Tesla Motors

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5 people found this helpful  

Great Internship Experience

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

I worked at Tesla Motors

Pros

-Impressive access to senior management
-Start up feeling
-High level of responsibility to interns
-Minimal micromanagement

Cons

-Relatively lower pay/no housing assistance
-Disorganized is the norm
-Communication between departments isn't great

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Improve system of recruiting from intern pool.
Try to educate the interns rather than just have them complete necessary work.

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  1. 8 people found this helpful  

    Lots of work, too many hours, but intense amounts of learning

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Palo Alto, CA

    I worked at Tesla Motors

    Pros

    Proud to work there. Lots of hands on experience and the freedom to do your own work. Opportunities to take work from beginning to end.

    Cons

    Disrespectful managers with no regard for regular work hours. Expect to work about 60 hours a week minimum, and get paid only for 40 hours. The salary does not compensate for what the company demands of employees. Significant lack of organization throughout the company, which was a constant source of annoyance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create a solid level of organization. Pay the engineers better, or at least give them better benefits that compensate them. You cannot run the engineers at 110% speed, or they will burnout. The current structure of the company is not sustainable.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 6 people found this helpful  

    Overall, an excellent experience.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    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.)

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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