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Former Employee - Engineering Intern  in  Pasadena, CA
Former Employee - Engineering Intern in Pasadena, CA

I worked at NASA as an intern for less than a year

Pros

Very relaxed atmosphere (at least during the off times), and you get to meet some really interesting and bright people

Cons

-not nearly enough activities or assignments for the interns to do

Advice to ManagementAdvice

make it mandatory for engineers charged with interns to have summer activities planned and approved of BEFORE interns arrive

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

Other Reviews for NASA

  1.  

    This is a great place to work if you want to belong to something "bigger than yourself"

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    Current Employee - NASA Postdoctoral Program Fellow  in  Pasadena, CA
    Current Employee - NASA Postdoctoral Program Fellow in Pasadena, CA

    I have been working at NASA as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    Interfacing with extremely intelligent people. Opportunities to work on unique projects. Picking up unique skills or working with people who enhance your existing skills.

    Cons

    The bureaucracy is brutal. If you work in a lab you need to take a days worth of safety training to order a bottle of Elmers white glue.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Shield your workers from the bureaucracy.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Technical challenge diluted with too much bureaucracy

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    Current Employee - Technical Staff Member  in  Pasadena, CA
    Current Employee - Technical Staff Member in Pasadena, CA

    I have been working at NASA full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Technical challenging, interesting work. Ability to switch between different fields makes a long-term technical career possible.

    Cons

    This is an old bureaucracy, very overblown; rules are sometimes outdated, sometimes not making sense at all. Patience is definitely needed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get better sense of direction and share it with the worker-bee crowd.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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