Tesla Continues to Fire People Leaving Many Employees Surprised

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According to six former and current employees of electric vehicle maker Tesla, the dismissals of employees are still continuing.

It was this month that the company began to fire hundreds of employees after it announced that it was recalling 11,000 Model X SUVS.

The dismissals have now spread from its motor division to SolarCity offices across the nation.

Reports from SolarCity employees this month indicated that the employees were caught off guard when they had been let go and cited for performance reasons. According to the employees, who remain anonymous, Tesla has not conducted performance reviews since it acquired SolarCity.

Despite Tesla announcing that it would be firing 205 SolarCity employees at its Roseville, California office by the end of this month, there have been employees across the nation being let go in the last two weeks. According to the employees, the firings have also occured in Nevada, Arizona, Utah, and other states.

Tesla had said the Roseville office would remain open with 50 employees but according to two former employees who spoke to CNBC, the Roseville office is being completely closed.

A spokesperson for Tesla said, “Like all companies, Tesla conducts an annual performance review during which a manager and employee discuss the results that were achieved, as well as how those results were achieved, during the performance period. This includes both constructive feedback and recognition of top performers with additional compensation and equity awards, as well as promotions in many cases. As with any company, especially one of over 33,000 employees, performance reviews also occasionally result in employee departures. Tesla is continuing to grow and hire new employees around the world.”

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