that the bonuses were drastically changed over the past year, with individual bonuses tied to team performance in the stores.
"Here it is just empty," another employee said on condition of anonymity of his assigned business. "This is usually an optimistic job, but now it feels like a morgue."
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"You can drive a car for seven days, but solar is a full-fledged building project," the employee said.
But automobile salesmen say it's still necessary for Tesla to continue growing.
"Electric cars are too new for a concept to have no sales team," said a former customer experience specialist who left this week. "The worst feeling was opening a shop and closing its doors three months later, I've never been divorced, but that's probably the best way to describe what I felt."
Overall, the employees like working for Tesla, even frustrated employees say fast.
"We worked really hard because we did something for ourselves," a current salesman said. "We did it for Tesla and for the mission."
Workers are not only morally invested in Tesla's mission – some have covered thousands of miles to work for Tesla – but also financially. A large part of the wages of many employees consists of shares that are issued to employees on a fixed schedule. The final value of the shares depends on the price at which the shares of the Company are traded on the due date.
"There are people doing their jobs-jobs they have not even been hired for," the clerk said about salespeople who delivered cars last year to deliver customers to customers. "And Tesla does not give s —."
Tesla declined to comment.
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