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13 days ago

Electro-Mechanical Technician

SpaceX Hawthorne, CA

• Assist in the mechanical design (NX) of complex automated tooling to ensure efficient automation is possible. • Assist with mechanical design to… Glassdoor


30+ days ago

Avionics Quality Supervisor

SpaceX Hawthorne, CA

This is SpaceX. We are not like most companies. Our goal is to do what has never before been done--enabling mankind to live on other planets. We push… Glassdoor


8 days ago

Process Quality Engineer (Propulsion)

SpaceX Hawthorne, CA

This is SpaceX. We are not like most companies. Our goal is to do what has never before been done--enabling mankind to live on other planets. We push… Glassdoor


30+ days ago

Tooling Operations Manager

SpaceX Hawthorne, CA

This is SpaceX. We are not like most companies. Our goal is to do what has never before been done--enabling mankind to live on other… Glassdoor


30+ days ago

Senior Dynamics Engineer

SpaceX Hawthorne, CA

"SpaceX is like Special Forces… we do the missions that others think are impossible. We have goals that are absurdly ambitious by any reasonable… Glassdoor


30+ days ago

Avionics Test Technician (Hardware Test- 1st Shift)

SpaceX Hawthorne, CA

"SpaceX is like Special Forces… we do the missions that others think are impossible. We have goals that are absurdly ambitious by any reasonable… Glassdoor


8 days ago

Process Quality Engineer (Composites)

SpaceX Hawthorne, CA

"SpaceX is like Special Forces… we do the missions that others think are impossible. We have goals that are absurdly ambitious, but we're going to… Glassdoor


30+ days ago

Integration Technician (Dragon)

SpaceX Hawthorne, CA

This is SpaceX. We are not like most companies. Our goal is to do what has never before been done--enabling mankind to live on other planets. We push… Glassdoor


30+ days ago

Telemetry Coordinator

SpaceX Hawthorne, CA

"SpaceX is like Special Forces… we do the missions that others think are impossible. We have goals that are absurdly ambitious by any reasonable… Glassdoor


30+ days ago

Flight Crew Operations Engineer

SpaceX Hawthorne, CA

This is SpaceX. We are not like most companies. Our goal is to do what has never before been done--enabling mankind to live on other planets. We push… Glassdoor


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    Current Employee - Process Engineer  in  Hawthorne, CA
    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Hawthorne, CA

    I have been working at Space Exploration Technologies full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Wake up everyday excited to go to work
    Work with the brightest and most driven/resourceful engineers in the country with an average age in the 20s
    Have the ability to influence change throughout the entire company if willing to put in the initiative
    Company allows employees to be self driven and take on projects/set priorities on their own
    Build rockets and spacecrafts. Enough said.
    People at SpaceX are focused on changing the world, not their own personal benefit.
    Hours are flexible as long as you get your work done.
    Lots of small benefits that really add up.
    I learned twice as much in 1 year at SpaceX than 2 years at my previous job.
    Hard work and creativity is rewarded, laziness and inefficiency is eliminated.
    Peer reviews are heard by management.

    Cons

    Work life balance (I would rather be excited and challenged 60 hours a week than bored for 40 though)
    A company filled with the top 1% of minds in the world will carry some strong egos.
    Design/R&D groups follow Elon's values much more closely than production, which has more of a militaristic chain of command feel
    Base salary per hour is much lower than competitors for engineers. This is offset by the "cool" factor and stock program.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't be afraid to temporarily slow down/pause/re-allocate resources to ensure mission success and/or increase production efficiency. Reference Tesla's recent initiative: 7 day production hiatus to improve efficiency by 10-20%.

    Take the extra time to design a manufacturable part on the front end. It will save an extraordinary amount of time when it hits the floor. Most designs are spit out quickly to meet a crazy deadline without the due diligence of getting it right the first time. Need to take a step back and look at the big picture rather than the approaching 3 month period ahead.

    Our purpose as a company is to get to Mars. No company on earth has a cooler mission.Don't let us forget it!

    More Elon company updates. Talk about motivation. An hour of his time probably yields a 20% jump in productivity for a month.

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