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  1. Helpful (4)  

    Computer Aided Engineering Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Tesla (Chicago, IL) in July 2019.

    Interview

    The process took a bit over a month and involved two days of video interviews. My first contact was an email from a recruiter who received my resume 1 week after applying and he quickly forwarded my information to the team I wanted to apply for. Each day consisted of 3 interviews that each lasted roughly an hour. I received an email the day after my second set of interviews informing me that I received the offer.

    Interview Questions

    • Explain why someone might want to transform a 3D stress state and view it in its Eigen-basis.   1 Answer
    • Explain the difference between a stress matrix and its corresponding stress tensor.   1 Answer
    • Assume you have a horizontal cantilevered rectangular beam of length L along its length, width w and height h. Assume that an object of mass M and velocity v impacts the beam along its length and sticks. Draw the stress-strain curve for this situation.   1 Answer
    • Assume you have special sensors directly below the frunk of the model 3 that should not be damaged. If you were to load the frunk, what design choices might you make to ensure the frunk has as much rigidity as possible and minimize deflection?   1 Answer
    • Assume you are given a rod with an infinite length. You have at most a square area of side length 20cm as the face of this rod. What shape/changes would you choose to maximize the torsional stiffness of this rod?   1 Answer
    • For a sample of 6061 Aluminum, draw the true stress vs true strain and engineering stress vs engineering strain diagram assuming the rod is stretched one dimensionally until failure.   1 Answer
    • Given just the force applied to a rod of steel and the elongation, is it possible to calculate the engineering stress? How about the true stress?   1 Answer
    • The Tesla vehicles use electric motors which are capable of producing a large amount of torque. Newton's 3rd law says that a counter torque must exist, where on the body of the vehicle might one expect this to be? If you were a design engineer, how would you fortify mounting points to handle this torque?   1 Answer

  2. Helpful (1)  

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Tesla in July 2019.

    Interview

    Applied online and got contacted by the recruiter. Following which immediately got contacted by manager and different members of the team on different occasions. Went over previous experience. Third interview by an engineer was technical and extremely hard. Lastly got contacted by the Senior Manager to ensure I'd be a good fit in the long term.

    Interview Questions

    • Gage R&R, Process capability, X-MR control charts, process and part qualification, AQL etc   1 Answer
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    Internship Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Palo Alto, CA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Tesla (Palo Alto, CA) in July 2019.

    Interview

    Technical phone interview. Lasted 30 mins. Was asked about my research, was told about the internship role and was asked 2 fundamental questions from background knowledge. Was interviewed my team manager.

    Interview Questions

    • Do you have experience with JAVA and JSON?   1 Answer

  4.  

    Systems Test Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Charlotte, NC
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Tesla (Charlotte, NC) in July 2019.

    Interview

    Phone interview with Hiring Manager was difficult mostly because of disturbed line and because of lack of knowledge about the electrical aspects. As someone from a mechanical background, the position was mostly for electrically inclined personnel.

    Interview Questions

    • Give me an example of a problem you encountered at your past job and how did you resolve it?   Answer Question

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    Mechanical Engineering Co-Op Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Tesla (Palo Alto, CA) in July 2019.

    Interview

    Two phone interviews, one with a Sr. engineer and the 2nd with the team manager. The whole process took about 4 weeks. Both interviews were mostly technical with questions related to the work the specific team was doing. Both interviews were around 30/40 mins long.

    Interview Questions


  6.  

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Tesla in July 2019.

    Interview

    I had two telephonic interviews. One with the recruiter and the other with the Hiring manager.
    It was an amazing experience. I applied online and I was contacted my the recruiter few days later. Had a phone interview with him then he promised to pass my resume across different teams. The propulsion team reached out to me and also had a telephone interview with the hiring manager. With him were two other Senior Industrial Engineers.

    Interview Questions


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    PV Designer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Interview

    First there was a screener phone interview, then two in person. The first they start with simple discussion not really any of those cliche interview questions. Hardest part is the test they give you.

    Interview Questions

    • They have a quiz so brush up on electrical and construction knowledge.   1 Answer
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    Equipment Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Interview

    Two phone interviews and an on-site. For the on-site it is a presentation followed by numerous one on ones. No major curve balls, just questions about experience. Overall it was a good experience

    Interview Questions


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    Senior Manufacturing Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Buffalo, NY
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Tesla (Buffalo, NY) in June 2019.

    Interview

    A virtual online interview was setup which required a pre prepared 20 min presentation explaining your background, 2 problems you worked on & why work at Tesla & follow up questions for next 10 min after which there were rounds (4) of interview with individual people. There were few people during my presentation some of which were scheduled for a one on one with me later but after the presentation, nobody asked any questions & I just waited for 10 minutes. Then the person who was scheduled to interview with me last came first & ask a question which I answered. Then he asked me if I had any questions so I asked him the question I had to which he gave an answer. Later he tells me that some urgent thing has come up all the people who were scheduled to interview me are attending to it hence nobody will interview me. I immediately understood that the company is not interested in me but I was annoyed at the fact that I gave time to such a company where there is no professionalism at all. If they didn't like something about my presentation they should have at least clarified it during the questions session or during one on ones. It is a good thing it didn't go further as I would not want to work for such company. 1 month later this I got a far better offer from a good company.

    Interview Questions

    • What is the RPN threshold for your previous company?   1 Answer

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    Backend Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Fremont, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Tesla (Fremont, CA) in June 2019.

    Interview

    phone interview with recruiter, schedule the oa testing, then phone interview, then onsite interview, then got the offer nextday.phone interview with recruiter, schedule the oa testing, then phone interview, then onsite interview, then got the offer nextday.

    Interview Questions


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