The most shocking parts of working at Tesla, according to current and former employees
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- Tesla employees have expressed a wide range of opinions about what it's like to work at the electric-car maker.
- Some have found the company an exciting and inspiring place to work, while others have found CEO Elon Musk to be a frustrating and temperamental boss.
- Business Insider spoke with nine current and former Tesla employees who shared what shocked them most about working at the company.
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Tesla has gone through plenty of ups and downs during its 15-year history, from nearly going bankrupt to posting its first consecutive profitable quarters.
The company is known as a demanding place to work, due in part to the high expectations of CEO Elon Musk, and employees have expressed a wide range of opinions about what it's like to work there. Some have found their jobs exciting and inspiring, while others have found Musk a frustrating and temperamental boss.
Read more: 70-hour weeks and 'WTF' emails: 42 employees reveal the frenzy of working at Tesla under the 'cult' of Elon Musk
Business Insider spoke with nine current and former Tesla employees who shared what shocked them most about working at the company. Each of them was granted anonymity due to a fear of reprisal from Tesla.
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