Tesla raises the standard for overworking employees. A typical shift at Tesla lasts for between 12 and 16 hours. This lasts for the entire week and sometimes, weekends, particularly during tight production deadlines. This leaves many Tesla workers so tired at the end of their shifts that they just stare into empty space as if they were zombies. Employees call this the “Tesla stare”.
So how does Tesla keep employees awake (and turn them into zombies) during long work hours and compulsory weekend shifts? It does that by giving them free cans of Red Bull energy drink of course. They gobble it down to keep them at alert. However, not everyone gets a free can. Some employees say they sometimes buy their own drinks.