Should I join Tesla as a SWE

Oct 26, 2018 13 Comments

I have a best friend who could refer me but he refused to. Says it's terrible culture. Should I push hard or leave it and apply to other places. Currently at Hitachi
Yoe 2
TC 110


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TOP 13 Comments
  • Microsoft 白人への死
    If it's between Tesla and nothing... Choose Tesla.

    If it's between Tesla and a company that respects WLB and doesn't abuse workers... choose the other company.
    Oct 26, 2018 1
    • New KcOW40
      That's a fucked-up username
      Nov 27, 2019
  • SpaceX / Eng SlaveX
    Do you like hobbies, family, and friends out side of work if so don't join a Musk company. Your friend is probably right. The novelty of the "mission" wears off when you realize how much the BS Musk puts out stinks.
    Oct 27, 2018 1
    • Nielsen / Eng

      Nielsen Eng

      Dang. Coming from SpaceX...
      Oct 27, 2018
  • Tesla


    It really depends on your team. My WLB is great and the people are awesome.

    If you get excited about the mission and want to help make cool stuff, give it a shot. Not many companies have as much potential upside as Tesla. The product roadmap is insane, and once we start sustainably producing a product, it disrupts. I don’t see any *real competition now and in the near future.

    If TC is your top priority, other boring companies pay a lot more.
    Oct 26, 2018 0
  • Intuit npVb07
    This fucker’s name from Microsoft is extremely racist
    Oct 26, 2018 2
  • Nielsen / Eng

    Nielsen Eng

    The only reason I'd say to do it is the name. Tesla is certainly a Google caliber company in terms of prestige in the tech world. Tesla on a CV or resume is at least an auto interview anywhere else.
    Oct 26, 2018 1
    • Bloomberg / Eng iVX372
      Not for SWE's. Maybe in electrical engineering
      Oct 26, 2018
  • Some long days. Pay is pretty good. YoE 9 so know how these things go.
    Oct 29, 2018 0
  • Tesla / Mgmt

    Tesla Mgmt

    Tesla Motors
    Work life balance is good for me and pay is at par or better than other places I can imagine
    Oct 27, 2018 0
  • Tesla / Eng pGOY30
    Entirely depends on the team. My team is pretty chill & pay is on par with *FAANG (atleast on my team).
    Oct 27, 2018 0


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