Several Tesla employees told Business Insider they were on board with Elon Musk's plan to take the company private, and one indicated she was disappointed Musk was abandoning the plan. The employees believed that going private would remove the pressure to hit quarterly expectations, echoing what Musk had told them in an email. One employee shrugged off the whiplash-inducing change in strategy, saying that's just part of working at Tesla. We spoke with 42 Tesla employees about what it's really like to work for one of the world's most ambitious companies. In a word: intense.