- Tesla laid off workers who had started at the company months or even weeks ago.
- An intern’s full-time offer was cancelled, while the recruiter was released after just two weeks.
- An employee said Tesla threatened to cut off his health insurance if he refused severance pay.
Tesla employees who started their jobs only months or even weeks ago were released, while others withdrew the offers when the company began enforcing the cuts announced by Elon Musk in early June.
Insider found a series of messages from Tesla employees saying they were laid off as part of the cut, while others canceled their job offers.
a senior employee The recruit, who started the job earlier this year, told Insider: “I was shocked when I was told I was quitting. As a manager, I was under the impression that my position was secure.”
When asked how Tesla decided which roles to cut, they said, “They said the layoffs were based on performance reviews, but I think that’s not true because I’ve only been at Tesla for a few months and haven’t yet set performance goals or a performance review. I asked what metrics they were using and tried to tell me. they refused.”
“The process was absolutely unfair because the team I wanted was never given to me.”
“The severance package was so unfair, basically because they forced you to accept it by threatening to cut your health insurance,” they added.
Iain Abshier, who was part of the recruiting team, said: In a LinkedIn post on Tuesday: “Damn, talk about a heartfelt punch. I was involved in Tesla’s layoff on Friday afternoon after only two weeks of work.”
Robert Belovodskij He “canceled his job offer as a production controls development engineer. The timing of the situation is also unfortunate, as I’ll be starting early August,” he said.
In early June, Musk told Tesla executives to stop all hiring because he had a “super bad feeling” about the economy and the company needed to cut 10% of its workforce. Again, then tweeted the number of personnel would increase, but the number of salaried personnel would not increase.
Mansi Chandresha started as a data analyst at Tesla in February and Posted on LinkedIn after learning that he had been cut off: “I was trying to gather myself at the news that my job at Tesla was terminated.”
Still, he added: “I’m grateful for the opportunity to work with a great team.”
Chandresha said she is urgently seeking a new role before her student visa expires at the end of July.
two ex-employees They sued the company, which alleges that the electric car maker violated federal law by sacking hundreds of employees in a short time.
John Lynch and Daxton Hartsfield, who filed the lawsuit, said at least 500 of their Nevada colleagues lost their jobs at about the same time, according to the document.
insider information found at least 11 workers whose job was interrupted. More people are likely to suffer a similar fate, as Musk said at the Qatar Economic Forum last week that the reduction will take effect in the next three months.