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    Awesome place to work, I hope to be here forever!

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    Current Employee - Systems Engineer
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    I have been working at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory full-time (more than 10 years)


    Very interesting projects, robotic exploration of space, cutting edge space technology, nice people, good management


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NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory Interviews

Updated Feb 15, 2015
Updated Feb 15, 2015

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    I applied online – interviewed at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

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    I first applied online and was called by a recruiter to set up an in-person interview. A few weeks later (a day before the interview!) I finally received the email from the recruiter where I need to go. I go to a university campus and have an in-person interview with two managers from JPL. They were extremely nice and open to conversation. After that I was told by the managers I would hear back from the recruiter. Like two months later (and like 15 failed attempts to get a hold of the recruiter) I finally got an email saying I did not move on. So go into the interview with an open mind and don't expect anything after it.

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NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory Awards & Accolades

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Robert J. Collier Trophy, National Aeronautic Association, 2012
Foundation Award for Excellence, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), 2013
One of the 100 Best Places to Work in IT, OCIO, 2013
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Additional Info

Headquarters Pasadena, CA
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1936
Type Nonprofit Organization
Industry Government

In total, JPL has 19 spacecraft and 9 instruments conducting active missions. All of these are important parts of NASA's program of exploration of Earth, the solar system and the universe beyond. These ventures would not be possible without NASA's Deep Space Network managed by JPL. This international network of antenna complexes on several continents serves as the... More

Mission: To serve the nation by exploring space in the pursuit of discoveries that benefit humanity.

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