Tesla has a huge problem. The German gigafactory fails and does not meet expectations


Not only Twitter. Tesla also gives Musk plenty to worry about.

Gigafactory in Berlin not performing as predicted, Lots of problems for Tesla

The opening of Tesla’s gigafactory in the German capital was a huge event. The eccentric billionaire in the German media announced that in 2022 alone he plans to produce half a million Teslas in their country, which translated into 5,000 cars a week by the end of this year. Unfortunately, the company is currently not even close to achieving this goal, which is affected by employment problems. Of the planned 12,000 employees, the company has so far employed only 7,000 people.

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As WIRED also reveals, based on information from former and current employees of the gigafactory, Tesla is losing experienced staff. Employees leave on their own, and the reason for this is low and unequal salaries and inexperienced management, which, given the highly competitive German manufacturing sector, is a shot in the knee for Musk’s company.

Tesla is no longer seen as an attractive employer. Gigafactory has no employees – and no one wants to work there

One of the current employees of the Berlin gigafactory told WIRED that the Tesla factory is one big chaos. Some workers are on more sick leave than at work, and there are simply faces that have been in the factory for 3 weeks in a total of 6 months of work. A lot of people are fired because of “insufficient motivation”, but for which employees blame the company itself. Tesla stood against the wall.

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Elon Musk’s company reached a record number of vacancies in November. This amounted to 7.5 thousand, which is twice as much as in June this year. The problem, however, is that in Berlin no one wants to work for Tesla.

Local job experts say filling the gap won’t be an easy task – Tesla simply isn’t an attractive employer in this market. Gigafactory is now a big mess in every possible way and has no chance to compete with companies such as Volkswagen. In addition, some sources report that Musk’s company pays people in the same positions 20 percent less than competing brands – and this means that trained and experienced employees simply have no reason to work there.

The Poles were supposed to solve Musk’s problem, but the plan did not work out

Apart from the conditions in the gigafactory, the problem in Germany is that all the bigwigs in the industry already have decent jobs – and in fact, there is not even a lot of people to hire for top positions. Musk hoped that this problem would be solved by … Poles.

Already, about 10 percent of the employees of the Berlin factory are Poles – and the company wanted to reach out to more people from our country, which encouraged, among others, employment managers who speak Polish. Unfortunately, however, working in the gigafactory requires knowledge of German, which turned many people potentially interested in working in Berlin away.

The goal of 5,000 cars a week is still far away. Musk will not make it to the plan

In June, the gigafactory in Berlin was producing 1,000 cars a week. That number would continue to grow—and only by the end of October had it jumped to 2,000 a week. If Tesla continues to grow at this pace, it may be difficult to meet Musk’s goal even next year.

Although this is doubling the number of Model Ys produced, it is still not even 50 percent of what the Twitter CEO wanted to achieve. This is all the more depressing given that the Berlin plant is right behind the pack – 20,000 cars were produced in 187 days, compared to 151 days for the Texas plant and just 100 for Shanghai. Will you manage to get out of the hole?

Source: WIRED

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