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Tesla

Production Associate

June - November 2021 • Fremont, CA

What I liked

The company culture.

What I wish was different

Flexibility in arranging breaks, lunch, and vacations.

Advice

An innovative hands-on learning experience.
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Hardware Engineering Intern

January 2022 • Palo Alto, CA

What I liked

The pace is fast and the work is interesting. They throw a lot at you and the work you do is observably impactful to the company. The engineers on my team are very friendly, cheerful, and motivated

What I wish was different

That there was a little bit more guidance on certain learning aspects of the internship.

Advice

Be ready to find a way to contribute something new and meaningful to your team, you will be especially valued if you can think of or at least work on a new way to benefit the team.
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Mechanical Design Engineering Intern

May - August 2022 • Palo Alto, CA

What I liked

Great culture

What I wish was different

Best internship program

Advice

Move fast
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Design Engineering Intern

January - June 2022 • Palo Alto, CA

What I liked

I really enjoyed the work environment, though fast, it was very exciting to be a part of such a large-scale project. I liked being able to learn CATIA and design parts using that program. In addition, I got to own my own parts and work directly with cross-functional teams.

What I wish was different

Advice

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Powertrain Manufacturing Controls Engineer

May - August 2022 • Austin, TX

What I liked

I enjoyed the robust experience gained and opportunity to solve unique challenges

What I wish was different

Not applicable

Advice

You get out what you put in. Put in good work.
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Test and Reliability Engineering Intern.

May - August 2022 • Fremont, CA

What I liked

The team was extremely supportive and helped guide the internship experience so that I gain the most amount of knowledge within my short time at Tesla. There were regular check-ins on my progress, goals have been assigned to me clearly from the start, and they always provided help whenever it was required.

What I wish was different

Advice

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Mechanical Engineering Intern

January - April 2022 • Austin, TX

What I liked

Great learning experience. Cool parties and lots of travel

What I wish was different

I wish there was better work-life balance training to prevent burnout

Advice

If you plan to work for an EV company, prepare for long hour work, and have a good support system to cool down
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Engineering Program Management Intern

January - August 2022 • Fremont, CA

What I liked

Tesla has a fast paced environment which makes the job interesting. You get to interact with a lot of different teams. You will also be able to make a lot of professional connections. You'll be part of important projects which will give you an opportunity to grow and showcase your talents.

What I wish was different

Everything was good.

Advice

To make as much connections as possible. Always ask question - this will help you learn a lot of things and will help you grow as an engineer.
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production associate

June - August 2021 • Sparks, NV

What I liked

I liked the fast-paced nature of the job and my coworkers.

What I wish was different

I wish my managers had been better in training me for all the things I would be asked to accomplish.

Advice

I would say this is a good short-term position for people who want to get their foot in the door at Tesla.
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Mechanical Engineering Intern

May - August 2021 • Fremont, CA

What I liked

I liked being put on real projects and having responsibility which allowed me to learn and grow. It was an invaluable experience.

What I wish was different

I wish I had more clear instructions sometimes, as I was new to the scope of work. But overall, I learned a lot and was able to have significant contributions to projects.

Advice

I didn't know a lot about the technical details of the job, so always try to gain more background knowledge and do research if you don't know something to try to improve your skills on your own before and during the internship.
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Firmware Engineering Intern

April - August 2021 • Palo Alto, CA

What I liked

The work was very technical and I had responsibility for a large project

What I wish was different

I wish I had gotten paid more

Advice

There's not a lot of time to learn the tools during the internship. To be more successful, try to contact your manager and ask about any skills required for the job, and brush up or learn them before you start.
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Product Development Design Engineering Intern

January - August 2021 • Palo Alto, CA

What I liked

The fast paced environment enabled me to learn a lot in a very short period of time. Interns are also rapidly trusted with high impact projects, so it's possible to really make a difference in the company.

What I wish was different

Advice

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Production Engineering Intern

January - May 2021 • Reno, NV

What I liked

I liked that I was granted a lot of autonomy as an intern and had a mentor and a manager during my internship. I felt very supported throughout my time there.

What I wish was different

I wish there was more work life balance because work days could be very long most weeks

Advice

Have a meeting at the very beginning with your manager and mentor to identify clear goals that you want to achieve and what they want you to achieve.
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Quality Engineer Intern

January - August 2021 • Palo Alto, CA

What I liked

Working environment and amazing coworkers

What I wish was different

The overall pace of internship was a bit too fast which rendered the learning experience too hasty

Advice

It is good to be a independent and self-learning individual if you want to work at a company with culture like Tesla
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Automation Controls Engineering Intern

June - August 2021 • Reno, NV

What I liked

Getting to work in the Gigafactory and how nice everyone was there

What I wish was different

Advice

Take initiative and get involved.
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Sales advisor

November 2020 - July 2021 • San Francisco, CA

What I liked

Fast moving

What I wish was different

The pay, they underpaid you bc of age/experience

Advice

Do your DD before joining
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Manufacturing Engineer

May - August 2017 • Fremont, CA

What I liked

Tesla not only expects you to operate as full-time employee while being an intern but also expects you to grow and learn as a student. You're held to a higher standard of work than most companies because you were selected over thousands of others to be there.

What I wish was different

Was assigned to more indivual projects rather than team assignments.

Advice

Expect to work long hours but don’t think working a lot translates to accomplishing a lot. Don't expect to have your hand held. Seek out new work and projects. Compensation is good, housing relocation assistance is provided.
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Demand Generation Intern

August - November 2020 • Palo Alto, CA

What I liked

I ran my own outbound sales campaigns, created my own content for marketing campaigns, designed my own research tests, and contributed ideas for social media that were reviewed by Elon Musk.

What I wish was different

approval processes

Advice

Be as creative as possible and use first principles thinking.
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IT Operations Intern

June 2020 • Fremont, CA

What I liked

Environment and coworkers

What I wish was different

Nothing

Advice

Apply anywhere and everywhere, you never know what you might get into
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Technical Writing Intern

August 2020 • Buffalo, NY

What I liked

Tesla's open-mindedness mentality is my favorite part of the company. They allow anyone to pitch their idea for how to make the work we do better, no matter if you've been a part of the team for 1 week or 10 years. I was able to identify problems I saw coming in and my proposed solution to the team with very little experience; regardless, they listened, we implemented it, and it's made a real impact.

What I wish was different

I wish there were more interns during my term, as we saw much more potential in the projects we worked on but didn't have the bandwidth for.

Advice

Actively identifying issues and having a "continuous improvement" mentality is the best way to get a job done.
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