If you have a product idea, and the multidisciplinary engineering resources and skills, don’t forget about the people: without the people, and a culture that prioritizes safety, well-being and a sense of belonging in the workplace (both in-person and virtual), your idea can easily never make it past the ideation phase, or it can come to a screeching halt during the company’s lifecycle later on.
At Tesla—and for anyone who has been with the company from one day to ten plus years unequivocally knows—we focus relentlessly on innovation and collaboration and challenge the status quo. Whether it’s the digital products we create that connect a global audience to our mission's milestones each quarter, or it's the robotics that assist in assembling various components of the vehicle and energy products, or it's the processes used to work together, or it's the actual products themselves, like a Model 3 or Powerwall, including the technology behind them, we push and refine to help make sustainable living a reality. Of course, we hit snags along the way but embrace a growth mindset to learn from our failures and reduce the number of mistakes we make each day. In other words, we’re not afraid to try the unexpected, to pursue the unknown and to keep trying until we’re collectively successful. This is in-large part because we start from a place of trust and respect with one another and create a space to learn from our trials. And, we aim to do what makes sense.
The People in your community make it all worthwhile and make it all possible.
We accelerate the world’s transition to sustainable energy.
Our mission is a collective mission shared by the thousands of diverse teammates throughout the company worldwide. There may be individual dreams at Tesla, but these overlap the collective shared mission, as each of us has a unique journey, and a unique set of life experiences that drive us to advance sustainable living for everyone, especially during those periods that, as someone once put it, can resemble “production hell”, no less amidst a global pandemic.
It’s this diversity in people and their lived experiences, perspectives, ideas, culture and journeys that I’m particularly proud to work with, day-in and day-out. I'm proud to work with those who collectively organize, advocate for and foster a genuine sense of community, belonging and sustainable growth, which helps us, individually and as a team, to advance the Tesla mission. It is this equitable belonging we intentionally aim to create that helps us make progress and persevere through the difficult times.
We've come a long way, and I am excited about what's ahead, both in the near and distant future. We will continue to make progress and advance sustainable living as long as we value and respect the people in the community (within Tesla and at-large). Brace yourselves!
If you're interested in joining us and the journey of advancing sustainable living for everyone, check out our careers site and submit your application! Feel free to reach out to me on LinkedIn if you have any questions or want to connect.