Tesla ranked #5 in LinkedIn’s list of companies where professionals most want to work. Only four companies ranked higher: Amazon (#1), Google (#2), Facebook (#3), and Salesforce (#4).
Tesla doesn’t make small bets, one reason it attracted 500,000 job applicants in 2017. Last year, the company built the world’s biggest battery, while CEO Elon Musk announced plans for electric semis and the world’s fastest production car. Its challenge now is ramping up production of its mass-market Model 3 sedan. Such ambitions require an ever-growing team, from scientists to roofers. Tesla’s known for quick decision-making: Engineers can ship code “without eight layers of approval,” one former employee told LinkedIn. Global headcount: 37,000