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"Great Internship Experience with experienced and passionate co-workers"

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Former Intern - Vehicle Test Intern in Fremont, CA
Former Intern - Vehicle Test Intern in Fremont, CA
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Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I worked at Tesla as an intern (Less than a year)

Pros

Everyone was passionate about their job and will always go above and beyond to accomplish the task ahead of time. Asking for help was easy and everyone looked out for each other. Able to work with other departments and communicate effortlessly since everyone was either at the same location or a 30 mile drive away. Great place to work because all employees made that extra effort.

Cons

Busy Busy Busy. With multiple projects happening at once, the department definitely was understaffed and had its hands full. Manager was unfortunately too distracted at times to be able to listen and help employees within department. Be prepared to be married to your work with long hours and working weekends was a norm.

Advice to Management

Be sure to conduct review/improvement meetings with interns at the beginning, middle, and end of intern work period to provide valuable feedback for improvement and constructive criticism.

Other Employee Reviews for Tesla

  1. Helpful (10)

    "Learning Experience - Very smart coworkers - Frustrating Environment"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Test Engineer in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Test Engineer in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Tesla full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Great pastoral setting in Deer Creek with horses all around
    - Free cereal / soda
    - Smart and fun coworkers - lots of trips planned outside of work, hanging out, and exercising together
    - Oftentimes can get a lot of responsibility if you seek it
    - Opportunities to pick up many new skills if you are self motivated

    Cons

    - very difficult to switch groups, internal mobility is low
    - effective mentorship / growth opportunities are nonexistent for junior engineers. A lot of engineering is done "on the fly" by inexperienced people
    - decisions from executive management often seem arbitrary and designed for short term stock goals as opposed to long term strategy
    - tendency to hire overqualified people for mundane tasks, not follow through on promises made during recruitment, and then fire those who get pigeon holed into working on things well below their pay grade

    Advice to Management

    Engage core engineers more frequently rather than only sitting in closed door meetings with middle management all the time


  2. Helpful (11)

    "Resigned because very chaotic work environment."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fremont, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fremont, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Tesla full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Coworkers are nice and intelligent. People look out for one another depending what team you are on. Making an absolute great product for the world that drives exceptionally well. Won motor trend car of the year.

    Cons

    Upper management doesn't care about work/life balance and the hours are brutal for everyone. Disorganized process system with poor communication throughout the company. Vehicle manufacturing and power train teams don't work together due to management.

    Advice to Management

    Care more about your employees as they are the ones that make the car, which in turn keeps the company alive.

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