Tesla wants the best of the best, Harvard acceptance rate is 5% whereas Tesla' s acceptance rate is 0.03% they're investing in only hiring outstanding, smart, hard working, honest, HEALTHY, positive thinking people.
Tesla is one of the best places to work because of the highest quality of their people.
Like a personal interview for better communication..
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.
Relaxing and comfortable, surprisingly you're interviewer will be your supervisor. Not difficult, will be asked what you learned from working at Tesla." What is the goal for Tesla?" something similar to that, but will be mostly asked work related questions.
Answered - Warehouse Associate (Former Employee) - Fremont, CA
Depends on what position you're after.
I went to be interviewed for a End of The Line Tech aka Automotive Repair Technician position at the Fremont production factory. It was two of the lead technicians that interviewed me and they didn't even look at my resume. They just started asking me questions about my auto experience, what I did at my job, what kind of car diagnosis I have experience in.
If you tell them you have some electrical diagnosis skills and experience they'll throw you a hands-on test. In the test they just tossed you a bundle of wires all wrapped up in electrical tape and they give you a multi-meter. They ask you to go ahead and tell them what's wrong with the wires.
They also questioned me extensively on why I wanted to work at Tesla and what is my drive or desire to succeed or advance in Tesla when you're hired. They ask me this because they want to know if I am really committed to working at Tesla because they told me that it's hard work being a technician at the production factory. They tell me it's a 12 hour shift for the position and that I "may" have to work 4-6 days. One of the lead techs even mentioned that they once had to work 20 hours a day. However, they emphasized to me that paycheck is real fat at the end of all those hours put in. It is this reason why the want to know exactly why I want to work with Tesla. The tech said they do not want a new guy that'll only stay with them for a year and then leave. I am assuming this interview process is mostly the same for most of the production line positions so I cannot speak for the other non-production jobs at Tesla.
It all kinda sounds like selling your soul to devil for money does it not? Ha!
Mainly keeping a positive work attitude will get you the job along with determination. It just took a month to finally get hired which was very time consuming.
Answered - Service Assistant (Former Employee) - Costa Mesa, CA
The interview process is very focused and intimidating. Tesla only hires the best of the best, and expects much of its interviewees.
Answered - Store Coordinator (Current Employee) - Boca Raton, FL