Tesla has laid off employees or put them on furlough in each of the past three years.The moves have left some Tesla employees with doubts about their job security.”We feel like there’s an axe over our head every day at Tesla,” said a current salesperson who works on the West Coast. “They lay off with no notice. They’re just notorious for that.”Tesla did not respond to a request for comment.Are you a current or former Tesla employee? Do you have an opinion about what it’s like to work there? Contact this reporter at firstname.lastname@example.org, on Signal at 646-768-4712, or via his encrypted email address email@example.com.Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.
While Tesla is the world’s most valuable automaker (based on the value of shares held by investors), the path to that milestone has not always been easy for the electric-car maker’s employees.In 2018 and 2019, Tesla laid off 7% and 9% of its workforce, respectively, despite CEO Elon Musk’s promise after the 2018 cuts that the company would never again make a similar move. A month after the 2019 layoffs, Tesla told its salespeople it was planning to close most of its stores.The company walked back from that position a few weeks later, but not before shuttering 10% of its stores and saying 20% of the remaining locations
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