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Yes, with a somewhat faster onboarding timelone. But what they dont tell you is that you will be the first one out the door when expensive production issues or fluctuations create a need to cut cost. Then, after being trained cleared and going through a fairly complex onboatding- they eo t put you in a different position that is hiring. No, although laid off due to production and no failt of your own, you are barred from reapplying for 6 months. The staffong company who loved you is now cold and curt. Thats because they make money on each new hire. So now you are a waste of time and the training and knowledge you have is irrelevant. You arent makong them money. They need a new hire to get paid. So take the extra 3 months and go direct hire. Though not a guarantee, its a lot better situation to be in. I loved Tesla but never want to go through that again. I had planned to go vback, but now value my job with so much more company stability and better benefits.

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It ranges widely from what you do and if you travel. I would say on average it is about 10 hours a day 5 days a week.

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It depends on the job you do, if you are in the field it is a very long extensive background check. Approximately 3 to 4 weeks once you have been offered a position. If you have anything bad on your career or life background and are going to come in contact with any client, dont even bother to apply their checks are extremely thorough. If you are applying in any technical field positions, I would advise that you are very well prepared and can corroborate whats on your resume, as you will be asked many questions.

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In the field service world: Typically between 7am to 6pm. It depends largely on where you are, how efficient you are, your skill level, and where you are going.

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Tesla would not let me take a vacation that I had planned with family. They insisted that I get my priorities straight.

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Can be anywhere from $14.50 - $16.68 depending on shift and days working.

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Crossed over from contract, no interview.

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For Solar Service Technicians in the field: Extensive Safety training, equipment training, case management training, Solar PV training, Inverter training, and much more that can not be disclosed, be prepared to sign a non disclosure agreement. If you do not have at least 5 years in the electrical field, i would highly recommend that you begin as an installer 1 or helper. The Commercial P.V. systems are typically multi megawatt projects with approximately 1000vdc rated strings. If you do not know what you are doing, you are in extreme danger of death and could destroy tens of thousands to millions of dollars of equipment and products. Be honest with what you know and what you dont know as there is help , advice, and training from every direction you can imagine.

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I can only speak for the production associate position, but yes they do drug test if being hired on directly. 10 panel test, meaning they test for, basically all drugs, yes including marijuana in California.

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