[MechE Related] Internship for an Apple PD team vs A Tesla manufacturing engineering team, which is better?

Tesla pvlife
Sep 12, 2017 14 Comments

There are many pros and cons to either, but It's worth noting I'll just be an intern

Apple:
Pays better
Free housing/dinners
PD is awesome
Not as much room for growth/promotions if full time

Tesla:
Awesome mission
More autonomy over my work
More room for growth
I don't know if I like manufacturing
Commute is terrible (1-1.5 hours by car, 2 hours BART)

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TOP 14 Comments
  • Uber dara k.
    From what I hear Tesla is like Amazon. Treats it's employees worse and pays them worse. Money aside it's usually better to go where you're wanted more because that will look better when you career switch as well
    Sep 12, 2017 4
    • Tesla pvlife
      OP
      At Tesla the manager said I need his approval to work overtime (over 40 hours a week) since I'm just an intern.
      At Apple the team I'd join would expect this overtime.
      I don't have an issue with either though.
      Sep 12, 2017
    • Boeing 20
      Does apple pay for overtime or are they salary?
      Sep 12, 2017
    • Tesla pvlife
      OP
      It's hourly so they pay overtime.
      Sep 12, 2017
    • Uber dara k.
      Ohh you're an intern?? Then who cares go wherever and have fun.
      Sep 12, 2017
  • Boeing 20
    Yes
    Sep 12, 2017 2
    • Tesla pvlife
      OP
      Rephrased the question. Which do you think is better?
      Sep 12, 2017
    • Boeing 20
      Apple all the way dude
      Sep 12, 2017
  • Accenture / Other
    obamacare

    Accenture Other

    BIO
    Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
    obamacaremore
    Yeah you fucked up man
    Sep 12, 2017 1
    • Tesla pvlife
      OP
      Rephrased question because nothing is set in stone. Which do you think is better and why?
      Sep 12, 2017
  • Color Genomics / Eng thisguy
    A terrible commute is really hard to deal with. Good luck!
    Sep 12, 2017 0
  • Databricks / Eng
    datadicks

    Databricks Eng

    BIO
    I suck
    datadicksmore
    I also heard tesla pays shittier
    Sep 12, 2017 0
  • Tesla suy009
    Look... at tesla if you're on your knees then you'll move up. They want you to do the work of the next position up with the hope and possibility of getting that next job... then after 4 months of shy am I not getting the correct amount of compensation as others? I'm doing 2x the workload and they are chilling. But when you inquire they hire a brand new person who has no experience then you have to train your new boss. Room for growth is slightly a joke.
    Sep 12, 2017 1
    • Tesla pvlife
      OP
      So would you not recommend Tesla for this internship?
      What is your role?
      Sep 13, 2017

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