Pros: working with brilliant people, free cereal/coffee/tea/fruit, great benefits
Cons: unprofessional, crass, borderline abusive, entire recruiting program is an hr nightmare.
A typical day at work starts around 7AM, and lasts until roughly 7PM, Monday through Friday. Being at the office so much has given me the opportunity to not only form tight bonds with my coworkers, but also with the Engineering staff that I support. This much exposure to working with such brilliant Engineering teams has enabled me to ramp-up quickly and be successful well ahead of schedule.
Unfortunately, I can't say that I hold Recruiting Management in such high regard. They have built a culture of fear and paranoia that is so visceral and palpable on a daily basis that you come in every day expecting it to be your last. It is not uncommon to hear statements such as "nobody here cares about you, who you are, your feelings, your opinions, nothing". This treatment is often doled out in front of the entire group, leading to a system of management that I would consider to be public shaming in order to gain compliance.
While my experience at Tesla has had it's fair share of frustration, overall I am happy. I just don't feel that it is a long term move for me. I would like to find somewhere that I can spend the next 2-4 years or more. I just don't see that happening in my current position as the most senior recruiter on staff. I have no upward mobility, and don't feel as though the role is the best fit for me.