Elon Musk with his electric motor company Tesla and his rocket company SpaceX are attempting to transform transportation on Earth and into space. This would not have been possible in both the companies without their employees.
What do they have to say about him? let’s find out! Elon Musk, the richest man globally, is a complicated man. He is the creator of SpaceX and The Boring Company, as well as the CEO of Tesla, co-founder of Neuralink, and co-founder of PayPal.
As if that weren’t enough, Musk is also the chairman of SolarCity, which was founded by his cousins Lyndon and Peter Rive. He was named the most inspiring leader in the IT sector this year, but he also dropped out of Glassdoor’s list of Top 100 CEOs, based on employee feedback.
Individuals who have worked with Musk have provided Business Insider and other media alike with conflicting views, claiming that Musk is intelligent and unstable. Nine former Tesla employees who have worked with or interacted frequently with Musk shared their views on him.
Eight people asked to remain anonymous for fear of retaliation from the electric-car maker. Here’s what he had to say. According to two former senior-level employees, people were afraid to tell Musk they disagreed. Because of the pressure on his entire executive team, his senior leadership team, even if he has experience, he wouldn’t dare speak up against him, said one of the former employees.
Last year, a former manager who spoke with Musk on several occasions said he thought Musk never learned his name, which he appreciated when someone’s name was first spoken on a conference call. The person will usually leave the firm soon. He is a wonderful person.
Several activists who have worked with or interacted with Musk commented on his wisdom, He’s highly intelligent.
The former manager claimed that Musk wouldn’t hesitate to implement your concept if he liked it. He improves the performance of his employees. When a former senior employee disagreed with Musk 90 percent of the time, he eventually realized that Musk was right.
I feel like I’m ten times smarter now than I was when I first joined, he said. According to two former senior-level employees, Musk would change a team’s goals if a customer’s social media post caught his attention.
“Ultimately what drives him to act and make decisions is what he reads on social media,said one of the former employees. When you’re in a business meeting with him, he’ll literally change the direction of the organization overnight.
So today manufacturing may be a problem, and as soon as it stops reporting, as soon as social media stops reporting it, in the news, then they will move on to what the news is claiming to be the new problem. He usually did not give much power to the superiors.
According to three former top-level employees, Musk did not give his top management team much decision-making authority. I think the level of autonomy of people is almost zero, said one of the former employees. There was only one decision-maker at Tesla, and that’s Elon Musk, said another former employee.
According to a former production engineer, Musk has high standards, due to which he can reject someone’s work and instruct them to start all over again. According to the former Tesla engineer, Musk sometimes took that desire too far, driving up costs and hindering efficiency.
One former manager said that Musk would set unrealistic stretch goals every time without real planning to achieve them. The former manager said, It’s a culture in which, if you don’t have a solution to a problem and within a few days or a week or two, that problem doesn’t get resolved, you’re gone.
Musk has a history of making public speculative about Tesla’s business results, autonomous-driving technologies and manufacturing milestones that Elon Musk has failed to accomplish, Musk is attempting to transform transportation on Earth and in space.