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- Comp & Benefits
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- Culture & Values
- Career Opportunities
I have been working at Tesla Motors full-time (less than an year)Pros
Challenge work. Nice people. A lot of chance to learn new thingsCons
Nothing everything is good. Very exciting companyAdvice to ManagementAdvice
NothingRecommendsPositive OutlookApproves of CEO
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
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I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ months – interviewed at Tesla Motors.Interview Details
If you want to work at Tesla; you need to be persistent. I have applied numerous times since graduating college in 2010. I interviewed 2 times prior to the 3rd, which finally resulted in an offer. Knowing someone who works there will help you get noticed by the hiring managers. Everyone is extremely busy, so don't take it personally if they say they are going to call you the next day and it ends up being the next week. It's nothing personal. People are just very very busy.
The interview/ hiring process:
1.) Spoke with the recruiter and set up a phone interview with a senior Engineer.
2.) Interview with senior Engineer. If you know what you are talking about then this should
be enjoyable. They are getting a first glance at your personality and technical prowess, so be
honest and don't try to embellish.
3.) Spoke with recruiter and set up on-site interview a couple hours after the phone interview.
The time between the phone interview and the on-site was less than a week.
4.) On-site interview: This was a really cool experience for me. I interviewed with 2 Engineers and
2 Managers. Again, it's not hard if you know what you are talking about. If you don't know the
answer toa question; say so. Honestly is a good trait. Also, I'm really into EV, so I think I asked
about 80% of the questions, which put my mind at ease and gave them a good idea of where I was
at technically. Be totally transparent.
5.) Contingent offer about a week later.
6.) Essays for Elon: You need to write up 3 projects that you have done for Elon to review. Be honest
and do not embellish. In retrospect this was a lot of fun.
7.) Background check.
8.) On boarding process.
The whole process was a great experience.Interview Questions
Negotiation DetailsThere are a lot of people who want to work at Tesla, so there will not be much room for negotiation. If you prove yourself and are a strong contributor; you will be rewarded. Tesla is a meritocracy. You reap what you sow.Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceDifficult Interview
- It wasn't the typical uncomfortable interview across a table. It was more of a conversation. Tesla isn't your typical vertical organization, and the mindset is similar to Google, so they want people who have the tech skills (tons of people), but personality plays a huge role. Answer Question
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Tesla Motors intends to spark the public's passion and eco-conscience for electric vehicles. Founded in 2003, the company designs, manufactures, and markets high-performance electric cars and powertrain components. Tesla stylish Roadster is its flagship model, which the company continues to upgrade. The Roadster's operating specs include zero to 60 in less than four seconds and a top speed of 125 mph. The fuel-efficient, fully electric vehicle recharges its lithium-ion batteries from an outlet, and, depending on a driver's speed, is capable of 245 miles per charge...