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Overall, an excellent experience.

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Former Employee - Intern in Palo Alto, CA
Former Employee - Intern in Palo Alto, CA

I worked at Tesla Motors

Pros

Tesla gives its interns the opportunity to perform real work on cutting-edge technology. The intern program is well-run and seems to do a good job of matching interns with mentors in their groups. Access to upper-level management is impressive -- the CEO, CTO, CFO, and most of the VPs all had Q&A sessions with interns, and some of them attended end-of year demos.

Cons

Although Tesla is a very cool brand, it lacks some of the perks of other Valley companies as a place to work. Clearly, having not yet made a profit, the company is a bit more conservative with providing lots of flashy bonuses (no executive chef or free snacks/drinks, etc.)

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  1. 6 people found this helpful  

    Hard at work on fantastic projects that can make a real difference in the world.

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    Current Employee - Senior Design Engineer in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Design Engineer in Palo Alto, CA

    I have been working at Tesla Motors

    Pros

    Highly competent staff, lots of experts. Very high degree of trust and autonomy in doing work. Everyone works hard and no one asks them to do so. Fantastic culture. Seeing the awesome cars we are building come together with parts we design is as cool as it gets. Great people.
    Free breakfast cereals, coffee, snacks, drinks. Great brand.

    Cons

    Pay does not measure up to other places I could work. So easy to work hard since the projects are so cool, it's a challenge to keep the work/life balance in a happy place. Would like to see more emphasis on workplace safety. Limited staff to handle the hyper growth that is underway.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Set goals and review them in a more concrete way so performance reviews can be based on performance. Keep up the commitment to uncompromising excellence. Keep bringing on top performers and letting them do what they do best. Ask for more feedback from employees.

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  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Overall experience is good.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Intern in Palo Alto, CA

    I have been working at Tesla Motors

    Pros

    It is a lot of work, but you can definitely learn a lot as an intern at Tesla. Besides that, the SF Bay area is a great place...a lot of fun

    Cons

    It is not clear if there will be a full-time opportunity in the future.
    Sometimes, you may not get enough resource/support.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Tesla has the best engineers and interns. But sometimes, these young talents deserve more attention and opportunity. What keeps people at Tesla should be much more than a fact that Tesla make cool cars.

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