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Tesla extends gratitude to employees with ‘Cars 3’ family movie night at Gigafactory 1

As an expression of gratitude to its employees for their hard work in Q3 2018, Tesla has issued an invitation for a family night featuring a screening of the Pixar movie Cars 3 at Gigafactory 1 in Sparks, Nevada. The event, which is extended to employees and their family members, will be set up like an outdoor film outing, with the movie being projected on the side of Gigafactory 1. Food trucks and fun, kid-friendly activities will also be available.

Tesla’s invitation for the family movie night reveals that the event will be held this coming Saturday and Sunday. The event is completely free of charge, though attendees are advised to bring their own blankets and chairs for maximum comfort while watching the movie. Following is the text of Tesla’s email to its employees.

“In recognition of your hard work of the last year, we would like to celebrate with you.

“Join us for movie night– Pixar’s Cars 3 will be projected on the side of the Gigafactory, along with food trucks for dinner, bouncy houses for the kids, and concessions.

“This is all free of charge for you and your family as our way of saying thanks.

“Please pick one of two nights (Starting 7:00 pm: Saturday, October 6th or Sunday, October 7th) and RSVP by the link below. Bring blankets or chairs to get comfortable for the movie. Looking forward to seeing you there!”

Tesla’s employees have been on full throttle over the course of the third quarter. That said, their hard work has produced results, as Tesla achieved yet another record quarter in Q3 2018, producing a total of 80,142 electric vehicles including 53,239 Model 3. The company also delivered a total of 83,500 vehicles, comprised of 55,840 Model 3, 14,470 Model S, and 13,190 Model X. Tesla even noted in its Q3 2018 vehicle deliveries and production report that in the third quarter, it delivered 80% of 2017’s entire delivery figures.

It was not easy getting to this point. Q3 saw Elon Musk sleeping inside the Fremont factory once more to address issues as they arise, and during the final weeks of the quarter’s delivery blitz, even the company’s executives were reportedly doing their part handing over vehicles to reservation holders. A day before Q3 ended, Elon Musk even rallied Tesla’s workers, stating that profitability was within reach while encouraging everyone to work extra hard on the quarter’s final day. Considering Tesla’s Q3 delivery and production numbers, it appears that the company’s workers dug deep and pulled through.

Being led by a man who made his fortune in Silicon Valley, Tesla’s work culture is quite similar to tech companies. Workload-wise, Tesla is known for its intense work culture and hyper-aggressive targets. This does not mean that Tesla is all work and no play, though. In true Silicon Valley style, Tesla is also known to adopt a “Work Hard, Play Hard” culture. Elon Musk’s employee parties are no joke, with one event at SpaceX involving the conversion of the private space agency’s factory floor to a full-blown carnival.

Back in 2016, Tesla also rented out a stadium for a massive employee party. Last year, Tesla hosted a family day for Gigafactory workers that included a waterpark outing and games that were paid for by the company. After achieving its then-elusive 5,000/week Model 3 production goal in Q2 2018, Tesla also gave a treat to workers at the Fremont factory, featuring a free concert from 12-time Grammy Award-winning musician Jack White.

Tesla extends gratitude to employees with ‘Cars 3’ family movie night at Gigafactory 1
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