I have been working at SpaceX full-time for more than 5 years
Very fun place to work. Everyone feels a lot of investment in the product they're working on and are encouraged to find creative solutions. I never felt boxed in to my role, I always felt empowered... to change things even if it was outside my job description. Stock is a big part of compensation, which has worked out well since the stock has gone up 800% in the six years I worked there.
There is a LOT of emphasis on speed and a lot of energy and money gets burned trying to meet unrealistic timelines.
I worked at Tesla for less than a year
They was a lot of new technologies to learn from the company, Working with the best of the best in the industry The salary and benefits were amazing Would definitely go back for a full-time gig
A bit fast paced but you get use to it soon