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“Challenging and rewarding. Great founders' vision, grew too big too fast, unfortunate circumstances. ”
- Comp & Benefits
- Work/Life Balance
- Senior Management
- Culture & Values
- Career Opportunities
I worked at Fisker Automotive full-time (more than 3 years)Neutral OutlookDisapproves of CEONeutral OutlookDisapproves of CEO
Majority great people, great compensations and benefits...takes certain kinds of people and mentality to make a start-up work. We had them...
...injection of some upper management people late in the game did it.
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
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I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeks – interviewed at Fisker Automotive (Costa Mesa, CA) in February 2015.
I emailed a recruiter with my cover letter and resume, and a few weeks later was first called for a phone interview, and then scheduled for a panel interview. We were asked to arrive early to the panel interview to sign nondisclosure forms, and fill out an official application. They suggested getting their 15 minutes early, I felt like ~20 minutes early was better. It was very brief, just over half an hour, since they were on a tight schedule. They took me on a tour afterwards, and said they would get back to all the candidates within a week. A week later, I got a call asking for verbal confirmation that I wanted the position.
- There were behavioral questions. I was asked about project organization, dealing with team issues, etc. I was also asked to recognize a part, and explain how I'd fix it. Later they asked me what my favorite two cars are, and why. Answer Question
I have not tried negotiating yet, but I probably will, since base intern pay is only $9hour, and I have another offer for $17/hour. However--this is a great experience, since interns will be given duties that regular working engineers would have. As a student, I'd much rather have a great experience and shoddy pay than do paperwork for good pay.
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Fisker Automotive isn't just bringing a new sports car to market, it is creating the market for environmentally friendly luxury sports cars. The company's first and so far only car model, the Karma, melds performance, design, and technology to create a "green" sports car. In addition to the plug-in hybrid engine, developed by Quantum Fuel Systems, Fisker incorporates regenerative braking and solar panels that allow the car to drive emission-free for up to 50 miles a day on an overnight charge. The Karma is scheduled to roll out in 2011 with the initial production...